We've all heard of Arachnophobia (the fear of spiders), Acrophobia (the fear of heights) and Ophiophobia (the fear of snakes), all quite common and is
not irrational at all to be suffering from one of these, although the word "phobia" means highly irrational fear of something. But some of these other
phobias that you probably haven't heard of epitomizes the meaning. As silly as some of these are, these are absolutely real and people are actually
suffering from these, so try not to laugh..
: The fear of the sun, sunlight or any bright light. So if you're heliophobic, chances are you might be a vampire.
Either that or you've been partying all night.
: No relation to Arachnophobia, Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of
your mouth. Not even the peanut butter itself, but the thought of it getting stuck there. Do you take the risk and eat the delicious peanut butter
: Or Ergophobia, is the abnormal fear of work or finding employment. Wait so you mean there is a longer scientific
word for being lazy? Jokes aside, this is a real thing, I wonder if one can be ergophobic by choice.
: I think some of you have heard of this before, I remember seeing it on The Maury Show and thought it was a joke. The
fear of balloons and especially balloons being popped is very real. Stay away from children's birthday parties.
: The fear of chins. Yes the chin on your face. I can't help but chuckle when I read that, but quickly remember that
these are serious things that people are actually suffering from and it's not a joke. What can be worse than going through life being terrified of
: The cousin of Geniophobia, this is the fear of knees. Varies from the fear of your own knee, to the fear of all knees
and even the act of kneeling. I guess there is something that's worst than fear of chins, a fear of both knees and chins. I would never wish these on
: This is the abnormal fear of your home, house or home appliances. Pertinent to today with what's going on in society
with all the security and surveillance issues. I think we are becoming an Oikophobic world. Scared of your toaster? You aren't alone.
: a rare social disorder that is also somewhat pertinent today, the fear of opinions. I know what you're thinking,
most of us here at ATS suffer from this, but Allodoxaphobia can make you very uneasy, cause nausea and have a panic attack just from hearing an
opinion. I'm guessing this is the epitome of being "triggered".
: That's right, the fear of phobias itself and all things related. If you've successfully read everything up until now
and you're still in one piece, you're off the hook. I probably shouldn't be joking about these things because it's obvious these are serious
psychological problems and mental illness in general is no laughing matter.
: Last but certainly not least, Trumphobia is a real phenomena happening right before our eyes, the irrational fear of
Donald Trump. Many will argue this, but imho I think it's alive and well.
Don't shoot the messenger.
edit on 19-3-2017 by knowledgehunter0986 because: (no reason given)