Bizarre Phobias  

Posted by Sue

I had a urge on searching about phobias... and I ended up founding these types of fear that I've never known before they might exist!

  • Androphobia - fear of men.
  • Anthophobia - fear of flowers.
  • Anuptaphobia - fear of being single.
  • Arachibutyrophobia - fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth.
  • Aurophobia - fear of gold.
  • Automatonophobia - fear of anything that falsly represents a sentient being (eg: wax statues, dummies, etc).
  • Barophobia - fear of gravity.
  • Basophobia - fear of walking.
  • Bibliophobia - fear of books.
  • Botanophobia - fear of plants.
  • Caligynephobia - fear of beautiful women.
  • Cenophobia - fear of new things/ideas. (might neo-Luddites have this?)
  • Chiraptophobia - fear of being touched.
  • Clinophobia - fear of beds or going to bed.
  • Coulrophobia - fear of clowns. (must be after watching the movie, "IT")
  • Decidophobia - fear of making decisions.
  • Dextrophobia - fear of objects at the right side of the body.
  • Dikephobia - fear of justice. (there is actually such a phobia?)
  • Domatophobia - fear of houses or being in one.
  • Ephebiphobia - fear of teenagers.
  • Euphobia - fear of hearing good news.
  • Gerontophobia - fear of old people.
  • Heterophobia - fear of the opposite sex.
  • Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - fear of the number '666'.
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia - fear of long words. (the name itself is super long!)
  • Hypengyophobia - fear of responsibility.
  • Kainolophobia - fear of anything new. (does this include a new day? a new hour? a new minute, second...?)
  • Levophobia - fear of objects at the left side of the body.
  • Liticaphobia - fear of lawsuits.
  • Lockiophobia - fear of childbirth.
  • Logizomechanophobia - fear of computers.
  • Logophobia - fear of words. (I thought this was fear of logos)
  • Macrophobia - fear of long waits.
  • Melophobia - fear or hatred of music.
  • Metathesiophobia - fear of changes.
  • Mnemophobia - fear of memories.
  • Nostophobia - fear of returning home.
  • Novercaphobia - fear of your step-mother.
  • Numerophobia - fear of numbers.
  • Octophobia - fear of the figure 8.
  • Omphalophobia - fear of belly buttons. (Kyle XY doesn't have a belly button!)
  • Optophobia - fear of opening one's eyes.
  • Ouranophobia - fear of heaven. (heaven?)
  • Panophobia - fear of everything. (everything? That's so sad...)
  • Pentheraphobia - fear of mother-in-law.
  • Phobophobia - fear of phobias. (a type of phobia of phobias?)
  • Scriptophobia - fear of writing in public.
  • Siderophobia - fear of stars.
  • Soteriophobia - fear of dependence on others.
  • Syngenesophobia - fear of relatives.
  • Teratophobia- fear of bearing a deformed child or fear of monsters or deformed people.
  • Theophobia - fear of gods or religion.
  • Urophobia - fear of urine or urinating.
  • Verbophobia - fear of words.
  • Wiccaphobia - fear of witches and witchcraft.
  • Xanthophobia - fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
  • Zelophobia - fear of jealousy.
Hey, don't laugh at them... It's not nice!

People would laugh when others would be sobbing and have nightmares over them because of these phobias. Don't think that they're silly. People could get heart attacks due to encounters of their fears.

This source stated:
It doesn't have much to deal with willpower, either. People think, "well, just get over it." It's literally like trying to hold your hand to a hot burner. Your mind says no and is much more powerful than your conscious logical mind. The side effect of this is depression. There are two reasons for it in my opinion. First, they get depressed, because they have a phobia. It's depressing to be out of control. Second, if you have a phobia that keeps you in fear most of the time, your body cannot maintain the chemicals coursing through your blood stream. You just crash. The good news is that when the phobia is gone, the depression is gone. Having any constant source of anxiety can create depression.
I have Katsaridaphobia, that is, fear of cockroaches. A couple of my friends decided to make a prank on me one day... What they thought would be a laugh turned out to be me crying on my favourite bolster for about 20 minutes and have this feeling of anxiety all day - I felt like cockroaches were swarming all over my body as an aftereffect.

Some people might think these phobias are silly and they should not even exist. But there are actual people who are struggling to cure themselves. Some fears are even so simple that we might not think they'd exist. Respect and support these people all the way... Including me, of course! ;)

Phobia names courtesy of The Phobia List. Thanks!

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