You think that people who fear a tiny ladybug are weird? Then you haven’t given a quick look in the direction of this list of fears that will make you really question the mind of humans.
Whether you call it “phanphobia” or “omniphobia,” the suffixes in both of these words stand as a hint of the general nature of this fear. People who suffer from it pretty much dread everything, and they’re condemned to a life of paranoia and feeling as if a great evil is constantly lurking from the shadows.
Can you guess what all of this is about? We bet you would have never guessed that there are people who find belly buttons absolutely terrifying.
Nightfall must be a truly terrifying experience for those suffering from this fear, which involves them finding the moon to be just about the worst thing in the whole world.
Do you find this word to be a mouthful? Great! The people who suffer from this phobia fear the possibility of a literally “mouth full” of peanut butter. More specifically, they dread the prospect of it sticking to the roof of their mouth. Yikes.
The phobia of the Internet in general, allodoxaphobia affects people and makes them thoroughly loathe and dread opinions. That’s a good excuse to whip out whenever someone else’s opinion enters through one ear and exits through another.
Those who struggle with this affliction must really hate the latest trend in male appearance as they really, really fear beards. Could this be the reason for the high number of deaths in medieval times?
There is a difference between phobias directed towards really specific things, like spoons or beards, because you can more or less ditch them for your own mental safety (convert to chopstick). But when a phobia involves fearing swallowing, then this becomes a real problem. It often leads to serious cases of malnutrition or weight loss – and not the good kind.
Steer away from beaches if you have this phobia. Or, wait, you’d better not leave your house at all during summer because it’s clearly that you have an irrational fear of knees. They really are kind of weird if you look closely, aren’t they?
If you underperformed at school, it might not be because of trivial issues such as laziness or concentration issues. Maybe it was because you couldn’t take notes. You know, since you really fear writing in public and all.
If you see someone run for their lives the moment you crack a 666 joke, it might not be because they’re a religious fanatic or because you have terrible humor. They could be suffering from this phobia, which involves fearing the devilish number combination.
We have no idea how the people who struggle with this phobia manage to survive and carry on with their daily lives, as this fear involves a really personal dread of standing or walking.
Are you one of those people who think that there is something fundamentally wrong with left-handed people? If you dread peeking over your left shoulder, then this might be because you suffer from a phobia that involves fearing anything and everything that’s on your left side.
We haven’t found a spoon phobia yet, but we did find that some people have an irrational fear of chopsticks, which must suck even more if you happen to be a really traditional Japanese person.
Some people may think that shaving to zero isn’t really an attractive look, but it’s taken to all new heights when fear starts playing a part in this. Just don’t watch X-Men because Professor X might give you nightmares.
If you suffer from this phobia, then it’s a guarantee that you haven’t made it this far because you greatly fear words.
It must be difficult for women to suffer from this phobia because they can’t get an easy cop-out for a date by opting for a little black dress. People with melanophobia want to be as far away as possible from the color black.
“Who are you?” “No one.” Maybe the Faceless Men suffer from nomatophobia, which is the fear of names. If you think you hate your name, then you need to wonder what it’s like for the victims of this phenomenon.
How do you live a normal life when you literally fear opening your eyes? Well, at least they probably don’t need to worry about the painfully uncomfortable sensation of a dust particle landing in your eye.
If the Cold War traumatized you, then you might have gotten out of it with a fear of Russians. Don’t worry, though, this isn’t an isolated cause – there are people who fear the Dutch or the French too.
And finally, if you shuddered just going through this whole list, then it might be because you have a fear of phobias. Is it really worse than fearing everything? Discuss.