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A Comprehensive List of Phobias

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Mental health is a niche I like to delve in especially in topics I can really relate to. It sort of helps to tell my side of things

Phobias. Fears. Different names with a similar concept; being afraid of certain things or situations. Below is a list of some common and uncommon phobias.

Some we are familiar with, some we aren’t as well as some that could make you go ‘wait, what?’

This list doesn't include every single phobia but it does contain a lot


List of Phobias

Abluthophobia: Fear of bathing

Achulophobia/ Nyctophobia: Fear of darkness or night

Acrophobia: Fear of heights

Aerophobia/ Pteromerhanophobia / Aviophobia: Fear of flying

Aerophobia: Fear of fresh air or the movement of air

Aichmophobia/ Belonephobia: Fear of needles or pointed objects

Alektrophobia: Fear of chickens

Algophobia: Fear of pain

Amathophobia: Fear of dust

Amaxophobia: Fear of riding in a car

Anatidaephobia: Fear of a duck watching you, no matter where you are

Androphobia: Fear of men

Anginophobia: Fear of choking

Anthophobia: Fear of flowers

Anthropophobia: Fear of people or society

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Aphenphosmphobia: Fear of being touched (mostly seen in victims of trauma from sexual or physical abuse)

Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders

Arithmophobia/ Numerophobia: Fear of numbers

Astraphobia: Fear of thunder of lighting

Ataxophobia: Fear of disorder

Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection

Athazagoraphobia: Fear of being forgotten or of forgetting

Atychipobia: Fear of failure

Autophobia: Fear of being alone

Autophobia: Fear of being alone

Bacteriophobia: Fear of bacteria (this fear could cause one to be extremely hygienic such as using hand gloves, hand sanitizers and giving more care to sanitation

Barophobia: Fear of gravity

Bathmophobia: Fear of stairs

Bibliophobia: Fear of books

Bogyphobia: Fear of the Bogeyman

Botanophobia: Fear of plants


Heliphobia: Fear of sunlight

Hemophobia: Fear of blood

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia/ Sesquipedalophobia: Fear of long words

Homophobia: Fear and hostile behavior towards homosexuality or people who identify with the LGBTQ+ community

Hydrophobia/ Aquaphobia: fear of water

Insectophobia: Fear of insects

islamophobia: Fear of anything Islamic

Kathisophobia: Fear of sitting down

Lachanophobia: Fear of vegetables

Latrophobia: Fear of doctors

Leukophobia: Fear of the color white

Lilapsophobia: Fear of tornadoes or hurricanes

Linonophobia: Fear of string

Lockiophobia: Fear of childbirth (experienced by women who have heard or seen what goes on in labor rooms as well as expectant mothers)

Logophobia/ Verbophobia: Fear of words

Mageirocophobia: Fear of cooking

Melanophobia: Fear of the color black

Myrmecophobia: Fear of ants

Mysophobia/ Verminophobia: Fear of germs

Necrophobia: Fear of death

Neophobia: Fear of new things

Nephophobia: Fear of clouds

Nomophobia: Fear of being without your phone or being without internet

Nosocomephobia: Fear of hospitals

Obesophobia: Fear of gaining weight (this could be as a result of low esteem caused by body weight and cause a person to work out more sometimes straining one’s self beyond limit)

Octophobia: Fear of number 8 (either as a result of traumatic event or due too the fact that it looks like an infinity sign)

Ombrophobia: Fear of rain

Ombrophobia: Fear of rain

Omphalophobia: Fear of belly buttons

Ophidophobia: Fear of snakes

Optophobia: Fear of opening one’s eyes especially in very lit areas

Ornithophobia: Fear of birds

Panophobia: Fear of everything

Pathophobia: Fear of disease

Pediophobia: Fear of dolls (this can be as a result of the way they look or the stories we hear or see on them such as Chukky or Annabelle)

Pedophobia: Fear of children

Pentheraphobia: Fear of mothers-in-law

Philophobia: Fear of love

Phobophobia: Fear of phobias (found in people who have a couple of phobias and are scared of developing more)

Phonophobia: Fear of sound

Plutophobia: Fear of money or wealthy people

Podophobia: Fear of feet

Pogonophobia: Fear of beards

Porphyrophobia: Fear of the color purple

Pupaphobia: Fear of puppets (either a show puppet, ventriloquist dummy or kids’ show character)

Pyrophobia: Fear of fire


Cacophobia: Fear of being ugly

Caligynephobia/ Venustraphobia: Fear of beautiful women

Catagelophobia: Fear of being ridiculed

Chaetophobia: Fear of Hair

Cheimatophobia/ Cheimophobia/ Frigophobia: Fear of getting too cold

Chemophobia: Fear or distrust of chemicals and chemistry

Cherophobia: Fear of being too happy because “something tragic” will happen (something like a too good to be true situation)

Chirophobia: Fear of Hands

Chloephobia: Fear of newspapers

Chorophobia: Fear of dancing

Chromophobia: Fear of colors

Chronomentrophobia: Fear of clocks

Cibophobia: Fear of food

Claustrophobia: Fear of enclosed spaces

Cleithrophobia: Fear of being trapped underneath a snowdrift or thin ice

Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns

Cyberphobia: Fear of computers or technology

Cynophobia: Fear of dogs

Decidophobia: Fear of making decisions

Deinophobia: Fear of talking while eating

Dendrophobia/ Hylophobia: Fear of trees

Dentophobia: Fear of dentists

Dextrophobia: Fear of having objects to your right

Domatophobia: Fear of houses

Dystychiphobia: Fear of having an accident

Eisoptrophobia: Fear of mirrors (can lead to distress and depression as well as low self-esteem in victims)

Elurophobia: Fear of cats

Emetophobia: Fear of throwing up

Entomophobia: Fear of insects

Ephebiphobia: Fear of teenagers or adolescents

Equinophobia: Fear of horses

Ergophobia: Fear of work

Erythrophobia: Fear of blushing

Gamophobia: Fear of marriage

Geliophobia: Fear of laughter

Globophobia: Fear of balloons

Glossophobia: Fear of speaking in public

Graphophobia: Fear of writing or handwriting

Gynophobia: Fear of women


Ranidaphobia: Fear of frogs

Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween

Scolionophobia: Fear of school

Scriptophobia: Fear of writing in public

Selenophobia: Fear of the moon

Siderophobia: Fear of stars

Somniphobia: Fear of sleeping (Found in mostly children, who might be scared of having a nightmare)

Syngenesophobia: Fear of relatives

Tachophobia: Fear of speed

Taphophobia: Fear of being buried alive

Thalassophobia: Fear of the ocean or deep open water

Tomophobia: Fear caused by forthcoming surgery or medical interventions

Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of number 13 (due to the controversies surrounding Friday the 13th)

Trypophobia: Fear of images with patterns of holes or bumps (lesser known phobia with a huge impact especially when scrolling through the internet then coming in contact with a picture of a honeycomb or even bubble wrap)

Turophobia: Fear of cheese

Urophobia: Fear of urinating

Vestiphobia: Fear of clothing (In most cases, it’s one specific type of clothing)

Wiccaphobia: Fear of witches or witchcraft

Xanothophobia: Fear of the color yellow

Xenophobia: Fear and dislike of strangers or the unknown

Zoophobia: Fear of animals


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