I could have put a number in my headline, like “23” or “17”, but I wasn’t in the mood for clickbait 🙂
I came a cross a link from Prevention Magazien the other day titled “29 Weird Phobias That Really Do Exist“, but it was one of those articles that each of the phobias was a on a different page. So that inspired me to look for something similar on another site, and I discovered that there is no shortage of such articles.
- 21 Weird Phobias You’ve Likely Never Heard Of
- 30 Unusual Phobias You Never Knew Existed
- Top 10 Most Bizarre Phobias
to name just a few.
So I decided to explore many of these sites and compile my own list, of just the nine phobias that seemed the most unusual, since nine is my favorite number.
- Chorophobia: Fear Of Dancing (I may pull this one out at the next wedding I attend…)
- Arachibutyrophobia: Fear Of Peanut Butter Sticking To The Roof Of (given how much peanut butter I eat, I’d be in trouble if I had this phobia)
- Deipnophobia: Fear Of Dinner Conversations (I don’t know if it’s a fear of dinner conversations, or just the fear ofpeople realizing I have nothing interesting to say)
- Nomophobia: Fear of being without your mobile phone (I’m OK for an hour or so…)
- Globophobia: Fear of balloons (no self-respecting clown could admit to this)
- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words (whoever came up with the name ofr this one really likes to rub it in)
- Omphalophobia: Fear of belly buttons (I might have this one; I can’t touch my own belly button)
- Dextrophobia: Fear of having objects to your right (don’t worry, there is one for fear of objects on your left side – levophobia, but I am not going to count that in my list of none phobias.
- Aulophobia: Fear of flutes (I wonder if it’s because of teir association with rats, thanks to the Pied Piper of Hamelin)
If this has whetted your appetite for wanting to read about more unusual phobias, feel free to click on any of the links above.
And I hope at least one person clicks the like button, since I think I may suffer from zerolikesaphobia…