Achluophobia- Fear of darkness.
The dark is pretty scary. Not only does it limit your vision so you might walk into things, but you really don’t know what’s out there. Also, ominous things seem to happen whenever it’s dark out. There could be monsters or possums or something out there.
Acrophobia - Fear of heights
Tall things are scary because of you fall off of them, you die. And death isn’t very cool.
Deipnophobia - Fear of dinner conversations
Dinner conversations? They aren’t scary. Until: “so what exactly are you doing with my daughter?” Enough said.
Gelotophobia - Fear of being laughed at
Frankly, it’s humiliating. Maybe it hasn’t happened to you, but when people are laughing at your expense it’s terrifying. This is probably more likely to be scary as a kid.
Nostophobia - Fear of returning home
So maybe you grew up with a nice family, and went to college… and now they’re all proud of you and stuff. Or maybe you didn’t. For tons of delinquents (like me), the thought of returning to my family/ home town is absolutely terrifying. Or maybe your family is just down right crazy. Either way, home is not an awesome place for all.
Philophobia - Fear of being in love
Man, have you seen what people do when they’re in love? They do all sorts of stupid, embarrassing stuff usually for no reason what-so-ever. People who are scared of being in love are not strange at all, they’re just sensible.
Thalassophobia - Fear of the Sea
Not only can you drown in the ocean, but you don’t know what’s down there.
Tocophobia - Fear of pregnancy
Men and women alike should find this one scary. In case you didn’t know, pregnancy = children.
Nyctohylophobia - Fear of being in the Forest at night
Do I need to say anything on this one? Monsters, killers, bears. It’s all there in those dark forests.
Zemmiphobia - FEAR OF NAKED MOLE RATS
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