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Really weird phobias

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I just have to share a few of the very random phobias found on The Phobia List, some which I can relate to and some that makes me go: “really, they gave it a name?”

  • Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. – really?
  • Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting. – Sounds familiar…
  • Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks.
  • Deipnophobia- Fear of dining or dinner conversations.
  • Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school. – nice excuse for your children
  • Dishabiliophobia- Fear of undressing in front of someone.
  • Disposophobia- Fear of throwing stuff out. Hoarding
  • Ergophobia- Fear of work. – “Dear boss, I have a serious case of Ergophobia. Won’t come to work again”
  • Erotophobia- Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
  • Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news. – But why?
  • Gamophobia- Fear of marriage.
  • Geliophobia- Fear of laughter. – But why?
  • Gelotophobia- Fear of being laughed at.
  • Geniophobia- Fear of chins.
  • Genophobia- Fear of sex.
  • Genuphobia- Fear of knees.
  • Gephyrophobia or Gephydrophobia or Gephysrophobia- Fear of crossing bridges.
  • Heliophobia- Fear of the sun. – Edward and Bella…
  • Hydrophobophobia- Fear of rabies.
  • Ideophobia- Fear of ideas.
  • Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis. – Eeew
  • Macrophobia- Fear of long waits. – Good luck at Home Affairs!
  • Medomalacuphobia- Fear of losing an erection. – Eeew
  • Medorthophobia- Fear of an erect penis. – Eeew
  • Methyphobia- Fear of alcohol. – Definitely don’t suffer from this
  • Mnemophobia- Fear of memories.
  • Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8.
  • Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia- Fear of eyes.
  • Omphalophobia- Fear of belly buttons.
  • Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams.
  • Oneirogmophobia- Fear of wet dreams. – Eeew
  • Onomatophobia- Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.
  • Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th.
  • Peladophobia- Fear of bald people.
  • Phalacrophobia- Fear of becoming bald.
  • Phallophobia- Fear of a penis, esp erect. – Eeew
  • Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love.
  • Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.
  • Potophobia- Fear of alcohol. – Nope, still don’t suffer from this
  • Pteronophobia- Fear of being tickled by feathers.
  • Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words. – And of course they’ll give a long word to describe it
  • Sinistrophobia- Fear of things to the left or left-handed. – How could you possibly manage with this?
  • Soceraphobia- Fear of parents-in-law. – I can imagine that some people suffer from this
  • Venustraphobia- Fear of beautiful women.
  • Xenoglossophobia- Fear of foreign languages.
  • Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat.

If you think of it, many of the phobias, especially the others on the website, comes from watching movies. Take for instance, fear of bald people – the bad guys in movies, are almost always bald. (just a thought…)


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