10 Weirdest Phobias Ever

We all know the meaning of phobia and how it makes our lives miserable. The worry of darkness, the unknown, heights, water and insects are fairly normal and we may well feel that these are the only phobias known to man. But like us, you are also in for a surprise. Have a look at the most weirdest phobias in fact identified to the medical world.


ten. Spectrophobia – Worry of mirrors or one’s personal reflection.

Spectrophobia or eisoptrophobia is a sort of precise phobia involving a morbid worry of mirrors and the dread of seeing one particular’s personal reflection.

It is attributed to the fear of self-expertise and fright from exhibitionism. It is an exaggerated or irrational fear of mirrors or one’s personal reflection. It is debated that Spectrophobia is connected to worry of ghosts or Phasmophobia. But, by definition it is the fear of self-actualization. It might arise as the worry of losing one’s perception of personal beauty, or the worry of accepting anomalies on one’s persona like moles or marks that are a reminder of painful events from one’s past. It could also be termed as a symptom of denial of certain events that have left marks on one’s persona.

In other instances schizophrenia is also coined as a reason for Spectrophobia. But, it is one particular weird although dreadful disorder as 1 can not steer clear of mirrors or reflections in today’s world. It can be very easily identified and also treated like other phobias.

9. Ablutophobia – Worry of Bathing


Ablutophobia is the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning. This phobia is a situational precise phobia. Ablutophobia tends to be far more frequent in children and females than in males and specially with these people who are quite emotional. Such a phobia makes you really feel dejected and lonelier. It may be an influence of an occasion from the past linking bathing, washing or cleaning to emotional trauma. The original catalyst would be a actual-life scare of some type, the situation can also be triggered by any occasion seen on Television, films or even witnessing someone else expertise trauma.

It is distinct from worry of water or hydrophobia as the individual is not afraid of the water, but the cleaning. He could not care about the water if it is not becoming employed to clean him/her. These suffering type Ablutophobia encounter – dizziness, breathlessness, excessive sweating, heart palpitations, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, becoming mad or losing control.

The Self-aid NLP or Neuro Linguistic programming method has proved to be an efficient therapy for this phobia.


eight. Anthophobia – Worry of Flowers


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Anthophobia is a persistent worry of flowers. Though sufferers usually comprehend that they face no threat from flowers, they invariably experience anxiety at the sight or believed. Any genus or species of flowers can instill fear, as can any flower part, such as a petal or stem. Anthophobia is also referred to as the worry of tiny harmless issues, such as a tiny torn piece of paper.

Any person could have this phobia, if you sort of freaked out when your girlfriend brought you flowers, you may have Anthophobia. And if you have never received any flowers like me, you ought to go acquire flowers for yourself just to be confident.













Chorophobia – Fear of Dancing

Dancing is a extremely typical component of our lives. It’s an expression of our mood, joy and power. Asking a person to prom, annual dance or even dancing with each other at a wedding is a swell way to uncover a mate. But, what if a person is afraid of the really core of the thought? Chorophobia is an persistent worry of dancing. It could be any type of dancing, couple or even single. Largely sufferers think that they do not really feel like dancing, but they don’t comprehend that they are afraid of it. In most cases people realized this anomaly when they just had to dance like at a club or at prom. In extremities, some have identified out about this when they felt anxiety and nausea at the time of their wedding dance.

The therapy for Chorophobia is the very same as for other phobias, but it is difficult to recognize. Sometimes it is just noticed as the reluctance or a part of one’s personality not to indulge in issues like dancing.

Genophobia – Worry of Sexual Relations

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Genophobia is the physical or psychological worry of sexual relations or sexual intercourse. The word comes from the Greek terms genos, meaning “offspring,” and phobos, meaning “fear.”

Individuals who endure from the phobia can be intensely impacted by attempted sexual speak to or just the thought of it. The extreme worry can lead to trouble in romantic relationships. Those afflicted by Genophobia may keep away from finding involved in relationships to steer clear of the possibility of intimacy. This can lead to feelings of loneliness. Genophobic people could also really feel lonely due to the fact they may really feel embarrassed or ashamed of their private fears. This kind of phobia can be created due to any trauma sustained during sex. Men and women that had been molested as children are mainly located to be Genophobic.

