8 Strange Phobias You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

· December 14, 2015

A quote from the famous Livy went like this: “Fear is always ready to see things as being worse than they are.” Today we’ll explore eight of the strangest phobias out there. I can assure you that many of these will surprise you.

Just as our website says, today we will once again be exploring your mind. It is so complex that it is difficult for us to explain how certain phobias, as absurd as they may seem, can stop us from seeing the world in a normal way.

Always remember to have an open and understanding mind. If you are willing to put yourself in other people’s shoes and make affectionate, whole-hearted use of your empathy, you will be able to avoid many of the problems, phobias, and fears that can stop you from being happy.

Chrometophobia

We are starting our review with one of the most incredible phobias in existence. It is called chrometophobia and it is a phobia of capital values and money. It is not just a phase or a temporary fear that ends up going away, so it creates a serious problem for those suffering from it.

It is clear that the world is far too complicated to keep using the barter system. Despite the fact that money does not give us happiness, in modern life we need to buy and sell. As such, do not want more than you have or be afraid of it. Just be happy with what you have earned through hard work and perseverance.

Somniphobia

Calderón de la Barca said that “life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams.” With this ever-appropriate quote, maybe we can fight somniphobia, the fear of sleep.

In this case, the person suffering from somniphobia thinks that they may not wake up again. This brings with it more serious problems, such as disorders in their circadian rhythms, which can cause eating disorders and mental problems due to the lack of sleep and the excessive insomnia, which often accompany this phobia.

Woman with Closed Eyes


Let us not forget that it can often be helpful to put things into perspective. Sleeping is a natural function that can also be amazing. Our brain rests, accumulates knowledge, and gives creativity the chance to spring forth.

Is there anything more beautiful than that?

Ephebiphobia

Now we are moving on to another curious illness, ephebiphobia. In this case, it is a fear of adolescents. 

It is true that adolescence is often not an easy period in life. There are many people who had a really bad time of it, feeling abandoned, lonely, and even looked down upon.

However, giving up is not generally a good idea.

Each and every person has something beautiful and amazing inside of them, so a highly appreciated virtue is knowing how to find the best in everyone, as well as being able to show the best that there is inside of us.

Sophophobia

We continue along the lines of the previous fear now by speaking about sophophobia. In this case, the condition centers on the individual’s fear of acquiring new knowledge.

As we have said before, during the night, when we sleep, our brain processes and acquires new knowledge that we took in during the day. We must never be afraid of knowledge, for only through it can we come to be free.

Boy Stressed Behind Books

Basophobia

We continue our stroll through the most irrational phobias known to man with basophobia, which is the fear of falling.

This phobia is seen primarily in people who have undergone a recent operation related to their mobility. However, good psychological help and physical therapy can get rid of this condition that is not as irrational as some may think.

Phagophobia

Can you imagine yourself living without ever eating? This is what people suffering from phagophobia would like for themselves, for they suffer from an irrational fear of ingesting food and having to swallow.

Let us never forget that eating is not only a necessity, but also a pleasure.

The world of food is full of little nuances that can change any soup or dish into authentic culinary art. Let us enjoy the beautiful side of what the human being is capable of.

Spermatophobia and Medorthophobia

We would like to finish up with two peculiar phobias related to people’s sex lives. On the one hand, we have spermatophobia, which is the fear of semen. Meanwhile, medorthophobia is the fear of erections.

Is there anything more beautiful in the world than an amazing sexual relationship? Pleasure and sensuality are a vital part of our experience. We must not miss out on the essential coming together of two people because of irrational fears.