6 Absurd Phobias and the People Who Have Them

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in
http://www.cracked.com/article_16472_6-absurd-phobias-people-who-actually-have-them.html

I"m not going to say which phobia on this list is valid, but I think all I-A-B regulars agree it"s on our ""hated list.""
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Female 444
Erk, that second post. I think it made me into a coulrophobic.

Mine:
Acrophobia - especially the falling part
Telephonophobia - what? when I say email me, you`d better not fcuking call.
Escalaphobia - escalators, and a search on that cemented my fear
Clautophobia - this is actually fear of elevators
Those last two suck because I`m disabled and need to use one or the other to get around. Seriously, I`ll often scoot down stairs on my ass rather than take an escalator.

They all seem reasonable to me. :-)

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Female 504
isnt there a phobia of phobias?
i like Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers...heehee..and Genuphobia - Fear of knees...lol
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Female 81
im scared of butterflies
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Female 1,231
i-am-cracked.com

>.>

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Female 195
Ferns scare me =[ The little spores on the bottom of the leaves freak me out!
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Female 2,064
The butterfly one really isn`t that bad....I mean, did you see that first picture? Geez, even I would hate to be in the middle of that.

But I`m not afraid of butterflies, I`ll tell `ya that.

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Male 4,680
I have noseybonkphobia... He scares the crap out of me.
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Male 269
I thought the fear of long words was hyperpolysyllabicsesquipadeliaphobia.

I cringe when I see a needle penetrating skin, but I don`t think I am trypannophobic. I do think though, that I am apiphobic.

People who are afraid of balloons are probably ligyrophobic, that is, afraid of loud noises, especially when sudden. I am like that (only with balloons, though). And I think I am a little astraphobic too.

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Male 2,395
Creepy Clowns :( I hate the pics they put on that part. >_>
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Female 3
Also dummies freak me out, though I love ventriloquists, which makes no sense at all.
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Female 3
Clowns are evil.
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Male 436
Ewww The Happening.
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Female 965
My friend has Lepidopterophobia. Haha, we love making her look at pics of butterflies. :-P I think she`ll be happy now that I tell her it`s an actual phobia and it`s not just her that has it.
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Male 294
YES OTHERS HATE BUTTEFLIRES TOO :D
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Female 89
As far as these silly phobias...or any phobias actually, most of the time people aren`t even actually afraid of the actual object but a bad experience, memory or stigma about the object. Psychologists usually treat phobias by introducing them and making the person understand that its not just the bad feelings they are feeling that are associated with the object.
So it`s actually understandable I don`t think they are really all that obsurd.
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Male 332
"I get like that. I never go to the beach, and if I do I never go in the water because it makes me uncomfortable if I can`t touch the ground. Same with pools."

That`s the weird thing about me, I like swimming and diving, and deep pools are fine because I can see the bottom, but even slightly offshore in a murky lake and I wimp out.

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Male 957
Wow I have none of these phobias. I don`t really like looking at myself in a mirror, reflection, photo, or video; but it isn`t a full blown fear or phobia. Freaking Pamela of all people having that phobia is beyond me. I always imagined herself checking out her own boobs! Whoever has most of these phobias isn`t fully human. Oprah has a good show but I always knew she was a nutcase, somehow.

TOM CRUISE SUCKS!

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Female 308
I am terrified of single strands of wet hair sticking to me...*shudder*
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Female 4,197
"Bathophobia, the fear of depth. I get very uncomfortable swimming where I can`t see the bottom."

I get like that. I never go to the beach, and if I do I never go in the water because it makes me uncomfortable if I can`t touch the ground. Same with pools.

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Male 954
lol i just watched the happening
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Female 100
and i can understand the fear of bright colors. it`s probably not so much fear as just overstimulation and thus increase in heart rate, and so on. i often find just a normal environment too much.
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Female 100
i used to freak out every time i saw inkblots...i`d always see completely evil things in them. haven`t looked at them in a grip though so i dunno if that subsided.
also bird feet terrify me.
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Male 332
From my psych textbook:

Most common fears:
1: Public speaking
2: Using a toilet outside the home
3: Writing while someone else watches

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Male 332
Bathophobia, the fear of depth. I get very uncomfortable swimming where I can`t see the bottom.

