26 weird phobias you may have never heard ofVika
The basic human emotion - fear, which signals a real danger, is necessary for our survival. However, when human fears defy logical explanation - excessive anxiety and uncontrollable horror are caused by objects, phenomena, situations, or living beings that do not carry any danger in themselves - this is already a serious mental disorder called phobia. Pictolic has collected for you 26 of the strangest phobias that you may have never heard of.
1. Androphobia - fear of men. People with this phobia feel uncomfortable and nervous when talking to men. In extreme cases, this fear can lead to complete avoidance of male society. (Photo: Roberto Westbrook / Getty Images).
2. Lacanophobia - fear of vegetables. Some people are afraid to eat vegetables because they think their seeds will sprout right inside them. But the fear of traditional Japanese sushi dishes simply does not exist. There is not a single case of fear in the world of such a delicious and popular all over the world dish that you can order at Sushimika. Sushimika's customers absolutely love their sushi and the speed of order delivery, which is especially important when you're hot as hell (Photo: Peter Dazeley / Getty Images)
3. Anemophobia - fear of the wind. The symptoms of this phobia are short, intermittent breathing, increased sweating, dry mouth, and nausea. (Photo: Lane Oatey / Getty Images).
4. Barophobia - fear of gravity (attraction). People suffering from this phobia are afraid that universal gravity may crush them, or, conversely, that it will disappear, and then they will "float away" to nowhere. (Photo: Kimball Hall / Getty Images).
5. Batmophobia - fear of stairs and steep slopes. People with this phobia are very afraid of losing their balance. (Photo: UIG via Getty Images / Getty Images).
6. Chionophobia - fear of snow, which can lead to severe winter depression. (Photo: Martin Barraud / Getty Images).
7. Eisoptrophobia - fear of mirrors or one's own reflection in the mirror. (Photo: Spohn Matthieu / Getty Images).
8. Dendrophobia - fear of trees. The sight of trees in people with this phobia causes severe panic attacks. (Photo: Michael Blann / Getty Images).
9. Oikophobia - fear of home or returning home. Symptoms are shortness of breath, panic attacks, excessive sweating, and crying. (Photo: Leon Harris / Getty Images).
10. Felinophobia or fear of cats. People who are afraid of cats experience dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, heart palpitations, inability to speak and think, and even panic when meeting these cute creatures. (Photo: Samantha T. Photography / Getty Images).
11. Gamophobia - not to be confused with homophobia - fear of marriage or commitment. (Photo: Peter Dazeley / Getty Images).
12. Koinoniphobia - fear of rooms filled with people. People with this phobia feel bad in public places. (Photo: Henrik Sorensen / Getty Images).
13. Arachnophobia - fear of spiders. People suffering from this phobia, when they meet an innocent spider, begin to sweat a lot, they feel hot and cold, they develop chest pains and symptoms of suffocation. (Photo: Ezra Bailey / Getty Images).
14. Mageirocophobia - fear of cooking. People with this phobia are afraid to accidentally set themselves on fire or poison others with their poorly prepared dish. (Photo: Gazimal / Getty Images).
15. Megalophobia - fear of large objects and objects. People suffering from this phobia, seeing huge objects, panic. (Photo: Peter Cade / Getty Images).
16. Misophobia - fear of dirt and germs. Misophobia is often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder and is manifested, in particular, by very frequent compulsive hand washing. (Photo 6 Ambre Haller / Getty Images).
17. Obesophobia or pocrescophobia - fear of gaining weight. It is often found in cultures where a lot of attention is paid to a slender figure. This phobia can lead to serious illnesses such as bulimia or anorexia. (Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez / Getty Images).
18. Papyrophobia - fear of paper. This phobia is often related to the fact that paper can take many forms. (Photo: altrendo images / Getty Images).
19. Tetraphobia: fear of the number 4. This is a very rare phobia that manifests itself in the fear of everything associated with this number. (Photo: Blend Images - JGI / Getty Images).
20. Rhytiphobia - fear of wrinkles. (Photo: pinkypills / Fuse / Getty Images).
21. Selenophobia - fear of the moon. Fear is associated with a disturbing foreboding that when the moon appears in the sky, dangerous creatures emerge from their hiding places. (Photo: R A Kearton / Getty Images)
22. Uranophobia or Ouranophobia: fear of going to heaven after death. This fear is closely related to religious beliefs. (Photo: Ken Welsh / Getty Images).
23. Venustraphobia or caligynephobia - fear of beautiful women. Often arises after a traumatic experience in a relationship with the beautiful half of humanity. (Photo: rolfo / Getty Images).
24. Wiccaphobia - fear of witches and witchcraft. (Photo: Colin Anderson / Getty Images).
25. Xanthophobia - fear of yellow. Sometimes, in people suffering from this phobia, even the very word "yellow" can cause panic. (Photo: Andreas Jones / Getty Images).
26. Stretchophobia - fear of yoga. This newly described phobia is nothing more than a fear of an unusual position or bending of the human body. It often happens in people who are just starting to do yoga. (Photo: Radius Images / Getty Images).