Top Ten Weirdest Phobias

These people are scared to death of things like this. I promise you that they are all existent and genuine. What boggles is how they came to be.

Which is the weirdest one, though?
The Top Ten
1 Hydrophobophobia (Fear of Hydrophobia)

Hydrophobia: (I got this from Google) "Word History Hydrophobia is an older term for the disease rabies, and it means "fear of water."... The name hydrophobia comes from the fact that animals and people with rabies get spasms in their throat muscles that are so painful that they cannot eat or drink, and so will refuse water in spite of being very thirsty." I don't have it, I just thought I would share.

Basically, people are scared of people who are scared of water. But are THEY scared of water? But what if they aren't and hydrophobophobic people are just anticipating? But what if they're RIGHT? But what if they don't know that they're hydrophobic? Then what? Does it mean that they're scared for no reason or they aren't?

Are you scared of getting the fear? Because I am scared of getting the fear of snakes, so that is understandable if you look further into it!

So you're scared of people that have hydrophobia? Or scared of getting hydrophobia?

2 Phobophobia (Fear of Fear Itself)

Aren't you just inflicting the fear on yourself then? You're basically cause your own misery.

This would make life quite the nightmare, I imagine.

Franklin D. Roosevelt want to know your location.

Rather self-inflicted if you fear it!

3 Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (Fear of Long Words)

Fear of long words... that describes the name. Imagine a person telling this to someone else
"I have hippopotomonstro..."
"You keep speaking, in the meantime, I'll get a cup of coffee"

Maybe to make it easier you could've made the phobia name shorter? Or does that seem too much like rocket science?

You might have thought that they would give it a shorter name to take the pressure off of sufferers.

It might have been more logical to make the name of this phobia shorter. Because now people with this phobia are scared of the name-

4 Arachibutyrophobia (Fear of Peanut Butter Sticking to the Roof of Your Mouth)

The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. This phobia is unusual but can be distressing for those who have it. The fear may stem from a choking or gagging experience in the past or an aversion to sticky textures.

When I was younger, I refused to eat peanut butter and jelly because it stuck to the roof of my mouth. Maybe I had this phobia? Although I don't think I was fearful of it, mostly annoyed.

Why Peanut Butter? I know, very sticky, but what about treacle or golden syrup sticking to the roof of your mouth? How does peanut butter make a difference?

Basically the fear of something you like in your mouth but it stays in there in a place where you can touch it but can't move it out (sex joke).

5 Anatidaephobia (Fear of Being Watched by a Duck)

Okay, this is weird. I don't know about fear of being watched by ducks, but fear of being watched by owls can be creepy. Ever walked through the woods and felt you were being watched?

I've heard about this one. It kinda makes a lil bit of sense like, just imagine that somewhere a duck is always watching you eternally... kinda creepy

My brother has a fear of being watched by an owl ever since he watched this one horror movie...

Wait, why a duck? Why not like a bear or something more dangerous?

6 Panophobia (Fear of Everything)

AHH! There's a couch! AHH! There's a TV on the wall! AHH! There's a lamp on that table! AHH! The walls are painted blue! Okay, I'm closing my eyes! AHH! It's dark!

How do you get over this fear? That would probably take a long time.

Imagine having Panophobia and Phobophobia! Agony!

This phobia isn't weird, it sounds terrifying.

7 Autophobia (Fear of Oneself)

That makes sense if you are not sure what you are going to do - in terms of murder and other essential things...

Aargh; I am me! What do I do?! What will I do next?! Aargh!

That would be unbelievably awkward!

How would you live with yourself!

8 Papaphobia (Fear of the Pope)

Why? What is it about him?

9 Luposlipaphobia (The Fear of Being Pursued by Timber Wolves Around a Kitchen Table Whilst Wearing Socks on a Newly Waxed Floor)

What are the odds of you being in this exact situation?

That is the most oddly pacific fear I have ever heard of.

This must be a very interesting phobia to have...

