100+ Types Of Common, Unique and Bizarre Phobias

Unique and Bizarre Phobias

Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8.

Ommatophobia – Fear of eyes.

Ombrophobia – Fear of rain due to stormy weather causing severe anxiety attacks.

Omphalophobia – Fear of bellybutton. (Sufferers are afraid to touch their own or another person’s belly button. Because they associate belly button with umbilical cord and a mother’s womb).

Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes and cities having more snakes.

Ornithophobia – Fear of birds (certain species).



Papaphobia – Fear of the pope and is very uncommon. closely related to fear of saints, holy individuals or sacred things.

Papyrophobia – Fear of paper.

Paraskevidekatriaphobia The fear of Friday the 13th. About 8% of Americans have this phobia.

Pathophobia – Fear of disease.

Panophobia – Melancholia marked by groundless fears about everything.

Pedophobia – Fear of children or dolls.

Pistanthrophobia –  Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences.

Phasmophobia -The fear of ghosts. AKA Spectrophobia.

Philematophobia – Fear of Kissing.

Philophobia – Fear of falling in love.

Phobophobia – Fear of phobias.

Podophobia – Fear of feet. Some people fear touching or looking at feet, even their own.

Pogonophobia – Fear of beards (has been used since the 1850s).

Psychrophobia – Fear of the cold.

Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple.

Pteridophobia – Fear of ferns.

Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying.

Pyrophobia – Fear of fire.


Samhainophobia – Fear of Halloween ( affects children/superstitious people ).

Scelerophobia – The fear of crime involves being afraid of burglars, attackers or crime in general.

Scoleciphobia The fear of worms. Often because of unhygienic conditions.

Scolionophobia – Fear of school.

Scoptophobia – Fear of being stared at.

Selenophobia – Fear of the moon.

Sociophobia – Fear of social evaluation.

Somniphobia – Fear of sleep (they associate going to bed with dying. It may also result from a feeling of lack of control or from suffering repeated nightmares).

Syngenesophobia Fear of relatives.



Tachophobia – Fear of speed.

Taphophobia – The fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground.

Turophobia Fear of cheese from cheddar to mozzarella.

Technophobia – Fear of technology (often induced by culture/religion).

Telephonophobia – The fear of talking on the phone. Phobics prefer texting.

Thalassophobia   The fear of the ocean. Water, waves and unknown spaces.

Tokophobia The fear of pregnancy involves giving birth or having children.

Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder.

Madonna suffers from brontophobia: a fear of thunders.

Triskaidekaphobia – The fear of the number 13 or the bad luck that follows.

Trypanophobia – Fear of needles/injections.

Trypophobia – Fear of Holes such as honeycombs (trypophobics associate holes with danger).


Uranophobia – Fear of heaven among people who fear the idea that they will be judged after life.

Urophobia – Fear of urine or urinating


Vaccinophobia – Fear of vaccination.

Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women due to unresolved mother issues.

Verminophobia – Fear of germs.

Virginitiphobia Fear of rape.

Vitricophobia – Fear of stepfathers.


Walloonophobia Fear of the Walloons (ethnic group native to Belgium).

Wiccaphobia – Fear of witches and witchcraft.


Xanthophobia – Fear of the colour yellow including the sun, daffodils, and yellow paint.

Xenophobia – Fear of strangers or foreigners.

Xenoglossophobia – Fear of foreign languages.


Ymophobia – Fear of being contrary or contrariety in general.


Zelophobia – Fear of jealousy.

Zemmiphobia Fear of the great mole rat.

Zeusophobia – Fear of God or gods. Irrational fears of religion.

Zoophobia – Fear of animals.

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