43 weird phobias you’ve probably never heard of


You clearly don’t have Interphobia (fear of the internet), but do any of these 43 other weird and wonderful phobias sound familiar?

The world is a scary place. But scarier than the biggest of spiders or the tallest of bungee jumps is the fact that there are some really weird phobias out there.

That we live in a world in which has a word for the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth is truly terrifying.

Unfortunately, that is only the tip of a very bizarre weird phobia iceberg. If any of these apply to you, you need to take a good hard look at yourself (unless you suffer from a fear of mirrors – see number 9).

The weird phobia A-Z

1. Aerophobia… Fear of swallowing air

2. Ambulophobia… Fear of walking

3. Anablephobia… Fear of looking up

4. Chromatophobia… Fear of colours

5. Arachibutyrophobia… Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

6. Barophobia… Fear of gravity

7. Bogyphobia… Fear of the bogeyman

8. Cacophobia… Fear of ugliness

9. Catoptrophobia… Fear of mirrors

10. Anatidaephobia… Fear that sometime, somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you

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11. Clinophobia… Fear of going to bed

12. Genuphobia… Fear of knees

13. Deciophobia… Fear of making decisions

14. Dextrophobia… Fear of objects at the right side of the body

15. Ephebiphobia… Fear of teenagers

16. Epistemophobia… Fear of knowledge

17. Ereuthrophobia… Fear of blushing

18. Euphobia… Fear of hearing good news

19. Eurotophobia… Fear of female genitalia

20. Geliophobia… Fear of laughter

21. Consecotaleophobia… fear of chopsticks

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22. Helmintophobia… Fear of being infested with worms

23. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia… Fear of long words

24. Ithyphallophobia… Fear of seeing or having an erect penis

25. Koinoniphobia… Fear of rooms

26. Levophobia… Fear of objects to the left side of the body

27. Melophobia… Fear of music

28. Nomatophobia… Fear of names

29. Nomophobia… Fear of being out of mobile phone contact

30. Novercaphobia… Fear of your stepmother

31. Ommetaphobia… Fear of eyes

32. Papaphobia… Fear of the Pope

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33. Ophthalmophobia… Fear of opening one’s eyes

34. Oneirogmophobia… Fear of wet dreams

35. Panophobia… Fear of everything

36. Peladophobia… Fear of bald people

37. Phobophobia… Fear of fear

38. Pogonophobia… Fear of beards

39. Russophobia… Fear of Russians

40. Selenophobia… Fear of the moon

41. Spermophobia… Fear of germs

42. Vomitophobia… Fear of vomiting

43. Zeusophobia… Fear of God

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