Arachibutyrophobia and other weird phobias


Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. – Photo by Women’s Health

Weirdest phobias in existence


There are a lot of phobias out there. Many are common and not very interesting. However, there are also a lot of extremely exciting phobias to learn about.

  1. Arachibutyrophobia

This phobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. Most people don’t enjoy the experience, but if you’re afraid of it completely you may not eat peanut butter, which would be a sad side effect.

  1. Optophobia

The fear of opening one’s eyes is very inconvenient, as you need your eyes to do pretty much everything.

  1. Pogonophobia

If you have pogonophobia, the fear of beards, you probably shouldn’t look at the pictures of Jack Dorsey on this article. You should shield your eyes everywhere you go, because 55% of men in the world have beards.

55% of men have beards. – Photo by VectorStock
  1. Eisoptrophobia

The fear of mirrors is an interesting phobia, because sometimes sufferers of this phobia are suffering from depression or other similar disorders rather than being afraid of mirrors themselves.

  1. Taphophobia

Taphophobia is the fear of being buried alive. I’d say it’s healthy for everyone to have a little taphophobia.

Some people feared being buried alive so much that they made special safety coffins. – Photo by Security National Life Insurance Company
  1. Ephebiphobia

Someone with this phobia shouldn’t venture into LDHS, because ephebiphobia is the fear of adolescents, or teenagers.

  1. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Ironically, this means the fear of long words. If you look near the middle of the word, you can see that part of it says “sesquippedalio”. This is very similar to “sesquipedalian”, which means someone who uses big words. “Sesquipedalian” was featured in the “Weirdest words in the dictionary” article.

The root word for Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is sesquipedalian. – Photo by Pinterest
  1. Phobophobia

Lastly, if this article freaked you out, you may have phobophobia—the fear of phobias.

In conclusion, if you have all eight phobias listed above, you shouldn’t cram a bunch of peanut butter into your mouth with your eyes open while looking at your beard in a mirror, listening to a movie about sesquipedalian teenagers being buried alive. If you do, you’ll experience your arachibutyrophobia, optophobia, pogonophobia, eisoptrophobia, taphophobia, ephebiphobia, and hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia all at once. And when you think about your already-long list of phobias, just think how nervous you’ll be because of your phobophobia!