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Fear of buttons. / Nööbifoobia.

It’s called koumpounophobia like I just learned today.

I am actually not afraid of buttons. I just strongly dislike them. It has been so since my childhood, for as long as I can remember.

I refused to wear anything with buttons as I just couldn’t bear the thought of having something with buttons on me. My Mom even made me clothes with snap buttons (press buttons) as that was the only version of buttons that didn’t make me sick. I would also agree to wear the dresses where there was a button fastening on the back. I preferred clothes with zippers.

You can imagine my feelings when I started school and we had a uniform shirt with buttons in the front. I can honestly tell you that I put that shirt on every day trying not to think about the buttons.

I have no idea why I dislike buttons so much. I even hate the word itself. The worst are the buttons were you can see the tiny holes in them. The ones with the loop on the back are better.

By now I have gradually started to accept buttons in some ways. I still dislike them very much, but I do wear shirts with buttons. I just try not to think about the buttons.

So, anyone else with me?

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Buttons.
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Buttons.

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Hirmu nööpide ees nimetatakse koumpounofoobiaks nagu ma täna just teada sain.

Tegelikult ei karda ma nööpe, mul on lihtsalt vastikustunne nööpide suhtes. Nad ei meeldi mulle absoluutselt ja see on niimoodi olnud nii kaua kui ma mäletan.

Juba lapsena keeldusin ma nööpidega rõivaid kandmast. Ema õmbles mulle isegi spetsiaalsed riideid, millel olid trukid – see oli ainus tüüp nööpe, mida ma taluda suutsin. Nõustusin kandma ka kleite, millel oli üks nööpkinnitus selja peal. Eelistasin lukkudega riideid.

Võite vaid ette kujutada mu meelehärmi, kui pidin koolis kandma koolivormipluusi, mis oli loomulikult nööpidega. Tunnistan ausalt, et iga päev kogu kooliaja jooksul panin selle pluusi selga püüdes nööpidele mitte mõelda. Vastikustundega.

Mul pole aimugi, miks mul nööpidega probleem on. Mulle ei meeldi isegi sõna “nööp”. Uhh! Külmavärinad tulevad peale.

Kõige ebameeldivamad on need nööbid, millel augud näha on. Tagaküljel asetseva aasaga nööbid ei ole nii kohutavad.

Ajaga olen hakanud nööpe rohkem aktsepteerima. Kannan nööpidega särke ja kampsuneid. Püüan lihtsalt nööpidele mitte mõelda.

Kui SkyPlusi saatejuht Maris Järva oma nööbifoobiast rääkis, siis sain väga hästi aru, mida ta tunneb.

Niisiis. Kas keegi veel minu tundeid jagab?

 

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4 thoughts on “Fear of buttons. / Nööbifoobia.

  1. YES!!! Iam also button sensitive!! I would try not to wear things with buttons on the front.. and the ones with holes in them ARE ugly. I have a few shirts with buttons that lie under a concealed flap that are fine but you will NEVER EVER see me wearing a coat or shirt /dress with those huge buttons…yuk yuk!! I have never come across anyone else (except a cousin)with these feelings and didn’t realise it was a documented thing. And I am not wrspt with thr word button either – it gives this deep seated almost shivery kind of feeling….

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