10 Strange Phobias That Will Shock You



Deipnophobia – Fear of Dinner Conversation

Deipnophobia is the fear of engaging in dinner conversation. Most of us are probably a little shy and self-conscious about manners when dining with strangers or large groups, but people afflicted with this phobia go out of their way to avoid dining in public. Some people are so affected that they’ll get nauseous, sweaty, short of breath, or even develop heart palpitations.

Demonophobia – Fear of Demons

Demonophobia is the excessive fear of supernatural beings. Those afflicted ironically believe that such beings exist and seek to do harm, but then simultaneously realize that their fear is ridiculous. It goes without saying that they have a difficult time sitting through horror movies.