25 rare phobias – how many of these do you suffer from?
It’s well-known that a fear of spiders is ‘arachnophobia’, but what’s a fear of wasps? What’s the name for a fear of remaining single forever? We’ve been scouring the reference books for some less well-known phobias and have compiled the definitive list. Although some of the following phobias are pretty weird, we like to think that many of the phenomena they describe are quite common.
Koinoniphobia is a fear of being in a room full of people.
Deipnophobia is the dread of dinner-parties.
Scopophobia is a fear of being stared at.
Medectophobia is the fear that one’s penis is visible through one’s clothes.
Automysophobia is a fear of being dirty.