OK ask yourself : Will this even happen in the next 80 years? The answer is no. Problem solved!

10 Triskaidekaphobia (Fear of the Number 13)

I was born at on the 13th so was my brother and my favorite celeb, her lucky number is thirteen and mine is too!

I think this is the devils lucky number.

Well, thirteen IS an unlucky number...

Some horror writer has this.

The Newcomers

? Coulrophobia (Fear of Clowns)

The fear of clowns.This phobia is one of the most well-known phobias and can be triggered by a negative experience with clowns or their exaggerated appearance and behavior. It can cause intense fear or anxiety and may be associated with other phobias such as fear of masks or fear of crowds.

? Nomophobia (Fear of Mobile Separation)

The fear of not having your phone or WiFi. This phobia is a relatively new phenomenon, caused by the increasing dependence on technology and smartphones. People with nomophobia may feel anxious, irritable, or panicked when separated from their phones or unable to access the internet.

The Contenders
11 Trypophobia (Fear of Holes)

This is not weird. I have a genuine fear of disturbingly compressed holes. Not only that but I have both the fear of big and small holes. Just holes in general. This who comment sounds like a sex joke.

I can't stand some holes

I love holes! (Wink wink)

Don't Google this one

12 Nintendophobia (fear of Nintendo Video Games)

I don't know anyone who has this, honestly.

This is something a Karen would have.

Does this even exist? I love nintendo!

13 Aurophobia (Fear of Gold)

I have this because my dad get's so mad about this color, it's really horrible.

This is like having the fear of wealth or something.

14 Dextrophobia (Fear of Objects to Your Right)

Um, what kind of phobia is this?

I read this then looked to my right and my lotion bottle was "looking" right at me

15 Ombrophobia (Fear of Rain)

I imagine this would be only slightly easier on the mind than phobophobia.

16 Mastophobia (Fear of Breasts)

Get away from me with your giant knockers woman, don't you know I suffer from mastophobia?!

I feel like this could be a problem for girls, romance lovers and more on...

What if you're a woman and you have this phobia?

Shame if the person was a female.

17 Heliophobia (Fear of Sunlight)

Not really weird if you're a vampire like me.

18 Scriptophobia (Fear of Writing in Public)
19 Bananaphobia (Fear of Bananas)

Ay I think they meant fear of bananas... I think I may have this to a degree, I hate bananas

They are so scary! Even scarier than apples!

They are scary

20 Xanthophobia (Fear of the Colour Yellow)

Hi. I think I may know someone who suffers terribly with this...

My favorite color is yellow.
I have some unusually serious arachnophobia instead

Maybe this is because they are also scared of bananas.

21 Lipophobia (Fear of Becoming Fat)

Don't we all have this to a degree?

22 Arachnophobia (Fear of Spiders)

It's reasonable in places like Brazil and Australia, where it probably originated, so I wouldn't say Arachnophobia was all that weird. It wouldn't be reasonable in places like the UK, where spiders are harmless, but in tropical places, fearing spiders is rational.

Call me a wimp, but I can't stand being around spiders. Being afraid of bugs and arachnids isn't even out of the ordinary when it comes to phobias either.

This isn't even weird.. I have this, I've killed many spiders, but I still fear them.

So many people have this phobia, it's nowhere near weird.

This phobia exists probably because most of the people that have arachnophobia are from Australia.

23 Ideophobia (Fear of Ideas)

If I had this, I'd be completely messed up.

I would be nothing if I had this.

When you have no idea at all.

Now this... Is crazy

24 Somniphobia (Fear of Falling Asleep)

This can be somewhat understandable though, depending on situations.

Like, wouldn't you die from sleep deprivation?

Another kind of insomnia?

25 Genophobia (Fear of Knees)

The fear of knees. People with genuphobia may avoid activities that require exposing their knees or seeing others' knees. This phobia may be caused by a traumatic experience involving knees or a learned behavior from someone else.

I think this is a lot weirder than fear of becoming fat.

Yes, this is real.

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