“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational. We list down some weird phobia’s lurking around.
Didaskaleinophobia – The fear of school. This phobia affects kids mostly.
Chaetophobia –The fear of hair. Phobics tend to be afraid of other peoples hair.
Cacomorphobia – The fear of fat people. Induced by the media. Affects some anorexics/bulimics.
Omphalophobia – The fear of belly buttons. Touching and looking at navels.
Pogonophobia – The fear of beards or being scared of/around bearded men.
Catoptrophobia – The fear of mirrors. Being afraid of what you might see.
Achondroplasiaphobia – The fear of midgets. Because they look differently.
Athazagoraphobia – The fear of being forgotten or not remembering things.
Koumpounophobia – The fear of buttons. Clothes with buttons are avoided.
Somniphobia – The fear of sleep. Being terrified of what might happen right after you fall asleep.
Triskaidekaphobia – The fear of the number 13 or the bad luck that follows.
Phobophobia – The fear of fear. The thought of being afraid of objects/situations.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia– The fear of long words. Believe it or not, it’s real.
Taphophobia – The fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground.
Ombrophobia – The fear of rain. Many fear the rain due to stormy weather.