Phobophobia is defined as an abnormal fear of phobias or of developing one. The risk of acquiring phobophobia is greater to people already suffering from a certain phobia. If you went through intense phobic reactions towards the object of an established fear, you may eventually dread confronting and experiencing the same morbid response again, thus leading to phobophobia.
Beauty is something to be admired and yearned for, not something that is supposed to terrorize anyone. Caligynephobia does not seem to agree to that tone. Such phobia refers to an unwarranted fear of beautiful women. It is commonly suffered by adolescents and men, specifically those who do not have straight orientation. It causes panic attacks and damages social interactions.
For people with Ablutophobia, they do not believe that washing or cleaning is doable because it is something that terrorizes them. This particular phobia should not be confused with fear of cleanliness, as the latter refers to the dread of the cleaning process itself. It is usually found in women and children experiencing emotional instabilities due to past traumas or other distressing reasons.
One of the weird phobias anyone can ever hear of is Spectrophobia. It refers to the fear of looking at one’s own reflection in the mirror, or the dread of mirrors itself. It is caused by a traumatic event wherein victims believe they have seen ghostly apparitions by looking at themselves in the mirror. Watching horror movies featuring mirrors can also be considered a probable cause.
There are people who’d rather stay seated even in social events and moments when they are expected to dance, because they are just too embarrassed or uncomfortable to do so. This irrational fear of dance is referred to as Chorophobia. Such also refers to the fear of any person, place, event, or
situation that is related to or that symbolizes dancing in any way.