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Weirdest phobias.

Updated on February 25, 2013

What is a phobia?

A phobia or a phobic neurotic disorder, is characterized by the irrational fear of an object, animal, activity or situation. A person can suffer from one or many phobias and they can be expressed in many different ways at many different levels.The sufferer of a phobia feels sensations of dread, panic, sweating, shaking and a sense of unease when having to confront the issue they fear.

A phobia is usually the consequence of an event or an idea that stems from their childhood. Sometimes a phobia can be passed on from parent to child, as it grows up believing that the fears of their elders are justified and to be something that they should be scared of.

Phobias are treated by psycho therapeutic practises, counselling or hypnotherapy. The aim is to identify the initial cause of the phobia and to reprogramme the mind and install a logical awareness of the situation or object.

Phobias can be affected by any one of the five senses, a combination of a few or at worst all of them. Sometimes it's the way something appears, sometimes it's the way it sounds.It can be it's texture or feel. It can be it's scent or taste and sometimes its just an idea or concept, that is the reason behind the phobia.

Phobias can also be the consequence of association, or habit. They can arise immediately or happen gradually. Thank-fully the cures for phobias are affective and the success rates are high.

Below I have added a list of the weirdest phobias I know and a quiz to test you on some of the most common, I hope you find it interesting, useful and entertaining.

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The phobia list.

Phobia
Fear of
Myrmecophobia
Ants
Ablutophobia
Bathing
Alektorophobia
Chickens
Chorophobia
Dancing
Pediophobia
Dolls
Ichthyophobia
Fish
Batrachophobia
Frogs
Clinophobia
Going to bed
Chaetophobia
Hair
Genuphobia
Knees
Eisoptrophobia
Mirrors
Triskaidekaphobia
Number 13
Optophobia
Opening your eyes
Papyrophobia
Paper
Linonophobia
String
Odontophobia
Teeth
Chrometophobia
Money
Ophidiophobia
Snakes
Doraphobia
Animal Skins
Pogonophobia
Beards
Cymophobia
Sea Swell
Alliumphobia
Garlic
Pteronophobia
Being Tickled with Feathers
Aphenphosmphobia
Getting Touched
Keraunothnetophobia
Satellites falling down
Aurophobia
Gold
Ereuthophobia
Blushing
Tapinophobia
Being Contagious
Spheksophobia
Wasps
Coulrophobia
Clowns
Trichopathobia
Hair
Merinthophobia
Getting tied up
Cainolophobia
Novelty
Ophthalmophobia
Getting stared at
Kakorrhiaphobia
Defeat/Failure
Gephyrophobia
Going over bridges
Chromatophobia
Colours
Xenoglossophobia
Foreign Languages
Atelophobia
Imperfection
Teratophobia
Deformity
Optophobia
Opening their eyes
Enochlophobia
Crowds
Barophobia
Gravity
Chionophobia
Snow
Acarophobia
Itching
Catagelophobia
Getting Ridiculed
Rhytiphobia
Getting wrinkly
Tapinophobia
Having something contagious
Didaskaleinophobia
School
Philematophobia
Kissing
Stygiophobia
Hell
Kenophobia
Voids

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    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR

      wrenfrost56 

      5 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for taking the time to read and comment prasetio30 it is always a pleasure to see you in my comments box, I hope you are well.

      And as ever I am very much enjoying your work also :)

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      prasetio30 

      5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I am phobia with spider. I can't imagine it has more than legs. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR

      wrenfrost56 

      5 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you for taking the time to comment lordcompuser and that is a very good question, I don't actually know but I will do some research and get back to you. :)

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      Lordcompuser 

      5 years ago

      Ok, I may have had most of the common phobias at one time or another and got over them. Yes as a child we have a lot to fear and we grow out of them. The one I did not see listed is one that I may still have and it is a little weird but not so much as I think about it. One time I was sitting on the couch and had a strong beam of sunlight shining thru the window, when I accidentally hit the surface of the couch which caused a puff of dust, lint or dander come bellowing up into my face and I immediately started to gag and had a very strong fear of suffocation from the dust as I watch the bits of stuff go into my mouth and lungs. Does anyone know of this particular fear/phobia ???

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR

      wrenfrost56 

      6 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you jpcmc, of course phobias are not to be laughed at thats why in the introduction of this hub, I explain what they are and how they effect some people.

      Mountaineering,cool! :)

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      JP Carlos 

      6 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Fear of Foreign languages, opening their eyes, colors, gravity...yup they are weird. But these are not conditions to laugh about. Theire fears are logical to them but not to others. Getting treatment is really important.

      I have a certain level of fear of heights but i love rapelling and mountaineering. I suppose I enjoy the adrenalin rush that comes with it.

    • wrenfrost56 profile imageAUTHOR

      wrenfrost56 

      6 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you daisydayz I very much enjoyed reading your article on paris ooh la la! :)

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      MyTherapist 

      6 years ago from New York

      DOn't forget- for every phobia, there's a philia!

      (Title seems kind of judgy, by the way)

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 

      6 years ago from Cardiff

      62% right! Not bad! Some pretty weird phobias there! I have a friend terrified of balloons and another of the touch of velvet!

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