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what phobias do you have?

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I do have a fear of heights but there are some unusual phobias that people have such as "Anthophobia" which is fear of flowers.

This guy is afraid of peaches

of course there are the common phobias that many people have

arachnophobia (fear of spiders)

ophidiophobia (fear of snakes)

claustraphobia (fear of being in confined places)

altophobia (fear of height)

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 airbourne noxious substances.

Aeroacrophobia- Fear of open high places.

Aeronausiphobia- Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.

Aftokinitophobia- Fear of automobiles (cars).

Agateophobia- Fear of insanity.

Agliophobia- Fear of pain.

Agoraphobia- Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.

Agraphobia- Fear of sexual abuse.

Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals.

Agyrophobia- 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.

Alysidophobia- Fear of a chain or chains.

Amathophobia- Fear of dust.

Amaxophobia- Fear of riding in a car.

Ambulophobia- Fear of walking.

Amfisbitophobia- Fear of arguing.

Amnesiphobia- Fear of amnesia.

Amychophobia- Fear of scratches or being scratched.

Anablephobia- Fear of looking up.

Ancraophobia or Anemophobia- Fear of wind.

Androphobia- Fear of men.

Anemophobia- Fear of air drafts or wind.

Anginophobia- Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.

Anglophobia- Fear of England, English culture, etc.

Angrophobia - Fear of anger or of becoming angry.

Ankylophobia- Fear of immobility of a joint.

Anthrophobia or Anthophobia- Fear of flowers.

Anthropophobia- Fear of people or society.

Antlophobia- Fear of floods.

Anuptaphobia- Fear of staying single.

Apeirophobia- Fear of infinity.

Aphenphosmphobia- Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)

Apiphobia- Fear of bees.

Apotemnophobia- Fear of persons with amputations.

Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders.

Arithmophobia- Fear of numbers.

Arrhenphobia- Fear of men.

Arsonphobia- Fear of fire.

Arythmophobia- Fear of not having rhythm.

Asanserophobia- Fear of an elevator or elevators.

Asthenophobia- Fear of fainting or weakness.

Astraphobia or Astrapophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.

Astrophobia- Fear of stars and celestial space.

Astynomiaphobia- Fear of police.

Asymmetriphobia- Fear of asymmetrical things.

Ataxiophobia- Fear of ataxia (muscular incoordination)

Ataxophobia- Fear of disorder or untidiness.

Atelophobia- Fear of imperfection.

Atephobia- Fear of ruin or ruins.

Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotton 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.

Autodysomophobia- Fear of one that has a vile odor.

Automatonophobia- Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues - anything that falsly represents a sentient being.

Automysophobia- Fear of being dirty.

Autophobia- Fear of being alone or of oneself.

Aviophobia or Aviatophobia- Fear of flying

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- Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.

Bathmophobia- Fear of stairs or steep slopes.

Bathophobia- Fear of depth.

Batophobia- Fear of heights or being close to high buildings.

Batrachophobia- Fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc.

Belonephobia- Fear of pins and needles. (Aichmophobia)

Bibliophobia- Fear of books.

Blennophobia- Fear of slime.

Bogyphobia- Fear of bogies or the bogeyman.

Botanophobia- Fear of plants.

Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia- Fear of body smells.

Brontophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.

Bufonophobia- Fear of toads.


Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness.

Cainophobia or Cainotophobia- Fear of newness, novelty.

Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women.

Cancerophobia- Fear of cancer.

Carcinophobia- Fear of cancer.

Cardiophobia- Fear of the heart.

Carnophobia- Fear of meat.

Catagelophobia- Fear of being ridiculed.

Catapedaphobia- Fear of jumping from high and low places.

Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting.

Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors.

Cenophobia or Centophobia- Fear of new things or ideas.

Ceraunophobia- Fear of thunder.

Chaetophobia- Fear of hair.

Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia- Fear of cold.

Chemophobia- Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.

Cherophobia- Fear of gaiety.

Chionophobia- Fear of snow.

Chioniophobia- Fear of snow.

Chiraptophobia- Fear of being touched.

Chirophobia- Fear of hands.

Cholerophobia- Fear of anger or the fear of cholera.

Chorophobia- Fear of dancing.

Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia- Fear of money.

Chromophobia or Chromatophobia- Fear of colors.

Chronophobia- Fear of time.

