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What kinds of phobias are known to people?

We are all afraid of something: exams, dentist, public speaking. However, at some point, fears become obsessive. What phobias do you know? The fear of confined spaces (claustrophobia) probably immediately comes to your mind. In fact, there are a lot of them. Psychologists divide the existing phobias to natural, social and existential. The majority of us do not even guess what fears other people experience.

    General phobias:

  • Fear of everything - panophobia
  • Fear of many things - polyphobia
  • Fear of everything new - neophobia

    Natural phenomena phobias:

  • Fear of air - anemophobia
  • Fear of clouds - nephophobia
  • Fear of cold, ice and frost - cryophobia
  • Fear of night - nyctophobia
  • Fear of darkness - scotophobia
  • Fear of the day - eosophobia
  • Fear of sunlight - phengophobia
  • Fear of light - photophobia
  • Fear of flashes of light - selaphobia
  • Fear of thunder and lightning - brontophobia
  • Fear of electricity - electrophobia
  • Fear of bright light - photoaugliaphobia
  • Fear of loud noise - ligyrophobia
  • Fear of cosmic phenomena - cosmophobia
  • Fear of meteors - meteorophobia
  • Fear of comets - cometophobia
  • Fear of the moon - selenophobia
  • Fear of Northern Lights - auroraphobia
  • Fear of stars - astrophobia
  • Fear of the sun - heliophobia
  • Fear of droughts - xerophobia
  • Fear of floods - antlophobia
  • Fear of fog - homichlophobia
  • Fear of hurricanes - lilapsophobia
  • Fear of lakes - limnophobia
  • Fear of rivers or running water - potamophobia
  • Fear of seas and oceans - thalassophobia
  • Fear of cliffs - cremnophobia
  • Fear of rain - ombrophobia
  • Fear of shadows - sciopophobia
  • Fear of snow - chionophobia
  • Fear of water - hydrophobia
  • Fear of wind - ancraophobia
  • Fear of heights - acrophobia
  • Fear of forests - hylophobia
  • Fear of plants - botanophobia
  • Fear of trees - dendrophobia
  • Fear of mushrooms - mycophobia
  • Fear of flowers - anthrophobia
  • Fear of smells - olfactophobia

    Situations phobias:

  • Fear of others staring at you - scoptophobia
  • Fear of touch - aphenphosmophobia
  • Fear of sexual harassment - contreltophobia
  • Fear of raping - virginitiphobia
  • Fear of an accident - dystychiphobia
  • Fear of atomic explosion - atomosophobia
  • Fear of radiation - radiophobia
  • Fear of physical or mental punishment - rhabdophobia
  • Fear of spanking - mastigophobia
  • Fear of critics - enissophobia
  • Fear of getting tied up - merinthophobia
  • Fear of being strangled - pnigophobia
  • Fear of choking - anginophobia
  • Fear of crowd - ochlophobia
  • Fear of lunch and lunch talk - deipnophobia
  • Fear of getting dirty - rhypopnobia
  • Fear of being hypnotized - hypnophobia
  • Fear of litigation - liticaphobia
  • Fear of marriage - gamophobia
  • Fear of surgery - tomophobia
  • Fear of religious ceremonies - teleophobia
  • Fear of being alone - isolophobia
  • Fear of hearing the good news - eupohobia
  • Fear of being unnoticed - athazagoraphobia
  • Fear of being ridiculed - katagelophobia

    Substances phobias:

  • Fear of alcohol - methylophobia
  • Fear of wine - oenophobia
  • Fear of noxious vapors - aerophobia
  • Fear of dust - amathophobia
  • Fear of feces - coprophobia
  • Fear of rotting matter - seplophobia
  • Fear of food - cibophobia
  • Fear of garlic - alliumphobia
  • Fear of meat - carnophobia
  • Fear of vegetables - lachanophobia
  • Fear of gold - aurophobia
  • Fear of metal - metallophobia
  • Fear of poison - iophobia

    States phobias:

