The Complete List of Phobias, all Common and Weird Phobias you Should Know

According to Wikipedia: 

“A Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation”. 

Phobia comes from the Greek word ‘Phobos’, which means fear or horror. People with any type of phobia feels an extreme fear of a specific thing or situation. Phobias are a common form of mental illness. 

General fear of a thing or Phobia to that thing are two different things. Phobia is an anxiety disorder and cause distress and can be a threat to life.

Research says that more than 30% of U.S. adults suffer from some type of phobia in their life. A person can have a fear of anything and any object can be phobic. So there are infinite types of Phobias are present in nature. 

According to some Medical association, Phobias are divided into three categories:

  • Social phobia: fears related to social situations
  • Agoraphobia:  fear of places or situations
  • Specific Phobia: fear of a specific thing or object.

We can’t logically list out all Phobias, but we have tried to include all common and widely spread Phobias in this post. 

Most Common Phobias:

  • Hydrophobia: fear of water.
  • Arachnophobia: fear of spiders.
  • Acrophobia: fear of heights.
  • Zoophobia: fear of animals.
  • Autophobia: fear of being alone.
  • Claustrophobia: fear of confined or crowded spaces.
  • Hemophobia: fear of blood.
  • Arachnophobia: fear of spiders.
  • Astraphobia: fear of thunder and lightning.
  • Ophidiophobia: fear of snakes.
  • Trypanophobia: fear of needles.
  • Cynophobia: fear of Dogs.
  • Pteromerhanophobia: fear of flying.
  • Mysophobia: fear of Germs.

A to Z List of Phobias:


A:

Phobias: Fear of Flowers
Anthrophobia: Fear of Flowers
  • Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or bathing.
  • Acarophobia: Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.
  • Acerophobia: Fear of sourness.
  • Achluophobia: Fear of darkness.
  • Acousticophobia: Fear of noise.
  • Acrophobia: Fear of heights.
  • Aerophobia: Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airborne noxious substances.
  • Aeroacrophobia: Fear of open high places.
  • Aeronausiphobia: Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
  • Agateophobia: Fear of insanity.
  • Agliophobia: Fear of pain.
  • Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places.
  • Agraphobia: Fear of sexual abuse.
  • Agrizoophobia: Fear of wild animals.
  • Agyrophobi:- Fear of streets or crossing the street.
  • Aichmophobia: Fear of needles or pointed objects.
  • Ailurophobia: Fear of cats.
  • Albuminurophobia: Fear of kidney disease.
  • Alektorophobia: Fear of chickens.
  • Algophobia: Fear of pain.
  • Alliumphobia: Fear of garlic.
  • Allodoxaphobia: Fear of opinions.
  • Altophobia: Fear of heights.
  • Amathophobia: Fear of dust.
  • Amaxophobia: Fear of riding in a car.
  • Ambulophobia: Fear of walking.
  • Amnesiphobia: Fear of amnesia.
  • Amychophobia: Fear of scratches or being scratched.
  • Anablephobia: Fear of looking up.
  • Ancraophobia: Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)
  • Androphobia: Fear of men.
  • Anemophobia: Fear of air drafts or wind. (Ancraophobia)
  • Anginophobia: Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.
  • Anglophobia: Fear of England or English culture, etc.
  • Ankylophobia: Fear of immobility of a joint.
  • Anthrophobia or Anthophobia– Fear of flowers.
  • Anthropophobia: Fear of people or society.
  • Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
  • Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders.
  • Athazagoraphobia: Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting.
  • Atomosophobia: Fear of atomic explosions.
  • Atychiphobia: Fear of failure.
  • Aulophobia: Fear of flutes.
  • Aurophobia: Fear of gold.
  • Auroraphobia: Fear of Northern lights.
  • Arithmophobia: Fear of numbers.
  • Antlophobia: Fear of floods.
  • Anuptaphobia: Fear of staying single.
  • Apeirophobia: Fear of infinity.
  • Aphenphosmphobia: Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)
  • Apiphobia: Fear of bees.
  • Autodysomophobia: Fear of one that has a vile odour.
  • Automysophobia: Fear of being dirty.
  • Autophobia: Fear of being alone or of oneself.
  • Aviophobia or Aviatophobia: Fear of flying.
  • Apotemnophobia: Fear of persons with amputations.
  • Arrhenphobia: Fear of men.
  • Arsonphobia: Fear of fire.
  • Asthenophobia: Fear of weakness.
  • Astraphobia or Astrapophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning.
  • Astrophobia: Fear of stars or celestial space.
  • Asymmetriphobia: Fear of asymmetrical things.
  • Ataxophobia: Fear of disorder or untidiness.
  • Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection.

