You probably know what phobia is. If you don’t, phobia is getting terribly scared of particular objects, people or situations without any sensible explanation. Phobias are disturbing and occur when you least expect to. In fact, it seems like human beings can get scared of almost anything in this world.
It’s pretty sure that you already have some common phobias like Trypophobia or Acrophobia. But there are some phobias you don’t even know about. Here’s a list of 10 weirdest phobias you probably never knew existed.
HIPPOPOTOMONSTROSESQUIPPEDALIOPHOBIA: Fear of Long Words
Ah! I am pretty sure you didn’t even read the whole word. I really hope you do not have this erratic fear if you’re aspiring to go for a spelling championship. This is the strangest fear one could ever get; the fear of long words. Ironically, the phobia’s name must be listed in the top ranking long words itself.
OMPHALOPHOBIA: Fear of Navels
This is another weird phobia one could have. As strange as it may sound, the fear of navels do exist. People having this phobia are extremely scared to see or touch their own navel, and can’t bear others’ belly buttons either. I bet you can’t stand Miley Cyrus if you’re one such Omphalophobic.
VENUSTRAPHOBIA: Fear of Beautiful Women
Beauty can be overwhelming. Studies show that a lot of men tend to put off from dating a beautiful girl and may actually feel traumatized. While some of you out there are just nervous, some may be actually having this bizarre phobia called Venustraphobia or Caligynephobia. Imagine someone getting petrified upon the sight of a pretty girl. Ouch! It hurts to be pretty.
AUROPHOBIA: Fear of Finding Gold
If the dread of beauty was not enough, people could get scared of even more unimaginable stuff. One such unusual fear is of finding gold or everything made of gold. It has been guessed that people suffer from Aurophobia after a gold-related shock. Wondering how can gold be causing any kind of trauma? Even we are.
CHROMETOPHOBIA: Fear of Money
While the world is ran by money, some people run away from money instead. Such odd kind of dread of having money is called Chrometophobia. People having Chrometophobia are very defenseless to losing and mishandling money. Wish on the wishing well that you find one such chrometophobic.
PAPAPHOBIA: Fear of The Pope
An unbelievable amount of people actually fear the Pope. Yes, there are people having Papaphobia who are terrified of the pope and other saints as well. These people probably have a hard time going to Churches.
NOMOPHOBIA: Fear of Being Without Cellphones
Oh Dear, Cellphones! These little gadgets have become an inseparable part of our lives. We all have gotten a little freaked out not feeling our cellphone in our pockets. But some people actually take it to the extreme. Nomophobia is that kind of fear. It is the fear of being without a cellphone, cellphone battery or network coverage.
SINISTROPHOBIA: Fear of Left Side And DEXTROPHOBIA: Fear of Right Side
You probably have Sinistrophobia if you feel uncomfortable with anything to your left side or someone who is left-handed. But then, you might also have Dextrophobia if you fear anything to your right side. God knows the science between this left and right. But one thing for sure, many people really suffer from these weird fears.
EUPHOBIA: Fear of Good News
Yes! Many people get scared of getting good news. We all have heard how people dread bad news. But, nothing could be worse than someone dreading good news. It’s like a repulsion to happiness.
PHOBOPHOBIA: Fear of Phobias
This phobia is the weirdest of the weird phobias that we could have ever known. Many people live on this Earth with a constant fear of having a phobia. Literally, it’s the phobia of phobias. Imagine people fearing to fear something. Too ironical to handle!
Now you know some of the weirdest phobias that actually exist. Probably you have some of them.
You actually can’t get rid of any phobias since phobias are evolutionary adaptation. What you can do is to control them. Here are some very good books about phobias you can read to learn controlling your phobias.