20 bizarre phobias that people actually have

We are all afraid of something (even penguins my friend), but when the fear is carried to the extreme, it becomes a phobia. Fear can or cannot be provoked, it is something inherent in human beings and it is said that there could be as many phobias as there are people in our world (people, not penguins).

A phobia is an irrational, compulsive and disproportionate fear toward something. There are many common phobias; some are well-known as arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces). But in this article we will not discuss about common phobias, but 20 strange phobias and funny ones. “H/T” list25

1. Pentheraphobia  (fear of your mother-in-law).

Pentheraphobia

Pentheraphobia

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2. Scriptophobia (fear of writing in public).

Scriptophobia

Scriptophobia

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3. Omphalophobia (fear of bellybuttons).

Omphalophobia

Omphalophobia

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4. Tetraphobia (fear of the number 4).

Tetraphobia

Tetraphobia

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5. Hylophobia (fear of wood, forest or trees).

Hylophobia

Hylophobia

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6. Anthophobia (abnormal and persistent fear of flowers).

Anthophobia

Anthophobia

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7. Turophobia (fear of cheese).

Turophobia

Turophobia

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8. Myrmecophobia (fear of ants).

Myrmecophobia

Myrmecophobia

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9. Xanthophobia (fear of the color yellow).

Xanthophobia

Xanthophobia

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10. Ephebiphobia (fear of youth).

Ephebiphobia

Ephebiphobia

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11. Ancraophobia (fear of wind or drafts).

Ancraophobia

Ancraophobia

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12. Nomophobia (fear of being out of mobile phone contact).

Nomophobia

Nomophobia

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13. Triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13).

Triskaidekaphobia

Triskaidekaphobia

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14. Arachibutyrophobia (fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth).

Arachibutyrophobia

Arachibutyrophobia

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15. Emetophobia (fear or anxiety pertaining to vomiting).

Emetophobia

Emetophobia

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16. Ergophobia (fear of work).

Ergophobia

Ergophobia

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17. Sanguivoriphobia (fear of vampires).

Sanguivoriphobia

Sanguivoriphobia

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18. Genuphobia (ear of knees and/or kneeling).

Genuphobia

Genuphobia

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19. Lipophobia (fear of becoming fat).

Lipophobia

Lipophobia

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20. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (fear of long words).

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

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