Fear is a natural emotional response all living things express in one way or the other. We as human too fear things and people and situations. However, while most fears can be very logical and rational, there is some kind of phobias which you might not have heard or even imagined in your wildest of dreams.
Here are 8 such phobias which will not only keep your eyes wide open but in most probability will come across as a shock. But, believe it or not, all the phobias below are very true and there are people who actually suffer those.
This is used to define the fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground. Now when you think of it, it does sound scary. But there are people who are in constant fear of this.
- Omphalophobia – The fear of belly buttons
While most romantic and sensual people would not stop emphasizing the sensitivity of navel and how it is a very important part of foreplay for most couples, it is also true that there are people who are extremely afraid of belly buttons. Both touching and looking at navels is simply out of question for them.
- Telephonophobia – The fear of talking on the phone.
You must have known people who are very shy and are even afraid to speak in front of someone, but have you heard of people scared to talk specifically on phone. They could talk to you in person and may be even give a speech in front of a large audience but when it comes to taking on phone, they take a backseat. They always prefer texting.
- Catoptrophobia – The fear of mirrors
Most people do secretly admire themselves in front of the mirror. But then there are some who are actually scared of looking in the mirror. And contrary to popular thought, it has nothing to do with their physical appearance. They are, but still afraid of what they might see.
- Bananaphobia – The fear of bananas.
Its one thing to be scared of animals and insects which could harm you, but it is certainly a shock when you are afraid of things you are supposed to eat. But as strange as it might seem, there are people who are scared of a banana. And, if you have this phobia, you know they are scary
- Achondroplasiaphobia – The fear of midgets.
People since early times have often laughed at the midgets and made fun of their appearance. But, not everyone mocks at them. Some of them, though very few in number are actually afraid of midgets just because they look differently. It is true. Size doesn’t always matter.
- Koumpounophobia – The fear of buttons.
Now imagine the life of a man who is scared of buttons. He certainly can’t wear a shirt, leave alone buttoning it themselves. For such people who suffer this phobia, the only options are Clothes without buttons.
- Podophobia – The fear of feet.
Some people are disgusted by feet while some actually have a fetish for the same. However, there are also people who are very scared of touching or even looking at feet. And the fear is no less even if it’s their own feet.