World's 25 Top Strangest Phobia's
Aphephobia: This phobia causes people to feel afraid when touched. Ecclesiophobia: The fear of church and going to church is called ecclesiophobia. Aerophobia: Those with aerophobia — the fear of drafts, air swallowing and airborne diseases or germs — may wish to wear face masks, especially in public. Ornithophobia: The fear of birds — especially pigeons — is referred to as ornithophobia, and is actually a fairly common phobia. Pteridophobia: For some, being near ferns is too frightening. Ancraophobia: The fear of wind is also called anemophobia. Spectrophobia: Those who are too afraid to look at their own reflection in a mirror have spectrophobia. Selenophobia: Selenophobia is the term for the fear of the moon. Ereuthophobia: The fear of red lights is called ereuthophobia. Aulophobia: Aulophobia refers to the fear of flutes. Papyrophobia: Paper is the cause of great anxiety and even fear in people who suffer from papyrophobia. Xerophobia: The fear of dryness is also called xerophobia. Bathophobia: This obscure phobia refers to the fear of depth. Cainophobia: Sometimes called cainotophobia, this is the fear of anything new. Macrophobia: Doctor’s offices and holiday shopping trips must be nightmares for people who suffer from macrophobia, or the fear of long waits. Mnemophobia: The fear of memories is called mnemophobia. Ablutophobia: Ablutophobia is the fear of washing or bathing. Scriptophobia: A common phobia is the fear of speaking in public, but scriptophobia is the fear of writing in public. Cathisophobia: Conversely, this is the fear of sitting down. Bolshephobia: Some people are afraid of meeting or hearing about Bolsheviks, and their disorder is called Bolshephobia. Hoplophobia: The fear of people who own firearms is called hoplophobia. Anklyophobia: Some people are actually afraid that their joints will stop working, and this fear is called anklyophobia. Injury phobia: If you’re afraid of being injured, you have injury phobia. Porphyrophobia: The color purple causes some people to be very afraid and develop this condition. Nomatophobia: This phobia refers to the fear of names. Phobophobia: This condition is described as a rare disorder and refers to the fear of having a phobia. Optophobia: Opening one’s eyes is just too stressful for some individuals. Didaskaleinophobia: If you’d rather skip class, just claim this phobia, which refers to the fear of going to school. What are your phobias....?