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An extreme fear of small and confined spaces is commonly known as

Small rooms or traveling in crowded buses, trains, planes, or the subway can be difficult for people who suffer from claustrophobia. The fear of being stuck in a confined space can lead to panic attacks and anxiety. Hollywood actress Uma Thurman faced her biggest fear while filming the coffin scene in the movie Kill Bill.
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A persistent fear of clowns leads to which type of phobia?

Coulrophobia is a persistent and—what some people might call—an irrational fear of clowns. However, it is the 10th most common phobia. Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp has a deep-rooted fear of clowns. He claims the way that clowns wear makeup a
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What phobia is also commonly referred to as having a fear of darkness

Being afraid of the dark is not uncommon. However, some people have an acute fear of darkness that over time becomes a phobia. Celebrity pop star Katy Perry suffers from Nyctophobia, a fear of darkness or the unknown dangers of darkness. In an interview in 2010, she revealed that she sleeps with the lights on.
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A fear of snake that is so severe that turns into this phobia

Some snakes can be dangerous, even if they are not poisonous. The fear of snakes is yet another common phobia known as ophidiophobia. Hollywood actor Matt Damon, famous for his Jason Bourne series, has a fear of snakes. He realized this on the sets of “We
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This persistent fear of birds is a commonly known phobia

The fear of birds is quite diverse. While some people fear large vultures and birds of prey, others get equally scared of common household pet birds too. Interestingly, celebrity actress Scarlett Johansson also has a fear of birds. Johansson mostly fears some parts of birds, like their beaks and when they flap their wings.
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Surprisingly enough, some people have a weird phobia of having a phobia

It can be quite difficult to imagine someone having a fear of suffering from a phobia. Phobophobia, in its entirety, refers to a person who has a persistent fear of developing any kind of phobia. It is not very common but people who suffer from it often lead a difficult life, as they are cautious about everything.
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Some people are afraid of graveyards, this phobia is commonly known as

Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar combats nocturnal bloodsuckers in several deserted and ghoulish cemeteries in her “reel life”. Ironically, the actress is terrified of graveyards and cemeteries in real life, a fear called coimetropho
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Some people have this fear of farm animals, especially pigs

Pirates of the Caribbean actor Orlando Bloom has a genuine fear of pigs, also commonly known as Swinophobia. He realized his fear on the sets of Kingdom of Heaven when a pig ran loose and wreaked havoc, forcing the actor to stay in a van until authorities handled the situation.
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It’s difficult to imagine a life without technology. But some fear it!

Feeling intimidated by new technology is something Baby Boomers and Generation X can relate to closely. Since most technologies are new in the market, the general feeling of being intimidated by gadgets and gizmos over time leads to the development of tec
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Having trouble looking in the mirror lately? This is what it’s called.

You will be quite surprised to find out many people, including Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson, have a fear of looking at one’s reflection in the mirror. Also commonly referred to as Eisoptrophobia, people are not afraid of the mirror itself, but the ref
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One of these is an actual fear of plants

While many people love botany and dedicate their lives tending to plants, there are a few people who have a deep-rooted fear of plants. Popular actress Christina Ricci admitted that common household indoor plants do disturb her and touching them is nothing short of torture for her.
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Butterflies are beautiful but some fear the very sight of it. This phobia is known as

People may fear insects, but some take their fear to the next level, owing to the source. Actress Nicole Kidman does not hate butterflies but is afraid of these tiny creatures as she considers their behavior eerie and weird. Many people are afraid of how butterflies look and act.
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This phobia results in a person having a persistent fear of passing time

Time does not wait for anyone. It is a fact engraved in stone and everyone has to accept it one way or the other. However, there are many people who fear the passing of time. Termed as chronophobia, people have a fear of the limited time they have on earth or experience trouble keeping a track of its passing.
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A persistent fear of zombies that can attack and turn people into one of them is known as

Kinemortophobia may sound like a very unusual fear to have, especially when you consider the cause of the fear. The Greek word Kine and Latin word Morto combine to form Kinemorto, which translates to the walking dead. Some people are also worried that they may turn into a zombie.
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Some people have a psychological fear of horses

Some people may suffer from undue anxiety even when they are around gentle and trained horses, a fear commonly known as Equinophobia. Horses may kick, bite, or throw off their rider when startled which can be the cause of the fear. Actress Kristen Stewart fears horses due to an incident from when she was a child.
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A persistent fear of the number 13 can result in this specific kind of phobia

