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List of uncommon and strange phobias

Updated on April 23, 2018
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Billy Haynes is a content writer and founder of HD Writing Co. He has an interest in many things and experience in writing about even more.

We have all heard of the more common phobias such as Arachnophobia (fear of spiders), Acrophobia (fear of heights), Claustrophobia (fear of small spaces) and so on. However, after reading a recent article titled Quelling Phobias and Fears that mentioned some phobias I had never heard of I decided to do a little research to see what the names of some lesser known phobias are. This article is a list of the more interesting ones I have came across.

Social phobias

1. Glossphobia - Fear of public speaking (and I just thought I was shy all these years)
2. Japanophobia - The fear of Japanese
3. Judeophobia - The fear of Jews
4. Papaphobia - The fear of the Pope
5. Russophobia - Fear of Russians
6. Sinophobia - The fear of Chinese and Chinese culture.


Nature Phobias

  • Dendrophobia - The fear of trees
  • Hylophobia - The fear of forests


Animal Phobias

  • Herpetophobia - Fear of Reptiles
  • Lutraphobia - The fear of otters
  • Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes
  • Ornithophobia Fear of birds
  • Zemmiphobia - The fear of mole rats

Religious related Phobias

  • Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - the fear of 666
  • Mythophobia - The fear of Folklore Legends
  • Phasmaphobia - Fear of ghosts
  • Placophobia - Fear of tombstones


Strange Phobias

  • Ambulophobia - The fear of walking
  • Arachibutyrophobia-the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth (Thanks Belleart)
  • Consecotaleophobia - The fear of chopsticks
  • Dextrophobia - Fear of objects on the right side of the body
  • Ergasiophobia - Fear of work
  • Euphobia - Fear of hearing good news
  • Gymnophobia - Fear of nudity
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquppedaliophobia - Fear of long words (naming this was just evil)
  • Ithyphallophobia - Fear of erections
  • Levophobia - The fear of objects on the left side of the body
  • Linonophobia - Fear of strings
  • Panophobia - These people are in constant fear of everything


Questions for Readers

  1. Do you have a phobia, if so what is it?
  2. Do you know any other strange or lesser known phobias?

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Billy Haynes

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