Whether it’s the common fear of spiders, the increasing fear of clowns or an instinctual fear of heights. Those are the more common phobias we hear about but some people have fears most have never heard of. So, here is a list of ten weirdest phobias you can ever know.
Nomophobia is characterized by feelings of anxiety that arise from being out of a phone’s range of service, not having one’s phone charged, having no credit on one’s phone or misplacing it.
Spectrophobia is a fear of mirrors and one’s own reflection. This phobia is perhaps the fear of apparitions or ghosts being in the mirror, or low self-esteem related to one’s physical appearance.
Ablutophobia is a fear of bathing, washing or cleaning oneself. People with ablutophobia avoid bathing and showering, which can cause unpleasant body odor and sometimes social isolation.
Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. As with all other phobias, the symptoms involve panic, dread, terror, anxiety, rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath.
Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions. The phobia is believed to be associated with previous encounters wherein the person affected has not been able to properly express their opinion, or has had their opinion rejected.
Ephebiphobia is a fear of youth or teenagers. People with Ephebiphobia may perceive teenagers as out of control or dangerous. People with this fear may believe that teenagers are rude and unpredictable.
Plutophobia is a fear of money or wealth. People with plutophobia may fear becoming wealthy themselves or have a fear of wealthy people. They generally dread money itself and having to deal with money.
Chorophobia is the fear of dancing. It also manifests itself into a fear of any situation, event or person that is associated with dancing. The phobia is usually associated with social phobias, particularly fear of crowds.
Linonophobia refers to the fear of string. As with all phobias, the fear stems from a negative association with the item. There is even an online test that helps determine the severity of linonophobia.
Ancraophobia is the fear of wind. People tend to become anxious out of doors and near open windows. Anxious feelings can also manifest themselves when passing hand dryers or overhead air vents.
“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”Plato.