Top 10 Stupidest Phobias

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

Exuse me what? Who is stupid enough to think a duck is ALWAYS watching them? I have two pet ducks, and they are more afraid of me! They are adorable balls of quacking feathers. They are also very dirty.

By this even existing it means someones had it before, I've seen the fear of ducks before but this is just on a different level entirely.

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.

Why...out of all the possible things that could happen to have to be scared of a duck following you all the way to South Africa...tracking your location...and thinking that one'll come at you.

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

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

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

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

Its not stupid cause its pretty normal laugh out loud

3 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.

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

How can that be true some one running away from money it might be though

4 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.

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.

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 mean, sometimes you just think "something bad is going to happen quickly"

5 Bananaphobia (fear of bananas)

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!

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.

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

I love bananas its just that when I eat them I throw up. So I kinda do have this cause I'm scared of throwing up.

6 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.

But anyone who has this is scared of themselves then

7 Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (fear of long words)

I have this fear and it makes sense a bit. because I cannot remember long words and I make spelling mistakes I don't think this fear is dumb

How? How can someone be stupid or paranoid enough to be afraid of long words? Is it bad luck? What is wrong with a long word? IT IS A WORD.

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.

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

You are going to live a sad, sad life.

8 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.

This is so stupid I would understand bad news but why a fear of GOOD news

People who have this must hate Futurama "Good news everyone"

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

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.

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!

But... It will stick like glue! If you try to get it off with your tounge it will stick to it too and you won't be able to eat, you'll starve to death!

10 Xanthophobia (fear of the color yellow)

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.

Like why maybe it might make you feel nauseous but afraid of it!? WHAt THE FLIP

The Contenders
11 Panphobia (fear of everything)

Guys I have this phobia and it really sucks I'm scared of being alone I don't know if someone can be pointing you with a gun someone stalking you and you don't know whos behind you whos looking at you. your food is poisoned your gonna choke in your car and your gonna have a car crash or you can die in that momment your reading this, you never know what you don't know like this is why it affects people's lives and that's why it affected me now it sucks having this phobia... and like there is more you never knowwwww

I slightly have this phobia, I am a very paranoid person. I slightly, I repeat, SLIGHTLY have this phobia, show me a photo of a room and I can tell you every way you can die in that room

Man that's stupid. They could be scared of paramedics and literally a church but are also scared of murderers and people that hAil SaTaN

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.

12 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

Why walk when you can somersault? they see me rollin'

Wha- why we need to walk to do things or we need to move

13 Triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13)

Like, the number 13 is a bad luck number, so whenever like I think 13 is perfect volume but when the fear come kicking in, I just out the volume to either 12 or 14

I understand that it's a real fear, but its kinda confusing, why would someone be afraid of the number 13?

Maybe because of the last dinner I don't know I is kind of weird

I had to spell this in a spelling test and I was 9

14 Deipnophobia (fear of having a dinner conversation)

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.

What is the point of eating with your family then? Like why would you have a phobia like that, it's so weird.

Bet it would be hard to date someone like that. Also is it just dinner? What about breakfast and lunch?

15 Phobophobia (fear of fear)

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

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

I guess Harry Potter has this. Because once Lupin told him that his fear is fear itself...

As soon as the slightest bit of fear hits you, which is instantly, it won't stop.

16 Didaskaleinophobia (fear of school)

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?

I do have a fear of school but my parents force me but still have a fear of it

Ah yes, almost every kid has this fear. I don't. I love school. So suck it up.

17 Paraskavedekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th)

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.

On Friday the 13 my two neighbors died, with no known reason, and my brother got arrested. I have a reason to be afraid.

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


I can believe that this is a fear people have and respect that. the only thing is that it makes me oddly uncomfortable to think about

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

Don't even bother saying "good morning" to the men with this fear

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

19 Trypophobia (fear of holes)

I have this with my friend and it is very annoying as at our school all the tables have holes in them and my other friends poke their fingers through it and me and my friend have to go to the hospital...not fun

This phobia doesn't exist. People who claim that they have it don't even what a phobia even is. Of course pics of trypophobia are disgusting/unsettling, but it's common sense to cringe at those pics, just like seeing people with serious physical diseases, or the Crocodyl drug effects on skin, I feel very unsettled when I see pics of those, but that's common sense.

I have actually been diagnosed with this. So for everyone who says it's not a phobia just because you don't have it doesn't mean no one else does

If I look at a hole, I don't find it scary. But google this phobia and have a nice day my friends... if you don't have this phobia you must be sick inside...

20 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.

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

Whoever named this must have just smashed their keyboard.

This is the mark of the beast of the final battle of armageddon. this is sorta of a creepy number

21 Homophobia (prejudice against homosexual people)

this is not real there not scared there just dumb its not a sin people can be the way they want to be I don't have anything against Christians either but that is one belief that I cannot stand for. Not all christians believe in this so all you christians out there like that you are epic

It's not a fear, it's more of a hatred by moronic religious extremists who don't know that homosexuality is a natural thing of the human nature.

So you hate me just because I like someone the same sex as me? Okayyy.. You don't even know me personally. Yes I know it is a sin, but the Bible says that you shouldn't judge anyone. Plus it's a hate crime. You just look at a gay person and decipher my entire like based on how you think I lived my life. But whatever dude. Have a blessed day.

If people really out here being scared of homo's then talk to the cottage-core mushroom lesbians and tell me you are still scared(🥺). That's all good day.

22 Pteronophobia (fear of being tickled by feathers)

I'm scared of ANYTHING touching my neck. Literally, if I'm laying down on grass I have to get up because the grass touched my neck :/ probably because I'm insanely sensitive and get extremely aroused if anyone even strokes my neck. and people wonder why I wear a scarf inside

I guess a lot of people don't like being tickled, but an actual phobia that's something else.

I love that it's specifically feathers, not just being tickled in general

Ill have fun touching these people with my handy dandy feather

23 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.

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

It's gotta go sometime!

24 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.

I used to have this because I always thought that I was going to be hit by a car

25 Omphalophobia (fear of belly buttons)

It is not you have a belly button yourself. It is that someone touches your belly button. What if you had this phobia and you are pregnant? Looks like the doctor is gonna have a Long time

I probably have this, I'm highkey afraid of my belly button, its basically a hole that leads to your guts. Like what if it rips...

I'm afraid of people touching it or if I touch it but seeing it isn't scary

I actually have that. Its not of belly buttons them selves but the fact of someone touching your belly button and stuf.____. I have it because of a video I saw of an ambilical coard being cut and got tromatised after that

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