List of Phobias: Learn 105 Common Phobias of People around the World

List of Phobias! A ‘phobia’ is an irrational or excessive fear of something. Following is a list of common phobias in English you might not know.

List of Phobias

  1. Achievemephobia – The fear of success.
  2. Achondroplasiaphobia – The fear of midgets.
  3. Acrophobia – The fear of heights.
  4. Aerophobia – The fear of flying.
  5. Agliophobia – The fear of pain.
  6. Agoraphobia – The fear of open or crowded spaces.
  7. Ailurophobia – The fear of cats.
  8. Alektorophobia – The fear of chickens.
  9. Allodoxaphobia – The fear of opinions.
  10. Anatidaephobia – The fear of ducks.
  11. Androphobia – The fear of men.
  12. Anthropophobia – The fear of people.
  13. Aphenphosmphobia – The fear of intimacy.
  14. Apiphobia – The fear of bees.
  15. Aquaphobia – The fear of water.
  16. Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders
  17. Astraphobia – The fear of thunder/lightning AKA Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia, Ceraunophobia.
  18. Athazagoraphobia – The fear of being forgotten or not remembering things.
  19. Atychiphobia – The fear of failure.
  20. Autophobia – The fear of abandonment and being abandoned by someone.
  21. Bananaphobia – The fear of bananas.
  22. Basiphobia – The fear of falling.
  23. Bathophobia – The fear of depths can be anything associated with depth (lakes, tunnels, caves).
  24. Cacomorphobia – The fear of fat people. Induced by the media.
  25. Carcinophobia – The fear of cancer.
  26. Catoptrophobia – The fear of mirrors.
  27. Chaetophobia – The fear of hair.
  28. Chronophobia – The fear of the future.
  29. Cibophobia – The fear of food.
  30. Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces like elevators, small rooms and other enclosed spaces.
  31. Chorophobia- Fear of dancing.
  32. Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia- Fear of money.
  33. Coasterphobia – The fear of roller coasters.
  34. Coulrophobia – The fear of clowns.
  35. Contreltophobia- Fear of sexual abuse.
  36. Coprastasophobia- Fear of constipation.
  37. Cynophobia – The fear of dogs.
  38. Didaskaleinophobia – The fear of school.
  39. Disposophobia – The fear of getting rid of stuff triggers extreme hoarding.
  40. Dystychiphobia – The fear of accidents
  41. Emetophobia – The fear of vomiting and the fear of loss of your self control.
  42. Enochlophobia – The fear of crowds is closely related to Ochlophobia and Demophobia.
  43. Entomophobia – The fear of bugs and insects, also related to Acarophobia.
  44. Equinophobia – The fear of horses.
  45. Ergophobia – The fear of work.
  46. Galeophobia – The fear of sharks in the ocean or even in swimming pools.
  47. Gamophobia – The fear of commitment or sticking with someone to the end.
  48. Gephyrophobia – The fear of bridges and crossing even the smallest bridge.
  49. Gerascophobia – The fear of getting old.
  50. Globophobia – The fear of balloons.
  51. Glossophobia – The fear of public speaking.
  52. Gynophobia – The fear of women..
  53. Hemophobia – The fear of blood.
  54. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – The fear of long words.
  55. Iatrophobia – The fear of doctors.
  56. Ichthyophobia – The fear of fish.
  57. Katsaridaphobia – The fear of cockroaches.
  58. Kinemortophobia – The fear of zombies.
  59. Koumpounophobia – The fear of buttons.
  60. Lepidopterophobia – The fear of butterflies and often most winged insects.
  61. Ligyrophobia – The fear of loud noises.
  62. Metathesiophobia – The fear of change.
  63. Monophobia – The fear of being alone.
  64. Mottephobia – The fear of moths.
  65. Musophobia – The fear of mice.
  66. Myrmecophobia – The fear of ants.
  67. Mysophobia – The fear of germs. It is also rightly termed as Germophobia or Bacterophobia.
  68. Nosocomephobia – The fear of hospitals.
  69. Numerophobia – The fear of numbers and the mere thought of calculations.
  70. Nyctophobia – The fear of darkness.
  71. Ombrophobia – The fear of rain.
  72. Omphalophobia – The fear of belly buttons.
  73. Ophidiophobia – The fear of snakes.
  74. Ornithophobia – The fear of birds.
  75. Panophobia – The fear of everything or fear that terrible things will happen.
  76. Paraskevidekatriaphobia – The fear of Friday the 13th.
  77. Pediophobia – The fear of dolls.
  78. Phasmophobia – The fear of ghosts. AKA Spectrophobia.
  79. Philophobia – The fear of love.
  80. Phobophobia – The fear of fear.
  81. Photophobia – The fear of light caused by something medical or traumatic.
  82. Podophobia – The fear of feet. Some people fear touching or looking at feet, even their own.
  83. Pogonophobia – The fear of beards or being scared of/around bearded men.
  84. Pseudodysphagia – The fear of choking often after a bad eating experience.
  85. Pyrophobia – The fear of fire.
  86. Ranidaphobia – The fear of frogs.
  87. Samhainophobia – The fear of Halloween affects children/superstitious people.
  88. Scelerophobia – The fear of crime involves being afraid of burglars, attackers or crime in general.
  89. Scoleciphobia – The fear of worms.
  90. Sidonglobophobia – The fear of cotton balls or plastic foams.
  91. Somniphobia – The fear of sleep.
  92. Spheksophobia – The fear of wasps.
  93. Taphophobia – The fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground.
  94. Technophobia – The fear of technology is often induced by culture/religion.
  95. Telephonophobia – The fear of talking on the phone.
  96. Thalassophobia – The fear of the ocean. Water, waves and unknown spaces.
  97. Thanatophobia – The fear of death.
  98. Theophobia – The fear of God causes an irrational fear of God or religion.
  99. Tokophobia – The fear of pregnancy involves giving birth or having children.
  100. Triskaidekaphobia – The fear of the number 13 or the bad luck that follows.
  101. Trypanophobia – The fear of needles.
  102. Trypophobia – The fear of holes is an unusual but pretty common phobia.
  103. Vehophobia – The fear of driving.
  104. Xenophobia – The fear of the unknown.
  105. Zoophobia – The fear of animals.

