Thought you had an irrational fear? Think again! There are people in the world who are trying to cope with weirder stuff than you do.
Nomophobia – If you are one of those crazy people who can’t live without their mobile phone, you might have nomophobia. Well…according to a study 53% of us have this (actually not us, the whole world, more like British people because the study was done on them) and it seems that you feel really anxious whenever you are out of network.
Yeah, it’s time to use that cyanide capsule
you've been keeping for such emergencies.
Pedidophobia - this is a fear of dolls; I know porcelain dolls can be really creepy and sometimes seeing your girlfriend’s collection of 40 000 dolls will freak you out. Actually pedidophobia also refers to mannequins, dummies and…well, children.
|Nope, children are not scary.|
It seems to be caused by a traumatizing experience in our past, usually our childhood (of course) and it can be solved with therapy. There’s even a group on Facebook and exposing the members to dolls will give them palpitations, trembling, shortness of breath, etc.
|Come and play with us, Danny|
Papyrophobia – this is fear of paper. While I admit that I have mild papyrophobia every month when I get my bills, I can’t stop wondering how does one develop such a phobia, implying that there was a trauma related to paper (?!). It seems to come in different forms: while some are just scared of blank paper, others get panic attacks when they see crumpled paper.
|He will eat your soul. Forever.|
Dextrophobia – having this phobia means that you are afraid of having objects situated at your right and that will probably imply some awkward moments in social situations.
Optophobia – the origin of its name comes from the greek word opt which means eyes; nope, it’s not the fear of eyes, is the fear of opening your eyes.
Sesquipedalophobia is the fear of long words and I do hope they stay away from German language.
Phobophobia – this is pretty logical, is the phobia of having a phobia. It’s like typing Google into google.com, it splits the internet in two(yes, yes I like IT Crowd)