  • Fear of pain - alginophobia
  • Fear of vertigo when looking down - illyngophobia
  • Fear of nausea - dinophobia
  • Fear of fainting or weakness - asthenophobia
  • Fear of fatigue - kopophobia
  • Fear of night ejaculation - oneirogmophobia
  • Fear of menstruation - menophobia
  • Fear of aging - gerontophobia
  • Fear of dreams - oneirophobia
  • Fear of loneliness - monophobia
  • Fear of anger - angrophobia
  • Fear of failure - kakorrhaphiophobia
  • Fear of addiction to others - soteriophobia
  • Fear of small failures - atychiphobia
  • Fear of forgetting something or being forgotten - athazagoraphobia
  • Fear of freedom - eleutherophobia
  • Fear of fun - cherophobia
  • Fear of imperfections - atelophobia
  • Fear of jealousy - zeiophobia
  • Fear of laughter - geliophobia
  • Fear of love - erotophobia
  • Fear of falling in love - philophobia
  • Fear of memories - mnemophobia
  • Fear of poverty - peniaphobia
  • Fear of wealth - plutophobia
  • Fear of gratitude and acknowledgments - doxophobia
  • Fear of pleasure - hedonophobia
  • Fear of responsibility – hypengiophobia

    Diseases phobias:

  • Fear of diseases in general - pathophobia
  • Fear of a certain disease - monopathophobia
  • Fear of angina - anginophobia
  • Fear of memory loss - amnesiphobia
  • Fear of blindness - scotomaphobia
  • Fear of brain diseases - meningitophobia
  • Fear of cancer - cancerophobia
  • Fear of heart attack - cardiophobia
  • Fear of cholera - chorophobia
  • Fear of constipation - coprastasophobia
  • Fear of infections - molysmophobia
  • Fear of diabetes - diabetophobia
  • Fear of flu - febriphobia
  • Fear of wounds - trypanophobia
  • Fear of trauma - traumatophobia
  • Fear of insanity - dementophobia
  • Fear of itchy skin - acarophobia
  • Fear of leprosy - leprophobia
  • Fear of lice - phthiriophobia
  • Fear of runny nose - epistaxiophobia
  • Fear of phobias - phobiophobia
  • Fear of poisoning - toxicophobia
  • Fear of poliomyelitis - poliosophobia
  • Fear of hemorrhoids - proctophobia
  • Fear of shock - hormephobia
  • Fear of sexual perversion - paraphobia
  • Fear of skin diseases - dermatosiophobia
  • Fear of syphilis - luiphobia
  • Fear of tuberculosis - phthisiophobia
  • Fear of vaccinations - vaccinophobia
  • Fear of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) - cypridophobia

    Animal world phobias:

  • Fear of animals - zoophobia
  • Fear of animal fur and skin - doraphobia
  • Fear of wildlife - agrizoophobia
  • Fear of ants - myrmecophobia
  • Fear of bees - apiphobia
  • Fear of birds - ornithophobia
  • Fear of bulls - taurophobia
  • Fear of horses - hippophobia
  • Fear of cats - aclurophobia
  • Fear of chicken - alektorophobia
  • Fear of canine - cynophobia
  • Fear of mice - musophobia
  • Fear of rats - zemmiphobia
  • Fear of otters - lutraphobia
  • Fear of fish - ichthyophobia
  • Fear of sharks - selachophobia
  • Fear of clams - ostraconophobia
  • Fear of frogs - batrachophobia
  • Fear of toads - bufonophobia
  • Fear of bacteria and microbes - verminophobia
  • Fear of small insects - acarophobia
  • Fear of moth - mottephobia
  • Fear of parasites - parasitophobia
  • Fear of reptiles - herpetophobia
  • Fear of snakes - ophidiophobia
  • Fear of spiders - arachnophobia
  • Fear of worms – scoleciphobia

    Items phobias:

