These weird facts about phobias will blow your mind. You won’t believe some of the crazy things many unfortunate people suffer from.
So lets kick of our list of ten weird facts about phobias that actually exist.
1. Ablutophobia – Fear Of Washing
Ablutophobia is the bizarre fear of washing and bathing. It can affect children and adults and is more common in girls than boys. The picture above is of an 80 year old Iranian who hasn`t had a wash in sixty years because of his phobia.
2. Amathophobia – Fear of dust
Even though dust is harmless in small amounts there many people who develop anxiety and panic attacks at the site of dust. It makes you wonder how they clean anything, or if they do.
3. Baropphobia – Fear of gravity
People suffering from Baropphobia are always in panic in case gravity ceases to exist and they float away.
4. Bromidrophobia – Fear of body smells
You may be surprised to learn that this phobia is quite common. People with Bromidrophobia become crazy about hygiene and go in to complete overdrive when cleaning themselves.
In some cases people end up damaging their skin through excessive scrubbing.
5. Clinophobia – Fear of going to bed
This phobia is developed from the fear of having nightmares while sleeping. It sometimes takes over a person so much that they try to avoid sleeping all together which can lead to insomnia and poor health.
The causes may be due to bed-wetting, insomnia, worry, anxiety, random thoughts, health issues, nightmares among others.
6. Dendrophobia – Fear of trees
While some people like to live in trees and hug them there are a few folk out there that fear them. Most Dendrophobia cases are a result of a traumatic experience at young age. Hylophobia, xylophobia, or ylophobia are fears of wood or forests, and nyctohylophobia is the fear of forests at night.
7. Eisoptrophobia – Fear of seeing oneself in a mirror
Many people love looking in the mirror and of course with most things there is an opposite which are people who have panic attacks every time they see a reflection of themselves.
8. Geliophobia – Fear of laughter
They say laughter is the best medicine but for some it is a nightmare. If you have this phobia then best stay from funny animal pictures on the net.
9. Sciaphobia – Fear of shadows
Many horror movies use shadows to create scary scenes but for some people it is a common fear. Sufferers may want to stay in the well-lit room in the house while avoiding sleeping in the dark room. Seeing shadows, even cast by a person itself, can cause them to scream or cry while walking through shadows can cause panic or even faint.
10. Peladophobia – Fear of bald people
This is actually one of many common phobias, but why? Bald people can be kinda cool, I have many friends who are bald. The fear is originated from unpleasant experiences when encountering bald people, like getting threatened or injured by them.