12 Strange Phobias you might not be aware of
Believe it or not, there are some people that have a fear of wine. It’s called “oenophobia”.
Happiness levels are about 50% genetic, 10% circumstance, and about 40% choice. In other words, a large part of happiness is under our control.
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.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
Odontophobia is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care.
Ombrophobia is the fear of rain, which can cause severe anxiety attacks.
Optophobia is the fear of opening your eyes.
Gamophobia is the fear of getting married or being in a relationship.