A phobia is an extreme fear of something; a place, a person, an object, it could be anything. Thousands of people worldwide suffer from phobias of different types with varying intensities that can range from mild to modest to chronic. There are several causes that lead to such phobia. The fear may arise due to an external stimulus in the person’s environment or may stem out from a painful and hurtful memory or experience. Here is a list of some bizarre phobias that people suffer from worldwide:
It is the phobia of the number 666. The number 666 is infamous for being linked to Satan or the Anti-Christ and is often associated with evil. I don’t know about the condition itself, but the long, confusing word with so many letters used to describe this phobia looks like it is enough in itself to induce fear.
It is also known as Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, and Kainophobia. This is the fear of experiencing new things. I guess Neophobics cannot get around to enjoying the iPod and iPhones very much.
People suffering from this phobia have a fear of words. No, you cannot possibly be suffering from it. Otherwise, you would not have come this far (especially after that huge word, hexakosiohexekontahexaphobia)
This is a fear of gravity. My guess is that people suffering from barophobia are the first ones to enlist themselves for space programs that take manned missions to outer space.
This is the fear of thinking. How does one avoid having to think? It must be a real struggle for phronemophobics.
This is the fear of having peanut butter stuck to the roof of one’s mouth. Then why eat peanut butter in the first place?
Dextrophobia and Levophobia
Dextrophobia is the fear of things to the right side of the body while Levophobia is the fear of things to the left side of the body. Now, if someone suffers from both the phobia simultaneously, imagine how narrowly limited their vision must be.
This is the fear of Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th is associated with being unlucky and is believed to be the harbinger of evils. Blame it on our modern films and literature for having propounded on this mythical link between the day and date. Counting from 2001 up to 2029 there are a total of 48 Friday the 13ths in the Gregorian calendar.
This is the fear of many things. A hypothetical statement from someone suffering from this phobia… ‘I suffer from Neophobia, Levophobia, Barophobia, Arachibutyrophobia, Logophobia, and Polyphobia’… realises what polyphobia is and faints.
The last and the ultimate treat of all phobias that will have you rolling in laughter…
This is the fear of… *falls on the ground in a fit of hysterical laughter*… of long words. Somebody with this condition probably goes like, ‘You know, I suffer from hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia’, and faints right there.