Top 10 Stupidest Phobias

The Top Ten
1 Anatidaephobia (fear that somewhere, somehow a duck watching you)

I literally have no clue how this is a phobia. Fear of ducks, ok, I'm not gonna say that's weird because there could be some traumatic events which cause that or you just really don't like ducks. But being stalked by a duck, that's not that normal. Scared of being stalked by a human is fine, that's kinda normal, but by a duck, really?

Yeah I understand this. While it's kind of funny, I understand where people who have this are coming from. I hate people eavesdropping and watching what I'm doing, but I feel a duck is oddly specific. Plus why would the DUCK be doing that? What's it's gonna do with what it sees? If you have this, I'm sorry for you, and I'm not trying to be rude.

The fact that this even exists means that somewhere, at some point in time, someone ACTUALLY HAD THIS PHOBIA, which really makes me question the real purpose of the human race on Earth. We have a long way to go before we can even begin to understand what kind of duck trauma this individual has had from their past to cause this kind of phobia to develop. It really surprises me that we, as a race, can dream of interstellar travel, but cannot overcome the fear of A DUCK eavesdropping and watching you at all times.

I would understand if there was a fear that somewhere a bird is watching you because at least that's more likely seeing as when your outside they could fly over you or be sitting on a roof staring at you etc but a duck? How often do you see those? Parks and ponds if you live in the city maybe but overall it's just ridiculous.

2 Ambulophobia (fear of walking)

This would only apply to people that have somthing wrong with their legs. If someone else had it, would they just run instead? Navigating school would be very hard.

Lazy world starts from this person. Everyone who is lazy wants to have this phobia

How do people with this phobia get anywhere?

I voted for that because everyone has to walk.

3 Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (fear of long words)

This is a sad, sad phobia. They're just words, they can't hurt you. Getting embarrassed because you can't spell them is fine. Fear of being embarrassed, ok that's pretty normal but afraid of long words is not

Is just a word and imagine if you have this phobia and then you search "what is the fear of long words called"? And then suddenly you see this long word

Fear of Hippopotamus, Fear of Monsters, Fear of Equipping, Fear of Education, Fear of Phobias

You are going to live a sad, sad life.

The irony is overly understandable, yet it makes no sense. I, believe me had this phobia. That is why I am never saying this word ever again.

4 Arachibutyrophobia (fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth)

This is almost as bad as Anatidaephobia, peanut butter is sticky, it's going to get stuck somewhere in your mouth but it shouldn't be hard to get out. Of course being afraid of choking is fine but that's the only reason you should be scared or you've actually choked on it

This one is kind of funny not trying to be mean or anything but... you know. I mean I wouldn't want penutbutter sticking to the roof of my mouth either but that doesn't mean I'm going to be scred of it. I wouldn't even consider this a phobia actually

That has happened to me, it feels weird but not scary. It sounds like a person who has Arachibutyrophobia would be SCARRED FOR LIFE!

This fear makes no sense. I've had peanut butter stick to the roof of my mouth. It didn't do anything, and I easily got it off. Tasty.

5 Phobophobia (fear of fear)

If fear of fear is pretty much the fear of being afraid which is a lot more common than it should be. I would see why people would have it. Maybe some traumatic events or they're trying to look tough around someone

Don't worry about it, then you won't have to deal with it (mind-blowing). Also, would the worst superhero have this fear...

How's that stupid?
Its chronic, actually more than that.
This should be in the list of top 10 most deadly phobias.

Fear of fear? That means you are having a fear now and you are fear of it and fear of it again and again...

6 Medomalacuphobia (fear of losing an erection)

I have spent over $3,000 in Viagra in the past 8 months, I have had an erection for the past 8 months as well, I just take like 6 of them before I go to bed each night and I wake up each morning with my erection still there.

My ex-boyfriend love losing erection... because he ave that phobia...

Only men call this phobia 'stupid'

I have this phobia and it is very stressfull. I buy more viagra than water.

Thicker peen is my best friend. I have no one

7 Cibophobia (fear of food)

Cheese its gross all day long
Honest. I avoid it. I cannot stand
The smell of it. Would not even
Kiss someone who has eaten it
It is real. I felt this way for sixty

The only thing you could eat would be McDonalds... hehe see what I did there?

I guess they have their food in liquid form or something?

