29 Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of

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29 Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of

29 Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of

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A phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by the persistent fear of an object or situation that the sufferer will take great steps to avoid. In many cases, the fear isn’t proportional to the danger presented, and is often considered irrational. You’ve probably heard of agoraphobia (a fear of wide, open spaces) or arachnophobia (a fear of arachnids, like spiders), but these phobias may not be ones you’ve heard of.

Agliophobia: Fear of pain

Aulophobia: Fear of flutes

Aviophobia: Fear of flying

airplane

Bogyphobia: Fear of demons, goblins or the boogey man

Brontophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning

Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful women

Chionophobia: Fear of snow

Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns

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Dentophobia: Fear of dentists

Disposophobia: Fear of getting rid of stuff (also known as hoarding)

Emetophobia: Fear of vomit or vomiting

Euphobia: Fear of hearing good news

Geniophobia: Fear of chins

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Harpaxophobia: Fear of being robbed

Hoplophobia: Fear of guns or other weapons

Iophobia: Fear of being poisoned

Kopophobia: Fear of fatigue or exhaustion

Linonophobia: Fear of string

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Melophobia: Fear of music

Mycophobia: Fear of mushrooms or other fungi

Octophobia: Fear of the figure or number eight

Paraphobia: Fear of sexual perversion

Pediophobia: Fear of dolls

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Rhypophobia: Fear of defecation

Syngenesophobia: Fear of relatives

Tocophobia: Fear of pregnancy and childbirth

Vaccinophobia: Fear of vaccines

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Xenoglossophobia: Fear of foreign languages

Zemmiphobia: Fear of great mole rats

Related topics anxiety disorder, fear, psychology
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