Chronomentrophobia- Fear of clocks.

Cibophobia or Sitophobia or Sitiophobia- Fear of food.

Claustrophobia- Fear of confined spaces.

Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia- Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.

Cleptophobia- Fear of stealing.

Climacophobia- Fear of stairs, climbing or of falling downstairs.

Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed.

Clithrophobia or Cleithrophobia- Fear of being enclosed.

Cnidophobia- Fear of stings.

Cometophobia- Fear of comets.

Coimetrophobia- Fear of cemeteries.

Coitophobia- Fear of coitus.

Contreltophobia- Fear of sexual abuse.

Coprastasophobia- Fear of constipation.

Coprophobia- Fear of feces.

Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns.

Counterphobia- The preference by a phobic for fearful situations.

Cremnophobia- Fear of precipices.

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- Fear of waves or wave like motions.

Cynophobia- Fear of dogs or rabies.

Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia - Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.


Decidophobia- Fear of making decisions.

Defecaloesiophobia- Fear of painful bowels movements.

Deipnophobia- Fear of dining or dinner conversations.

Dementophobia- Fear of insanity.

Demonophobia or Daemonophobia- Fear of demons.

Demophobia- Fear of crowds. (Agoraphobia)

Dendrophobia- Fear of trees.

Dentophobia- Fear of dentists.

Dermatophobia- Fear of skin lesions.

Dermatosiophobia or Dermatophobia or Dermatopathophobia- Fear of skin disease.

Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body.

Diabetophobia- Fear of diabetes.

Diaitaphobia- Fear of diets and dieting.

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school.

Dikephobia- Fear of justice.

Dinophobia- Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.

Diplophobia- Fear of double vision.

Dipsophobia- Fear of drinking.

Dishabiliophobia- Fear of undressing in front of someone.

Domatophobia or Oikophobia- Fear of houses or being in a house.

Doraphobia- Fear of fur or skins of animals.

Doxophobia- Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.

Dromophobia- Fear of crossing streets.

Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch.

Dysmorphophobia- Fear of deformity.

Dystychiphobia- Fear of accidents.


Ecclesiophobia- Fear of church.

Ecophobia- Fear of home.

Eicophobia or Oikophobia- Fear of home surroundings.

Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.

Electrophobia- Fear of electricity.

Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom.

Elurophobia- Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia)

Emetophobia- Fear of vomiting.

Enetophobia- Fear of pins.

Enochlophobia- Fear of crowds.

Enosiophobia or Enissophobia- Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.

Entomophobia- Fear of insects.

Eosophobia- Fear of dawn or daylight.

Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers.

Epistaxiophobia- Fear of nosebleeds.

Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge.

Equinophobia- Fear of horses.

Eremophobia- Fear of being oneself or of lonliness.

Ereuthrophobia- Fear of blushing.

Ergasiophobia- 1) Fear of work or functioning. 2) Surgeon's fear of operating.

Ergophobia- Fear of work.

Erotophobia- Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.

Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news.

Eurotophobia- Fear of female genitalia.

Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia- 1) Fear of redlights. 2) Blushing. 3) Red.


Febriphobia, Fibriphobia or Fibriophobia- Fear of fever.

Felinophobia- Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)

Feretrophobia- Fear of a coffin, coffins, casket, caskets, or sarcophagus

Foniasophobia- Fear of killers, murderers, and serial killers

Francophobia- Fear of France, French culture. (Gallophobia, Galiophobia)

Frigophobia- Fear of cold, cold things.


Galeophobia or Gatophobia- Fear of cats.

Gallophobia or Galiophobia- Fear France, French culture. (Francophobia)

Gamophobia- Fear of marriage.

Geliophobia- Fear of laughter.

Geniophobia- Fear of chins.

Genophobia- Fear of sex.

Genuphobia- Fear of knees.

Gephyrophobia, Gephydrophobia, or Gephysrophobia- Fear of crossing bridges.

Germanophobia- Fear of Germany, German culture, etc.

Gerascophobia- Fear of growing old.

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.

Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge.

Gounaphobia- Fear of fur or items made of fur.

Graphophobia- Fear of writing or handwriting.

Gymnophobia- Fear of nudity.

Gynephobia or Gynophobia- Fear of women.


Hadephobia- Fear of hell.

Hagiophobia- Fear of saints or holy things.

Hamartophobia- Fear of sinning.

