You must have heard about claustrophobia and homophobia. But did you know people can be scared of belly buttons? Shocked? Scroll through to find out more such shocking phobias that actually exist!
Turophobia: The fear of cheese! Are you kidding me? Who is scared of cheese?
Sciaphobia: Scio in Greek means 'shadow' and this phobia is the fear of shadows. Can someone really be scared of shadows?
Aichmophobia: Your fear of getting a prick is valid, it can actually be a phobia. Aichmophobia is the extreme fear of sharp objects like needles, pins, etc.
Oomphalophobia: It is the fear of belly buttons, particularly of a belly button being touched.
Somniphobia: Also called as hypnophobia, it is the excessive fear of falling asleep and usually results due to recurrent nightmares or anxiety.
Pogonophobia: The word is derived from the greek word 'pogon' meaning beard. Yes, it is the fear of beards.
Philophobia: Are you scared of falling in love? Philophobia is the irrational fear of falling in love!
Gerontophobia: This is one phobia all of us have, at least to an extent. It is the fear of growing old or a hatred or fear of the elderly.
Caligynephobia: This phobia makes you fear extremely beautiful women. And it does not only affect men but women who suffer from this phobia get extremely intimidated by beautiful women!
Nomophobia: Do you tend to get anxious when your mobile phone is out of your sight? You might suffer from nomophobia- the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.