Interesting phobias

I recently stumbled across a list of phobias in a message.  Some of these are very interesting, like alektorophobia, which is the fear of chickens, or chorophobia, the fear of dancing.

Some phobias would be really bad to have, like chrometophobia which is the fear of money, or frigophobia, the fear of the cold or cold things (which would be terrible for anybody living in Winnipeg in the winter).  Of course, one that really ranks high on the list of phobias to not want to have is caligynephobia - the fear of beautiful women.

Anyways, here are five phobias that I was never aware of (and none of which I have):

  • Dendrophobia- Fear of trees
  • Geniophobia- Fear of chins 
  • Ideophobia- Fear of ideas 
  • Optophobia- Fear of opening one's eyes 
  • Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets

Apparently there are a lot of things to be afraid of other than fear itself.