10 Funny & Weird Phobias That Exist

Vannessa | 19 - 12 - 2020
more

Phobias are the fear of a particular thing, person, or emotion. There are instances when extreme cases of phobias can lead to panic attacks, distress, and other medical conditions. While we are quite familiar with fear of heights, crowded places, closed spaces, and public speaking, there are phobias that are unusually weird and funny. Check out the list of phobias you didn’t know existed!

10 Most Interesting Phobias

1.Allodoxaphobia

This is the rarest phobia that has ever existed. Allodoxaphobia is the fear of not able to express one’s opinions. It also involves panicking episodes of not opinions that got rejected in the past.

2.Nomophobia

This is something that probably most of us have. The fear of not having a mobile phone or mobile phone coverage is called Nomophobia.

The Fear of Not Having Your Mobile Phone Is Called _________________.
  • A. Nomophobia
  • B. Arithmophobia
  • C. Acrophobia
  • D. Claustrophobia

3.Coulrophobia

In spite of their impeccable comic sense and hilarious makeup, there are people who have a fear towards clowns. And this condition is called Coulrophobia.

4.Xanthophobia

We know that Chromophobia is the aversion to colors but, there are phobias related to specific colors as well. In this case, Xanthophobia is the fear of the color yellow. 

5.Scriptophobia

An unusually weird phobia that is surprisingly new! Scriptophobia is the fear of writing in public!

6.Autophobia

The name seems like it is the fear of automobiles, but in actual truth, Autophobia is the fear of being alone. 

7.Pogonophobia

Well, many of us have gone through a phase when we are intimidated by someone’s moustache or beard. Pogonophobia is the extreme dislike or fear of beards. 

8.Octophobia

Octophobia is not only the fear of number 8. People with this phobia are afraid of even people or objects present in a group of eight. 

9.Ergophobia

This phobia pretty much sums up our Monday blues. Ergophobia is the fear of work or fear of going to the workplace. Relatable enough?

10.Phobophobia

It may seem weird, but the phobia of phobias do exist. The fear of having a particular phobia sometimes leads to panic attacks, and other mental distresses. 

 

Related Quiz Test Your Knowledge
more
Read Next