Top 10 Strangest Phobias in the World

There are many kinds of phobias in the world that people suffer from like arachnophobia – which is a fear of spiders; claustrophobia – which is a fear of small spaces; ophidiopbobia- a fear of snakes, acrophobia- which is a fear of heights and many more common phobias. But there are few phobias which are very uncommon and are very strange as well. These phobias are of things that one cannot even think of, but they do exist.

Here is a list of Top 10 strangest Phobias in the World

10. Neophobia


Neophobia is the fear of new things. It is also known as cainotophobia. A person who has this phobia is scared of anything new and they fear to explore it. It is one of the strangest phobias in the world.

9. Gymnophobia


Gymnophobia is the fear of nudity. It is a fear of being seen naked. This fear generates from the fear or inferior complex that their body is not in proper shape and people will make fun of them for their body. It is one of the strangest phobias in the world.

8. Phobophobia


Phobohobia is one of the most strangest phobias in the world. Phobophobia means a person fears having a phobia itself. There is no specific fear that defines this phobia but phobia itself. A lot of people suffer from this phobia as they are scared of fearing things and with that forming a phobia itself.

7. Pteronophobia


Pteronophobia is one of the strangest or weirdest phobias in the world. In Pteronophobia the person fears from being tickled by a feather. Sounds strange. But it is a phobia.  This phobia usually starts building up since childhood as people have a tendency to tickle small kids. Some make take it positively but few end up fearing it.

6. Trypophobia


Trypophobia is the fear of being buried alive. The visuals scare the person and harm the mental state as well. The fear of being trapped in grave alive is indeed weird. They start imagining things and it harms their psychology and mental health.

5. Pedophobia


Pedophobia is one of the strangest phobias in the world as it is phobia where a person is scared of infants and children. It is very strange as these harmless souls have nothing to do with you and a person is still scared of them.

4. Ergasiophobia


Ergasiophobia is one of the strangest phobias and it is also one of the weirdest phobias in the world. Ergasiophobia is the fear of working.  Yes, nobody likes to work but it is the basis of survival. We all hate Mondays but then we still go for work. But there are few people who not just hate Mondays but hate the whole process of working.

3. Ortographobia


Ortographobia is one of the strangest phobias in the world. This phobia is a fear of making spelling mistakes. A lot of kids have this phobia and even grownups suffer from the same. Those who have this phobia prefer not to write and even if they write they prefer to write in the shortest form possible.  But if you practice regularly writing spellings then you can surely come out of this fear.

2. Venustraphobia


Venustraphobia is one of the strangest phobias in the world. It is a fear where a person is scared of pretty women. They are scared to praise them and find it very difficult to go up to them and speak. They fear complimenting them. It is indeed a weird phobia.

1. Eisoptrophobia


Eisoptrophobia is the fear of seeing your own reflection. It means a person cannot see himself in the mirror or any of his reflections. This phobia has a lot to do with psychology and also if you’ve heard stories as kids related with any such thing then you might create the phobia and feel scared of it every time.

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