Problem

Triskaidekaphobia

Other Names:
Fear of Friday 13th
Fear of the number 13
Nature:
Many individuals, cultures and religions object or have objected to Friday or to the number 13. Christianity objects equally to both. Friday is frowned upon because Christ was crucified on a Friday, and 13 is disliked in accordance with the number of men attending the Last Supper. The fear of a day or number may invoke inaction or paranoia in the life of an individual.
Incidence:
A 1986 survey reveals 41% of people in the UK feel uncomfortable about Friday the 13th, while 4% live in absolute dread of its arrival.
Related Problems:
Fear of death
Aggravates:
Inaction on problems
Values:
Fear
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
12.05.2000 – 00:00 CEST