Weird Phobias

Weird Phobias
Want to know about some weird phobias and check if you suffer from any of them? Well, this article is just the place to be.
PsycholoGenie Staff
There are people with phobias and then there are people with weird phobias. You'll all agree that while some phobias like a phobia of heights (acrophobia) or a fear of water (antlophobia) seem quite reasonable, there are some that are truly bizarre. For instance, the fear of talking on the telephone is called telephobia! Did you ever imagine that such a phobia even existed? Well it does. And the fact that it actually has a name means a lot, doesn't it? In this article, we at PsycholoGenie have tried to compile a list of some really weird phobias and their meanings. Read on and get amazed at the things that people are afraid of. You never know, you might find a name for a nagging fear that you have.
Some Unusual Phobias
Before we go on to the list of funny and unusual phobias, let us make it very clear that the content given here is in no way intended to make the reader feel ashamed or to distress someone suffering from the phobia. While it may not be a totally complete list, we have tried to include as many phobias as possible in this article.
Ablutophobia
Fear of water
This is a fear of washing oneself or having a bath.
Allodoxaphobia
Ashamed girl applying for a job
People with this phobia have a fear of opinions. So keep yours to yourself if you want to avoid upsetting them.
Anablephobia
What is going up there
Are you afraid of looking up? You, my friend suffer from anablephobia.
Anatidaephobia
Frightened Young Man Staring at Pair of Ducks
This one's really interesting. Anatidaephobia is the fear of being watched by ducks!
Anthropophobia
He's Still Out There
You might term some people as anti-social. What you may not know is that they might be suffering from anthropophobia, which is a fear of people.
Arachibutyrophobia
Young woman recalls painful story in front of friend
For all you peanut butter lovers out there. If you're constantly worried about the butter sticking to the roof of your mouth, then you suffer from arachibutyrophobia.
Basiphobia
Teenage Girl Using Phone As She Feels Intimidated
A fear of standing or walking around is called basiphobia.
Botanophobia
Woman scared of insects in plants
As the name suggests, this is a fear of something to do with botany. It is a fear of houseplants.
Cacophobia
Crudely put, this is a phobia of ugliness. So if you see someone reacting weirdly to something that is unpleasant to look at, then they might be suffering from this phobia.
Cathisophobia/Thaasophobia
An exact opposite of basiphobia, this is a fear of, get this, sitting! Seriously? How on earth do they manage to live without sitting?
Catoptrophobia
Shocked to see the mirror image
A fear of mirrors is called catoptrophobia. I'd like to find a woman with this one. *wink*
Chromophobia
Monochrome image of frightened Asian girl with her teddy bear
Here's a really weird one. This is a condition in which people are afraid of bright colors!
Chronophobia
Woman with the alarm clock
This weird phobia is a fear of time. How does that happen?
Domatophobia
Haunted House
Simply put, this is a fear of houses. Where do they live then?
Ephebiphobia:
Weird phobias
Every parent must have experienced this at least once. It is the fear of teenagers!
Ereuthrophobia
Erm... Ereuthrophobia is a fear of blushing. What???
Euphobia
Stranger and stranger, this one's a fear of coming across good news!
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Shock and awe
This long word is actually a fear of the same. Fear of what? Fear of long words, of course, is known as hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
Geniophobia
fear of phobias
Boy this is getting weirder and weirder. Geniophobia is a phobia of chins. What do they do with the one they have?
Genuphobia
This is a condition in which people are afraid of knees. Hence, they avoid short clothes and also places where people might expose their knees.
Koumpounophobia
Another unusual thing to be afraid of: buttons on clothing.
Leukophobia
This is the fear of anything that is of the color white.
Linonophobia
If you thought those were weird, here's one more. This is the fear of string. Yes, you read that right, string!
Mnemophobia
Bad dream
If you're too afraid to remember things, then you might have mnemophobia. It is a fear of memories.
Nostophobia
I guess we all have or had this at some point in time, especially when we've done something wrong. It is a fear of returning home.
Octophobia
This one's a no-brainer. Yes, it's a fear of the number 8! Weird, huh?
Onomatophobia
If you cringe at the mention of certain names, words or sounds, then you probably have onomatophobia, a fear of certain words or names.
Optophobia
Woman Peeking Through Her Hands
Someone with this phobia will probably never read this. Why? Because it is a fear of opening one's eyes.
Pantophobia
Scared Looking Boy Sitting on Stairs
A fear of everything, that's right, everything is called pantophobia.
Phagophobia
This is quite a serious phobia to have. It is a fear of swallowing. It could lead to many health-related problems.
Phobophobia
Hurt & scratched series
This one definitely takes the cake. What is it? It is a fear of phobias!
Philophobia
Wizard walking in Forrest
A fear of love.
Scriptophobia
A fear of public speaking is what I've heard of, but a fear of writing in public? That's what scriptophobia is.
Xenoglossophobia
Many people may have this phobia to some level. It is a fear of foreign languages.
Phew! Who knew so many weird phobias existed, right? Nevertheless, at least now we know that there are people who have phobias that are just as weird as the ones we have. What a relief!