List of Phobias

A phobia is an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. 8% of US adults have some type of phobia. Typical symptoms of phobias can include nausea, trembling, rapid heartbeat, feelings of unreality, and being preoccupied with the fear object. Most phobias fall into one of four major categories: fears of the natural environment, fears related to animals, fear related to medical treatments or issues, and fears related to specific situations. Below is a list of some common phobias:

Achluophobia - Fear of darkness

Acrophobia - Fear of heights

Aerophobia - Fear of flying

Algophobia - Fear of pain

Agoraphobia - Fear of open spaces or crowds

Aichmophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects

Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a car

Androphobia - Fear of men

Anginophobia - Fear of angina or choking

Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers

Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society

Aphenphosmphobia - Fear of being touched

Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders

Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers

Astraphobia - Fear of thunder and lightning

Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidiness

Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection

Atychiphobia - Fear of failure

Autophobia - Fear of being alone

Bacteriophobia - Fear of bacteria

Barophobia - Fear of gravity

Bathmophobia - Fear of stairs or steep slopes

Batrachophobia - Fear of amphibians

Belonephobia - Fear of pins and needles

Bibliophobia - Fear of books

Botanophobia - Fear of plants

Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness

Catagelophobia - Fear of being ridiculed

Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors

Chionophobia - Fear of snow

Chromophobia - Fear of colors

Chronomentrophobia - Fear of clocks

Claustrophobia - Fear of confined spaces

Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns

Cyberphobia - Fear of computers

Cynophobia - Fear of dogs

Dendrophobia - Fear of trees

Dentophobia - Fear of dentists

Domatophobia - Fear of houses

Dystychiphobia - Fear of accidents

Ecophobia - Fear of the home

Elurophobia - Fear of cats

Entomophobia - Fear of insects

Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers

Equinophobia - Fear of horses

Gamophobia - Fear of marriage

Genuphobia - Fear of knees

Glossophobia - Fear of speaking in public

Gynophobia - Fear of women

Heliophobia - Fear of the sun

Hemophobia - Fear of blood

Herpetophobia - Fear of reptiles

Hydrophobia - Fear of water

Hypochonria - Fear of illness

Iatrophobia - Fear of doctors

Insectophobia - Fear of insects

Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms

Leukophobia - Fear of the color white

Lilapsophobia - Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes

Lockiophobia - Fear of childbirth

Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking

Megalophobia - Fear of large things

Melanophobia - Fear of the color black

Microphobia - Fear of small things

Mysophobia - Fear of dirt and germs

Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead things

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night

Nosocomephobia - Fear of hospitals

Nyctophobia - Fear of the dark

Obesophobia - Fear of gaining weight

Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8

Ombrophobia - Fear of rain

Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes

Ornithophobia - Fear of birds

Papyrophobia - Fear of paper

Pathophobia - Fear of disease

Pedophobia - Fear of children

Philophobia - Fear of love

Phobophobia - Fear of phobias

Podophobia - Fear of feet

Porphyrophobia - Fear of the color purple

Pteridophobia - Fear of ferns

Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying

Pyrophobia - Fear of fire

Samhainophobia - Fear of Halloween

Scolionophobia - Fear of school

Selenophobia - Fear of the moon

Sociophobia - Fear of social evaluation

Somniphobia - Fear of sleep

Tachophobia - Fear of speed

Technophobia - Fear of technology

Tonitrophobia - Fear of thunder

Trypanophobia - Fear of needles/injections

Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women

Verminophobia - Fear of germs

Wiccaphobia - Fear of witches and witchcraft

Xenophobia - Fear of strangers or foreigners

Zoophobia - Fear of animals


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