10 Strange Phobias That Really Exist
Biologically speaking, developing a phobia is as easy as experiencing a
traumatic event and consistently relating that event to something (often
arbitrary) that was present when the event transpired. So while it’s possible
for someone to develop an irrational fear of almost anything, one wonders how
the afflicted parties of some of the following phobias manage to successfully
function in their everyday lives.
Strange Phobias: Barophobia
Barophobia, or the fear of gravity, can manifest itself in a few different ways.
An individual plagued with this crippling phobia is frightened that the pull of
gravity will eventually crush them, or alternatively, that gravity will cease to
exist and they will simply float off the face of the Earth. Strangely, a valid
type of treatment for this phobia is listed as “exposure therapy”. We’re not
sure how such a therapy would appear, exactly, but we would imagine it would
look a lot like pure existence.