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15 Weird Phobias You Probably Already Have

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The world is a pretty scary place, and as a result there’s lots of things to be scared of. Like heights, public speaking, violent crimes or finding a dead rat in your Subway sandwich (ew).

But the world of phobias doesn’t just stop at the traditional ones – and it turns out we’re naturally wired to be scared of some pretty strange things. How many of these phobias do you actually have? Ten bucks says there’s at least a handful! Too afraid to check?

trypophobia

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Find out what you’re really scared of and SHARE so you can remind all your friends that they’re wimps too.

Trypophobia

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Does this picture make you uncomfortable, but you can’t explain why? You might have Trypophobia, commonly referred to as ‘a fear of holes’. Weird right? Just don’t Google it, it’s a surprisingly unfriendly experience. PS – Some people have expanded the definition to the fear of shapes.

Deipnophobia

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A fear of dinner parties. This seems totally natural to me. If they’re not super fun, they’re totally awkward – and how many times do you really want to answer the questions: “So, how are you doing?” or “What’s in your Netflix queue?” Terrifying.

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