Top 10 More Extremely Bizarre Phobias

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6. Eisoptrophobia

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Eisoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors; or rather the fear of looking into a mirror as this fear in a person might be related to superstitions of various kinds. Some people phobic to mirrors feel that they would probably get in touch with the unreal or the supernatural world through the mirror, while others fear of seeing someone else in place of them or behind them if they look into a mirror. Eisoptrophobics also fear and believe that breaking a mirror brings bad luck and connects them to the supernatural world.

 7. Deipnophobia

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Deipnophobia is a particular type of phobia where a person feels so awkward and scared of talking to people over dinner that he avoids dinner parties and evenings. Rules and formalities to maintain etiquettes during dinner is surely a past tense now, due to which this phobia has been growing incessantly over people, that some suffering with this phobia are extremely terrified of having and indulging in a dinner conversation with people around him.

 8. Pediophobia

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Pediophobia is the strange fear of all types of dolls, which also includes robots and mannequins. A lot of people confuse this phobia with pedophobia or pediaphobia which is the fear of children, and which is completely different from pediophobia. Sigmund Freud believed that this disorder comes from the fear of a doll coming to life. Roboticist Masahiro Mori theorized that the more human like an object becomes, the more repellant its non-human aspects appear, due to which people suffer with the phobia of dolls.

 9. Mageirocophobia

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Mageirocophobia is the strange fear of cooking, and this term originates from the Greek word ‘mageirokos’ meaning a person skilled in cooking. People suffering with Mageirocophobia get intimidated by the people who love cooking and their expertise lies in cooking itself. Mageirocophobia patients suffer with unhealthy eating disorders and leads to improper eating habits.

 10. Agyrophobia

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Agyrophobics have a fear of crossing streets and highways, and is associated with a deep and strong fear of being able to have a thoroughfare by oneself. This term comes from a Greek word ‘gyrus’ which means whirling or turning as this phobic is related to avoiding the whirl of traffic. This fear of crossing streets, highways and bylanes is no where associated with the fear of cars or any kind of vehicle and is independent of itself.

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