Weird Phobias Ever Heard about

 

“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

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Didaskaleinophobia – The fear of school. This phobia affects kids mostly.

 

Chaetophobia

fear-of-hairChaetophobia –The fear of hair. Phobics tend to be afraid of other peoples hair.

Cacomorphobia

fat-people-picturesCacomorphobia – The fear of fat people. Induced by the media. Affects some anorexics/bulimics.

Omphalophobia

e65febf6d3f81eb85d4dca6e982459dd-800x9000Omphalophobia – The fear of belly buttons. Touching and looking at navels.

Pogonophobia

Man with long beard wearing undershirt and holding scissors

Pogonophobia – The fear of beards or being scared of/around bearded men.

Catoptrophobia

Spectrophobia-e1407425895562 Catoptrophobia – The fear of mirrors. Being afraid of what you might see.

 

Achondroplasiaphobia

116263 Achondroplasiaphobia – The fear of midgets. Because they look differently.

Athazagoraphobia

Alone-Girl-Hair-Hairstyles-10 Athazagoraphobia – The fear of being forgotten or not remembering things.

 

Koumpounophobia

article-1340618951272-13c2be3f000005dc-879020_466x457Koumpounophobia – The fear of buttons. Clothes with buttons are avoided.

 

Somniphobia

troublesleepingSomniphobia – The fear of sleep. Being terrified of what might happen right after you fall asleep.

Triskaidekaphobia

friday13Triskaidekaphobia – The fear of the number 13 or the bad luck that follows.

Phobophobia

Scared of something

Phobophobia – The fear of fear. The thought of being afraid of objects/situations.

 

 

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

04-Hippopotomonstro-735x525Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia– The fear of long words. Believe it or not, it’s real.

 

Taphophobia

Coff2Taphophobia – The fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground.

 

Ombrophobia

7ee91410c44eda134086d8d2ac4db8fcOmbrophobia – The fear of rain. Many fear the rain due to stormy weather.

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