63 Funny Phobias and The Reasons Behind Phobias

Published by in Humor
24th Sep 2010

Phobias result from extreme fear of things, objects, animals, activities or people based form a peculiar and strange experiences. Some phobias could be so serious like a morbid phobias associated with irrational and intense persistent fears. When it is beyond the normal control it hinder in the completion of normal activities. Below are listing of funny phobias and the reasons behind it.

1.      Ablutophobia– Fear of washing or bathing. That why no one dare to come or get closer to you.

2.       Aerophobia– Fear of swallowing air. You may end up as a dead man. So everyone needs oxygen to live.

3.      Anablephobia– Fear of looking up. If you don’t you would not see the things which may fall on your head.

4.       Anemophobia– Fear of wind. You’re so thin you may get carried away.

5.       Arithmophobia– Fear of numbers. Number everywhere even not written you could count them.

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6.       Auroraphobia– Fear of Northern Lights. Then don’t look it would do no harm.

7.       Barophobia– Fear of gravity. The whole earth revolves around with gravity.

8.       Basophobia- Fear of walking. If you don’t you end up as crippled. So you need to walk.

9.       Blennophobia– Fear of slime. I think everybody does.

10.   Bogyphobia- Fear of the bogeyman. Is that in the movie?

11.   Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting. This is so weird if you don’t sit you may end up with full of varicose vein from standing longer.

12.   Catoptrophobia– Fear of mirrors. Or maybe you just afraid to see your ugly images. No wonder no one else seem interested since you don’t even know what your real look are?

13.   Chaetophobia- Fear of hair. Well everyone have hair even if you are afraid just put your hands on your head you could already feel it.

  • pattiann

    Excellent! Sort of comes in time for Halloween. I thought the article was great. I never knew these phobias existed.
    Good work! I’m looking forward to more work by you!

  • LCM Linda

    So many phobias, what a suprise. Great share.

  • Eunice Tan

    Good share. Get new info from this article.

  • SharifaMcFarlane

    What a list. This took a lot of work for you Aileen!

    People have some strange fears.

  • Kaye TM

    haha. that was good. i love studying psych. it’s really amusing sometimes.

  • PSingh1990

    Nice Share.


  • GodsGrace

    Nice Post

  • Ethics0006

    Good Job

  • Christine Ramsay

    Wow! So many phobias.! I haven’t heard of most of them. A really interesting post.


  • Videomark

    A very entertaining read. I had not heard of a lot of them.

  • wonder

    I would love to know more, very amusing, but they are true.

  • Melinda J

    Aileen, this cracked me up. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • Jswana

    I had to laugh. I think I have a few phobias running around but I won’t tell. I really liked this one!

  • cherry

    hahaha..very funny.. :-)

  • bryeunade

    Very interesting and funny too

  • Abhipray Sahoo

    LOL Great share. Some of these are crazy!

  • chitragopi

    When I read this I realise I have some of these. Thanks for enlightening me

  • princess serenity

    So many list of fears. It’s funny if you do not experience it but not if you are.

  • Alaina Ellington

    I have never heard of most of these…too funny! : )

  • Magic Quill


  • yes me


  • T. S. GARP

    Excellent list of phobias!

  • Kopykween

    great compilation here. brought a smile to my face.

  • gaby7

    I did not know there were so many phobias! Great post!

  • Aileen Tecson

    thabks everyone for all of your lovely comments :-)