All of us fear something or other but sometimes the small fears become extreme fears of our lives. Some people have irrational and extreme fears, known as a phobia. The people suffering from a phobia tend to avoid certain things or feeling or anything causing fear or known to associate with fear. While some phobias look normal, some phobias are so weird that we can’t even that they exist. Here is the list of 21 weird phobias.
1. Xanthophobia – Fear of the yellow color
Colors fill happiness in our lives but for some people, the yellow color or the word yellow may trigger the fear. The word Xanthophobia originates to greek work Xantho (meaning yellow) and phobia. The people having it does not want anything related to Yellow.
2. Somniphobia – Fear of falling asleep
We look for the comfort of our beds after hectic days so that we can sleep peacefully. However, the people suffering from Somniphobia fear going to sleep because of bad dreams. They fear that another bad dream may come while sleeping.
3. Hylophobia – Fear of forests
Forests and trees are an integral part of the life on Earth. However, some people have the irrational fear of woods, forests, and trees. The condition is known as Hylophobia. The word Hylophobia is derived from the Greek word Hylo (meaning forest).
4. Nomophobia – Fear of being without your mobile phone
Can you image a day of your life without your smartphone? Our days start with alarms of smartphones and it accompanies us throughout the day. The mobile phone addiction is raising and Some people have the irrational fear of being without a mobile phone. The people with Nomophobia (or no-mobile-phone-phobia) fear being unable to use their phones due to lost mobile signals, running talk or battery or talk time or any other reason.
5. Ombrophobia – Fear of rain
Rain has different meanings for people. For some people, rains create the perfect atmosphere of romance, for some, it is a chance to play outside and for some people, it brings a sense of fear. The people suffering from Ombrophobia fear even mild rains.
6. Trypophobia – Fear of holes
Trypophobia is a fear or holes (primarily a bunch of nearby small holes). People with Trypophobia feel nausea and sickness when looking at surfaces that have small holes gathered close together. People who have it avoid the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes.
7. Caligynephobia – Fear of beautiful women
For some people, the sight of a beautiful woman can make their day. Most of us wish for a beautiful woman in our lives. The same is not true for everyone. The people having Caligynephobia fear of beautiful women. The suffering man can become frightened by gorgeous girls.