Top 10 most unusual phobias
My Top 10 most unusual Phobias.
Thers are hundreds of phobias out there, some common some not so commom. In school one day a teacher passed out a list of all these different phobias and I couldn't believe how many there were. There's a phobia for just about everything.
Anyway since then I've looked through lists about all kinds of different phobias and these are my top 10 most unusal phobias that I've come across. I'm not talking about the ones you always hear about like claustraphobia (fear of closed spaces) or arachnaphobia (fear of spiders). I'm talking about the really obscure, weird, and unusual phobias. But let's first start with the definition of the word phobia.
Phobia- an irrational, excessive, and persistent fear of something or situation.
According to "Webster's New World Dictionary"
#10 Most unusual phobia.
Geliophobia: Fear of laughter
It is an overwhelming and abnormal fear of laughter and/or being around others who laugh.
Now this can almost seem funny but sufferers of this affliction can have extreme anxiety about laughing at the wrong time and find movies, jokes, and comedic situations very stressful. They may be afraid of their own laughter, laughing at an inappropriate time, or at someone else's specific laughter. This may seem impossible to you but like with most phobias it probably comes from a traumatic event in the geliophobics past, or your mind can create a phobia seemingly without reason.
Check out this skit making light of phobias. However, if you suffer from the phobia mentioned above you might wanna just skip this part.
#9 Most unusual Phobia
Nephophobia: It is an unusual and irrational fear of clouds.
People can also suffer from Anablephobia: which is an irrational and persistent fear of looking up; and not only at the sky, but ceilings and tall buildings, etc.
#8 Most Unusual Phobia
Hedonophobia: It is an overwhelming and persistent fear of feeling pleasure. People suffering from this phobia usually feel guilty about the fact that they are indulging in a pleasurable activity while others around them or in the world are suffering with
At every party there's a pooper that's why we invited you.
But seriously this could really wreck someone's social life. Imagine.
#7 Most Unusual Phobia
Levophobia:It is an irrational and persistent fear of things to the left side of the body.
This may seem strange thing to fear but people seem to have had this particular fear for centuries. Back in the middle ages left-handed people were thought to be the devil's minions. I mean people were killed for this. I mean the Latin for left means sinister. and even not so for back as that left handed people were spanked and chastised in school and at home. Even having their left hand tied behind them forcing them not to use it.
On the other hand (pun inteneted) the fear of things to the right side of the body is called Dextrophobia.
Celebrity Phobias. - Everybody's afraid of something.
#6 Most unusual Phobia
Counterphobia: It is a psychological condition or phobia in which the affected person deliberately seeks out the object or situation that he or she fears the most, rather than avoiding it.
You could really drive yourself crazy with this one.
#5 Most Unusual Phobia
Alliumphobia: It is an extraordinary and irrational fear of garlic. Victims usually experience an eccentric reaction whenever they see or smell garlic.
This one seems to affect vampires mostly. Along with this phobia too.
Eosophobia: It is an abnormal and exaggerated fear of dawn or sunlight. The phobia is also known as phengophobia.
Now we know what Dracula's problem is.
#4 Most Unusual Phobia
Phobophobia: Morbid fear of developing a phobia.
I don't even know what to say to that.
Seaweed phobia aversion therapy.
#3 Most Unusual Phobia
Linonophobia: It is an exaggerated and unwarranted fear of string
String, string is just wimpy rope.
Imagine the pranks you could play on someone terrified of string.
#2 Most Unusual Phobia
Arachibutyrophobia: It is an abnormal and exaggerated fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. The person having phobia may get extremely annoyed or embarrassed to pull out the stuck butter from the upper part of the mouth, especially in a
Pickle Phobia? - Girl is afraid of pickles.
I don't know if there's a name for this, but you can see the effects of a phobia in action.
#1 Most Unusual Phobia
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words.
This one just seems like a joke to me.
Someone actually suffering from this word would have symptoms of his phobia brought on just by having to name their own phobia.
Here's a couple more phobias you will probably find unusal and strange. Enjoy!
Octophobia: It's an uncommon and unusual fear of the figure 8
Metrophobia: It is an uncommon and unusual fear or hatred of poetry.
Mnemophobia: It is an irrational and unwarranted fear of memories.
Clinophobia: It is a persistent and unusual fear of going to bed or sleeping at night. The person having this phobia may fear about nightmares, bed wetting, etc and quite often stay awake and develop insomnia.
Consecotaleophobia: It is an abnormal and rare fear of chopsticks
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