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What is this phobia?

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This is the fear of cats. This phobia manifests differently on people who experience it. For most it is less about fear than about loathing, similar to the reaction many have to snakes or rats. Triggers of this fear are hearing purring, seeing a cat in real life, imagining the possibility of a cat touching or rubbing against one, the thought of meeting a cat in the dark, seeing the staring eyes of a cat, cats in pictures and on television, and cat-like toys and cat-like fur. Napoleon Bonaparte is reported to have this condition. Although there were no historical records of this, there are several legends recounting that the French military leader hated cats.


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