by Adina Wilkinson
Xanthophobia: fear of the color yellow
Xanthophobia is an intense, irrational fear of the color yellow. In it's excessive form, the person may overwhelmingly wish to avoid even the phrase, yellow. Xanthophobia is developed through unconscious thoughts as a protective mechanism. At some point in individual's past there was likely an occasion linking the color or the word yellow to an emotionally traumatizing event in their life.