  • Fear of asymmetric things - asymmetriphobia
  • Fear of small objects - microphobia
  • Fear of large objects - megalophobia
  • Fear of sacred items - hagiophobia
  • Fear of motor vehicles - motorophobia
  • Fear of bicycles - cyclophobia
  • Fear of books - bibliophobia
  • Fear of watches and timepiece - chronometrophobia
  • Fear of computers - cyberphobia
  • Fear of crosses and crucifixes - staurophobia
  • Fear of crystal and glass - crystallophobia
  • Fear of puppets and dolls - pediophobia
  • Fear of new drugs - neopharmophobia
  • Fear of tissue —textophobia
  • Fear of bird feathers - pteronophobia
  • Fear of flutes - aulophobia
  • Fear of mechanisms - mechanophobia
  • Fear of mirrors - catoptrophobia
  • Fear of money - chrometophobia
  • Fear of needles and prickly objects - aichmophobia
  • Fear of bullets - ballistophobia
  • Fear of firearms - hoplophobia
  • Fear of nuclear weapons - nucleomituphobia
  • Fear of paper - papyrophobia
  • Fear of pins - enetophobia
  • Fear of razors - xyrophobia
  • Fear of telephones – telephonophobia

    Phobias/Fear of people:

    (Please be sure that we always strive for respect for all people, not depending on their race, age, skin color, religious beliefs, gender, sexual preferences, etc.! Following is just a list of existing phobias in people for general information.)
  • Fear of people in general - anthropophobia
  • Fear of society - sociophobia
  • Fear of bald people - peladophobia
  • Fear of bearded people - pogonophobia
  • Fear of beautiful women - caligynephobia
  • Fear of freaks and ugly people - teratophobia
  • Fear of self-reflection in the mirror - eisoptrophobia
  • Fear of beggars and poor - hobophobia
  • Fear of thieves - scelerophobia
  • Fear of children - pedophobia
  • Fear of innocent girls - parthenophobia
  • Fear of Chinese - sinophobia
  • Fear of clowns - coulrophobia
  • Fear of dentists - dentophobia
  • Fear of foreigners - xenophobia
  • Fear of Englishmen - anglophobia
  • Fear of French - francophobia
  • Fear of Germans - teutophobia
  • Fear of Greeks - hellophobia
  • Fear of homosexuals - homophobia
  • Fear of men - androphobia
  • Fear of Japanese - japanophobia
  • Fear of Jews - judeophobia
  • Fear of mother-in-law - pentheraphobia
  • Fear of old people - gerontophobia
  • Fear of Pope - papaphobia
  • Fear of politicians - politicophobia
  • Fear of priests - hierophobia
  • Fear of prostitutes - whorephobia
  • Fear of bobbers - harpaxophobia
  • Fear of Russians - russophobia
  • Fear of relatives - syngenesophobia
  • Fear of women - gynophobia
  • Fear of adolescent - ephebiphobia
  • Fear of people of the opposite sex - heterophobia
  • Fear of wizards and witches – wiccaphobia

    Action phobias:

  • Fear of swimming - ablutophobia
  • Fear of going to bed - clinophobia
  • Fear of driving - amaxophobia
  • Fear of giving birth/labor - maleusiophobia
  • Fear of relocating - tropophobia
  • Fear of dressing - vestiphobia
  • Fear of working at the computer - cyberphobia
  • Fear of cooking - mageirocophobia
  • Fear of crossing the street - agyrophobia
  • Fear of dancing - chorophobia
  • Fear of making decisions - decidophobia
  • Fear of not performing your duty - paralipophobia
  • Fear of being treated - pharmacophobia
  • Fear of visiting the doctor - latrophobia
  • Fear of treating your teeth - odontophobia
  • Fear of drinking - dipsophobia
  • Fear of eating, swallowing - phagophobia
  • Fear of flying - aviophobia
  • Fear of conducting an operation/surgery (in surgeons) - ergasiophobia
  • Fear of writing - graphophobia
  • Fear of kissing - philemaphobia
  • Fear of learning - sophophobia
  • Fear of treating (in doctors) - opiophobia
  • Fear of moving - kinetophobia
  • Fear of expressing your opinion - doxophobia
  • Fear of traveling by train - siderodromophobia
  • Fear of traveling - hodophobia
  • Fear of going to school - didaskaleinophobia
  • Fear of talking - laliophobia
  • Fear of talking on the phone - phonophobia
  • Fear of speaking publicly - glossophobia
  • Fear of sleeping - somniphobia
  • Fear of sitting - kathisophobia
  • Fear of thinking - phronemophobia
  • Fear of working - ergophobia
  • Fear of walking - ambulophobia
  • Fear of washing - abultophobia
  • Fear of having sex - coitophobia
  • Fear of sinning- enosiophobia
  • Fear of losing innocence - primeisodophobia
  • Fear of stealing - kleptophobia
  • Fear of getting naked in public - dishabillophobia
  • Fear of peeing - urophobia
  • Fear of waiting for a long time - macrophobia
  • Fear of getting fat - obesophobia
  • Fear of opening eyes - optophobia
  • Fear of coming home – nostophobia

