Ahh phobias, wonderful things that stop you dead in your tracks without warning, like that spider hanging from the ceiling in the root cellar or a loud noise in the night you are sure is a monster under your bed.

VeryWellMind has an excellent grasp on phobias, as well as a LONG list of common phobias. It’s kind of cool in a snickery kind of way, to browse through some of the things that give people the heeby geebies, or worse…

(psst… Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words…)

Ablutophobia: Fear of bathing
Achluophobia: Fear of darkness
Acrophobia: Fear of heights
Aerophobia: Fear of flying
Algophobia: 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
Anemophobia: Fear of air
Anginophobia: Fear of angina or choking
Angrophobia: Fear of anger
Anthrophobia: Fear of flowers
Anthropophobia: Fear of people or society
Aphenphosmphobia: Fear of being touched
Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter
Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders
Arithmophobia: Fear of numbers
Astraphobia: Fear of thunder and lightning
Astrophobia: Fear of outer space
Ataxophobia: Fear of disorder or untidiness
Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection
Atychiphobia: Fear of failure
Automatonophobia: Fear of human-like figures
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
Chrometophobia: Fear of spending money
Chromophobia: Fear of colors
Chronomentrophobia: Fear of clocks
Chronophobia: Fear of time
Cibophobia: Fear of food
Claustrophobia: Fear of confined spaces
Climacophobia: Fear of climbing
Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns
Cyberphobia: Fear of computers
Cynophobia: Fear of dogs
Daemonophobia: Fear of demons
Decidophobia: Fear of making decisions
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
Emetophobia: Fear of vomiting
Entomophobia: Fear of insects
Ephebiphobia: Fear of teenagers
Erotophobia: Fear of sex
Equinophobia: Fear of horses
Gamophobia: Fear of marriage
Genuphobia: Fear of knees
Glossophobia: Fear of speaking in public
Gynophobia: Fear of women
Haphephobia: Fear of touch
Heliophobia: Fear of the sun
Hemophobia: Fear of blood
Herpetophobia: Fear of reptiles
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: Fear of long words
Hydrophobia: Fear of water
Hypochondria: Fear of illness
Iatrophobia: Fear of doctors
Insectophobia: Fear of insects
Koinoniphobia: Fear of rooms
Koumpounophobia: Fear of buttons
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
Nomophobia: Fear of being without your mobile phone
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
Osmophobia: Fear of smells
Ostraconophobia: Fear of shellfish
Papyrophobia: Fear of paper
Pathophobia: Fear of disease
Pedophobia: Fear of children
Philematophobia: Fear of kissing
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
Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween
Scolionophobia: Fear of school
Scoptophobia: Fear of being stared at
Selenophobia: Fear of the moon
Sociophobia: Fear of social evaluation
Somniphobia: Fear of sleep
Tachophobia: Fear of speed
Technophobia: Fear of technology
Thalassophobia: Fear of the ocean
Trichophobia: Fear of hair
Tonitrophobia: Fear of thunder
Trypanophobia: Fear of needles/injections
Trypophobia: Fear of holes
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
Zuigerphobia: Fear of vacuum cleaners

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