Writer's Wisdom Infographic: Some of history's best writer's give advice on writing.
What about Fear of water? Phobias: xenophobia definition is a bit simplistic; yes 'strangers' but also more towards the fear of foreigners. Usually, used socially and culturally than just 'strangers' but I digress.
How strange it is to be anything at all. From my favorite Neutral Milk Hotel song, "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"