Some of the Strangest Phobias


Everyone has phobias to a certain extent. Some are rational and some are a bit stranger. Some of these phobias may seem strange, however, you could know somebody or even suffer from these yourself and not even know it.

Phobophobia: a fear of phobias

Panophobia: a fear of literally everything

Sciaphobia: a fear of shadows
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Howie-Mandel Metrophobia: a fear of poetry

Paraskavedekatriaphobia: a fear of Friday the 13th

Ithyphallophobia: a fear of anything to do with an erect penis

Papaphobia: a fear of the pope

Triskaidekaphobia: a fear of the number 13
13logo Anatidaephobia: a fear that somehow, someway a duck is watching you

Euphobia: a fear of good news

Pogonophobia: a fear of beards
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Bibliophobia: a fear of books

Alliumphobia: a fear of garlic

Sesquipedalophobia/hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: a fear of long words

Oneirogmophobia: a fear of wet dreams

Genuphobia: a fear of knees

Ephebiphobia: a fear of youth

Deipnophobia: a fear of dinner parties
Thanksgiving-dinner2-760380 Ablutophobia: a fear of bathing/cleaning oneself

Ergophobia: a fear of work

Somniphobia/hypnophobia: a fear of sleeping/falling asleep

Chaetophobia: a fear of loose or detached hair
download Arachibutyrophobia: a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

Luposlipaphobia: a fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor