12 Strange Phobias you might not be aware of


Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice. In other words, a large part of happiness is under our control.

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Cherophobia is the fear of being too happy and content because “something tragic” will occur. It’s almost like an aversion to happiness, which makes people intentionally avoid experiences that result in positive emotions or happiness.


Somniphobia, also known as hypnophobia, is the abnormal fear of falling asleep. Oftentimes it can be the result of people feeling as though they are losing control and nightmares have been known to cause it as well.


Anatidaephobia is the persistent, unwarranted fear that that one is being watched by a duck. A person with Anatidaephobia fears that no matter where they are or what they are doing, a duck is watching them. This phobia is probably triggered by trauma caused by being attacked by a duck or some sort of related water fowl, like a goose during childhood.


What did Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Mussolini and Hitler have in common? They all suffered from Ailurophobia, the fear of cats.