Phobia


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.

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