25 Bizarre Facts About Phobias You Never Knew Existed

What are you afraid of?

There are common fears that lots of people have (spiders, am I right?). Many people are afraid of closed places or have a fear of open spaces.

Then there are those people who have irrational fears of the most ordinary things. Imagine having a fear of ice cream, or a fear of the Dutch. Now imagine if these fears crippled your everyday life.

Here are 25 phobias you never knew existed.

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Oneirophobia

Oneirophobiapichttp://www.changethatsrightnow.com/oneirophobia/

A good example of this fear can be seen in the Nightmare on Elm Street movies.

Somebody with Oneirophobia has a fear of dreams.

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Omphalophobia

bellybuttonpic1https://www.fearof.net/fear-of-belly-buttons-phobia-omphalophobia/

You probably won’t see many people with this disorder wearing any midriff shirts.

If someone has Omphalophobia, they have a fear of belly buttons.

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Papyrophobia

paperfearpochttps://catapult.co/stories/artifact-paper-mourning-my-father-papyrophobia

Don’t write letters to people who have Papyrophobia. People with this phobia have a fear of paper.

Thank goodness for audiobooks, right?

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Zemmiphobia

moleratpichttp://www.phobiasource.com/zemmiphobia-fear-of-the-great-mole-rat/

Beware the great mole rat. At least that’s what people who have Zeemmiphobia will probably tell you.

In all fairness, they would probably be creepy looking … if they existed. But although some species of mole rats do exist, it seems there is no such thing as the great mole rat.

Talk about irrational fears.

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Tachophobia

speedfearpichttps://www.epainassist.com/mental-health/phobias/tachophobia-or-fear-of-speed

If you’re on the highway and behind a slow driver, don’t honk your horn.

The driver may have Tachophobia, which is a fear of speed or doing some activity too fast.

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