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.
1. Fear of being out of mobile phone coverage
Many of us have this fear which is called nomophobia.
2. 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
This type of phobia has been named lepidopterophobia. Though arachnophobia(fear of spiders) has some reasons, lepidopterophobia is quite unreasonable.
4. 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
The official name of this fear is auchloclaustrophobia. People with auchloclaustrophobia simply fear to open the closet door and peer inside.
12. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This type of fear is called gynophobia while its counterpart is androphobia(fear of men).
20. Terrified of driving or walking under bridges
This type of fear is known as gephyrophobia. It is the anxiety disorder characterized by the fear of bridges.