Picture courtesy of Sam our ad-hoc office photog.
I like to take photos but don't like to be photographed. Never quite got the hang of looking at myself. Its just one of my phobias I suppose. But this photo seems acceptable perhaps because of the company that's in it. Also perhaps because of the caption that came with it - macam adik beradiklah pulakkkk (like sibling ?).
Now tell me, which is the abang (elder) and which is the adik (younger)... he he he.
From the http://social-anxiety-matters.blogspot.com/2006/12/no-photos-please.html :
I did some research and to the best of my knowledge, there isn’t even a phobia name for such a thing. Odd, considering there’s a phobia name for the abnormal fear of pretty much everything. For example, consider “Levophobia.” This is the fear of things to the left side of the body. Or “Euphobia,” the fear of good news. There are even two phobia names for the fear of empty rooms, “Cenophobia” or “Centophobia.” Yet nothing for the fear of being photographed.
Très strange, if you ask me.
Unless someone comes up with an actual name for it, I’d like to officially coin the fear of being photographed, “Photographobia.”