Phobias facts

There are more than 400 distinct phobias well recognized by psychologists.

Papaphobia is the fear of the Pope.

Phobophobia is the fear of having a phobia.

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.

Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone or losing your signal.

Anatidaephobia is the weird fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.

Caligynephobia is the fear of beautiful women.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

Cherophobia is the fear of being too happy because “something tragic” will happen.

Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.

Phobias may be memories passed down through generations in DNA, according to a new research.

Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler, all suffered from ailurophobia, the fear of cats.

Didaskaleinophobia is the fear of going to school.

“Pistanthrophobia” is the fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences.

Ommatophobia is the fear of eyes.

Odontophobia is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care.

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

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