First off. Phobias are no laughing matter if you got some. I have listed couple of odd ones. Some of my readers added some other things they are afraid of. So feel free to add yours too.
I think the first step to overcome your fears is to admit that you have them and then be able to talk about them. Maybe this article about weird phobias helps you a little. Seeing that other people being afraid of odd things might help too. One of my friends had a fear of flying and seeing her on the plane being all sweaty and nervous was just bizarre. I just can’t imagine how she felt inside.
Also, check out this book in case you are interested in overcoming your fears:
Buy the book here: Phobias And How To Overcome Them: Understanding And Beating Your Fears
I am such a Euphobia! Are you on the list?
List of weird phobias
Pteronophobia- Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pediophobia – Fear of dolls
Rectophobia – Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.
Russophobia – Fear of Russians
Sinophobia – Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.
Zemmiphobia – Fear of the great mole rat.
Consecotaleophobia – Fear of chopsticks.
Dendrophobia – Fear of trees.
Dextrophobia – Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Eleutherophobia – Fear of freedom.
Epistemophobia – Fear of knowledge
Ereuthrophobia – Fear of blushing.
Euphobia – Fear of hearing good news.â€¨Eurotophobia- Fear of female genitalia
Genuphobia – Fear of knees
Geliophobia – Fear of laughter.
Graphophobia – Fear of writing or handwriting.
Geumaphobia or Geumophobia – Fear of taste
Helminthophobia – Fear of being infested with worms.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Fear of long words.
Hobophobia – Fear of bums or beggars
Hylophobia – Fear of forests.
Ithyphallophobia – Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis
Japanophobia – Fear of Japanese.
Judeophobia – Fear of Jews.
Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms
Leprophobia or Lepraphobia – Fear of leprosy.
Leukophobia- Fear of the color white.
Levophobia- Fear of things to the left side of the body.
Linonophobia – Fear of string
Logophobia – Fear of words
Lutraphobia – Fear of otters.
Melophobia – Fear of music
Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals.
Oneirogmophobia – Fear of wet dreams.
Panophobia – or Pantophobia- Fear of everything
Papaphobia – Fear of the Pope
And nope, homophobia is not a real phobia. It’s just the hate or dislike of homosexuals.
What is your phobia? And how do you deal with it?