A fear and extreme superstition with the number thirteen can result in triskaidekaphobia. The number 13 racked up a bad reputation over time. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was superstitious about the number too and wouldn't have 13 guests seated at the table. He even refused to travel on the 13th day of any month.
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Many may not know this particular fear of dolls

Some people collect antique porcelain dolls all their life while others simply cannot stand the sight of one. Having a persistent fear of dolls can develop into a phobia known as pediophobia. Step Up and 21st Jump Street actor, Channing Tatum has a deep-rooted fear of porcelain dolls.
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Some people fear to undergo any sort of dental procedures

A visit to the dentist may be frightening. However, dentophobia is a persistent fear of getting any dental work done, even if its a minor clean up or a cavity filling. Veteran actor Robert De Niro has a fear of visiting the dentist.
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People also have a fear of lizards. This phobia is known as

This common yet specific phobia is a result of one’s aversion to smaller reptiles including lizards and similar amphibious vertebrates. Britney Spears, although not afraid of snakes, fears large lizards, especially species like the Komodo dragon.
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Which one of these is an unusual fear of water?

People with aquaphobia fear getting in water even if it is shallow. However, this fear is not very uncommon as many Hollywood celebrities including Eva Mendes, Will Smith, Carmen Electra, and Snoop Dog have admitted to having aquaphobia. Eva Mendes owns a house with a swimming pool but has never used it.
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Numbers can be confusing no doubt, but some people actually fear the thought of calculations

Many often cite arithmophobia or what is alternatively known as numerophobia as an irrational fear of numbers. The fear is also linked to more specific phobias, like triskaidekaphobia and octophobia, the fear of number 13 and 8, respectively. These numbers are often associated with bad luck.
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An extreme fear of being in a public space with other people is known as

Public spaces and overcrowding can often be intimidating for many people. Some people fear to be in public, as they are afraid of meeting new people and embarrassing themselves; this leads to panic attacks and anxiety. Kim Basinger opened up about her agoraphobia in 2001.
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A fear of seeing one’s own blood results in this phobia

The sight of someone bleeding out can be scary, but some develop an abnormal and persistent fear even when they see the slightest sight of blood. Even if it is a needle prick, a person suffering from hemophobia can experience an increase in blood pressure and heart rate.
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This phobia is a persistent fear of public speaking

Addressing large crowds with a certain amount of confidence can be nerve-racking, even for some of the best orators. However, there are people who suffer from a persistent fear of public speaking completely. Actor Harrison Ford may have found the lost ark but even this hero suffers from glossophobia.
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A sense of panic and experiencing heart palpitations due to a fear of height is known as

Men and women, irrespective of their age, are susceptible to the fear of heights. However, people who suffer from acrophobia may have panic attacks; as a result, they totally avoid situations that involve heights in any manner. Zac Galifianakis, the Hangover series star, skipped a press event for the third film for this very reason.
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This phobia results in people fearing other people

Humans are social animals and there is a psychological need to talk and interact with one another on a regular basis. However, some people are extremely scared of even approaching or talking to another person. Anthropophobia results in people isolating themselves to such an extent that they are invisible to the rest of the world.
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People are extremely scared of spiders, a phobia commonly referred to as

Insects are not necessarily liked by the majority of the human population. But people who suffer from arachnophobia have a deep-rooted fear of one particular insect, spiders. This small six or eight-legged creepy crawlers are quite harmless, barring the few of them. This phobia can strike fear in the hearts of the mightiest.
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This phobia causes an irrational fear of chickens

Although considered quite ridiculous by a majority of the people, the fear of chickens is common among people. In fact, you will be surprised to know many famous celebrities and prominent personalities are afraid of farm fowls. Alektorophobia is commonly a result of a traumatic event.
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One in five people have this fear of flying

The fear of flying is not a very uncommon phobia. In fact, nearly 25% of people who are regular air travelers actually suffer from mild to moderate levels of aerophobia. Often, people experience associated fears like claustrophobia and acrophobia with varying levels of severity.
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What do you call the fear of being alone or left alone

Humans are extremely social in nature and need to be in constant contact with each other. While there are people who would rather isolate themselves from a social group, others develop a deep fear of being left alone. People often spend time with people they don't like because of this.

The unusual phobias quiz

Some say that FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real. For many others, it is an unpleasant emotion that is caused by their own beliefs. Some people have a fear of birds and farm animals, others fear a zombie apocalypse. A persistent fear can develop into a phobia and there are several types of phobias. While some are common, others can be quite irrational and rather weird. Take this quiz to find out if you can identify all thirty phobias correctly.

The unusual phobias quiz
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The unusual phobias quiz
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