Heliophobia – Fear of Sunlight (Vampire Madness)

Heliophobia is a issue that afflicts hundreds of people, but one that suffers from a lack of true study. The Pacific Well being Center suggested that many people have been staying away from the sun due to the fact of developing fears about skin cancer. Sufferers of Heliophobia would maintain out of the sun and would largely be just thought of as ‘night owls’. They are terrified at the sight of daylight and tend to keep it as dark as possible. They stay in basements or cellers and devote an abnormal amount of time on in home activities. Television, movies and particularly vampire stories have come quite handy in inflicting Heliophobia.

Heliophobia was regarded as a “telltale sign” of vampires in numerous cultures. So I guess the new twilight vibe can also inflict Heliophobia.

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – Fear of the ‘number 666’

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is a Greek word. It literally signifies “fear of six hundred sixty-six”. It is the fear that originated from the Biblical verse Revelation 13:18 which indicates that the quantity 666 is the Quantity of the Beast, linked to Satan or the Anti-Christ.

Outside the Christian faith, the phobia has been additional popularized as a motif in numerous horror films. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobes will strongly avoid issues connected to the number 666. A prominent instance is Nancy and Ronald Reagan who, in 1989, when moving to their property in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, had the address of 666 St. Cloud Road changed to 668 St. Cloud Road. Some girls also expressed concern on providing birth to a kid on June 6, 2006 (abbreviated 6/6/06). The release of ‘The Omen’ on 6/6/06, along with other referrals to this quantity in films like ‘The quantity 23’ etc. are an example of Hollywood use of this quantity.

In 2006, the BBC listed hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia and its definition as reality #64 in its “100 issues we didn’t know this time final year”.

Nomophobia – Fear of becoming out of mobile phone speak to

Nomophobia is the worry of becoming out of mobile phone make contact with. The term, an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia”, was coined during a research by the UK Post Workplace who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based investigation organization to appear at anxieties suffered by mobile telephone users. The research found that almost 53 % of mobile phone users in Britain tend to be anxious when they “lose their mobile telephone, run out of battery or credit, or have no network coverage”. The research discovered that about 58 % of guys and 48 % of girls suffer from the phobia, and an added 9 percent feel stressed when their mobile phones are off.

The study compared tension levels induced by the typical case of nomophobia to be on-par with those of “wedding day jitters” and trips to the dentists. Much more than one particular in two nomophobes in no way switch off their mobile phones.

Phobophobia – Fear of possessing a Phobia.


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Phobophobia is the fear of phobia(s), and far more especially, of the internal sensations related with that phobia and anxiousness. Phobophobia comes in among the pressure the patient could be experiencing and the phobia that the patient has developed as properly as the effects on his life, or in other words, it is a bridge amongst anxiousness/panic the patient might be experiencing and the variety of phobia he/she fears, generating an intense and intense predisposition to the feared phobia. Nevertheless, Phobophobia is not necessarily developed as component of other phobias, but can be a important factor for maintaining them. Phobophobia differentiates itself from other sort of phobias by the reality that there is no environmental stimulus per se, but rather internal dreadful sensations similar to psychological symptoms of panic attacks.

Telephone phobia – Fear of creating or taking phone calls.

Telephone phobia (telephonophobia, telephobia) is reluctance or fear of creating or taking telephone calls, literally, “fear of telephone”.

Sufferers generally report worry that they would fail to respond appropriately in a telephone conversation, and worry obtaining nothing to say, which would finish in embarrassing silence, stammering, or stuttering. The linked avoidance behavior involves asking other individuals (e.g., relatives at property) to take their phone calls and exclusive use of answering machines. As a outcome, the sufferers keep away from several activities, such as scheduling events or clarifying info.
As it is common with different fears and phobias, there is a wide spectrum of severity of the fear of telephone conversations and the corresponding issues. In 1993 it was reported that about 2.five million of men and women in Wonderful Britain have telephone phobia.

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