The 13 Strangest Phobias You Could Have

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Ablutophobia
You can tell if the person suffers from this phobia without even having to talk to him. You have probably met lots of it’s representatives in public transport, but you didn’t know these people had a sad disease, which means they are scared of bathing, washing or cleaning themselves. Now you can use this fancy word should someone remark about the scent of your socks: “I suffer from Ablutophobia!”


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Ergophobia
Well, it’s a really common disorder 99% of population suffers from it, even thought they don’t know how this disease is called. Ergophobia is an anxiety connected with having to go to work or finding employment. So next time you decide to call in sick, you can tell your boss you have an Ergophobia exacerbation.


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Nomophobia
Nomophobia is a shortened version of no mobile phone phobia. According to the UK researchers(who else could have conducted it?) near 50% of people have it. I guess the other 50% are the people who just don’t have smartphones.


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Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
If the most common words you use in conversation are “OK” and “No” you probably subconsiously have a hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, which is a fear of long words. Is there a phobia of the name of hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia? Let’s just say hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia one more time for no reason.


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Philophobia
Don’t know about the whole world, but 99% of girls I approached in high school had this thing. Philophobia is a fear of falling in love or being emotionally attached to someone.

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Arachibutyrophobia
Notorious fear of having peanut butter stick to the upper part of your mouth. Don’t know about the percentage of people who have this problem, but as for me, I guess I can consider myself arachibutyrophile.


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Oikophobia
Oikophobia is more inherent in tribes or among homeless persons, I guess, since it’s a fear of everything that is connected with a house or household (e.g. a refrigerator or an oven).

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Aibohphobia
If the name “Anna” or the word “kayak ” freak you out, you’re probably having an aibohphobia. This means you’re afraid of palindromes. Still don’t understand what that means? Palindrome is a word or phrase, which is spelled the same both backwards and forwards. The name of this phobia is a palindrome itself, if you didn’t notice.


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Hylophobia
This fear is familiar to some characters of the “Twilight” saga. Remeber it? Anyway, if you have forgotten what it was about, or you’re not a silly teenage girl and you never saw it, the movie was about vampires and wolverines. Kind of. So, since the only way to kill a vampire is to thrust a wooden stake through his heart, they must be afraid of wood. As well as all who suffer from hylophobia.

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Descendophobia
Do you know how some people manage to stay on top all the time? They simply have descendophobia – a dread of walking down stairs.


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Luposlipaphobia
I don’t know if there were any precedents, but it’s more likely this name was reserved just in case. Luposlipaphobia – is the fear of being pursued by wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a freshly waxed floor.


Omphalophobia
If you suffer from this phobia I can tell who your favorite Victoria’s Secret model is. Karolina Kurkova! Omphalophobia is the fear of belly buttons, and the mentioned model doesn’t have one.


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Phobophobia
At last, as a punchline – the Phobophobia – the fear of fears (sounds like a quote of a comic book villain).

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