Haphephobia or Haptephobia- Fear of being touched.

Harpaxophobia- Fear of being robbed.

Hauntophobia- Fear of haunted houses.

Hedonophobia- Fear of feeling pleasure.

Heliophobia- Fear of the sun.

Hellenologophobia- Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.

Helminthophobia- Fear of being infested with worms.

Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia- Fear of blood.

Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia- Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.

Herpetophobia- Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.

Heterophobia- Fear of the opposite sex. (Sexophobia)

Hierophobia- Fear of priests or sacred things.

Hippophobia- Fear of horses.

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words.

Hobophobia- Fear of bums or beggars.

Hodophobia- Fear of road travel.

Hormephobia- Fear of shock.

Homichlophobia- Fear of fog.

Homilophobia- Fear of sermons.

Hominophobia- Fear of men.

Homophobia- Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.

Hoplophobia- Fear of firearms.

Hydrargyophobia- Fear of mercurial medicines.

Hydrophobia- Fear of water or of rabies.

Hydrophobophobia- Fear of rabies.

Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia- Fear of glass.

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.


Iatrophobia- Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.

Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish.

Ideophobia- Fear of ideas.

Illyngophobia- Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.

Iophobia- Fear of poison.

Insectophobia - Fear of insects.

Isolophobia- Fear of solitude, being alone.

Isopterophobia- Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.

Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.


Japanophobia- Fear of Japanese.

Judeophobia- Fear of Jews.


Kainolophobia- Fear of novelty.

Kainophobia- Fear of anything new, novelty.

Kakorrhaphiophobia- Fear of failure or defeat.

Katagelophobia- Fear of ridicule.

Katalogosophobia- Fear of lists, catalogues, directories, and inventories.

Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down.

Katsaridaphobia- Fear of a cockroack or cockroaches.

Kenophobia- Fear of voids or empty spaces.

Keraunophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.

Keriophobia- Fear of a candle or candles.

Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia- Fear of movement or motion.

Kleptophobia- Fear of stealing.

Kloounophobia- Fear of a clown of clowns.

Koinoniphobia- Fear of rooms.

Kolpophobia- Fear of genitals, particularly female.

Kopophobia- Fear of fatigue.

Koniophobia- Fear of dust. (Amathophobia)

Kosmikophobia- Fear of cosmic phenomenon.

Kouneliophobia- Fear of a rabbit or rabbits.

Koutaliophobia- Fear of a spoon or spoons

Kreopolisophobia- Fear of a butcher.

Kymophobia- Fear of waves.

Kynophobia- Fear of rabies.

Kyphophobia- Fear of stooping.


Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables.

Laliophobia or Lalophobia- Fear of speaking.

Leprophobia or Lepraphobia- Fear of leprosy.

Leukophobia- Fear of the color white.

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.

Linonophobia- Fear of string.

Liticaphobia- Fear of lawsuits.

Lockiophobia- Fear of childbirth.

Logizomechanophobia- Fear of computers.

Logophobia- Fear of words.

Luiphobia- Fear of lues, syphillis.

Lutraphobia- Fear of otters.

Lygophobia- Fear of darkness.

Lyssophobia- Fear of rabies or of becoming mad.


Macrophobia- Fear of long waits.

Mageirocophobia- Fear of cooking.

Magosophobia- Fear of Magician, Magicians, magic, and magic tricks.

Maieusiophobia- Fear of childbirth.

Malaxophobia- Fear of love play. (Sarmassophobia)

Maliaphobia- Fear of wigs

Maniaphobia- Fear of insanity.

Maskaphobia- Fear of a mask or masks.

Masklophobia- Fear of masks or mascots.

Mastigophobia- Fear of punishment.

Matogyaliaphobia- Fear of eyeglasses.

Mechanophobia- Fear of machines.

Medomalacuphobia- Fear of losing an erection.

Medorthophobia- Fear of an erect penis.

Megalophobia- Fear of large things.

Melissophobia- Fear of bees.

Melanophobia- Fear of the color black.

Melophobia- Fear or hatred of music.

Meningitophobia- Fear of brain disease.

Menophobia- Fear of menstruation.

Merinthophobia- Fear of being bound or tied up.

Metamfiezomaiophobia- Fear of a mime, mimes, pantomime, or people in disguises.

Metallophobia- Fear of metal.

Metathesiophobia- Fear of changes.