Acrophobia but only on the edge of a high place. I guess the two are kinda related.

Also, millipedes and centipedes, but especially the millipedes.

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Female 4,447
Am I the only one with aquaphobia?
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Female 310
i dont mind seeing a picture of a butterfly i think there actualy pretty to look at but if i see a real one i freak becuase idk there like insects which i hate

and i have an extremmly odd phobia thats way weirder then any of those

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Female 122
i hate butterflies.
their hairy bodies freak me out.
And that Spongebob episode...
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Female 649
well, im horrified of parasites.. ewwhie

i can not stand a conversation about them ewh. then i get all itchy

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Female 505
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Male 306
smartbomb314....aibophobia isn`t a plaindrome...unless it`s spelled aibohphobia.

and who else is tempted to register on the IHatebutterflies.com forums and post like 3 pictures of butterflies?

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Female 505
Phobaphobia... fear of fears. And if you had Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or aibohphobia, if you tried to tell a doctor or something what you had, you`be be like, "Well, I have Hippopoto... AHHH!!! Sorry... sorry... I scared myself!" And I have Acrophobia (fear of heights), Apiphobia (fear of bees) and I don`t know the name but I`m scared of lepers.
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Female 375
haha im afraid of clowns. and mirrors. noty my reflection...just mirrors
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Female 4,197
Yeah, I got arachnophobia. When you live in a country where damn spiders grow as big as your head, jump at you, hide underground under little trapdoors in the grass waiting to attack you or hide in your boots thus biting you when you put your foot in - I think my fear is justified
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Female 91
I have Escalaphobia, Stuiped elscalators freak me out.
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Male 5,620
My wife has arachnophobia, but in her defense we have huge arse wolf spiders here.
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Female 444
Erk, that second post. I think it made me into a coulrophobic.

Mine:
Acrophobia - especially the falling part
Telephonophobia - what? when I say email me, you`d better not fcuking call.
Escalaphobia - escalators, and a search on that cemented my fear
Clautophobia - this is actually fear of elevators
Those last two suck because I`m disabled and need to use one or the other to get around. Seriously, I`ll often scoot down stairs on my ass rather than take an escalator.

They all seem reasonable to me. :-)

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Female 195
I am flipping terrified of clowns. They always have that same unmoving smiley expression and "It" is the whole reason I`m terried of them.
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Male 7,933
Billy Bob as a chromophobe. It makes so much sense.

Lepidopterophobia- I have that. I hate those flying messengers from satan. Damn butterflies

Coulrophobia- I like clowns. Especially if they get hurt.
Chiclephobia- Got to love the name.
Eisoptrophobia- Never thought Pamela would be the one to have that.
Botanophobia- im afraid of eating plants. Does that count?


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Female 1,441
Butterflies bother me too.
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Female 673
Some of those are pretty ridic. I know quite a few people who are afraid of clowns and it`s pretty ridiculous. Then again, I`m afraid of elevators. Hmph.
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Male 325
SPOILER IS BAD! Don`t read to the very end of the page if you haven`t seen the new Shyamalan. It spoils the twist. Grrr.... :( I was going to wait and rent it.
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Male 2,422
Clowns=creepy
Clowns in gutter saying "want a ballon Georgie?"=OMFG I just pissed my pants.
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Male 165
Be back in a bit folks.

I`m off to send Oprah some chiclets.

