10 Unusual Phobias!
1.Xanthophobia – fear of the color yellow
Sufferers of xanthophobia may fear anything yellow, including the sun, daffodils and yellow paint. In its most aggressive form xanthophobic symptoms may include an overwhelming fear of even the phrase yellow.
2.Turophobia- fear of cheese
Sufferers of Turophobia usually associate cheese with a traumatic memory. From cheddar to mozzarella turophobes often have to run away if they so much as see a slice of cheese. Some may fear one type of cheese while others may fear cheese altogether.
3.Somniphobia- fear of falling asleep
Somniphobia comprises often irrational and excessive fear of sleep. Somniphobes may fear falling asleep because they associate going to bed with dying. It may also result from a feeling of lack of control or from suffering repeated nightmares. Somniphobics may also fear losing time while sleeping.
4.Coulrophobia – fear of clowns
Coulrophobia is a relatively common phobia, and usually present in children according to various surveys. The ‘scary clown’ has often been used in popular culture, for example in the form of the Joker in Batman comics and film adaptations. Coulrophobia has some celebrity sufferers- namely Daniel Radcliffe and Johnny Depp. Nomophobia- fear of being without mobile phone coverage
5.Omphalophobia- fear of the navel
Omphalophobia is the fear of bullybuttons. Sufferers are afraid to have their bellybuttons touched, or to touch another person’s belly button. The fear is often linked with the belly button’s association to the umbilical cord and a mother’s womb. Omphalophobes can be repulsed just by seeing or thinking about a belly button
6.Pogonophobia-fear of beards
That toddler sitting on Santa’s lap isn’t freaking out over the stranger hugging her; she may have Pogonophobia, the fear of beards. No wonder TV villains are always stroking theirs.
7.Kakorrhaphiaphobia-fear of failure
Hate losing? You’ve got Kakorrhaphiaphobia: the fear of failure. Aww. Have we told you how smart and pretty you are?
8.Arithmophobia-fear of numbers
Arithmophobia means to the fear of numbers generally, but can also refer to the fear of math, numerals, certain numbers, calculations, and/or calculus.
9.Expergefaciphobia- the fear of waking up.
Perfect example of Monday mornings!
10.Heliophobia-fear of sun
In a sort of modern day vampirism, heliophobia is actually defined as fear of the sun. Although it sounds harmless, it can actually be quite serious and lead to vitamin D deficiency as a result of staying indoors.