Phobia List A to Z

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Acrophobia The fear of heights or high places, this dizzying fear can cause all kinds of issues.

Agateophobia The excessive fear of madness or going insane. Some people feel they can go insane by worrying about going insane!

AgoraphobiaIs a fear/phobia that can make it hard to leave the house which can be caused by the fear of open spaces or places.

AlgophobiaThe intense fear of pain, eveeryone has fear of pain but some are a 5 on a scale of 1 to 5.

AllodoxaphobiaDo you fear deeply what others think about you? You may suffer from Allodoxaphobia.

ApiphobiaWhat is the Buzz with the Fear of Bees, this can include wasps and other flying stinging bugs.

Aquaphobia– The extreme fear of drowning, no one wants to die by drowning but people suffering from Aquaphobia have excessive fear.

ArachnophobiaOne of most famous phobias, there was even a major motion picture made with the name Arachnophobia, creepy.

Arsonphobia Is as it sounds, the fear of fire. If you have arsonphobia, you won’t be the one setting the
fire, you’ll be the one running away from it.

Asthenophobia The fear of fainting or weakness, is actually clinically recognized as an anxiety disorder.

Astraphobia or Astrapophobia Fear of thunder, can be seen not only in humans, but often in dogs.
Dogs have been known to panic and get lost during a thunderstorm.

Astrophobia Fear celestial space or stars, could cause some severed anxiety at night. Thankfully Van
Gogh was not a sufferer of this phobia. 

Asymmetriphobia- The fear of asymmetry, this phobia can often be part of the manifestation of
obsessive compulsive disorder.

Ataxiophobia- Fear of ataxia. (muscular in-coordination) This fear can lead to a paranoid obsession with
any physical symptoms.

Ataxophobia Having the fear of disorder or untidiness, can make for a very clean house, but very little
tolerance of other less hygienic individuals.

Atelophobia A fear of imperfection, causes one to get emotionally distraught when making a mistake
and causes the avoidance of anything considered to have an element of risk.

Atephobia Having a fear of ruin or ruins, might be considered a ‘doomsdayer’ or pessimist personality.
It’s believing that you will ultimately fail.

Athazagoraphobia Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting.Someone who is obsessively starved
for attention, maybe the problem of being a middle child.

Atomosophobia If you Fear of atomic explosions, maybe because you are a child of the nuclear arms
race generation, then you may have this phobia.

Atychiphobia Having this phobia, a fear of failure, could keep you from really living life, taking chances,
having adventures.

Aulophobia- May be related to the instrument’s pitch, this is a fear of flutes. No orchestra time for you.

Aurophobia- If you fear gold, you’ll have to pick one of the other precious metals.

Auroraphobia- Having a fear of the Northern lights will definitely keep you away from the Aurora
Borealis that many seldom have the opportunity to see in their lifetime.

Autodysomophobia Having a fear of one with a vile odor, doesn’t seem hard to imagine. When an
individual’s sense of smell is offended, it can cause a great deal of stress.

Automatonophobia Having a fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronics creatures, wax statues –
anything that falsly represents a sentientbeing.is not unlike having a fear of clowns. These imaginary
characters, often a little ghoulish, mix fantasy with a little too much realism.

Automysophobia- Along the lines of OCD the fear of being dirty often is accompanied by the fear of
germs or contamination.

Autophobia Having a fear of being alone or of oneself, can often be caused by an imagined or real
experience with abandonment.

Aviophobiaor Aviatophobia This phobia, a fear of flying.Is more common than one might imagine. An
individual with this fear may decline or drive to a vacation destination.

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Bacillophobia Experiencing a fear of microbes can really be aggravated by too many social media
‘news’ posts that are exaggerated to create interest, and for some, panic.

Bacteriophobia- If you fear bacteria, you may find yourself excessively cleaning, and meticulously
inspecting your food before tasting.

Ballistophobia The fear of missiles or bullets, could be part of the PTSD experienced by those who have served in active combat situations.

Bolshephobia- Who knew? Some may have been inundated with misinformation or had a singular
traumatic interaction to have a fear of Bolsheviks.

Barophobia If you fear gravity, perhaps you heard some scientific misinformation that gravity was
somehow detrimental to you.

Basophobia or Basiphobia Inability to stand. Fear of walking orfalling. This is one of only 2 fears which
psychiatrists believe humans have from birth. It could be because of the transition from wombe to free
movement.

Bathmophobia If you fear stairs or steep slopes, this is your phobia. Some who have balance problems
or equilibrium issues may experience this.

Bathophobia- Fearing deep places, this phobia may have to do with the inability to know what is in the
depth, fearing the unknown.

Batophobia- Quite common, the Fear of heights or being close to high buildings may also be related to
having balance or equilibrium problems.

