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16 Strange Phobias You Will Ever Know

Some people are afraid of love and some get scared while seeing chocolates. It sounds awkward but is factually true.

 A person who has any phobia shows certain sign and symptoms while facing the object or situation he/she fears. Phobias are classified in three categories - clinical, specific and social. The reason behind the phobias can vary. Since phobia is concerned with health and medical issues, the treatment procedure includes therapy and medications.

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16 Strange Phobias You Will Ever Know

16 Strange Phobias You Will Ever Know

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1. Arachnophobia - fear of spiders

1. Arachnophobia - fear of spiders

Arachnophobia is commonly seen. People having this phobia usually scream while seeing spiders.

2. Halitophobia - fear of bad breath

2. Halitophobia - fear of bad breath

Almost all of us do not like unpleasant breath, but those who have Halitophobia are terribly scared of this. It affects 0.5–1.0% of the adult population worldwide.

3. Cherophobia - fear of happiness

3. Cherophobia - fear of happiness

Some people fear to be happy because they think when they are happy, the happiness will be tainted soon. Aversion to happiness starts with a perception but later it can turn critical. Mostly people of non-western cultures have Cherophobia.

4. Philophobia - fear of love

4. Philophobia - fear of love

It's hard to believe, but Philophobia exists. Some people have the unwanted fear of falling in love. They get scared when they hear about any kind of emotional attachment.

5. Acrophobia - fear of heights

5. Acrophobia - fear of heights

Those who have Acrophobia are scared of falling, they may cause a panic attack.

6. Trypanophobia - fear of injections

6. Trypanophobia - fear of injections

I also feel too scary seeing sharp pointed needles. Trypanophobia is generally termed as needle phobia.

7. Ailurophobia - fear of cats

7. Ailurophobia - fear of cats

Irrational fear of cats is called cat phobia and the medical term is Ailurophobia.

8. Enochlophobia - fear of crowds

8. Enochlophobia - fear of crowds

Enochlophobia sufferers feel comfort and danger when they see crowds. They generally do not like to visit public places and staying there for a while is too hard for them.

9. Hypnophobia - fear of sleep

9. Hypnophobia - fear of sleep

Repeated frightful nightmares can cause Hypnophobia.

10. Mechanophobia - fear of machines

10. Mechanophobia - fear of machines

People who have Mechanophobia feel dizziness, trembling or rapid heartbeat when they stay near to the machines.

11. Mysophobia - fear of germs

11. Mysophobia - fear of germs

Fear of germs, contamination or dirt is obvious, but Mysophobia victims repeatedly wash hands. They are too sensitive towards filth.

12. Xenophobia - fear of strangers

12. Xenophobia - fear of strangers

Xenophobia is the fear of seeing foreigners. It includes the extreme hatred towards people of another culture.

13. Thermophobia - fear of heat

13. Thermophobia - fear of heat

Thermophobia sufferers hate high temperature.

14. Thanatophobia - fear of dying

14. Thanatophobia - fear of dying

Death anxiety is a psychological problem. Thanatophobia is commonly seen in old people.

15. Pyrophobia - fear of fire

15. Pyrophobia - fear of fire

It is believed that Pyrophobia is in existence since human evolution. People having this phobia can not see the wildfire, house fire etc. Those who are a serious victim, they can not tolerate even a candle lighting.

16. Xocolatophobia - fear of chocolates

16. Xocolatophobia - fear of chocolates

Don't you find it silly? Some people not only hate chocolates, but they fear while seeing them.

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