Alektorophobia: fear of chickens. So that’s why they’re vegetarians..

You’ve probably heard of acrophobia (fear of heights) or arachnophobia (fear of spiders). But have you heard of these funny fears?

Eleutherophobia – Fear of freedom.

Plutophobia – Fear of wealth. How is Pluto related to wealth?

Caligynephobia/Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women.

Sesquipedalophobia/Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia– Fear of long words. I wonder how those people are even capable of looking at those words.

Nomatophoba – Fear of names.

Whew! So, how do these people get rid of their fears?

1) Psychotherapy/Behavorial therapy

2) Medicine

3) Hypnosis. (wow! And yes, this works.)

Don’t be spooked out by these fears. They’re not easy to cure, and it won’t be nice if you get phobophobia, will it? >:)


Author: Jessica Y

Economics student at the University of Cambridge. Aspiring data scientist.