It is completely normal for a person to have a genuine fear of
something. There is no person in the world who doesn’t
have a fear of something. However, sometimes, this
rational, genuine fear takes the form of a phobia. Sometimes,
though genuine, these fears are so weird that is is hard for
the people around them to accept and understand them.
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Check these freakish yet genuine fears people have.
Aibohphobia is described as the fear of palindromes.
Palindromes are those words that are spelled the same in both
the backward as well as in forward direction. Ironically,
Aibohphobia is also a palindrome.
Ablutophobia is a persistent fear of bathing or any other form
of cleaning activity. It is found to be more common in children
Hylophobia is the fear of forests and woods. Main causes of
Hylophobia include getting lost amidst the forest, a tree
falling onto them and getting attacked by a wild animal.
As the name rightly suggests, Decidophobia is the fear of
making decisions. You must note that there is a lot of
difference between simple indecisiveness and Decidophobia.
Descendophobia is the fear of walking down an incline. People
with Descendophobia cannot walk across all the forms of
inclinations including stairs or hill.
Panphobia is basically fear of everything. People with
panphobia constantly think that there is evil in everything.
They get anxious very easily.
Gephyrophobia is the fear of crossing high bridges. So, in
general, a person having Gephyrophobia tend to avoid routes
which take them over bridges.
Ergophobia, also known as Ergasophobia is fear of work. It is
basically a subset of social anxiety. People suffering from
Ergophobia actually find it extremely difficult to socialise
with their co-workers.
Trypophobia is fear of cluster of irregular patterns. Irregular
patterns, small holes or bumps have claimed to cause anxiety in
Oikophobia is termed as the fear of home appliances. It
includes everything from utensils to other products in a home.
Chronophobia is the fear of passage of time. It is generally
seen in prison inmates or elderly people. People with stress or
anxiety generally tend to suffer from Chronophobia.
Nomophobia is irrational fear for not having an access to the