I have coccinellidaephobia.
It’s so bad, especially during the beautiful spring months. I’m so afraid. The reason I am skeptical to tell you what this phobia means is because looking at the word that coccinellidaephobia is associated with gives me the biggest chills.
Okay, I think I can tell you now. It’s not like I have logophobia. If I did, I’d have to reroute my career goals.
Ladybugs. THERE. I said it. Coccinellidaephobia is the fear of ladybugs and I have only ever heard of two other people who have it. So please, if you do, feel free to comment below. I could really use you right now.
There are a lot of wacky fears out there, and I have complied a list of what I find to be the top ten most interesting. (Note: If you suffer from phobophobia, I suggest you leave now.
Geliophobia: The fear of laughter
Why did the chicken cross the road? I’m not going to tell you, just in case you suffer from this phobia.
Dextrophobia: Fear of objects at the right side of the body
As a left handed member of society, I respect this fear.
Nomophobia: The fear of being out of mobile contact
Let’s be honest, we all have this to some degree.
Barophobia: The fear of gravity
Well, meet you on the moon, I guess.
Arachibutyrophobia: The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
If you suffer from this, my advice is to avoid elementary school cafeterias.
Bibliophobia: The fear of books
Hey! I think I developed this during finals week last quarter!
Syngenesophobia: The fear of relatives
There are a couple of people in my family that cause this fear in me. And no, I’m not going to name any names.
Ablutophobia: The fear of washing or bathing
I think my little brother suffers from this. But it’s fine, he still smells good . . . somehow.
Ephebiphobia: The fear of teenagers
Okay, okay. This is fair. Teenagers are pretty sketchy characters.
Koumpounophobia: The fear of buttons
Zippers are way easier to work anyway.