9 Extraordinary Rare Phobias and Their Meaning ...


Phobias are not uncommon – we all probably have one of the well-known fears, such as spiders, dogs or balloons.

It´s possible to have a phobia about all kinds of things though – what might seem normal to you could be a source of extreme fear to another person.

Here are some extraordinary rare phobias and their meanings …

1. Limnophobia

In the north-west of England lies the beautiful Lake District – beautiful, that is, if you are not a limnophobe.

Perhaps a fear of lakes has some point to it, given how dangerous they can be …

2. Chirophobia

All phobias are difficult to deal with, but a fear of hands must make life extraordinarily complicated, given that we all possess them.

So, not only is the chirophobe afraid of one of their own body parts, but something that is visible in everyone they encounter.

3. Rhytiphobia

This is a rare phobia in the sense that the word is pretty much unknown, and yet a lot of women appear to suffer from it.

It´s a phobia of wrinkles.

Perhaps it is not correct to say that many women are phobic about wrinkles, just bothered by them, but considering the willingness to undergo surgery and cosmetic procedures, you have to wonder.

4. Barophobia

Here´s another rare phobia that must make like very difficult – it´s a fear of gravity.

Since gravity is a undeniable part of physics, we can´t really do without it …

5. Logizomechanophobia

As the world changes, new phobias are named accordingly.

This is a fear of computers, and while plenty of people are nervous of computers, the number who are truly phobic must be comparatively few.

6. Theophobia

Atheism is hardly unknown, but having a phobia about gods is more obscure.

Fortunately, you´re not likely to run into a group of gods, but as with any phobia, it doesn´t have to be likely to exist.

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