Top 100 Phobia List
These are the top 100 phobias in the world, with the most common ones listed from the top. From http://www.fearof.net
Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders affects women four times more (48% women and 12% men).
Ophidiophobia – The fear of snakes. Phobics avoid certain cities because they have more snakes.
Acrophobia – The fear of heights. Five percent of the general population suffer from this phobia.
Agoraphobia – The fear of open or crowded spaces. People with this fear often wont leave home.
Cynophobia – The fear of dogs. This includes everything from small Poodles to large Great Danes.
Astraphobia – The fear of thunder/lightning AKA Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia, Ceraunophobia.
Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces like elevators, small rooms and other enclosed spaces.
Mysophobia – The fear of germs. It is also rightly termed as Germophobia or Bacterophobia.
Aerophobia – The fear of flying. 25 million Americans share a fear of flying.
Trypophobia – The fear of holes is an unusual but pretty common phobia.
Carcinophobia – The fear of cancer. People with this develop extreme diets.
Thanatophobia – The fear of death. Even talking about death can be hard.
Glossophobia – The fear of public speaking. Not being able to do speeches.
Monophobia – The fear of being alone. Even while eating and/or sleeping.
Atychiphobia – The fear of failure. It is the single greatest barrier to success.
Ornithophobia – The fear of birds. Individuals suffering from this may only fear certain species.
Alektorophobia – The fear of chickens. You may have this phobia if chickens make you panic.
Enochlophobia – The fear of crowds is closely related to Ochlophobia and Demophobia.
Aphenphosmphobia – The fear of intimacy. Fear of being touched and love.
Trypanophobia – The fear of needles. I used to fear needles (that and death).
Anthropophobia – The fear of people. Being afraid of people in all situations.
Aquaphobia – The fear of water. Being afraid of water or being near water.
Autophobia – The fear of abandonment and being abandoned by someone.
Hemophobia – The fear of blood. Even the sight of blood can cause fainting.
Gamophobia – The fear of commitment or sticking with someone to the end.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – The fear of long words. Believe it or not, it’s real.
Xenophobia – The fear of the unknown. Fearing anything or anyone that is strange or foreign.
Vehophobia – The fear of driving. This phobia affects personal and work life.
Basiphobia – The fear of falling. Some may even refuse to walk or stand up.
Achievemephobia – The fear of success. The opposite to the fear of failure.
Theophobia – The fear of God causes an irrational fear of God or religion.
Ailurophobia – The fear of cats. This phobia is also known as Gatophobia.
Metathesiophobia – The fear of change. Sometimes change is a good thing.
Globophobia – The fear of balloons. They should be fun, but not for phobics.
Nyctophobia – The fear of darkness. Being afraid of the dark or the night is common for kids.
Androphobia – The fear of men. Usually seen in younger females, but it can also affect adults.
Phobophobia – The fear of fear. The thought of being afraid of objects/situations.
Philophobia – The fear of love. Being scared of falling in love or emotions.
Triskaidekaphobia – The fear of the number 13 or the bad luck that follows.
Emetophobia – The fear of vomiting and the fear of loss of your self control.
Gephyrophobia – The fear of bridges and crossing even the smallest bridge.
Entomophobia – The fear of bugs and insects, also related to Acarophobia.
Lepidopterophobia – The fear of butterflies and often most winged insects.
Panophobia – The fear of everything or fear that terrible things will happen.
Podophobia – The fear of feet. Some people fear touching or looking at feet, even their own.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia – The fear of Friday the 13th. About 8% of Americans have this phobia.
Somniphobia – The fear of sleep. Being terrified of what might happen right after you fall asleep.
Gynophobia – The fear of women. May occur if you have unresolved mother issues.
Apiphobia – The fear of bees. Many people fear being stung by angry bees.
Koumpounophobia – The fear of buttons. Clothes with buttons are avoided.
Anatidaephobia – The fear of ducks. Somewhere, a duck is watching you.
Pyrophobia – The fear of fire. A natural/primal fear that can be debilitating.
Ranidaphobia – The fear of frogs. Often caused by episodes from childhood.
Galeophobia – The fear of sharks in the ocean or even in swimming pools.
Athazagoraphobia – The fear of being forgotten or not remembering things.
Katsaridaphobia – The fear of cockroaches. This can easily lead to an excessive cleaning disorder.
Iatrophobia – The fear of doctors. Do you delay doctor visits? You may have this.
Pediophobia – The fear of dolls. This phobia could well be Chucky-induced.
Ichthyophobia – The fear of fish. Includes small, large, dead and living fish.
Achondroplasiaphobia – The fear of midgets. Because they look differently.
Mottephobia – The fear of moths. These insects are only beautiful to some.
Zoophobia – The fear of animals. Applies to both vile and harmless animals.
Bananaphobia – The fear of bananas. If you have this phobia, they are scary.
Sidonglobophobia – The fear of cotton balls or plastic foams. Oh that sound.
Scelerophobia – The fear of crime involves being afraid of burglars, attackers or crime in general.
Cibophobia – The fear of food. The phobia may come from a bad episode while eating, like choking.
Phasmophobia – The fear of ghosts. AKA Spectrophobia. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Equinophobia – The fear of horses. Animal phobias are pretty common, especially for women.
Musophobia – The fear of mice. Some people find mice cute, but phobics don’t.
Catoptrophobia – The fear of mirrors. Being afraid of what you might see.
Agliophobia – The fear of pain. Being afraid something painful will happen.
Tokophobia – The fear of pregnancy involves giving birth or having children.
Telephonophobia – The fear of talking on the phone. Phobics prefer texting.
Pogonophobia – The fear of beards or being scared of/around bearded men.
Omphalophobia – The fear of belly buttons. Touching and looking at navels.
Pseudodysphagia – The fear of choking often after a bad eating experience.
Bathophobia – The fear of depths can be anything associated with depth (lakes, tunnels, caves).
Cacomorphobia – The fear of fat people. Induced by the media. Affects some anorexics/bulimics.
Gerascophobia – The fear of getting old. Aging is the most natural thing, yet many of us fear it.
Chaetophobia – The fear of hair. Phobics tend to be afraid of other peoples hair.
Nosocomephobia – The fear of hospitals. Let’s face it, no one likes hospitals.
Ligyrophobia – The fear of loud noises. More than the instinctive noise fear.
Didaskaleinophobia – The fear of school. This phobia affects kids mostly.
Technophobia – The fear of technology is often induced by culture/religion.
Chronophobia – The fear of the future. A persistent fear of what is to come.
Spheksophobia – The fear of wasps. You panic and fear getting stung by it.
Ergophobia – The fear of work. Often due to social or performance anxiety.
Coulrophobia – The fear of clowns. Some people find clowns funny, coulrophobics certainly don’t.
Allodoxaphobia – The fear of opinions. Being afraid of hearing what others are thinking of you.
Samhainophobia – The fear of Halloween affects children/superstitious people.
Photophobia – The fear of light caused by something medical or traumatic.
Disposophobia – The fear of getting rid of stuff triggers extreme hoarding.
Numerophobia – The fear of numbers and the mere thought of calculations.
Ombrophobia – The fear of rain. Many fear the rain due to stormy weather.
Coasterphobia – The fear of roller coasters. Ever seen Final Destination 3?
Thalassophobia – The fear of the ocean. Water, waves and unknown spaces.
Scoleciphobia – The fear of worms. Often because of unhygienic conditions.
Kinemortophobia – The fear of zombies. Being afraid that zombies attack and turn you into them.
Myrmecophobia – The fear of ants. Not as common as Arachnophobia, but may feel just as intense.
Taphophobia – The fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground.