12 Most Bizarre Phobias People Actually Have

12. Arachibutyrophobia – Fear of Peanut Butter Sticking To Your Palate

Believe it or not, but Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to your palate. Yes, this is a real phobia. People fear that they will eat peanut butter and it will stick to the roof of their mouths. Now unless you have a peanut allergy, we have all had this happen to us. The answer to the problem is to simply use your tongue to remove the peanut butter; it’s as simple as that, problem solved. For people who suffer from this phobia, however they lose the ability to think reasonably and panic. The easiest way to not have to deal with this phobia is to avoid eating peanut butter altogether.
12. Arachibutyrophobia – Fear of Peanut Butter Sticking To Your Palate

11. Anatidaephobia – Fear Of Being Watched By Ducks

Anatidaephobia is the fear of being watched by ducks (yes, ducks). To those of us who do not suffer from this phobia it seems insanely funny, but for the person who has Anatidaephobia they find nothing funny about it.
11. Anatidaephobia – Fear Of Being Watched By Ducks

10. Ablutophobia – Fear Of Bathing

Ablutophobia is the fear of bathing. Yeah this is a pretty disgusting phobia to have. People who suffer from this phobia not only fear bathing, but also fear washing in general. How do you have a normal life when you fear keeping yourself clean?
10. Ablutophobia – Fear Of Bathing

9. Anthophobia – Fear Of Flowers

Anthophobia is the fear of flowers. Most of us see flowers as a welcome addition to any garden, yard or room. People who suffer from Anthophobia are terrorized by the sight of flowers. People with this bizarre problem fear the flower, the stem and even the sweet smelling petals.
9. Anthophobia – Fear Of Flowers

8. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia – Fear Of Long Words

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is a large word that describes the fear of words that are long. How ironic is it that the name for this phobia is a long word? It’s almost as if the person who named the phobia was attempting to be a bit sarcastic.
8. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia – Fear Of Long Words

7. Ergophobia – Fear Of Work

Ergophobia is…wait for it…the…fear of work. Some people actually suffer from a fear of work. Now, that isn’t always a bad fear to have! This fear can lead to some sufferers getting disability because the phobia causes a person to have an irrational fear of finding employment, as well as the fear of a work environment.
7. Ergophobia – Fear Of Work

6. Pogonophobia – Fear Of Beards

Pogonophobia is the fear of beards. Now if you’re a man with this fear it could be difficult to get a girlfriend and if you are a woman with the disorder, you’ll have a hard time finding a boyfriend. Beards are the ‘in’ thing right now.
6. Pogonophobia – Fear Of Beards

5. Globophobia – Fear Of Balloons Popping

Globophobia is the fear of balloons popping. People who suffer from this phobia can fear balloons in general or just fear the sound of balloons popping. Imagine how difficult it must be for someone with this fear to plan their child’s birthday party or to attend other birthday parties.
5. Globophobia – Fear Of Balloons Popping

4. Turophobia – Fear of Cheese

Turophobia is the fear of cheese. It’s difficult to imagine being afraid of something that is so delicious. Sufferers go their whole lives without knowing the delectable pleasure cheese brings. Some people, who suffer from this phobia, fear all cheese while others fear certain types of cheeses.
4. Turophobia – Fear of Cheese

3. Hylophobia – Fear Of Trees

Hylophobia is the fear of trees. People who suffer from this phobia not only fear trees, but woods and forests as well.
3. Hylophobia – Fear Of Trees

2. Trypophobia – Fear Of Small Holes

Trypophobia is the fear of small holes. People who suffer from Trypophobia fear things such as sponges and honeycombs. If a person who suffers from this phobia sees a small hole they suffer from a large array of symptoms. Those symptoms can include a person experiencing nausea, dizziness or a full force panic attack.
2. Trypophobia – Fear Of Small Holes

1. Sanguivoriphobia – Fear Of Vampires

Sanguivoriphobia is the fear of vampires. The phobia’s name means “fear of blood eaters.” This phobia can cause excessive panic and terror, which can lead to panic attacks.
1. Sanguivoriphobia – Fear Of Vampires