B:

Belonephobia: Fear of Needles - Phobias
Belonephobia
  • Bathmophobia: Fear of stairs or steep slopes.
  • Bathophobia: Fear of depth.
  • Batophobia: Fear of heights.
  • Bacillophobia: Fear of microbes.
  • Bacteriophobia: Fear of bacteria.
  • Ballistophobia: Fear of missiles or bullets.
  • Bolshephobia: Fear of Bolsheviks.
  • Barophobia: Fear of gravity.
  • Basophobia or Basiphobia: Fear of walking or falling.
  • Botanophobia: Fear of plants.
  • Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia: Fear of body smells.
  • Brontophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning.
  • Belonephobia: Fear of pins and needles. (Aichmophobia)
  • Bibliophobia: Fear of books.
  • Blennophobia: Fear of slime.
  • Bogyphobia: Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman.
  • Bufonophobia: Fear of toads.

C:

  • Cacophobia: Fear of ugliness.
  • Catagelophobia: Fear of being ridiculed.
  • Chronophobia: Fear of Time.
  • Contreltophobia: Fear of sexual abuse.
  • Coprastasophobia: Fear of constipation.
  • Coprophobia: Fear of faeces.
  • Claustrophobia: Fear of confined spaces.
  • Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns.
  • Cyberphobia: Fear of computers.
  • Cynophobia: Fear of dogs.
  • Chorophobia: Fear of dancing.
  • Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia: Fear of money.
  • Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia: Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
  • Catoptrophobia: Fear of mirrors.
  • Chionophobia: Fear of snow.
  • Chromophobia: Fear of colours.
  • Chronomentrophobia: Fear of clocks.
  • Cleptophobia: Fear of stealing.
  • Climacophobia: Fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs.
  • Consecotaleophobia: Fear of chopsticks.
  • Cryophobia: Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.
  • Crystallophobia: Fear of crystals or glass.
  • Cyberphobia: Fear of computers or working on a computer.
  • Cyclophobia: Fear of bicycles.
  • Cymophobia or Kymophobia: Fear of waves or wave like motions.

D:

  • Dendrophobia: Fear of trees.
  • Dinophobia: Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.
  • Dromophobia: Fear of crossing streets
  • Dystychiphobia: Fear of accidents.
  • Dementophobia: Fear of insanity.
  • Demonophobia or Daemonophobia: Fear of demons.
  • Demophobia: Fear of crowds.
  • Dentophobia: Fear of dentists.
  • Domatophobia: Fear of houses.
  • Dikephobia: Fear of justice.
  • Dutchphobia: Fear of the Dutch.
  • Dysmorphophobia: Fear of deformity.
  • Diplophobia: Fear of double vision.
  • Dipsophobia: Fear of drinking.

E:

Epistemophobia: Fear of Knowledge, Phobias
Epistemophobia
  • Eleutherophobia: Fear of freedom.
  • Elurophobia: Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia)
  • Emetophobia: Fear of vomiting.
  • Ecclesiophobia: Fear of church.
  • Ecophobia: Fear of home.
  • Eisoptrophobia: Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.
  • Electrophobia: Fear of electricity.
  • Entomophobia: Fear of insects.
  • Enetophobia: Fear of pins.
  • Enochlophobia: Fear of crowds.
  • Ephebiphobia: Fear of teenagers.
  • Epistaxiophobia: Fear of nosebleeds.
  • Ereuthrophobia: Fear of blushing.
  • Ergophobia: Fear of work.
  • Erotophobia: Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
  • Epistemophobia: Fear of knowledge.
  • Equinophobia: Fear of horses.
  • Eremophobia: Fear of being oneself or of loneliness.
  • Euphobia: Fear of hearing good news.
  • Eurotophobia: Fear of female genitalia.
  • Eosophobia: Fear of dawn or daylight.

F:

  • Febriphobia or Fibriphobia: Fear of fever.
  • Francophobia: Fear of France or French culture. (Gallophobia, Galiophobia)

G:

Gamophobia: Fear of Marriage, Phobias
Gamophobia
  • Gelotophobia: Fear of being laughed at.
  • Geniophobia: Fear of chins.
  • Genophobia: Fear of sex.
  • Genuphobia: Fear of knees.
  • Gephyrophobia or Gephydrophobia: Fear of crossing bridges.
  • Germanophobia: Fear of Germany or German culture.
  • Galeophobia or Gatophobia: Fear of cats.
  • Gamophobia: Fear of marriage.
  • Geliophobia: Fear of laughter.
  • Gerascophobia: Fear of growing old.
  • Gnosiophobia: Fear of knowledge.
  • Graphophobia: Fear of writing or handwriting.
  • Gymnophobia: Fear of nudity.
  • Gynephobia or Gynophobia: Fear of women.
  • Gerontophobia: Fear of old people or of growing old.
  • Geumaphobia or Geumophobia: Fear of taste.
  • Glossophobia: Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.

