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List of Weird Phobias

Updated on January 18, 2012

If you get scared easy about spiders, riding in cars, or even staying single you may have a phobia. Phobias are an anxiety disorder that concern fear; many people have phobias and are diagnosed to get help. I would think that possibly everyone could have a phobia there are so many out there. So today I thought I would give you a list of many phobias that I know, the names and meanings really interest me so maybe you will be interested too. If you are trying to get over a phobia I suggest you talk about it with someone you trust, it will make you feel so much better. For example my phobia is Acrophobia- Fear of heights, if your reading this you will probably start to feel better about your phobia knowning that someone else has one aswell. Phobias affect 18 percent of the US population, don't let your phobia control your life. If you are interested in learning more about phobias please keep reading I hope you find this interesting and maybe even relatable.


Here is a list of some strange phobias:

  1. Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
  2. Selachophobia: Fear of pictures of sharks
  3. Koumpounophobia: Fear of buttons
  4. Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th
  5. Taphophobia – Fear of being Buried Alive
  6. Chromophobia - Fear of colours
  7. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - Fear of long words
  8. Dextrophobia - Fear of objects at the right side of the body
  9. Pentheraphobia - Fear of Mother-in-Law
  10. Agyrophobia - Fear of Crossing the Street
  11. Peladophobia - Fear of Bald People
  12. Scolionophobia- Fear of school
  13. Bathmophobia- Fear of stairs or steep slopes (another one that I have)
  14. Gamophobia-Fear of marriage
  15. Mnemophobia- Fear of memories
  16. Obesophobia- Fear of gaining weight (also one of mine)
  17. Rhytiphobia-Fear of getting wrinkles
  18. Suriphobia-Fear of mice
  19. Metrophobia: Fear of poetry
  20. Lachanophobia:Fear of vegetables
  21. Tachophobia: Fear of speed
  22. Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful women
  23. Cometphobia: Fear of comets
  24. Lepidopterophobes: Fear of butterflies (This is a phobia Nicole Kidman has)
  25. Chilephobia: Fear of chewing gum (Oprah Winfrey's phobia)
  26. Eisoptrophobia: Fear of your own reflection
  27. Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or bathing
  28. Aerophobia: Fear of swallowing air
  29. Epistemophobia: Fear of knowledge
  30. Panophobia: Fear of fears

I hope you enjoyed reading about some of these weird phobias, hopefully this article informed you about some new things you might not have known before. If you know of anymore phobias please leave them in the comments below I would love to read about them. Thanks so much for reading!


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      kayyluh 5 years ago

      I probably didn't add that one because I don't know what it means! Haha :)

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      paxwill 5 years ago

      How about aibohphobia, the fear of palindromes ;)

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      kayyluh 6 years ago


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      Madeleine Salin 6 years ago from Finland

      Funny and interesting.

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      kayyluh 6 years ago

      Me too! They really interest me!

    • profile image 6 years ago

      I love fun facts like these.