Then how do you survive?

8 Panphobia (fear of everything)

I feel so bad for the people who have this phobia. They need to talk to someone because this has gotta be one of the worst phobias that you could possibly get

Well, technically, everything CAN kill you. Pens, walls, heck, even a feather can kill you if it's thick at the Every little thing can kill the strongest of warriors if used right. Like, I could be sitting here, and little do I know that there is a knife behind me. I could move weirdly, get stabbed by the knife. Just more things to kill everyone, leaving you all alone... Defensless about who knows what's out there... Silently sitting there, missing your dead friends and family... Sorry, my monophobia is coming into this.

This is highly unusual. I can imagine having panphobia/panophobia. Being scared of everything... Your house, your mom, the street, animals, food, water, light, dark, sleeping, your hands, going to the restroom, your clothes, paper, of yourself... Every single thing. How can you live through this?

I just voted so I could tell you that I'm scared of the "BAD ROBOT productions" logo. Not only that, I'm scared of that childish voice saying bad robot. If you google bad robot and look for videos, you might see why I'm scared. That's my number one phobia. It should be on this list. (If your scared I don't blame you)

9 Deipnophobia (fear of having a dinner conversation)

I just go eat in my room and hang with my cat while I eat. I'm not afraid of dinner conversations, I'm just usually alone when I sit in the dining room and eat. I do love dinner conversations though, especially with my (6 year old) brother.

What if you just communicated dish you will not speak? And instead of speaking you will just use sign language? Laugh out loud that's so damn funny.

I don't have this phobia, but I don't think it's funny becase I hate talking at dinner. I hate it, either because of my shyness or I actually have this phobia.

I honestly think this is a pretty weird phobia, because having a dinner conversation doesn't really do anything to you..

10 Biophobia (fear of living things)

So like you're not scared of corpses, but you are scared of the little Girl Scout next door?

You can't be alive because you fear living things you can't even tell a doctor living thing.

Imagine getting out of the house and going to a mall
Ahh, the screams.

Oh no! That Guinea pig is going to kill me!
Ahhh, grass! I'm going to die! Oh no, I'm alive! What do I do?!

The Contenders
11 Paraskavedekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th)

There's no need to be afraid. It's just a date. There's no need whatsoever to be superstitious, scared, worried that something bad is gonna happen, etc...It's just a date people. Don't listen to the conspiracy theories. They're just theories.

This superstition has its origins in Christianity. On the last supper that was on Friday, there were 13 people on the table ( Jesus and his 12 apostles ). One of them was a traitor ( Judas ). That's why many people still believes that this day is a day of bad luck.

It sucks though.

-My grandma's dog died that day
-The power always goes out or is close to
-There's always a thunderstorm
-Dad, please stop Jason Vorhees isn't coming to kill us
-Dad, neither is Michael Myers.

I don't have a fear of Friday the 13th just had an annoying one e.g. I had an epileptic seizure and also had lucky Friday the 13th's. But I don't believe in it everything was a coincidence.

12 Agyrophobia (fear of crossing the street)

I have this fear. Mostly because I fear getting hit by cars and have to run and I'm superstitious what if I step on a crack?! Yeah, not fun.

What if your mom asked you to buy drugs cause she need it, and you need to cross the street you will not follow her?

Why did the chicken cross the road? He didn't. I feel bad fer all of you guys who have this.

Why did the chicken cross the road? He didn't. He had Agyrophobia...

13 Barophobia (fear of gravity)

Ummm how would someone even try and cope with this? just not realizing that gravity is always at work, that it's everywhere? I'm so confused by this one.

Maybe this is why flat earthers believe there is no gravity. They're terrified.

People with this fear must live in space or something.

If you have this just live in space.

14 Halitophobia (fear of bad breath)
15 Zelophobia (fear of jealousy)

You're jealous that other people don't have this phobia.

I bet boys have this fear too.

People are just weird these days I bet that the girls are the only ones with this phobia

16 Equinophobia (fear of horses)

I have this. I've always been terrified of horses my whole life, strangely enough I grew up around them. An unpredictable two faced back stabbing creature!

I'm happy I don't have equinophobia, because I would die! I love horses so much and I own some! Good thing I don't have that! I would ruin my life and other's equestrian's lives

I love horses.