Meteorophobia- Fear of meteors.

Methyphobia- Fear of alcohol.

Metrophobia- Fear or hatred of poetry.

Microbiophobia- Fear of microbes. (Bacillophobia)

Microphobia- Fear of small things.

Misophobia- Fear of being contaminated with dirt of germs.

Mnemophobia- Fear of memories.

Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia- Fear of dirt or contamination.

Monophobia- Fear of solitude or being alone.

Monopathophobia- Fear of definite disease.

Motorphobia- Fear of automobiles.

Mottephobia- Fear of moths.

Musophobia or Murophobia- Fear of mice.

Mycophobia- Fear or aversion to mushrooms.

Mycrophobia- Fear of small things.

Myctophobia- Fear of darkness.

Mygaphobia- Fear of a fly or flies.

Myrmecophobia- Fear of ants.

Mysophobia- Fear of germs or contamination or dirt.

Mythophobia- Fear of myths or stories or false statements.

Myxophobia- Fear of slime. (Blennophobia)


Nanosophobia- Fear of a Dwarf (Dwarfs), Midget (Midgets), and Little People.

Nebulaphobia- Fear of fog. (Homichlophobia)

Necrophobia- Fear of death or dead things.

Nelophobia- Fear of glass.

Neopharmaphobia- Fear of new drugs.

Neophobia- Fear of anything new.

Nephophobia- Fear of clouds.

Noctiphobia- Fear of the night.

Nomatophobia- Fear of names.

Nosocomephobia- Fear of hospitals.

Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia- Fear of becoming ill.

Nostophobia- Fear of returning home.

Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother.

Nucleomituphobia- Fear of nuclear weapons.

Nudophobia- Fear of nudity.

Numerophobia- Fear of numbers.

Nyctohylophobia- Fear of dark wooded areas, or of forests at night.

Nyctophobia- Fear of the dark or of night.

Nyfitsaphobia- Fear of a rat or rats.


Obesophobia- Fear of gaining weight.(Pocrescophobia)

Ochlophobia- Fear of crowds or mobs.

Ochophobia- Fear of vehicles.

Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.

Odontophobia- Fear of teeth or dental surgery.

Odynophobia or Odynephobia- Fear of pain. (Algophobia)

Oenophobia- Fear of wines.

Oikophobia- Fear of home surroundings, house.

Olfactophobia- Fear of smells.

Ombrophobia- Fear of rain or of being rained on.

Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia- Fear of eyes.

Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams.

Oneirogmophobia- Fear of wet dreams.

Onomatophobia- Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.

Ophidiophobia- Fear of snakes. (Snakephobia)

Ophthalmophobia- Fear of being stared at.

Opiophobia- Fear medical doctors experience of prescribing needed pain medications for patients.

Optophobia- Fear of opening one's eyes.

Ornithophobia- Fear of birds.

Orthophobia- Fear of property.

Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia- Fear of smells or odors.

Ostraconophobia- Fear of shellfish.

Ouranophobia- Fear of heaven.


Pagophobia- Fear of ice or frost.

Paliatsosophobia- Fear of a jester, clown, or buffoon.

Panthophobia- Fear of suffering and disease.

Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything.

Papaphobia- Fear of the Pope.

Papyrophobia- Fear of paper.

Paralipophobia- Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.

Paraphobia- Fear of sexual perversion.

Parasitophobia- Fear of parasites.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th.

Parthenophobia- Fear of virgins or young girls.

Partiophobia- Fear of parties or of going to a party.

Pathophobia- Fear of disease.

Patroiophobia- Fear of heredity.

Parturiphobia- Fear of childbirth.

Peccatophobia- Fear of sinning. (imaginary crime)

Pediculophobia- Fear of lice.

Pediophobia- Fear of dolls.

Pedophobia- Fear of children.

Peladophobia- Fear of bald people.

Pellagrophobia- Fear of pellagra.

Peniaphobia- Fear of poverty.

Pentheraphobia- Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)

Petsetaphobia- Fear of a towel or of being hit by a towel.

Phagophobia- Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten.

Phalacrophobia- Fear of becoming bald.

Phallophobia- Fear of a penis, esp erect.

Pharmacophobia- Fear of taking medicine.

Phasmophobia- Fear of ghosts.

Phengophobia- Fear of daylight or sunshine.

