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24 Most Weird Phobias You Never Heard Of

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Phobias are irrational fears. They may invoke a physiological response or cause intense distress. Usually, Phobias can be triggered by a person coming near to the object or putting in a situation where it is triggered where even the anticipation can trigger panic.

Phobia is different from fear in the sense that they are much more serious as they may trigger a panic attack and anxiety. Also other than fear, a phobic person can be averse to something causing distress.

24 Most Weird Phobias You Never Heard Of

 

  1. Selfie phobia

DORAPHOBIA
DORAPHOBIA

PHOBOPHOBIA
PHOBOPHOBIA

HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIOPHOBIA
HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIOPHOBIA

POGONOPHOBIA
POGONOPHOBIA

OMBROPHOBIA
OMBROPHOBIA

TRYPOPHOBIA
TRYPOPHOBIA

LACHANOPHOBIA
LACHANOPHOBIA

KOUMPOUNOPHOBIA
KOUMPOUNOPHOBIA

HEXAKOSIOIOIHEXAKONTAHEXAPHOBIA
HEXAKOSIOIOIHEXAKONTAHEXAPHOBIA

DEXTROPHOBIA
DEXTROPHOBIA

TRISKADOPHOBIA
TRISKADOPHOBIA

EPHEBIPHOBIA
EPHEBIPHOBIA

GNOSOPHOBIA
GNOSOPHOBIA

Turophobia
Turophobia

Selfie Phobia
Selfie Phobia

PHAGOPHOBIA
PHAGOPHOBIA

PAPATHOPHOBIA
PAPATHOPHOBIA

Omphalophobia
Omphalophobia

NOMOPHOBIA
NOMOPHOBIA

NEPHOPHOBIA
NEPHOPHOBIA

GNOSOPHOBIA
GNOSOPHOBIA

Emoji Phobia
Emoji Phobia

DORAPHOBIA
DORAPHOBIA

CHRONOPHOBIA
CHRONOPHOBIA

ACROPHOBIA
ACROPHOBIA

Selfie Phobia

People who are afraid of taking a bad selfie or have issues with identity or how they look. People usually don’t find their selfie good enough or feel they are not attractive enough desist from taking.

 

  1. Emoji phobia

Emoji Phobia

Using emojis have become part of texting be it Facebook chat or WhatsApp. Emojis are used over many platforms. Here a person fears emojis which can cause misunderstandings or miscommunication.

 

  1. Chronophobia

CHRONOPHOBIA

Fear of time is chronophobia. It is seen that prisoners and older people who keep rigorous track of time are usually susceptible of chronophobia. As time lost cannot be brought back makes them panicky.

 

  1. Nomophobia

Ever been without your phone. Did you feel uneasy? There is phobia where a person will panic if one is not connected to the network or separated from their phone.

 

  1. Turophobia

Is the fear of cheese. They are averse to cheese. A person having Turophobia might just run away seeing cheese. Cheese can be terrifying for some.

 

  1. Omphalophobia

This is fear of belly button or navel. It can be triggered by viewing or looking another person’s belly button or one’s own even for that matter.

 

 

  1. Papathophobia

Believe it or not, there are people who fear the pope. So, if you are a Papathophobic person then visiting the Vatican would not be such a good idea. Crudely translates to fear of holy things or the pope in some cases.

 

  1. Doraphobia

Unwrapping a gift can be delightful, receiving or giving gifts are joyful. Apparently not for some people, the thought of it scares some people. Doraphobia pertains to making or receiving gifts.

 

  1. Nephophobia

Ever saw Jesus or dinosaur shape formed in clouds. Apparently, people who have Nephophobia are scared of Clouds. So, a foggy day would be a terrifying experience for such people or flying above the clouds.

 

  1. Phagophobia

Fear of swallowing, phagophobia. Could be related to a bad experience when eating or swallowing. This based on fear of getting choked when swallowing liquids, food, etc.

 

  1. Acrophobia

Fear of not being able to understand what you are reading. This makes studying terrifying.

 

 

  1. Gnosophobia

 

Is characterized as a fear of knowledge. Gnosophobic person might react with aversion or hatred to any kind of new knowledge.

to see/know more weird phobias *see part 2 of weird phobias.

 

  1. Ephebiphobia

It is the fear of adolescents/teenagers. This type of aversion is likely seen in older people towards younger people. So next time if you see an old person moving away from your good company, they are probably scared of you.

 

  1. Triskadophobia

TRISKADOPHOBIA

Fear of number 13. This type of fear persists in people when seeing/noticing number 13. They usually avoid floor number 13 or car plate number with 13.

 

  1. Dextrophobia

DEXTROPHOBIA

A dextrophobic person fears objects to the right side of. The dextrophobic individual will never walk on the right side or take the right turn or be to his right. This is a type of OCD.

 

  1. Hexakosioioihexakontahexaphobia

HEXAKOSIOIOIHEXAKONTAHEXAPHOBIA

This type phobia pertains to fearing the number ‘666’. In the biblical sense, this number is associated with evil. They will avoid buying a car plate number with ‘666’ or house number with ‘666’.

 

  1. Koumpounophobia

KOUMPOUNOPHOBIA

It is the fear of buttons. Such people fear wearing or even avoid seeing buttons. So, it’s obvious that you won’t see them at any formal event where everyone is either wearing a suit or shirt.

  1. Lachanophobia

It is the fear of vegetables. People in this category will definitely not be eating any dish which has vegetables in it.

  1. Trypophobia

A person having trypophobia fears seeing pores or holes or bumps collectively in a patterned or unpatterned way. They are very averse to even the sight of it. It generally causes strong dislike/aversion.

  1. Ombrophobia

Ompbrophobia is the fear of rainfall. Such people watch the weather regularly to avoid rainfall. They prefer to sit inside wait for rainfall to get over.

  1. Pogonophobia

It is the fear of beards. Babies are usually afraid of bearded men, they will cry at the sight of seeing a bearded man. People in this category will avoid being in close proximity to beards in general.

  1. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPEDALIOPHOBIA

As the name gives the clue. This type of fear pertains to fearing long words. People who have this phobia will avoid using/speaking longer words.

  1. Phobophobia

This type of Phobia is associated with fear of developing a phobia or more aptly put the fear of fearing something. Some Phobophobic person can suffer from panic attacks and anxiety also. 

Different Phobia may require different treatment. However, almost all require Psychotherapy and in some cases even medications after diagnosis.

So, here are the 24 Most Weird Phobias You Never Heard Of. Hope you liked !