17 Didaskaleinophobia (fear of school)

I mean I feel like everyone somewhat has a fear of school. I have a fear of school due to bullying and yet I have to go back in 2 day!

MEEE! *Raises hand* the teachers are the worst... "Homework! 246424554467 more pages of HOMEWORK! " Soon enough I'll died of exhaustion when I'm carrying my backpack home!

If you had this phobia diagnosed by a therapist, would you have to go to school?

The teacher: new student!
The student: I am fear of school I don't want to learn
The teacher: ...

18 Bananaphobia (fear of bananas)

I would see why someone would be afraid but it wouldn't be the bananas themselves, It's what can be in the bananas. I'm terrified of spiders so I check my bananas. If you don't know, Brazilian Wandering Spiders(the most dangerous spiders) like to lay their eggs somehow inside or the outside of bananas. I'm not afraid of bananas, I quite like them in fact, I'm just afraid that spider eggs will be there

To the person mentioning arachnophobia in the comments, that LITERALLY has nothing to do with bananaphobia and is a NORMAL FEAR. Although, wouldn't expect any less from someone who can't even spell properly. Go back to school.

A banana? Really? The only logical reason to be afraid of a banana is to be afraid of banana spiders. Even then, you wouldn't be afraid of the banana itself, you would be afraid of the possibility of a deadly spider in it!

You can dodge bullets but not bananas? I thought you could sense that with your... Peter Tingle!

19 Ithyphallophobia (fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis)

I think people with this fear find erections weird or are afraid of people seeing them. Those are the only two reasons I can think of. But I love having erections.

If you're a man and you have this, then you're sick! I love getting erections!

If a man has an erection, he usually loves it. I LOVE getting one.

I have this, I get scared when I see my teacher looking thick as hell

20 Pentheraphobia (fear of your mother-in-law)

If the mother in law was abusive then this might explain.

Everyone is afraid of their mother-in-laws...

Hah. This is THE stupidest phobia known to man... Yet understandable

Everyone is afraid of their Mother-In-Law...

21 Cherophobia (fear of happiness)

I have this. The fact I am happy, finally succeeding in my goal. But there is always this stupid pattern.. I let my guard down. That one person comes. They ruin everything. I haven't succeeded in my goal for five years. I can't, even when I ´acheive it´ The pattern will come up. So whats the point of being happy when some of your closest friends have died already.

Imagine having this...
Having this basically means you were almost never happy your whole life..
Okay, I'll admit I'm negative pretty often but this is just TOO FAR.

I could see one way someone could have this. They would be scared that if they became happy, somthing bad would immediately happen because they put their gaurd down. This doesn't make them any less stupid.

Omg it's a feeling

22 Euphobia (fear of hearing good news)

Why everyone likes good news good news usually means good things like I would get it if it was for bad news but good news!? GImMIE a break

Have you ever heard the album "Good News For People who Like Bad News" by Modest Mouse. Great for people with this phobia.

Hillbilly type Republican when they hear Trump getting punished.

You're supposed to be happy when you hear good news.

23 Xanthophobia (fear of the color yellow)

A feat of a color, REALLY? Its not even like a specific thing, it can be anywhere! I know a lot would disagree, but yellow is one of my favorite colors.

HOW? I garuntee you there is at least one artist who has this, and they are probably really bad at art because of this stupid and VERY irrational fear.

I guess I kind of have this; a certain shade of bright yellow makes me feel sick (weird, I know). But to be scared of it? Really? That's just plain stupid

I am a little scared of the color but only a cetain shade... I have issues but then again I did have a traumatic experience so yeah.

24 Chrometophobia (fear of money)

Germaphobes also have this. Most people who have this most likely live on the streets, because they cannot afford anything.

Seriously? Laugh out loud every people need money, and some people are willing to die just to have money.

It's a object it can't do anything to you you use it to buy stuff why are you scared of it?

This is SO ironic considering the people who would do anything for money.

25 Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (fear of the number 666)

It's not stupid. 666 is meant to be "The number of the Devil" or as some people I remember used to call it "Hells area code" these names seem stupid but the fear is very real.

Whoever named this must have just smashed their keyboard.

The number 666 is just a number there is no such thing as the mark of the beast get over it.

It's the devil's number, so like 13, it's bad luck. I would flinch each time I see that...number, y'know.

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