A to Z of Commonly Known Manias

Mania is characterised by episodes of excessively heightened, dramatic changes in mood, emotion, energy, or activity. Everyone around you should be able to tell that you’re not normally as active and alert.

Here we have given a list of commonly known manias👇🏾

  • Ablutomania – washing or bathing 🛁
  • Acaromania – itching
  • Acromania – heights or high places
  • Amnesiomania – forgetting (something we experience as soon as we sit down for an examination/interview)
  • Anthomania – flowers (Emerson says, “the earth laughs in flowers.”🌻)
  • Anthropomania – people or society
  • Apiomania – bees (Okay, bees are a little terrifying🐝)
  • Astromania – stars or celestial space
  • Asymmetromania – asymmetrical things (Something that people with OCD can relate to)
  • Aviomania/Aviatomania – flying (Can birds experience this?)
  • Bacteriomania – bacteria🦠
  • Beatlemania – The Beatles (an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960, that comprised John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.)
  • Bibliomania – books📚
  • Blogomania – blogs and writing them (Guilty as charged🙌🏾)
  • Bromidromania – body smells (6ft distance at all times!)
  • Brontomania – thunder and lightning⛈️
  • Cacomania – ugliness (This one’s a little hard to justify🤫)
  • Catoptromania – mirrors🪞
  • Chaetomania – hair (fine, thick, long, short, matte, glossy, curly, coily, or straight)
  • Cheimatomania – the cold or cold things🥶
  • Chiraptomania – being touched (If only it was easy to be in public places, right?)
  • Choromania – dancing💃🏾🕺🏾
  • Cibomania – food (Vegetables, Fruits, Cereals, Dairy, Legumes, Tubers, & Meat – basically, EVERYTHING!)
  • Coimetromania – cemetries🪦
  • Coulromania – clowns (Not going to lie, I’m very scared!)
  • Demonomania – ghosts or demons (whether real or unreal!)
  • Defecaloesiomania – painful bowel movements
  • Dentomania – dentists or dentistry (better watch your teeth while you can!)
  • Didaskaleinomania – going to school🏫
  • Dromomania – the road: travel, wandering, journeys
  • Eleutheromania – freedom (the ability to act or change without constraint)
  • Emetomania – vomiting🤮
  • Entomomania – insects🪳
  • Epistemomania – knowledge (want and need, equally important!)
  • Ereuthomania – red or anything red ❤️
  • Ergomania – work (bleh!)
  • Francomania/Galiomania – things French
  • Gamomania – marriage💍
  • Geliomania – laughter (Gasp!)
  • Gerascomania – growing old (Some others just want to stay young forever.)
  • Goetomania – witches and witchcraft🪄
  • Harpaxomania – being robbed (Who doesn’t?)
  • Heliomania – the sun or sunlight ☀️
  • Hellenologomania – Greek words or scientific terms
  • Hellenomania – things Greek (Does love for Greek mythology count?)
  • Hoplomania – firearms
  • Hydromania – water or rabies🌊
  • Hylomania – forests
  • Ichthyomania – fish (Does eating count?🐟)
  • Illyngomania – vertigo (a sensation of feeling off balance)
  • Iomania – poison☠️
  • Isolomania/Monomania – solitude, being alone (What a joy!)
  • Japanomania – things Japanese🎎
  • Kainotomania – change (Not everyone is Sheldon Cooper!)
  • Kleptomania – stealing (Studies show that it occurs more often in women.)
  • Koinonimania – rooms
  • Koniomania – dust (My allergies just started acting up!)
  • Kosmomania – cosmos, cosmic phenomena
  • Laliomania/Lalomania – speaking (Shout out to all the public speakers🗣️)
  • Leukomania – white, the colour🤍
  • Ligyromania – loud or shrill noises🔊
  • Lilapsomania – tornadoes and hurricanes🌪️
  • Lutramania – otters (Such cute creatures!🦦)
  • Lygomania – darkness🖤
  • Macromania – long waits (Not for the impatient soul)
  • Mageirocomania – cooking🧑🏾‍🍳
  • Malaxomania – softness
  • Mechanomania – machines
  • Melomania – music🎵🎶
  • Meteoromania – meteors☄️
  • Mythomania – myths or gossip
  • Nebulamania – fog🌁
  • Nephomania – clouds⛅
  • Nosomania – illness or disease🤕
  • Nucleomitomania – nuclear weapons⚛️
  • Nyctohylomania – forests at night
  • Ochomania – vehicles🚕
  • Octomania – 8, the figure or number (also a video game for Wii)
  • Olfactomania – smells👃🏾
  • Ombromania – rain (“Without the rain☔, there would be no rainbow🌈.” – Chesterton)
  • Oneiromania – dreams
  • Onomatomania – words or a certain word🔠
  • Ophidiomania – snakes
  • Panomania/Pantomania – everything
  • Papyromania – paper (probably why we love reading paperbacks so much🥰)
  • Paralipomania – neglecting duty or responsibility (It comes so easily, right?)
  • Philosomania – philosophy, learning
  • Phallainomania – whales🐳
  • Phobomania – fear or manias😨
  • Porphyromania – purple, the colour💜
  • Potamomania – rivers or running water (as long as you know how to swim!)
  • Pyromania – fire🔥
  • Rhytomania – wrinkles or getting wrinkles
  • Scelerophibia – evil or evil people
  • Sciomania – shadows
  • Scolecimania – worms🪱
  • Selenomania – the moon🌙
  • Sinomania – things Chinese🍜
  • Stasemania – standing or walking🚶🏾
  • Tachomania – speed (BRB, going to have a Fast & Furious marathon🍿)
  • Thanatomania – death or dying (Thanos was more interested in killing others though)
  • Triskaidekamania – the number 13
  • Uranomania – heaven✨
  • Vaccinomania – injections or vaccination💉
  • Xanthomania – yellow, the colour💛
  • Zelomania – jealousy

Also check out our post on ➡️ Weird Phobias You Never Knew Existed !


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