Fear is a completely normal emotion. By a definition in psychology, fear is one of a few emotions people are born with. If we wouldn’t be able to feel fear, most of us would lose lives very easily. For example, in the world without fear, one would approach lions without any fear that they may eat it. And do you know what happens next? Lions eat the person who approaches them without having any fear of lions. This is the example how fear saves our lives.
Although fears are rational and they protect us from real threats, there are also some fears that are irrational. These fears are called phobias. Phobias can be defined as irrational fears of unrealistic threats and imaginary threats. In the world we live in, almost anyone suffers from a certain type of phobia. However, some people suffer from bizarre phobias. In this list, we will feature some of the strangest phobias some people have. Let’s have a look at the 25 Strangest Phobias Some People Have:
#25 – Ablutophobia
Maintaining personal hygiene is one of the most important things one can do to benefit its health. Some of the most common practices of good personal hygiene include bathing, showering, brushing teeth, flossing teeth, and combing hair.
However, certain people have an irrational fear from maintaining good personal hygiene. The phobia of maintaining good personal hygiene is called Ablutophobia. Now that you know that this phobia exists, you may realize why some people on the metro or in the bus are smelly – they probably suffer from Ablutophobia.