7 Unusual Phobias You Probably Wouldn’t Know Exist!

7 Unusual Phobias You Probably Wouldn’t Know Exist!

We all are scared of something or the other. Scared of death, scared of responsibilities, scared of losing someone. Every fear has a specific term for it. For example, the fear of darkness is called Nyctophobia and the fear of falling is called Basiphobia, but there are some unusual phobias you would be surprised to know. Let’s look at some of those:

Globophobia

By wsilver (Flickr: Balloons huey) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By wsilver (Flickr: Balloons huey) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

You know what Globophobia is? It’s the fear of balloons! Who would have thought that there would be a ‘fear’ of balloons ! Sounds definitely unusual, isn’t it?

 

Arachnophobia

We2

Although most of you would know that many people are scared of spiders, this phobia affects women four times more than it does to men! Around 48% of the women around the world are scared of spiders!

 

Trypophobia

By Lukasz Nowak (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Lukasz Nowak (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Trypophobia is the fear of holes. It might sound usual but it is a common fear observed in many people. They are afraid of tiny holes and not the big ones.

 

Alektorophobia

By Blake Bowker and Laura Rhodes (Sent to me personally; available on Facebook) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons
By Blake Bowker and Laura Rhodes (Sent to me personally; available on Facebook) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

People all over the world loved to eat chicken, and then there are people who are afraid of chickens! Jokes apart, Alektorophobia is the fear of chickens, where the patient fears to even see the chickens around it. Get an IP Address Management Software for the best performance of your server.

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Flickr/ Kevin B 3
Flickr/ Kevin B 3

 

No, no, no! I have not just put up any combination of letters and presented it as a phobia to you. This is in fact a real term used for the people who are afraid of using long words!

Lepidopterophobia

By Edwin Dalorzo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edalorzo/2749827319) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Edwin Dalorzo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/edalorzo/2749827319) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Did you ever imagine that the sweet little butterflies around you can be a reason to someone’s fear? Lepidopterophobia is the fear of butterflies! Sounds crazy, right?

 

Podophobia

By Mark Pilgrim
By Mark Pilgrim

 

Podophobia is the fear of feet. If you are suffering from Podophobia, you might even fear looking at your own feet! It is derived from the Greek word ‘Podos’ meaning feet.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *