Top 5 Weird Phobias


Grasshoppers, who can even proudly say that they’re not even a little scared of them. I know I can’t. From their tiny hairy legs to their protruding eyes, I think that’s my biggest phobia. If you think that’s a weird fear, let me tell you that there are over 19 million phobias in this world, most of which seem truly outrageous to me. Here are just 5 of some of the unexpected phobias in the world.
Phobophobia: the fear of having phobias. Now, the one thing that really struck me about this phobia is that well for one it is absolutely redundant. It’s someone having a fear of having fears which in return only means you’re just scared of yourself.
Arachibutyrophobia: the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. I think we can all agree that this is one of the most bizarre phobias. Most fears stem from traumatic personal experiences. I would just like to know what kinds of experiences someone would have to go through to develop this phobia.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: the fear of big words. Well, how coincidental is it that this one fear has one of the longest names I have ever heard. While big words are always a hassle to learn and write I would strongly advise whoever has this phobia to not enter a spelling they might come across a few words that can prove to be a bit too much to handle.
Deipnophobia: The fear of dining with others. Well, whoever has this phobia must have some real lonely dinners. While eating with people that I don’t know can scare me at times, I don’t think I would ever be able to live my life without being able to eat with any company.
Ergophobia: the fear of work or being in the workplace. I can truly say that this is a phobia I can definitely relate to. While I may not be scared of the notion of working, I am unquestionably not very fond of working. Having to use up my free time especially now that school is almost over and summer is the time to relax, working is not very high up on my list of things that I like to do. However, whoever has this phobia must have had some type of negative experience at work in a worklike environment.
With millions of phobias still out there and many more to discover, here were some of the phobias I found most interesting to say in the least.