It is impossible to live life in a fearless way. People might claim that they have no fear but that’s far from the truth. There is a common misconception that phobia and fear is the same thing. Phobia basically means an irrational mean of things. There are all kinds of phobias in the world. Every individual who is suffering from any kind of phobia starts imagining the worst about the situation. Phobias are a very individualistic trait, it might have a link to the person’s past experience or it might not have any reason at all. Let’s find out what are the most unusual kinds of phobias. (Also read: How being bilingual or multilingual affects your mental health)
Somniphobia: Fear of sleeping
Some people have an irrational fear of going to sleep. This is due to the fear that you might never get up. The fear of sleeping makes it difficult of the victim to maintain a normal sleeping routine.
Nomophobia: Fear of losing your mobile networks
The current generation might relate a lot to this phobia. It is the fear of being in a place where there is no phone network.
Triskaidekaphobia: Being afraid of number 13
in many cultures and traditions, the number 13 is considered to be unlucky. Many people take this fear to the next level and turn it into a phobia. (Also read: How to stop procrastination using 6 simple steps)
Atelophobia: The fear of not being perfect
Most of us want things to be perfect in life, but some people have a real phobia when it comes to imperfection. People with atelophobia find it hard to live the life in a not-so-perfect way.
Basophobia or Basiphobia: Fear of walking or standing
This is a very damaging kind of phobia as the person who is suffering from it finds it hard to even stand or walk.
Pogonophobia: Fear of beards
In recent trends, the bearded look is a huge hit in youngster but there are people that are simply scared of the beards. Due to this fear, they can’t even look at the beards.
Ergophobia: Phobia of work
This fear can potentially ruin your life. People with this phobia are scared to work or to look for jobs. They find the idea of work overwhelming.
Ablutophobia: Fear of bathing
The person suffering from this phobia have a fear of water. Therefore, they are scared of bathing or showering. (Also read: How to master the art of speaking in public)