Philemaphobia or Philematophobia- Fear of kissing.

Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love.

Philosophobia- Fear of philosophy.

Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.

Photoaugliaphobia- Fear of glaring lights.

Photophobia- Fear of light.

Phonophobia- Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.

Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking.

Phthiriophobia- Fear of lice. (Pediculophobia)

Phthisiophobia- Fear of tuberculosis.

Placophobia- Fear of tombstones.

Plutophobia- Fear of wealth.

Pluviophobia- Fear of rain or of being rained on.

Pneumatiphobia- Fear of spirits.

Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia- Fear of choking of being smothered.

Pocrescophobia- Fear of gaining weight. (Obesophobia)

Podophobia- Fear of feet.

Pogonophobia- Fear of beards.

Poliosophobia- Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.

Politicophobia- Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.

Polyphobia- Fear of many things.

Poinephobia- Fear of punishment.

Ponophobia- Fear of overworking or of pain.

Porphyrophobia- Fear of the color purple.

Potamophobia- Fear of rivers or running water.

Potophobia- Fear of alcohol.

Pharmacophobia- Fear of drugs.

Proctophobia- Fear of rectum.

Prosophobia- Fear of progress.

Psariophobia- Fear of fish.

Psellismophobia- Fear of stuttering.

Psychophobia- Fear of mind.

Psychrophobia- Fear of cold.

Pteromerhanophobia- Fear of flying.

Pteronophobia- Fear of being tickled by feathers.

Pupaphobia - fear of puppets.

Pyliophobia- Fear of gates.

Pyrexiophobia- Fear of Fever.

Pyrophobia- Fear of fire.

Pygmachophobia- Fear of boxes or of being sealed in a box.



Radiophobia- Fear of radiation, x-rays.

Ranidaphobia- Fear of frogs.

Rectophobia- Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.

Rhabdophobia- Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand)

Rhypophobia- Fear of defecation.

Rhytiphobia- Fear of getting wrinkles.

Rupophobia- Fear of dirt.

Russophobia- Fear of Russians.


Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween.

Sarmassophobia- Fear of love play. (Malaxophobia)

Satanophobia- Fear of Satan.

Scabiophobia- Fear of scabies.

Scatophobia- Fear of fecal matter.

Scelerophibia- Fear of bad men, burglars.

Sciophobia Sciaphobia- Fear of shadows.

Scoleciphobia- Fear of worms.

Scolionophobia- Fear of school.

Scopophobia or Scoptophobia- Fear of being seen or stared at.

Scotomaphobia- Fear of blindness in visual field.

Scotophobia- Fear of darkness. (Achluophobia)

Scriptophobia- Fear of writing in public.

Selachophobia- Fear of sharks.

Selaphobia- Fear of light flashes.

Selenophobia- Fear of the moon.

Seplophobia- Fear of decaying matter.

Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words.

Sexophobia- Fear of the opposite sex. (Heterophobia)

Siderodromophobia- Fear of trains, railroads or train travel.

Siderophobia- Fear of stars.

Sinistrophobia- Fear of things to the left, left-handed.

Sinophobia- Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.

Sitophobia or Sitiophobia- Fear of food or eating. (Cibophobia)

Skalopatiophobia- Fear of stairs.

Snakephobia- Fear of snakes. (Ophidiophobia)

Soceraphobia- Fear of parents-in-law.

Social Phobia- Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.

Sociophobia- Fear of society or people in general.

Somniphobia- Fear of sleep.

Sophophobia- Fear of learning.

Soteriophobia - Fear of dependence on others.

Spacephobia- Fear of outer space.

Spectrophobia- Fear of specters or ghosts.

Spermatophobia or Spermophobia- Fear of germs.

Spheksophobia- Fear of wasps.

Spirtophobia- Fear of a match, matches, or match book.

Stasibasiphobia or Stasiphobia- Fear of standing or walking. (Ambulophobia)

Staurophobia- Fear of crosses or the crucifix.

Stenophobia- Fear of narrow things or places.

Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia- Fear of hell.

Suriphobia- Fear of mice.

Symbolophobia- Fear of symbolism.

Symmetrophobia- Fear of symmetry.

Syngenesophobia- Fear of relatives.

Syphilophobia- Fear of syphilis.


Tachophobia- Fear of speed.

Tachydaktylourgosophobiaophobia- Fear of a juggler, jugglers, or juggling items.