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Male 474
Firstly, "scary" clowns don`t affect me, real clowns do. The pic of JW Gacey gave me chills. Thinking about it gives me the chills... I`m not freaked out or scared, but i do get the heebie jeebies around male clowns. Female clowns are OK, male clowns have this evil to them. And F*CK Fancy, don`t post Sh*t like that second comment... that is just creepy... As for the rest of that stuff, if you have a fear of it, fine. I also have a fear of the ocean, thanks to my parents letting me watch jaws as a 3 year old... way to go mom! I try to overcome my fears, like the open water and eaten by sharks fear... whatever that`s called. i LOVE watchingn sharks in an aquarium or on TV or even from a boat... just open water seems to freak me out...
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Male 177
CLOWNS!!

.......Sorry if anyone reading this is affected by this image. All Rights Reserved.-ConFed Central
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Male 230
"but I think all I-A-B regulars agree it`s on our "hated list." Lol, I was assuming sunlight, or "the outdoors" was going to be on there.
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Male 384
acrophobia and cynophobia for me.
The picture for Chromophobia was very catchy, I stared at it for a good 5 minutes.

And from pictures I`ve seen, I might have been a coulrophobic as a kid.

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Male 1,365
Fear of Carrot top seems like a legit phobia, also fear of Jolie, she seems like a walking petrie dish, enough to send germaphobes into a seizure.
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Male 230
Nope.
Best. Phobia. Ever.
The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth - Arachibutyrophobia.
WIN.
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Female 5,139
urghhhh...clowns.. :(
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Female 254
8D ihatebutterflies.com
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Male 3,296
haha fear of butterflies... what can the possibly do???
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Male 2,958
Well as long as the juggalo`s are going to think an offhand mention of ICP is worthy of pulling out the face paint, I`ll deem it worthy of starting a bunch of bitching.

ICP sucks.

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Female 39
Anyone know what the fear of hummingbirds is? I got that....

BoNe_Juggalo

WHOOP! WHOOP! Wicked clowns will never die!
MCL!

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Female 19
LOL I knew Johnny was scared of clowns but Diddy? That`s hilarious.
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Female 239
Wouldn`t it suck to have Genophobia - the fear of sex.
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Male 629
that`s almost a palindrome :p
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Male 629
Acrophobia for me, as far as being on the edge of something high. It even got me scared when I was watching this movie and this girl was standing on the edge of the roof of a building, and I thought she would fall off at any moment. But she didn`t. Not till another scene.
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Male 1,220
another cruel phobia:

aibophobia, its the fear of palindromes (think about it)

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Female 4,225
Hehe...I don`t have a fear *Get`s p[ummeled for the hehe part)
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Female 54
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia actually mean the fear of long words? That`s just mean.

Anyways, OMG OMG did you see those clowns!?!?! I almost cried...I didn`t even look at the rest of the phobias, once I saw the clown I was all "AHH!!!" *exits*

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Female 239
I suffer from Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - say that fast 3 times.
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Male 547
I have a phobia that I am bored will just become I am cracked!!
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Male 352
ICP!!! WHOOP WHOOP MMFWCL 4 LYFE!!!
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Female 386
Im good on that list... I dont mind clows...
but I have Metamfiezomaiophobia... yup.. fear of MIMES omfg
Also

mild pupaphobia since im only scared of sock puppets

agateophobia, im scared of being or becoming insane...

anuptaphobia.... im scared I`ll always be single...


but the worst phobia is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
FEAR OF LONG WORDS
lololol
thank god I dont have that

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Male 327
habbazoot the phobia is called Papaphobia

i googled list of phobias :)

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Female 243
I am SO SCARED of clowns!
I got to those pictures and I covered my head and freaked out.
Ha ha.
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Female 1,545
I`m pretty sure I have chiclephobia.

I. Hate. Chewing Gum.

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Female 512
haha on maury there was this girl who was scared of pickles fear of bright lights?
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Female 2,672
theres a phobia of peas
and yeh, clowns can b weird
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Male 20,196
And that phobia is ...
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Male 20,196
Link: 6 Absurd Phobias and the People Who Have Them [Rate Link] - I`m not going to say which phobia on this list is valid, but I think all I-A-B regulars agree it`s on our ``hated list.``
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