15 of The Weirdest Phobias You Probably Never Heard Of

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I was talking with my friends Cheryl and Amanda the other day about posts they put up where they talked about how creepy sock monkeys are and whether that might be a legitimate fear. It turns out that it probably isn't, but there are some really weird fears out there that I bet you have never heard of. These are legit fears, as funny as they may seem to the rest of us and I am sorry for anyone who has them. Hey, I am not one to talk, I am deathly scared of birds myself. Check out this list of some of the weirdest fears!

1. Arithmophobia - Fear of Numbers


That is one way to get out of math class.


2. Fear of Chins - Fear of Chins


I guess I can see this. I mean some are pointy, others look like butts. It could be scary. Right?


3. Ideophobia - Fear of Ideas


It has got to be tough to go through life without every thinking for fear of thinking.


4. Linonophobia - Fear of String


Wow, maybe they are afraid it is a snake or someone is going to strangle them? No idea.


5. Melanophobia - Fear of the Color Black


Me and this person would not get along, since I usually wear something black almost every day.


6. Pentheraphobia - Fear of Your Mother In-Law


Tell me we don't all have this? You know someone developed this just to avoid spending time with her.

7. Verbophobia - Fear of Words


Again, this has got to make school or communication of any kind really rough.


8. Scatophobia - Fear of Fecal Matter


Somewhere right now, there is a man claiming to have this so he doesn't have to change a diaper.


9. Plutophobia - Fear of Wealth


See, I am not money challenged, I just have a fear of wealth I tell ya.


10. Omphalophobia - Fear of Belly Buttons


They do kind of look like a second mouth, which could be kind of freaky I guess.


11. Mageirocophobia - Fear of Cooking


I totally have this! Or at least that is the story I am sticking with.


12. Kleptophobia - Fear of Stealing


Well, that is one way to stay out of trouble.


13. Medomalacuphobia - The Fear of Losing an Erection


Doesn't every man have this? That is why they invented Viagra right?


14. Alliumphobia - Fear of Garlic


Isn't this called being a vampire?


15. Caligynephobia - Fear of Beautiful Women


See, there is hope for me yet. All I need to do is find a man with this fear and he will love me forever!


So, what are you afraid of?

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14 comments

  1. WOW there are some really crazy ones on that list!

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  2. I know Lisa, isn't he great? I thought he would make the perfect choice for this post lol.

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  3. Fear of fecal matter? How does he wipe his arse then? lol
    Kas

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  4. math I can relate... but certainly not afraid of wealth ! LOL... I will keep my birds safely away from you, they are outside. I don't care for inside ones, to messy.. ick!

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  5. I don't kill the birds, I just am scared of them. Heck, I even feed the humming birds outside, far far away from the house.

    Funny Kas. :)

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  6. Wow weird stuff. I'm afraid of too many things, like being home along in the evening, the dark and snakes!

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  7. OK, you're right, most of them are weird. But Pentheraphobia? I think a lot of people suffer from that. LOL

    I'm afraid of fire. Since I was a little girl I have always worried that my house would burn down. I have no idea why, either.

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  8. Wow! There are some weird ones. But I can kind of relate to the fear of your mother in law! And I am pretty sure my husband has a fear of cooking!

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  9. Ok number 1 and 15 are just plain funny. Wish I knew about the first one in high school.

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  10. I think there must be a phobia for everything. What exactly are you going to do if you have a fear of chins or fecal matter? Cut off your chin and never poop? Wow!

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  11. There are some really strang ones out there. I just have the "normal" ones: spiders, heights, thunderstorms, and green peas. TeeHee

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