    Body and body parts phobias:

  • Fear of unattractiveness of your own body - dysmorphophobia
  • Fear of blood - hemophobia
  • Fear of body odors - osmophobia
  • Fear of eyes - ommetaphobia
  • Fear of everything on the left side of the body - levophobia
  • Fear of everything on the right side of the body - dextrophobia
  • Fear of erected penis - medorthophobia
  • Fear of loss of erection - medomalacuphobia
  • Fear of female genitalia - colpophobia
  • Fear of hair - chaetophobia
  • Fear of hands - chirophobia
  • Fear of knees - genuphobia
  • Fear of nudity - gymnophobia
  • Fear of teeth - odontophobia
  • Fear of wrinkles - rhytiphobia
  • Fear of hair loss - phalacrophobia

    Phobias associated with time and death:

  • Fear of death and dying - thanatophobia
  • Fear of cemetery - coimetrophobia
  • Fear of time - chronophobia
  • Fear of corpses - necrophobia
  • Fear of decay - seplophobia
  • Fear of graves - placophobia
  • Fear of being buried alive - taphephobia

    Abstract concepts phobias:

  • Fear of ideas - ideophobia
  • Fear of ideas that differ from the generally accepted - heresyphobia
  • Fear of knowledge - gnosiophobia
  • Fear of paradise/heavens - uranophobia
  • Fear of hell - hadephobia
  • Fear of heredity - patroiophobia
  • Fear of infinity - apeirophobia
  • Fear of justice - dikephobia
  • Fear of materialism - hylephobia
  • Fear of souls - psychophobia
  • Fear of myths and fairy tales - mythophobia
  • Fear of music - melophobia
  • Fear of names - nomatophobia
  • Fear of novelties - cainophobia
  • Fear of opinion - allodoxaphobia
  • Fear of philosophy - philosophobia
  • Fear of poetry - metrophobia
  • Fear of progress - prosophobia
  • Fear of religions - theophobia
  • Fear of complex scientific terminology - hellenologophobia
  • Fear of symbols - symbolophobia
  • Fear of symmetries - symmetrophobia
  • Fear of words - logophobia
  • Fear of long words - hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
  • Fear of technology - technophobia
  • Fear of satan - satanophobia
  • Fear of theology - theologicophobia
  • Fear of demons - demonophobia
  • Fear of ghosts - phasmophobia

    Colors phobias:

  • Fear of colors in general - chromophobia
  • Fear of black color - melanophobia
  • Fear of purple color - porphyrophobia
  • Fear of yellow color - xanthophobia
  • Fear of red color - erythrophobia
  • Fear of white color - leukophobia

    Numbers phobias:

  • Fear of numbers in general - numerophobia
  • Fear of number 8 - octophobia
  • Fear of number 13 - triskadekaphobia

    Places phobias:

  • Fear of certain places - topophobia
  • Fear of your own home - ecophobia
  • Fear of area near your home - eicophobia
  • Fear of hospitals - nosocomephobia
  • Fear of houses in general - domatophobia
  • Fear of empty rooms - cenophobia
  • Fear of rooms in general - koinoniphobia
  • Fear of ruins - atephobia
  • Fear of schools - scolionophobia
  • Fear of streets - agyrophobia
  • Fear of empty space - spacephobia
  • Fear of confined space - claustrophobia
  • Fear of open, crowded places - agoraphobia
  • Fear of theaters - theatrophobia
  • Fear of forests, dark thickets - nyctohylophobia
  • Fear of dark places - lygrophobia
  • Fear of narrow corridors - stenophobia
  • Fear of churches - ecclesiophobia
  • Fear of bridges - gephyrophobia
  • Fear of tall buildings - batophobia

Author:
Sergii Haranenko

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