Let’s face it. Oftentimes, you pretend to be physically or emotionally tough, but however ‘lionhearted’ you believe you are, there is still ‘chicken heartedness’ in you.

People have different trigger thresholds, the point at which fear develops into a full-blown phobia. The fear of height, open spaces, driving – you may now battling against these jitters as everyone is no exception to feeling afraid of anything.

Check out the fears behind these bizarre phobias you may not even know you have:

Nomophobia – The fear of losing a mobile phone


You checked your pockets and found out your phone wasn’t there. Then, you realized you left it at home. You began to worry about the texts and calls you’re missing out because it’s not in your hands. If you feel this way, then you are a Nomophobe. If you are suffering from this phobia, chances are, you also get anxious when you run out of battery, credit or have no network coverage.

Didaskaleinophobia – The fear of going to school

While many students normally attend their classes, some dread going to their classrooms – especially the ones who suffer from Didaskaleinophobia. They can be bullied, succumb to learning disability, and feel academically pressured and uncomfortable in adjusting to the curriculum and their peers. This phobia leads to intense anxiety, nausea, palpitation and depression. It can even induce suicidal attempts.

Somniphobia – The fear of sleep


You are not nocturnal. You’re just afraid to sleep at night, because of many reasons you only know and get worried about. Perhaps, it is because you feel you won’t wake up or something might harm you in the midst of your sleeping. If this is your way of life, drink milk, read books or take sleeping pills.

Kinemortophobia – The fear of death

The fear of death and the taboo on cannibalism are too popular anxieties both called Kinemortohobia. This phobia is associated with the fear of zombies. Most Kinemortophobics lose sleep over this fear and sure to be scared of movies like “The Walking Dead.”

These phobias may sound absurd, but yes, they are definitely real – and surprisingly common. However, they can be cured by sharing your feelings with someone you trust and then working together to devise a solution.

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