Phobias, or the extreme fear of a certain idea, practice, or object, can be paralyzing. Some common fears, like fear of heights or fear of spiders, may seem so normal now because of the number of people who share the phobia.
But there are several phobias that are so strange that you likely never considered them to be real. Check out these 10 weird phobias:
If you ever get really uncomfortable when you’re faced with a big decision, or if your partner is asking you to decide where to go out to eat, you may suffer from decidophobia, the fear of making decisions. It was penned as a phobia in 1973 in the book “Without Guilt or Justice” by Walter Kaufmann.
Probably one of the weirdest phobias on this list is luposlipaphobia, the fear of being chased by wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a waxed floor. Strange, right? It debuted in a Far Side comic strip.
People who fear looking at or touching their belly buttons have this fear. Maybe it’s because no one is really sure what’s in there!
Elvis Presley, the King of Rock n’ Roll, definitely didn’t have to worry about this phobia, which is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
People with this fear are always scared to swallow. This can cause trouble in their diet, so many decide to eat soft or liquid foods to remain in good nutritional standing.
A lot pf people may seem as though they have this fear, which is the fear of opinions, but is it usually suffered by people who couldn’t express their opinions or often had their opinions rejected.
Time ticks away too fast for people who suffer from this phobia, which is the phobia of time passing.
As hard as it is to believe, there are people who suffer from optophobia, the fear of opening their eyes.
Dracula doesn’t have to worry about this weird phobia, which is the phobia of seeing yourself in a mirror, or fear of encountering a mirror. Maybe you’re scared to see a ghost standing behind you, or maybe you have terrible bed head!
Most people enjoy being cheerful, but people with this phobia are scared to be happy!