If you have no phobias at all, consider yourself lucky.
Fear and phobia are two different things. You usually fear something that has some logic or background to it. You can also suppress that fear when you have to. However, phobias are an irrational fear of something that isn’t in your control whatsoever. You’ve probably heard of a lot of people having different kinds of phobias. However, the ones you hear are common like the phobias of height, water, dark etc. Every other person I know has at least one of those phobias. I have a phobia of deep water too. I can barely breathe if we’re crossing a river through a bridge. That is scary.
However, there are some phobias you haven’t heard of. They don’t make any sense at all, but they exist. People actually have them! Ever heard of someone with a phobia of bellybuttons? Neither have I, but people are terrified of them. Crazy, right? So we have decided to list down some odd phobias that you have probably never heard about. Scroll down below to read about them:
For all the anti-social people out there, this is the phobia of dinner parties.
If you aren’t a big fan of math, you might have arithmophobia – the fear of numbers.
Selenophobes don’t talk to the moon because they are afraid of it.
That grumpy old man in your neighbourhood probably has this. It is the fear of youth.
If you hate listening to opinions, you might have Allodoxaphobia.
If you know anyone with this, please don’t wear shorts or miniskirts around them because they are afraid of knees.
Keep the clocks away from these people. They fear the number 8.
This is a genuine phobia of seeing wet dreams.
If you have bad handwriting, just say you have Scriptophobia – the fear of writing in public.
This is the fear of being single.
It sounds like a made-up word, but it isn’t. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.
The fear of Dutch people and their culture.
You can’t find love in Paris if you have this because you’re afraid of French people and their culture.
This is the fear of long words. It’s funny because the name of the phobia is a long word too.
You’re not a vampire, you just have Alliumphobia if you’re afraid of garlic.
This is a little more common than the others. It is a fear of clowns.
Put that lime away because this is the fear of sour things.
This is the fear of beautiful women. Good thing I don’t have this or I wouldn’t be able to look at my reflection.
This is the fear of things that are on your left side.
Similarly, this is the fear of things to your right.
Are you enjoying the list? Don’t leave yet because we are only halfway through. These sound insane, don’t they? I can bet you haven’t even heard of most of these. How do you survive if you’re just generally afraid of things on your left? Or your right? Do you blind yourself in one eye? How does it even work?! Well, thank goodness I don’t have that. I would just panic to death. Scroll down below for more odd phobias:
Guess you can’t like folk music if you’re afraid of the flute.
Some children actually have this. It is the fear of books.
The phobia of Halloween.
People with Porphyrophobia are afraid of the colour purple.
This is an irrational fear of bellybuttons.
Keep hairy men away from them because they are afraid of beards.
Philophobia is the fear of falling or being in love.
This is the fear of hands or being touched.
You’ll have a hard time in China if you’re afraid of chopsticks.
This is the fear of receiving good news.
This is the fear of the pope.
This is the extreme phobia of having, seeing, or thinking about an erect penis.
This is the fear of Friday the 13th. Let’s blame Michael Myers for this.
If you’re scared of being sued, you probably have Liticaphobia.
The fear of poetry.
Peladophobes are afraid of bald people.
Sciaphobia is the fear of shadows.
This is a genuine fear of the woods at night. Thank horror movies for this.
This is the phobia of literally everything.
The most ironic one. Phobophobia: The phobia of phobias.
Have you ever heard of any of these? Do you know anyone with any of these phobias? Share with us in the comments below.