25 Weirdest Fears and Phobias You Never Expected

Posted by , Updated on January 8, 2019

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Let’s face it, humans are fragile and can have some of the weirdest fears and phobias. We live in a dangerous world. Pretty much anything can cause us to shuffle off our mortal coil. That’s just in regards to our physical bodies, but we seem pretty emotionally fragile. At least, if I am to believe half the stuff I read on Twitter. So maybe it’s time to reevaluate the word phobia.
It’s almost always defined as an irrational fear. However, maybe no fear is truly without merits. If that’s the case, then this list can be read as a survival guide of sorts. And if you happen to see a fear you already have, don’t think that makes you personally strange. It makes you smart. You’re prepared for something the rest of us haven’t considered. So, to make you as safe as possible, I present the 25 weirdest fears and phobias you never expected.

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20

Acerbophobia

lemonhttp://common-phobias.com/acerbo/index.htm

This phobia, the fear of sourness, was probably developed by a lot of people who grew up on late ’90s candy. Warheads and Cry Baby Tears weren’t too extreme in small quantities, but playground challenges led to scaring experiences.

19

Venustaphobia

beautiful womenhttp://common-phobias.com/Venusta/index.htm

It can be tough out on the dating market, so this, the fear of beautiful women, is understandable. Try to stay optimistic.

18

Bibliophobia

bookshttp://common-phobias.com/biblio/index.htm

The fear of books makes sense. I have quite a few on my shelf taunting me while I watch Netflix. I’m not sure I’m ready to dive back in to reading, though. “The Red Badge of Courage” really soured me on the experience in 7th grade.

17

Philophobia

engagementhttp://common-phobias.com/philo/index.htm

The fear of being in love just sound like something people claim to have after the old, “it’s not you, it’s me” excuse. It’s apparently a real thing, though. Maybe being on the wrong end of that excuse leads to the phobia. I’m still putting myself out there, so I’ll keep you guys updated.

16

Euphobia

femalehttp://common-phobias.com/Eu/index.htm

I’m not sure what could happen to make a person be afraid of good news. I guess I thought it was good news when I heard they were making a “Last Airbender” movie. Getting ones hopes up is a scary thing.

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