The Weirdest Phobias People Have to Live With

You think you know everything? Well, here’s something you may not know, people are scared of long words! Yes, you read right, there is a fear of long words and it’s called hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. Here is a list of other phobias you may not have heard of:

Phobophobia – the fear of actually having a phobia! A little ironic, isn’t it?

Ablutophobia – the fear of bathing and cleaning. The next time someone sits next to you in public transport, remember they might have this phobia.

Siderophobia – the fear of stars! One of people’s favorite summer hobbies, watching stars may make relax you, or evidently – terrify you!

Logophobia – the fear of learning how to read. If you read this, don’t worry – you’re safe. People with this phobia become breathless, shaky or even paranoid when they see written words, and most of them refuse to learn to read or write.

Chorophobia – the fear of dancing. So, if someone says they don’t want to dance, maybe they really, really can’t. This phobia is usually associated with other social phobias like fear of crowds.

Optophobia – maybe one of the most bizarre phobias, fear of opening one’s eyes. Yes, someone is afraid of opening their eyes, literally!