50 Weird Facts About Phobias

If you have ever experienced repeated and excessive fear of an object or situation, you might be suffering from a phobia! And there are over 400 phobias distinguished by Psychologist.

There is even a phobia that somewhere, somehow there is a duck watching you – it’s called Anatidaephobia! Read on for some more weird phobia facts.

1. The fear of ideas is known as ideophobia.

2. The fear of chins is known as geniophobia.

3. The fear of dawn or daylight is known as eosophobia.

4. The fear of criticism is known as enosiophobia.

The fear of going to school is known as didaskaleinophobia.

6. The fear of demons is known as demonophobia.

7. The fear of dining or dinner conversations is known as deipnophobia.

8. The fear of computers or working on a computer is known as cyberphobia.

9. The fear of extreme cold or ice or frost is known as cryophobia.

The fear of crystals or glass is known as crystallophobia.

11. The fear of colors is known as chromophobia.

12. The fear of jumping from high and low places is known as catapedaphobia.

13. The fear of body smells is known as bromidrosiphobia.

14. The fear of amphibians is known as batrachophobia.

The fear of gravity is known as barophobia.

16. The fear of one that has a vile odor is known as autodysomophobia.

17. The fear of flutes is known as aulophobia.

18. The fear of asymmetrical things is known as asymmetriphobia.

19. The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth is known as arachibutyrophobia.

The fear of air drafts or wind is known as anemophobia.

21. The fear of dust is known as amathophobia.

22. The fear of drafts is known as aerophobia.

23. The fear of washing or bathing is known as ablutophobia.

24. Staurophobia is the fear of crosses.

Parthenophobia is the fear of virgins.

26. Osmophobia is the fear of smells.

27. Spacephobia is the fear of outer space.

28. Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words.

29. Sciophobia is the fear of shadows.

Polyphobia is the fear of many things.

31. Politicophobia is the fear of politicians.

32. Pogonophobia is the fear of beards.

33. Pluviophobia is the fear of rain.

34. Plutophobia is the fear of wealth.

Phthiriophobia is the fear of lice.

36. Phobophobia is the fear of one's own fears.

37. Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.

38. Peladophobia is the fear of bald people.

39. Paralipophobia is the fear of neglecting duty.

Papyrophobia is the fear of paper.

41. Oneirogmophobia is the fear of wet dreams.

42. Odontophobia is the fear of teeth dental surgery.

43. Nostophobia is the fear of returning home.

44. Novercaphobia is the fear of step mother.

Neophobia is the fear of anything new.

46. Nephophobia is the fear of clouds.

47. Melophobia is the fear of music.

48. Meningitophobia is the fear of brain disease.

49. Kopophobia is the fear of fatigue.

Hormephobia is the fear of shock.
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