Fears and Phobias: The Common,Not So Common and the Famous

when your mind hunts you down

7 Weird Phobias

when your mind hunts you down
  1. Nomatophobia: fear of names
  2. Phronemophobia: fear of thinking
  3. Pogonophobia: fear of beards
  4. Didaskaleinophobia: fear of school
  5. Chaetophobia: fear of hair
  6. Kathisophobia: fear of sitting down
  7. Barophobia: fear of gravity

6 Common Phobias

  1. Arachnophobia: fear of spiders
  2. Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces
  3. Claustrophobia: Fear of small spaces
  4. Acrophobia: fear of heights
  5. Brontophobia: fear of thunderstorms
  6. Necrophobia: fear of death

5 Famous Celebrity Phobias

  1. Johnny Depp, everyone’s favorite pirate, has Clourophobia: the fear of clowns.
  2. Ironically, Roger Moore, also known as 007, is afraid of guns, Hoblophobia.
  3. “Psycho” director Alfred Hitchcock had Ovophobia, the fear of eggs.
  4. Michael Jackson was afraid of germs, Mysophobia, hence the surgical mask.
  5. Cher suffers from Aviophobia, the fear of flying.

What’s Your Biggest fear?



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  • I knew a gal who had a serious phobia of feathers!!!

  • Guest

    Caligynephobia(fear of beautiful women) is also a weird one 😀

  • Wow, the weird fears are weird.  First time hearing most of those.  I still don’t know what my fear is.  I don’t think it’s anything material or thing.  If I had to name something it would be the Fear of failure, not amounting to anything worthwhile.

  • Radhika_goel

    As a child I had a fear of dogs, I overcame my fear by playing with my neighbor’s puppies as they
    grew up

  • Ryan H

    Wow! I did not know about the problem Roger Moore had with guns. My biggest fear though is –  Heights because I’m afraid of falling

  • Aarushi Khanna

    My biggest fear is the police. Especially so in Delhi

  • Barbara Shaw

    Roaches. without doubt these are the only things which drive me insane.