Phobias - A to Z List of All the Fears
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Phobias - A to Z List of All the Fears

Alphabetic list of phobias

Phobias are essentially irrational fears. The person suffering from a phobia will be scared of a certain object beyong logical explaination. The thing may or may not be dangerous but the fear will be very real to the person. Given here is an alphabetic list of a number of Phobias.


Achluophobia - Fear of darkness.

Acrophobia - Fear of heights.

Aerophobia - Fear of flying.

Agliophobia - Fear of pain.

Agoraphobia - Fear of open spaces or crowds.

Aichmophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects.

Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a car.

Androphobia - Fear of men.

Anginophobia - Fear of angina or choking.

Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers.

Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society.

Aphenphosmphobia - Fear of being touched.

Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders.

Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers.

Astraphobia - Fear of thunder and lightening.

Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidiness.

Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection.

Atychiphobia - Fear of failure.

Autophobia - Fear of being alone.


Bacteriophobia - Fear of bacteria.

Barophobia - Fear of gravity.

Bathmophobia - Fear of stairs or steep slopes.

Batrachophobia - Fear of amphibians.

Belonephobia - Fear of pins and needles.

Bibliophobia - Fear of books.

Botanophobia - Fear of plants.


Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness.

Catagelophobia - Fear of being ridiculed.

Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors.

Chionophobia - Fear of snow.

Chromophobia - Fear of colors.

Chronomentrophobia - Fear of clocks.

Claustrophobia - Fear of confined spaces.

Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns.

Cyberphobia - Fear of computers.

Cynophobia - Fear of dogs.


Dendrophobia - Fear of trees.

Dentophobia - Fear of dentists.

Domatophobia - Fear of houses.

Dystychiphobia - Fear of accidents.


Ecophobia - Fear of the home.

Elurophobia - Fear of cats.

Entomophobia - Fear of insects.

Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers.

Equinophobia - Fear of horses.


Gamophobia - Fear of marriage.

Genuphobia - Fear of knees.

Glossophobia - Fear of speaking in public.

Gynophobia - Fear of women.


Heliophobia - Fear of the sun.

Hemophobia - Fear of blood.

Herpetophobia - Fear of reptiles.

Hydrophobia - Fear of water.

Hypochonria - Fear of illness.


Iatrophobia - Fear of doctors.

Insectophobia - Fear of insects.


Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms.


Leukophobia - Fear of the color white.

Lilapsophobia - Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.

Lockiophobia - Fear of childbirth.


Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking.

Megalophobia - Fear of large things.

Melanophobia - Fear of the color black.

Microphobia - Fear of small things.

Mysophobia - Fear of dirt and germs.


Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead things.

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night.

Nosocomephobia - Fear of hospitals.

Nyctophobia - Fear of the dark.


Obesophobia - Fear of gaining weight.

Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.

Ombrophobia - Fear of rain.

Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes.

Ornithophobia - Fear of birds.


Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.

Pathophobia - Fear of disease.

Pedophobia - Fear of children.

Philophobia - Fear of love.

Phobophobia - Fear of phobias.

Podophobia - Fear of feet.

Porphyrophobia - Fear of the color purple.

Pteridophobia - Fear of ferns.

Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying.

Pyrophobia - Fear of fire.


Scolionophobia - Fear of school.

Selenophobia - Fear of the moon.

Sociophobia - Fear of social evaluation.

Somniphobia - Fear of sleep.


Tachophobia - Fear of speed.

Technophobia - Fear of technology.

Tonitrophobia - Fear of thunder.

Trypanophobia - Fear of needles / injections.


Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women.

Verminophobia - Fear of germs.


Wiccaphobia - Fear of witches and witchcraft.


Xenophobia - Fear of strangers or foreigners.


Zoophobia - Fear of animals.

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Comments (7)

This is a great list and I enjoy reading it.

Really nice share! Good job. Thanks Voted

A handy list for fiction writers who do not want to take the time to dig through the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Ranked #8 in Phobias & Fears

Thanks for stopping by P. Guims and Donata L. I never thought of that use Jerry! Now I'm inspired to do a short story where each of the characters has a phobia :)

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