50 Common Phobias and Fears (List)

50 Common Phobias and Fears (List)

Phobias are what makes your hair stand on end, they may be what keep you up at night. Phobias can range from mild stressor to debilitating fear. Some just try to avoid their stressors and can handle it if they run into it.

However, there are those that are so severe that they cannot leave their homes or do certain things because of their fear that they will come into contact with their phobia.

What are Phobias?

Phobias are classified in the DSM-5 and recognized as a mental disorder and refer to a type of anxiety disorder characterized by the fear of a specific stressor. There are treatments and skills that you can learn to overcome these phobias and live as normally as possible. First we will outline some of the most common phobias in the world.

50 Common Phobias and Fears (List)

50 Common Phobias List A-Z

  1. Achluophobia – Fear of Darkness
  2. Aerophobia – Fear of Flying
  3. Agoraphobia – Fear of Open Spaces
  4. Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders
  5. Atychiphobia – Fear of Failing
  6. Barophobia – Fear of Gravity
  7. Bibliophobia – Fear of Books
  8. Cacophobia – Fear of Ugliness
  9. Catoptrophobia – Fear of Mirrors
  10.  Chronophobia – Fear of time
  11. Claustrophobia – Fear of Small Spaces
  12. Cynophobia – Fear of Dogs
  13.  Dentophobia – Fear of Dentists
  14.  Dystychiphobia – Fear of Accidents
  15.  Equinophobia – Fear of Horses
  16.  Gamophobia – Fear of Marriage
  17.  Glossophobia – Fear of Speaking in Public
  18.  Gynophobia – Fear of Women
  19.  Hemophobia – Fear of Blood
  20.  Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Fear of Long words
  21.  Hydrophobia – Fear of Water
  22.  Hypochondria – Fear of Illness
  23.  Iatrophobia – Fear of Doctors
  24.  Insectophobia – Fear of Insects
  25.  Koinoniphobia – Fear of Crowds
  26.  Lilapsophobia – Fear of Tornadoes/Hurricanes
  27.  Lockiophobia – Fear of Childbirth
  28.  Megalophobia – Fear of large things
  29.  Microphobia Fear of Small Things
  30.  Mysophobia – Fear of Dirt and Germs
  31.  Necrophobia – Fear of Death
  32.  Nosocomephobia – Fear of Hospitals
  33.  Obesophobia – Fear of Gaining Weight
  34.  Ophidiophobia – Fear of Snakes
  35.  Pathophobia – Fear of Disease
  36.  Pedophobia – Fear of Children
  37.  Philophobia – Fear of Love
  38.  Phobophobia – Fear of Phobias
  39.  Pyrophobia – Fear of Fire
  40.  Scolionophobia – Fear of School
  41.  Scopophobia – Fear of being Stared at
  42.  Sociophobia – Fear of Judgement
  43.  Somniphobia – Fear of Sleep
  44.  Tachophobia – Fear of Speed
  45.  Tonitrophobia – Fear of Thunder
  46.  Trypophobia – Fear of Holes or Strange Patterns
  47.  Venustraphobia – Fear of Beautiful Women
  48.  Wiccaphobia – Fear of Witchcraft
  49.  Xenophobia – Fear of Strangers or Foreigners
  50.  Zoophobia – Fear of Animals

By Olalekan Awodehinde

Olalekan Awodehinde is a seasoned investigative reporter.

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