Have You Heard Of These Interesting Phobias?

Jul 09, 2016 Obiaks
Many people think phobias are just fears, but they're actually more serious than that. A phobia is an anxiety disorder defined as a long-lasting fear of an object or situation.

We list you some phobias you may not have heard of.
1. Pentheraphobia: Fear of you mother-in-law.
2. Scriptophobia: Fear of writing in public.
3. Hylophobia: The fear of trees or forests.
4. Ombrophobia: The fear of rain.
5. Myrmecophobia: The fear of ants.
6. Ephebiphobia: Fear of young people.
7. Genuphobia: Fear of knees/kneeling


Alright here is a list of 100 most popular phobias


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







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