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Ted Emmer
Ted Emmer
3 years ago

=> Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia <=
The fear for/of long words.
What a load, really, just add water, it makes its own sauce!

3 years ago
Reply to  Ted Emmer

hello, thats pretty dang cool

3 years ago

im jodie woods from fulwood academy and i have all these fears babe xxx

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1 year ago
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2 years ago

My phobia is monkeys ghost Airplanes trees being forgotten and Ignored

fnaf foxy
fnaf foxy
2 years ago

these are the weirdest fears ever but I’m going to make up a long word so that we could see if anyone’s scared


2 years ago

dang i have alot of those

2 years ago

I have all of this get prepared… medical syringes (Trypanophobia),(trypophobia) holes, chorophobia: Fear of dancing. Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders, Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces, Phasmophobia – The fear of ghosts. (Spectrophobia),Taphophobia – The fear of being buried alive.

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1 year ago
Reply to  Fueneral

Same thing i have those.

bah bah son
bah bah son
1 year ago

im scared to be in small places

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1 year ago

so uhm.. I have-



1 year ago

There is also a rare phobia which is called yourwastingyourtimereadingthisphobia! its dangerous and we dont know what it effects

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I do not know
1 year ago
I have Anthropophobia. i am not lying. You know what this phobia is? Fear of people
hummingbird 30000
hummingbird 30000
7 months ago

i have Technophobia Samhainophobia Glossophobia

4 months ago

I even don’t know whether I’m an Atychiphobian or an Achievemephobian ?!?

Aranza Acasuso
Aranza Acasuso
2 months ago

Long words fear people look at this:


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El pilin loco
El pilin loco
2 months ago

i have fear of penises lmao

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