The Top Ten Worst Phobias To Have

So it seems that if there are any ten phobias that you wouldn’t want to get, especially if you’re a man, they are the following:

10. Papaphobia: The Fear of the Pope
9. Xylophobia: The Fear of Wooden Objects
8. Hellenologophobia: The Fear of Complex Scientific Terms and Greek Terminology
7. Porphyrophobia: The Fear of the color “Purple”
6. Gymnophobia: The Fear of Nudity
5. Ostraconophobia: The Fear of Shellfish
4. Stasiphobia: The Fear of Walking
3. Pantiphobia: The Fear of Everything
2. Venustraphobia: The Fear of Beautiful Women
1. Eurotophobia: The Fear of Female Genitalia

I can’t believe some of these things really have names. Some place, somewhere, someone in the word creation department had a lot of time to waste.

[Source: The Top Ten Best and Worst Phobias to Have ]

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

4 thoughts on “The Top Ten Worst Phobias To Have”

  1. A concomitant condition of Phobia No. 1, Eurotophobia, is defined and discussed at

    Wikipedia is certainly much bolder than the dear old Britannica, isn’t it? 🙂

    Which reminds me, MMM, I haven’t had to emasculate a Republican Neo-Con in months. No, not complaining–just curious. Where are they? Another failed species fallen victim to global warming?

  2. Even with all I know about color I had no idea that there was a phobia associated with the color purple! Now why would anyone be afraid of purple? Orange I can understand or even chartreuse…LOL…but purple? Who knew?

  3. OMG? fear walking? SERIOUSLY?!? omg purple is B.A. how can anyone be afraid of it!! fear of nudeity? would that mean you wouldnt be able to change your clothes? ICKY!!

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