Strange Phobias

There are indeed some strange phobias. Here are some of the odder ones we've found...

Alektorophobia  - Fear of chickens.

Alliumphobia - Fear of garlic.

Anablephobia - Fear of looking up.

Apotemnophobia - Fear of persons with amputations.

Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

Aulophobia - Fear of flutes.

Aurophobia - Fear of gold.

Bogyphobia - Fear of the bogeyman.

Chronophobia - Fear of time.

Coprastasophobia - Fear of constipation.

Consecotaleophobia - Fear of chopsticks.

Decidophobia - Fear of making decisions.

Dutchphobia - Fear of the Dutch.

Enetophobia - Fear of pins.

Epistaxiophobia - Fear of nosebleeds.

Geniophobia - Fear of chins.

Helminthophobia - Fear of being infested with worms.

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia - Fear of long words.

Kathisophobia - Fear of sitting down.

Leukophobia - Fear of the color white.

Linonophobia - Fear of string.

Logophobia - Fear of words.

Mnemophobia - Fear of memories.

Nelophobia - Fear of glass.

Nephophobia - Fear of clouds.

Novercaphobia - Fear of your step-mother.

Octophobia  - Fear of the figure 8.

Omphalophobia - Fear of belly buttons.

Optophobia - Fear of opening one's eyes.

Panophobia or Pantophobia - Fear of everything.

Peladophobia - Fear of bald people.

Pogonophobia - Fear of beards.

Spacephobia - Fear of outer space.

Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the number 13.

Xanthophobia - Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.


According to Wikipedia: In clinical psychology, a phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation in which the sufferer commits to great lengths in avoiding, typically disproportional to the actual danger posed, often being recognized as irrational.

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