I have noticed a lot of people have searched or asked about the definition of Asapiophobe. I find it rather hilarious because the [supposed] definition of this word is the fear of lack of intelligence and/or common sense among other people. The hilarious part is what comes next… this word is nowhere in the English Dictionary, nor is it on a list of official phobias. Almost seems unusual seeing how there are phobias out there for people who are afraid of El Caminos… yes, the car. But not one for a fear of lack of intelligence.
I think the purpose of this definition, by whomever created it, was to poke fun at the people who weren’t able to figure out it isn’t real and used it as if they themselves were that… in an effort to appear smarter.
On the flip-side, it seems like we need a word like Asapiophobe. Because while I might not literally have a fright of people whom lack intelligence, I do have a slight cynical side towards it and shake my head way too often at the thoughts and actions a lot of people have in our society. If you were to look up phobias, you wouldn’t find one in there for people who fear unintelligent people… but if we were to have such a word, it should be something along the lines of moronophobia or stupidophobia.
Here are some phobias that are similar, but not quite:
Cenophobia or Centophobia- Fear of new things or ideas.
Decidophobia- Fear of making decisions.
Epistemophobia or Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge.
Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything.
Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking.
Psychophobia- Fear of mind.
Soteriophobia – Fear of dependence on others.
This post was short and sweet, but hopefully it’ll help those silly ones out there who believe it really exists.