Taeniophobia or Teniophobia- Fear of tapeworms.

Taphephobia Taphophobia- Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.

Tapinophobia- Fear of being contagious.

Taurophobia- Fear of bulls.

Technophobia- Fear of technology.

Teleophobia- 1) Fear of definite plans. 2) Religious ceremony.

Telephonophobia- Fear of telephones.

Teratophobia- Fear of bearing a deformed child or fear of monsters or deformed people.

Testophobia- Fear of taking tests.

Tetanophobia- Fear of lockjaw, tetanus.

Teutophobia- Fear of German or German things.

Textophobia- Fear of certain fabrics.

Thaasophobia- Fear of sitting.

Thalassophobia- Fear of the sea.

Thanatophobia or Thantophobia- Fear of death or dying.

Thanatosaphobia- Fear of death.

Theatrophobia- Fear of theatres.

Theologicophobia- Fear of theology.

Theophobia- Fear of gods or religion.

Thermophobia- Fear of heat.

Tocophobia- Fear of pregnancy or childbirth.

Tomophobia- Fear of surgical operations.

Tonitrophobia- Fear of thunder.

Topophobia- Fear of certain places or situations, such as stage fright.

Toxiphobia or Toxophobia or Toxicophobia- Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.

Traumatophobia- Fear of injury.

Tremophobia- Fear of trembling.

Trichinophobia- Fear of trichinosis.

Trichopathophobia or Trichophobia or Hypertrichophobia- Fear of hair. (Chaetophobia)

Triskaidekaphobia- Fear of the number 13.

Tropophobia- Fear of moving or making changes.

Trypanophobia- Fear of injections.

Tuberculophobia- Fear of tuberculosis.

Tyrannophobia- Fear of tyrants.


Uranophobia- Fear of heaven.

Urophobia- Fear of urine or urinating.


Vaccinophobia- Fear of vaccination.

Venustraphobia- Fear of beautiful women.

Verbophobia- Fear of words.

Verminophobia- Fear of germs.

Vestiphobia- Fear of clothing.

Virginitiphobia- Fear of rape.

Vitricophobia- Fear of step-father.


Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons.

Wiccaphobia: Fear of witches and witchcraft.


Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.

Xenoglossophobia- Fear of foreign languages.

Xenophobia- Fear of strangers or foreigners.

Xerophobia- Fear of dryness.

Xylophobia- 1) Fear of wooden objects. 2) Forests.

Xylourgosophobia- Fear of a carpenter or wood worker.

Xyrophobia-Fear of razors.


Ynotophobia- Fear of life not having been worth living.


Zelophobia- Fear of jealousy.

Zeusophobia- Fear of God or gods.

Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat.

Zoophobia- Fear of animals.

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Alas - it would appear that the fear of materialistic Russian epileptics has yet to be named.

No major phobias for me. Heights - yes, if there isn't anything under me. Snakes, bats or spiders, yes, if they're up close and personal; otherwise they are free to be creepy and consume other vermin and varmints to their collective hearts' content. After a few years of retail, I think I may have that fear of Germans, whatever that one was called (I'm not checking the list again), but maybe not. I do fear death, some varieties at least (swift, sudden and while I'm asleep would be theoretically acceptible), especially if the death also involves any newspaper headline that makes use of the words "careened," "nose dived" or "swerved uncontrollably."

The proliferation of phobias does remind me of a random ad I remember stumbling across in Village Voice years ago: Addicted To Therapy? Call ___-____, Dr. ____ ______. It boggled the mind that someone might actually have reason to look into such a problem (I probably should have, just to see what this was all about); after all the other addictions (drugs, money, sex, religion, booze, smoking, accidentally smoking, eating, drinking, breathing, plastic surgery, vacationing in exotic places, name-dropping, being ironic, shopping, unwholesomeness, life and everything in it) have been catalogued, mapped out, deconstructed and our quirks have been systematically pathologized, we finally arrive at the ultimate dead end: therapy junkies.

A dreadful and magical malady for the modern age we multitask in.

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I really hate ticks. I'm pretty sure there is no official phobia for ticks, but I really hate them and I'm scared to death of getting Lyme Disease....

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I have a fear of the new Hardee's commercial featuring the bobblehead lei'ed girl and the moron eating the new Hawaiian Chicken sandwich who can't stop staring at her or making her dance. I think he's getting his "wa-he-nay" on. They should make a new commercial in which she comes to life and butchers him with a spork.

