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10 Completely Understandable Phobias

So everyone seems to post about weird phobias that make us laugh. What about phobias that we can completely understand and sympathize with?

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  • 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