Miscellaneous

20 List Of Phobias With Pictures

Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

We have a tendency to dismiss fear as a weakness. But some phobias are quite reasonable and they have helped the human race in its survival while some are quite unreasonable.

We don’t find any reason or use behind these phobias. From lepidopterophobia (the fear of butterflies) to bibliophobia (the fear of bubbles) these 20 unreasonably useless phobias are being discussed here for you.

Here Are 20 List Of Phobias With Pictures

1. Fear of being out of mobile phone coverage

Fear of being out of mobile phone coverage List Of Phobias With Pictures

Many of us have this fear which is called nomophobia.

2. Fear of bubbles

Fear of bubbles

The fear of bubbles is called bibliophobia. People suffering this type of fear avoid looking at liquids and soap, chewing gum, bubble wrap and so on.

3. Fear of butterflies

Fear of butterflies

This type of phobia has been named lepidopterophobia. Though arachnophobia(fear of spiders) has some reasons, lepidopterophobia is quite unreasonable.

READ  20 Incredibly Beautiful World Heritage Sites

4. Fear of cockroaches

Fear of cockroaches

The morbid and irrational fear of cockroaches is katsaridaphobia. Though most of the people find cockroaches disgusting and creepy, people with this phobia take this fear to the extreme and have very severe responses to them.

5. Fear of death

Fear of death List Of Phobias With Pictures

Death is inevitable and we can’t escape from death. So the fear of death is quite unreasonable. Though this fear is quite unreasonable, it prevails among all of us.

6. Fear of dentists

Fear of dentists

Fear of the dentist is called dental phobia. For a person with dental phobia, the thought of dental visiting is very frightening. They may be so frightened that they can do anything to avoid the appointment.

7. Fear of fire escapes

Fear of fire escapes List Of Phobias With Pictures

This type of fear is probably related to being afraid of heights which is quite unreasonable.

8. Fear of large sewer rat in the toilet

Fear of large sewer rat in the toilet

This type of fear has no official name. But from google search, we find that it is quite common though unreasonable.

9. Fear of living in a ground floor flat

Fear of living in a ground floor flat

The fear of living in a ground floor is the contribution of several phobias. From claustrophobia(extreme and irrational fear of confined places) to agoraphobia(fear of all the people passing by) everything can act as a catalyst.

10. Fear of open spaces and crowds

Fear of open spaces and crowds List Of Phobias With Pictures

The fear of open spaces and crowds is called agoraphobia. People with agoraphobia feel unsafe in any public place where people gathers.

11. Fear of opening closets

Fear of opening closets

The official name of this fear is auchloclaustrophobia. People with auchloclaustrophobia simply fear to open the closet door and peer inside.

READ  You Are Going To Be A Great Mom

12. Fear of sharks and whale’s tails

Fear of sharks and whale’s tails

This type of fear is called galeophobia and this phobia is not quite unreasonable. when you are in sea water, this phobia can help you to remain safe.

13. Fear of showers

Fear of showers

Ablutophobia, the irrational fear of bathing, is not only unreasonable but also harmful to the practice of hygiene. It can cost you some friends too.

14. Fear of sleeping in the dark

Fear of sleeping in the dark List Of Phobias With Pictures

The fear about ghastly night darkness is called Nyctophobia. The fear can be triggered just by a thought or anticipation that you are in the dark.

15. Fear of standing on glass flooring

Fear of standing on glass flooring

It is a type of fear related to acrophobia(fear of heights). Standing on the glass flooring high above the city streets can make you extremely nervous.

16. Fear of swimming in dark, murky water

Fear of swimming in dark, murky water

There is no official word for this kind of fear. It is one of the most common fears of the world. Most of the people fear darkness. so fearing of swimming in dark murky water is not quite unreasonable.

17. Fear of the color purple

Fear of the color purple

This unusual type of fear is called porphyrophobia. The actual cause of porphyrophobia is caused by a traumatic experience of the color purple in the past.

18. Fear of walking down stairs

Fear of walking down stairs

This fear is also related to acrophobia(fear of heights). people with this fear should check for building elevators or they have to walk down backwards.

19. Fear of women

Fear of women

This type of fear is called gynophobia while its counterpart is androphobia(fear of men).

READ  20 Awesome Concept Cars You Wish You Could Drive

20. Terrified of driving or walking under bridges

Terrified of driving or walking under bridges List Of Phobias With Pictures

This type of fear is known as gephyrophobia. It is the anxiety disorder characterized by the fear of bridges.

Get The Best Viral Stories Straight Into Your Inbox!

I am from Chicago by birth and by choice, I am happy to be on the road exploring new destinations, especially in February, often the coldest of the winter months of the city. I have bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism, and I've spent much of my career in news working for The Associated Press and Chicago Tribune. Over the past decade, I have focused on exploring the world as a writer and independent travel photographer. Highlights include tracking and photographing wild animals in Kenya, documenting monarch butterflies hibernates on a mountain in Mexico and spending a night in a tent in the Sahara desert.

Write A Comment

Pin It