Unusual Phobias

ByIzay Ayesha



January 2, 2023

Unusual Phobias

Izay Ayesha is perplexed at the quirks of human mind

Human mind is susceptible to myriad perceptions that enter it from nowhere and create situations that are both amenable and fearful. Phobia represents the negative aspect of human perception that is as varied as human thought process itself. Phobias are plenty but there are some that appear unusual and funny at the outset but they do exist. Some of them are given below.

Deipnophobia – Fear of dinner conversations
Talking during dinner is generally not something that could be recommended but many people enjoy conversing during meals but for sufferers of this bizarre condition the prospect of a dinner party conversation is truly terrifying. The condition is an extension of rather common fear of eating in public but this condition is very unusual.

Emetophobia – The Fear of Vomiting
No one likes to vomit but occasionally all do but this extreme condition is faced by people who go for getting it treated through medical means.

Ergophobia – Fear of work
One tends to avoid work at times but people suffering from this condition fear work horribly. It is a strange feeling to be fearful of work that is the distinct feature of human race.

Aurophobia – The fear of finding gold
Some people are even scared of the good things in life like finding a stack of gold with their name on it. They actually fear such possibility and often express it openly.

Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking
Greek word mageirokos means a person skilled in cooking but there are people who are afraid of even cooking a simple meal and often suffer from an unhealthy diet.

Pogonophobia – Fear of beards
Keeping stubble or small beards is fashion these days but for Pogonophobics it is very bad news. They do not just dislike bristles but are actively scared of them.

Pentheraphobia – Fear of the mother-in-law
For most men the mother-in-law is at worst someone to be conveniently avoided but for some the fear of their partner’s mother is so severe that divorce is the only option left open to them.

Chorophobia: Fear of dancing
People do not fancy taking the dance floor without some hesitation even in close family occasions but for some people the thought of dancing is so terrifying that they will avoid it to any extent. TW

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