Top 10 Weirdest Phobias

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10. Arithmophobia

Arithmophobia, a fright of numbers. This kind of fear is pretty different and has a wide scope of peculiar phobias also adding a common fear for all types of numbers and a fear of some peculiar numbers. Even a small thought of doing a calculation in daily life in a person having arithmophobia may essentially increase the rate of a panic attack. Some physical symptoms of such phobia may be sweating, trembling, lack of breath, choking feeling, etc. and some psychological signs may be a fear of losing control, scared of fainting, afraid of dying, panic, and fear, etc.

9. Pediophobia

Pediophobia, a fright from dolls. This kind of phobia is a particular phobia, an illogical fright from something which does not show any signs of danger. This phobia is called Pediophobia because it can be brung about by known culture, horror movies, or any type of scary event linked to dolls. A small thought of even looking at a doll may cause a high amount of stress and anxiety signs to a person experiencing pediophobia and may even cause them to be petrified in fright. Some symptoms of pediophobia are speeded-up heart rate, excessive sweating, panic attacks, screaming, lightheadedness, etc.

8. Nomophobia

Nomophobia, a fright of being away or disconnected from using their mobile phone. Some psychological aspects which may cause the excessive usage of the mobile phone may be low self-esteem or an extrovert personality. Some mental issues like social phobia or anxiety may also cause nomophobia signs. It is very hard to judge if the individual becomes nomophobic due to a phone using habit or already present tension disorders. Some signs of nomophobia when a person’s phone is not nearby or battery is low can be seen in the form of dizziness, nausea, stress, depression, discomfort, lack of breath, speed up heart rate, etc.

7. Chorophobia

Chorophobia, a senseless fright from dancing, such a situation arises only when an individual is very uncomfortable even at the thought of dancing. Such phobia can be a cause of a past bad event which may have been disturbing and embarrassing, it can also be caused by fright from any other phobias, Depression may be another root cause for Chorophobia. A person suffering from Chorophobia might distinct himself from everyone in social gatherings and the person who is afraid of dance will refrain from going to marriage ceremonies, parties or nightclubs, etc. and such a person may also become very hostile by getting stressed by the thought of being asked to dance.

6. Chromophobia

Chromophobia is a continuous fright to colors and is mostly a dependent reaction. It may be a phobia of disliking of the use of product design. Most people having the fear of colors experience panic attacks which are very scary and discomforting for an individual experiencing them. Some psychological symptoms of chromophobia maybe a fright of losing control, afraid of death, the fright of getting unconscious, fright of sickness, etc. Some physical signs of a person having chromophobia may be an increased heart rate, raised rate of breathing, tension in muscles, massive sweating, and high blood pressure. A person having chromophobia may avoid going to places that have multiple colors presented. Such tension and thought are most likely a cause of their mental pain.

5. Pupaphobia

Pupaphobia, a fright of puppets and marionettes. This phobia falls into the larger group of automatonophobia, which is a fear of anything which wrongly depicts a conscious person like mannequins or statues. Pupaphobia is more likely to be found in children as puppets are mostly toys for kids. The people having such a phobia would look at puppets as original animated objects, descriptively like living things, even if they are not original or living. People having such a phobia would get afraid and tense and would hide when they look at a puppet and even ignore seeing shows which involve puppets. The main root cause of such phobia may be dreams about killer puppets.

4. Neophobia

Neophobia can be described as a fright of anything new, a very continuous and peculiar kind of fear. Such kind of fear may null the willingness to try any new things or even change your daily routine. In kids, such a term is commonly used to show a habit to not accept unknown or novel foods. Food neophobia is a significant issue in psychology. There is no specific reason from where such phobia may arise from, it can be from any kind of source including genetic, biological, and psychological aspects. Some physical signs of such phobia may be Breathlessness, Sweating, Heart pounding and some psychological signs might be a sense of losing control or low self-esteem.

3. Trypophobia

Trypophobia, a fright of groups for small holes, bumps, or patterns. Any individual seeing such types of groups might show signs of dislike and fear. A fear reaction can be brung about by things like seed pods or any zoomed picture of someone’s pores. If the person has such type of phobia, he will show signs by seeing trigger objects, such signs may be fear, nausea, itching, shaking, and also panicking. It is said that trypophobia is a mutative counter to make a person alert to the closeness of parasites or any other infectious diseases.

2. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is a phobia for fearing long words. This can also be termed as Sesquipedalophobia and this phobia is considered as a social phobia. Such phobia can be triggered due to any linked past adverse events, due to some changes in your brain’s functioning or genetically if your family had a history of any kind of such phobias in the past. A person having Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia would panic the moment they see a long word causing them to feel a huge amount of fear and tension, they might even refrain from reading to not have to go through such long words that might cause extreme fright in them.

1. Phobophobia

Phobophobia can be described as an unreasonable and excessive fear of having or establishing a phobia. It can be termed as an anxiety disorder and panic attacks. In this kind of situation, anxiety issues are stabilized in a lengthened way, which is linked with the psychological fear created by phobophobia of bumping with the feared phobia will guide to boost the effects of the feared phobia which the individual may have grown. This phobia may be created by the unconscious mind which may be connected to a time during which such a phobia was experienced causing emotional agony and anxiety.

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