Brits have revealed their most weird fears – with buttons, balloons, and the color yellow making the record.
Researchers who polled 2,000 adults to disclose the nation’s eclectic mixture of phobias with trypophobia – the worry of small holes – and nlaiguphobia – the worry of tin openers each that includes.
Nomophobia – the worry of being with out your cell phone – can be a ‘standard’ phobia – as is arachibutyrophobia – the worry of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
Heights, spiders, snakes and enclosed areas topped the record of most typical fears, together with dentists, ghosts and the darkish.
It additionally emerged that 77% of adults have a phobia of one thing – with 15% admitting to having what could be thought-about an uncommon worry.
A spokesperson for craft beer makers, Beavertown, which commissioned the analysis, mentioned, “it is no secret that fears like spiders and heights are widespread, however figuring out that issues like peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth and being with out your telephone high the UK’s record of fears actually is revealing as to what we now discover scary. And what higher time to search out out than Halloween?”
Different obscure phobias included the worry of stomach buttons – omphalophobia, bushes – dendrophobia, and the color pink – erythrophobia.
The examine additionally recognized among the challenges of residing with a worry, with 35% nervous their phobia makes them seem too weak to others.
Which could clarify why 24% of these with a phobia have tried to maintain it secret from family members.
For greater than a 3rd (36%) it has additionally hindered their skill to socialize.
However 23% have sought skilled assist to beat a worry.
Carried out by way of OnePoll, the examine discovered 30% of adults take into account the Halloween interval to be the scariest time of the 12 months.
A spokesperson for Beavertown added: “Halloween is our favorite time of the 12 months. Actually, we’ve simply launched a brand new black lager, Flesh, to affix our specials vary for a restricted time.”
4. Enclosed areas
7. The Darkish
12. The satan
14. Being dwelling alone
15. Outdated homes
17. Small holes
19. Being with out your cell phone
22. Giant/open areas
23. Tin opener
24. Stomach buttons
26. The color yellow
28. Peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
30. The color pink