TOP 7 BIZARRE PHOBIAS
FEAR OF THE NUMBER 666
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is a very unusual phobia that originates with the Biblical verse in Apocalypse (Revelation) 13:18 which states that 666 is the “number of the beast” referring to Satan or the Antichrist.
FEAR OF YOUTHS
This is the irrational fear of young people. It is often combined with a type of loathing for youth-related concepts.
FEAR OF WORK
Ergasiophobia is a fear that can be so severe as to prevent a person from working. It is frequently just a symptom of another deeper psychological problem, which may not be obvious.
FEAR OF NEWNESS
Neophobia is the fear of new things or new experiences. It often manifests itself as an inability to change routine habits. It is often accompanied by frustration and anger. Technophobia (the fear of new technology) is a subset of neophobia.
FEAR OF EVERYTHING
This is a terrible debilitating fear of nothing in particular. The sufferer is in a constant state of fear without knowing why or knowing what it is they fear. It is often described as a feeling of “persistent dread” and is often a symptom of schizophrenia.
FEAR OF BEING BURIED ALIVE
Taphophobia is a fear of being buried alive. It is a fear that is not entirely irrational as few people would be happy with the idea. It has been frequently dealt with in literature, especially in the horror genre. The most famous example is probably “The Premature Burial” by Edgar Allan Poe.
FEAR OF CLOWNS
Coulrophobia is the exaggerated fear of clowns. It is quite common among children and less so in adults. The fear often comes from a negative portrayal of clowns witnessed by the sufferer in youth.