Category: Funny Phobias

What is Globophobia and How To Overcome Fear of Balloons?

People understand you when you have a fear of say heights or spiders but when you say you have a fear of balloons, they will probably burst out in laughter. This extreme fear of balloons is what is referred to as Globophobia. It seems like an irrational and silly fear. However, in the list of those ‘silly’ types…

What is Achondroplasiaphobia and What Causes Fear of Midgets?

Achondroplasiaphobia is like every other type of phobia thus the immediate cause remains unknown. However, the genetic predispositions of an individual coupled with traumatic and stressful life events and inaccurate beliefs lead to the development of the phobia. One cause of Achondroplasiaphobia is the…

What is Bananaphobia and How to Cure the Fear of Bananas?

Did you know that there are people who actually fear bananas? Eating them, smelling them, seeing them, you name it. There are people who cannot stand the sight of bananas and when they do, it causes them to have a panic attack or suffer from anxiety. Fear of bananas is what is called Bananaphobia and…

Selenophobia: Signs, Causes, and Coping with the Fear of the Moon

Selenophobia is the incapacitating, overwhelming and irrational fear of the moon. People with Selenophobia become symptomatic when looking at or thinking about the moon. Selenophobia manifests irrespective of which part of the lunar cycle the affected person is in. The fear of a specific phase of…

Is Your Fear of Beards a Phobia? All About Pogonophobia

The descriptive term ‘Pogonophobia’ has been derived from the Greek language, wherein ‘Pogon’ means bear and ‘Phobos’ means fear. The opposite condition of Pogonophobia would be Pogonophilia, the love for beards or people with beards. A person suffering from Pogonophobia will tend to react…

Understanding Anthophobia or the Fear of Flowers Phobia

Definition of Anthophobia: In Greek, Anthos means flowers and Phobos means a deep aversion or fear. This the Anthophobia definition literally translates to fear of flowers. Anthophobia is not the same as the fear of plants or the fear of nature. The fear of plants is known as Botanophobia and the fear of…

All About Podophobia: Persistent Fear of Feet Phobia

What is Podophobia? While most phobias are irrational fears, Podophobia aka the fear of feet appears to be extremely irrational because most people have feet. We are born with feet and the general population tends to take feet for granted, so it can be extremely strange to think of feet as something to be…

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