Top 9 Uncommon And Bizarre Phobias On Earth

A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, usually defined as a persistent fear of an object or situation the affected person will go to great lengths to avoid (Wikipedia).
With this said, below are the Top 9 of the most uncommon and bizarre Phobias on earth.



This as odd as it sounds, is the fear of seeing an erect penis, thinking about an erect penis fear, having an erect penis a penis.

So as not to trigger a response, people suffering from this phobia go to great lengths to avoid anything sexual; Most women with this phobia often times become lesbians just so they won’t have to see an erect penis.


This is the fear of stairs or slopes, It is similar to climacophobia, except that climacophobics suffer symptoms when climbing or going downstairs, while bathmophobics suffer symptoms simply by observing stairs or steep slopes.

I was once Bathmobic but I had to face my fears when I got admited into the university and was apportioned a room at the Topmost floor in a 4 storey hostel.


Navel fetishism is the fear of bellybuttons, and particularly of having one’s bellybutton touched, or sometimes of seeing one being touched.
Apparently, people suffering from this phobia are convinced deep down that all of their insides would fall out if anyone touched or pull at their or anyone else’s belly button.


As Odd as this may sound also, there are people on this planet who are scared of looking up and they are referred to as ANABLEPHOBIC.

It is said that people with this phobia may simply be responding to the things that can fall from above. This may include rain, snow, bird poo, or even items that rarely fall, but may be feared such as meteorites, trees or aircraft.


Houses are popular due to the comfort n security it provides its owners and his family, buh its not all that popular for everyone. Believe it or not, there are people who for some reason fear houses and this abnormal dread of houses is termed domatophobia. For a domatophobe, houses appear as repressive or unsafe. A very good reason for this anxiety is due to claustrophobia.


Euphobia is the Fear of hearing good news. Almost all of us always want to hear the good news, and fear the bad news. But ironically, there are some people out there who fear hearing good news.
It does not mean that they thrive on bad news though:


Geliophobia, the Fear of laughter is a very sad phobia. Those suffering from it are always afraid of laughing or to be laughed at, some even get panic attacks when they witness someone laugh. People suffering from this can only view the laughter as a reminder of personal flaws.


Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, is the Fear of long words. Now just imagine the misery of those with this phobia, how difficult it would be for them to even name their ailment. But there is a reason why the name is so long. Apparently, if a person suffering from Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia Can handle the name of his phobia then he will no more remain a patient of this ailment.


People with this Phobia suffer from an overwhelming, irrational, abnormal and persistent fear of hair. They will avoid situations where hair is bound to be, such as salons, hairy people/animals, and even their own hair.


This phobia is defined as a fear of staying single. Some individuals thouigh may suffer Anuptaphobia in the form of fear of being married to the wrong person for life.

Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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