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Heights - ironic since my job often involves working at heights.

Mosquito's - They absolutely love me, which is probably why I hate them... My skin crawls after i've been bitten and pure paranoia sets in. Every hair on me that moves in the wind is a mosquito landing. I'm ok with needles, but the thought of an insect sucking blood from my arm.....aahhhhhh!!

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Xyrophobia-fear of razors

Well, I figured there was a phobia name for this. I absolutely can't stand to touch or see razor blades or straight razors. I blame it all on a movie I watched as a little child where Angie Dickenson was sliced up with a straight razor on an elevator. I've been frightened of them since.

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I have a friend that has "Anthophobia" which is fear of flowers the ones in particular that he is afraid of are roses, sun flowers and the summer vine flowers such as honey suckles and the orange creeping trumpets. he doesnt even want to smell honey suckles.

They say dramatic experiences usually fuel these phobias and he did tell me that his parents told him that when he was a baby, the flower pattern on the mattress scared him to death.

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I would say heights is my biggest phobia. A unique one for americans is xenophobia, a country built on immigration you would think wouldn't be so scared.

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I said I have fear of heights but im also claustraphobic. One time I had a panic attack sitting in the back seat of my moms 1973 Ford LTD Brougham. There are really no windows in the back seat with exception to that mini window so you have a feeling of being closed in.

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Snakes and extreme heights.Snakes on an airplane is my worst nightmare.

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Snakes and extreme heights.Snakes on an airplane is my worst nightmare.

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well, who doesn't have Bolshephobia - a fear of bolshevicks!! :lol:

i don't know if i have anything as severe to be deemed a phobia... but, i do have certain moments of anxiety. the thought of my children being injured is a big one. also, love lost, past girlfriends and nostalgic memories... which i guess can be attributed to the anxiety of passing time.

i used to have a pretty big fear of heights... though, it's not as bad these days. i still am not 100% comfortable flying... even though i do and will - it just feels counter-intuiative.

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There are so many phobias out there, many of which I'd swear are made up. :lol:

My only major phobias are: claustrophobia, arachniphobia, ophidiophobia, and guns (I no longer carry a gun and am getting increasingly nervous around those who do). Strangely enough I didn't see guns on that list.

Oh and despite having three of the most common phobias... I LOVE heights!! It's FALLING that bothers me. :) I'm at home atop high buildings, in airplanes, etc. I live for that kind of thing. I'm currently looking into helicopter rentals because that's one thing I've never ridden in. I was going to go up in a balloon, but after standing below and helplessly watching a seasoned professional balloon pilot dangle from a balloon and fall to their death in a heavily populated neighborhood, I will never... ever... ever get in one.

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Xyrophobia-fear of razors

Well, I figured there was a phobia name for this. I absolutely can't stand to touch or see razor blades or straight razors. I blame it all on a movie I watched as a little child where Angie Dickenson was sliced up with a straight razor on an elevator. I've been frightened of them since.

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i once met someone who was afraid of mayonnaise. so with the permission of her boyfriend, i tested it. yup, she was afraid (came back quietly and put a jar right in front of her, she flipped).

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do you have a huge beard? :P

i have a fear of the dark when i'm outdoors and it's really quiet or i'm in a strange place (my last semester in college, i got to move in early.. before the RA's even, i was the only one in one of the oldest dorms on campus, it was freaky). i can also sometimes be afraid of heights depending on what i'm doing (tall ladders and scaffolding for instance get me a bit nervous, especially if they're not super sturdy). roller coasters are the last one... but not all of them, just the ones that really jerk you around and have huge drops (it's the drop i don't like and the suspense when they pull you up a long incline).

i once met someone who was afraid of mayonnaise. so with the permission of her boyfriend, i tested it. yup, she was afraid (came back quietly and put a jar right in front of her, she flipped).

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I'm with you on the dark part. I never have completely gotten over the dark. This is why anyone will rarely catch me in the city (at least downtown) after the sun goes down.

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Heights here too, particularly near windows in tall buildings or on roofs! Though I love flying...

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I'm scared of insects and spiders mainly.

Heights used to scare me when I was younger, but I've gotten over it now.

I also used to be afraid of water when I was real little until I learned how to swim.

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