H:

  • Haphephobia or Haptephobia: Fear of being touched.
  • Harpaxophobia: Fear of being robbed.
  • Hedonophobia: Fear of feeling of pleasure.
  • Helminthophobia: Fear of being infested with worms.
  • Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia: Fear of blood.
  • Heliophobia: Fear of the sun.
  • Hadephobia: Fear of hell.
  • Hagiophobia: Fear of saints or holy things.
  • Hippophobia: Fear of horses.
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: Fear of long words.
  • Hobophobia: Fear of bums or beggars.
  • Hodophobia: Fear of road travel.
  • Hormephobia: Fear of shock.
  • Homichlophobia: Fear of fog.
  • Herpetophobia: Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
  • Heterophobia: Fear of the opposite sex. (Sexophobia)
  • Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia: Fear of the number 666.
  • Hierophobia: Fear of priests or sacred things.
  • Homilophobia: Fear of sermons.
  • Hominophobia: Fear of men.
  • Homophobia: Fear of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
  • Hoplophobia: Fear of firearms.
  • Hygrophobia: Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.
  • Hylephobia: Fear of materialism or the fear of epilepsy.
  • Hylophobia– Fear of forests.
  • Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia– Fear of responsibility.
  • Hypnophobia: Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
  • Hypsiphobia: Fear of height.
  • Hydrargyophobia: Fear of mercurial medicines.
  • Hydrophobia: Fear of water or of rabies.
  • Hydrophobophobia: Fear of rabies.
  • Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia: Fear of glass.

I:

  • Ichthyophobia: Fear of fish.
  • Iatrophobia: Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.
  • Isopterophobia: Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.
  • Ithyphallophobia: Fear of having an erect penis.
  • Illyngophobia: Fear of vertigo or looking down.
  • Iophobia: Fear of poison.
  • Insectophobia: Fear of insects.
  • Ideophobia: Fear of ideas.
  • Isolophobia: Fear of solitude, being alone.

J:

  • Judeophobia: Fear of Jews.
  • Japanophobia: Fear of Japanese.

K:

Katsaridaphobia: Fear of Cockroaches, Phobias
Katsaridaphobia
  • Kathisophobia: Fear of sitting down.
  • Katsaridaphobia: Fear of cockroaches.
  • Kenophobia: Fear of voids or empty spaces.
  • Kleptophobia: Fear of stealing.
  • Katagelophobia: Fear of ridicule.
  • Koinoniphobia: Fear of rooms.
  • Kosmikophobia: Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
  • Kakorrhaphiophobia: Fear of failure or defeat.
  • Kynophobia: Fear of rabies.
  • Kolpophobia: Fear of genitals, particularly female.
  • Kopophobia: Fear of fatigue.
  • Koumpounophobia – Fear of buttons.

L:

  • Levophobia: Fear of things to the left side of the body.
  • Ligyrophobia: Fear of loud noises.
  • Lilapsophobia: Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.
  • Limnophobia: Fear of lakes.
  • Laliophobia or Lalophobia: Fear of speaking.
  • Leukophobia: Fear of the colour white.
  • Logophobia: Fear of words.
  • Lachanophobia: Fear of vegetables.
  • Lutraphobia: Fear of otters.
  • Lygophobia: Fear of darkness.
  • Linonophobia: Fear of string.
  • Liticaphobia: Fear of lawsuits.
  • Logizomechanophobia: Fear of computers.

M:

  • Motorphobia: Fear of automobiles.
  • Mottephobia: Fear of moths.
  • Melanophobia: Fear of the colour black
  • Microphobia: Fear of small things
  • Mysophobia: Fear of dirt and germs
  • Mageirocophobia: Fear of cooking
  • Megalophobia: Fear of large things
  • Melophobia: Fear or hatred of music.
  • Metallophobia: Fear of metal.
  • Metathesiophobia: Fear of changes.
  • Methyphobia: Fear of alcohol.
  • Meningitophobia: Fear of brain disease.
  • Menophobia: Fear of menstruation.
  • Metrophobia: Fear or hatred of poetry.
  • Musophobia or Muriphobia: Fear of mice.
  • Mycophobia: Fear or aversion to mushrooms.

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