View Full Version : Funny Phobias!

Boba Rhett
03-07-2002, 12:57 AM
Here are some of the most hilarious phobias I've ever laid eyes on. Feel free to post some more, disguss your own phobias or even make some theories as to why some of these exist!

Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing

Anablephobia- Fear of looking up

Barophobia- Fear of gravity

Bogyphobia- Fear of the bogeyman

Catoptrophobia or Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors

Cnidophobia- Fear of string

Chromatophobia- Fear of colors

Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed One of my phobias.

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of school

Epistemophobia or Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge :rofl:

Geliophobia- Fear of laughter

Genuphobia- Fear of knees

Geumaphobia- Fear of taste

Graphophobia- Fear of writing

Heliophobia- Fear of the sun

Helmintophobia- Fear of being infested with worms

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words Who's the amazingly evil man behind the naming of this one? :eek:

Hypnophobia- Fear of sleep Again, one of mine.

Kathisophobia or Thaasophobia- Fear of sitting down

Logophobia or Verbophobia- Fear of words

Mnemophobia- Fear of memories

Octophobia- Fear of the number 8 the hell?

Ommetaphobia- Fear of eyes

Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams Second only to the fear of spiders, this is the one that I suffer from the most :(

Panophobia- Fear of everything

Papyrophobia- Fear of paper

Peladophobia- Fear of bald people Do all women have this? :D

Phengophobia- Fear of daylight Do we have that? :D

Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking

Sciophobia- Fear of shadows

Selenophobia- Fear of the moon

Siderophobia- Fear of stars

Sophophobia- Fear of learning


I'll post a few more good ones later. :)

Darth Homer
03-07-2002, 01:24 AM
A few I suffer from:

Truiphobia: fear of reality

Nulicaffiophobia: fear of no sodas

Twangophobia: fear of country music (NOOO!! MAKE IT STOP!!!)

Sensophobia: fear of being coherent

Vegophobia: fear of eating healthy stuff

Makeemallupophobia: fear of making up phobias

(yes, I did make all of these up and I'm sacred. For me, the later it gets, the sillier I get. If you want some really weird posts, just wait for the next time I stay up 'till 5 am. :D)

03-07-2002, 02:00 AM
You have too much time on your hands, Rhett ;).

Gaming Nut
03-07-2002, 03:08 AM
I could think of why people would be afraid of some of those though you'd have to neurotic first.

"Anablephobia- Fear of looking up" should be renamed fear of looking up and seeing something falling toward you.

"Epistemophobia or Gnosiophobia- fear of knowledge" should be fear of what it could bring about you know dooms day.

"Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing" Again you need to be nutty frist but you might be afraid drowning.

"Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed" either you have bad dreams ALOT or your afriad you'll never wake up.

"Helmintophobia- Fear of being infested with worms" that would be nasty and painful so your right to fear it... if you live in he Amazon not in NYC.

"Peladophobia- Fear of bald people" bald guy's tend not to very nice in pop culture and if you already have lose grip of reality you might extend that to all bald people.

"Sciophobia- Fear of shadows" more like what might be in them.

For these to happen you have to mess up in the head to begin with and at that point you might be afraid of anything for some irrational reason.

All I have is my nice old fashion fear of heights.

Sherack Nhar
03-07-2002, 10:23 AM
I am a bit afraid of heights, but I wouldn't consider it a phobia. I do, however, suffer from Apiphobia during summer. I can't stand the bees, wasps, and hornets; they totally freak me out. I'm even a bit nervous around flies. :sweat:

Complete list of phobias: www.phobialist.com
There's even the fear of garlic! :lol:

Gaming Nut
03-07-2002, 10:45 AM
wasps ,bees , and stuff don't bother me don't piss um off and they leave you alone I've been stung 4 times I desvered it ever time jsut gotta pay alitte atteion to them and their fine.

03-07-2002, 10:59 AM
luthoslipophobia- The fear of being chased around by wolves while on a newly waxed floor while wearing socks

Darth Homer
03-07-2002, 12:56 PM
Good one, Clefo!! :rofl:

How 'bout:
Tridemensiophobia: the fear of being in 3D
(see my sig pic)

03-07-2002, 01:10 PM

wow am i glad a am just afriad of heights needles sorcpins and snaks

Tie Guy
03-07-2002, 07:04 PM
Phobophobia- Fear of phobias :D

I don't really have phobias in particular

03-07-2002, 07:15 PM
rusophobia- Fear of Russians

03-07-2002, 07:25 PM
rhett, what's the fear of fire ants??? :)

Dagobahn Eagle
03-07-2002, 08:03 PM
rusophobia- Fear of Russians

Uh, Clefo, most Americans already suffer from this one. It is widely regarded as 'fear that totally devastated countries will somehow benefit from a miracle and destroy themselves by declaring war on the United States, and it is better known as American Paranoia :rolleyes: :D.

unophobia- fear of receiving a '1' for a score for your newly released scenario.

assfallophobia - Fear that your ass might actually fall off when you roll on floor laughing.

Deathstarophobia- The fear that the moon might be a concealed Death Star :deathstar:

luthoslipophobia- The fear of being chased around by wolves while on a newly waxed floor while wearing socks


03-07-2002, 08:26 PM
I'm afraid of Leprechauns... I don't know why! :freakout:

BTW, Drake, Looks like you were afraid of your english teacher too... :cool:

Darth Homer
03-07-2002, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Tie Guy
Phobophobia- Fear of phobias

Ok, how about, Phobophillopobia: The fear of loving phobias

Uutont Fær Uulion
03-07-2002, 09:51 PM
My only fear is
Ancraophobia- fear of wind

can't stand the stuff. *shudder, shudder*

03-09-2002, 08:30 PM
I have Coulrophobia. :(

03-10-2002, 11:56 PM
To copy Clefo,

Anatidaephobia: The fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.

Also triscadecaphobia: The fear of the number 13.

03-12-2002, 06:17 PM
my phobias are heighs and claustophobia. and HOMOPHOBIA
also motherithianphobia-afraid of your mother
puttingtogetheralotofwordsphobia-afraid oh having nothing to say
bacteriathalphobia-fear of bacteria
solamaniphobia-fear of the sun blowing up
and iammakingthisupphobia- (suuffering from having no life)

03-16-2002, 10:57 PM
hehe this is why i love these boards lol ;)