Batrachophobia People who fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts,salamanders, etc., are more
common than you may think. People are usually more comfortable with a furry animal that is cuddly and
enjoys human interaction.

Belonephobia Having a fear of pins and needles. (Aichmophobia), causes a great deal of problem for medical
treatments which require injections or IVs.

Bibliophobia It’s hard to learn when you have a feear of books. A person who has this phobia would not
likely be seen in a library.

Blennophobia- If you fearslime, maybe you watched the old movic, ‘The Blob’. It could also be that the
texture reminds you of disgusting or unsanitary things;.

Bogyphobia- If you don’t want to look under your bed, it may be that you have a fear of bogeys or the
bogeyman.

Botanophobia Hard to imagine, but some do have a fear of plants. It may be a manifestation of another
phobia, fearing the plant is dangerous or dirty.

Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia- The nose knows, this fear of smells is likely a characteristic of
someone who has highly sensitive olfactory lobes and a vivid imagination.

Brontophobia- If you have a fear of storms, thunder and lightning, this is your phobia. Animals, such as
canines and felines, often have this as well.

Bufonophobia- a little more specific than a whole family of creatures, the fear of toads may have to do
with superstitions, such as catching warts or being cursed and turning into one.

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Cacophobia The fear of ugliness, can be exacerbated by societal and peer expectations and feedback as
to what constitutes being ugly.

Cainophobia or Cainotophobia If you have the fear of newness, novelty, you may keep things well
beyond their useful life or not want to try a more modern version of something.

Caligynephobia Having a fear of beautiful women may be because you feel inadequate in your own skin or ‘out of their league.’

Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia Many people suffer from this excessive fear of cancer. With the
frequency which cancer occurs in humanity, some may feel it’s an inevitability.

Cardiophobia Having a fear of the heart may cause a great deal of anxiety, since you can usually feel
your own heart beating.

Carnophobia May be this phobia, the fear of meat, may stem from a health phobia, or a fear of the
animal from which it comes.

Catagelophobia Another common fear,that of being ridiculed, is intensified in this age of bullying
through social media

Catapedaphobia- No taking a dare for this fear of jumping from high and low places. One phobia may be
caused by another, in this case, potentially a fear of falling.

Cathisophobia- If you fear sitting, this would be your phobia. Maybe it’s a matter of feeling vulnerable if you are in a seated position.

Catoptrophobia- The fear of mirrors, might be because you have a self-confidence problem or you’ve watched too many horror movies.

Cenophobia or Centophobia More than just being set in your ways, this is the fear of new things or ideas.

Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia– The fear of lightning often is present along with the fear of
thunder. Once can exacerbate the other.

Chaetophobia Is the fear of hair. Having this fear could be the result of fearing personal imperfection or a hygiene issue of other’s hair.

Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia (Frigophobia) Means you fear cold. People that cringe at the thought of going outside in winter may suffer from this phobia.

Chemophobia- Some may have this fear chemicals or working with chemicals due to a fear of being
harmed or even killed.

Cherophobia- Some might think its actually wrong to be too cheerful because they have this fear of gaiety. They may feel being too happy may set them up to be blindsided by tragedy.

Chionophobia Is the fear of snow. While some may enjoy it, others may worry about health consequences or have sensory issues that make snow feel like an irritation.

Chiraptophobia May be partly a sensory issue, this is a fear of being touched. Finding themselves in a crowded situation could be terrifying if they inadvertently end up touching others. Also known as haphephobia.

Chirophobia If you fear hands, you are chirophobic. This would prohibit you from friendly greetings or touching by others.

Chiroptophobia- If you fear bats, you are not alone. These mostly harmless creatures have been villainized in movies and a general fear is held by many.

Cholerophobia- This the phobia of anyone who fears anger or the fear of cholera. This type of personality type might be described as timid.

Chorophobia More than the excuse of ‘having 2 left feet, some actually have an unhealthy fear of dancing.

Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia- Hard to imagine, but this is the fear of money. More likely is the fear of being without money.

Chromophobia or Chromatophobia- A world of black and white would be less threatening for this phobia, the fear of colors.

Chronophobia You may fear time, maybe because it seems to be passing too quickly or too slowly.

Chronomentrophobia- When you fear clocks, you may be upset by the sound it the ticking is loud or there are chimes, or maybe the movements signal of time passing.

Cibophobia- This fear of food,(Sitophobia, Sitiophobia), can be the cause of unhealthy and very harmful eating disorders.

Claustrophobia A very common fear, being scared confined spaces can hinder getting medical diagnostic testing, getting in elevators and on airplances.

Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia- This fear of being locked in an enclosed place, may come from a prior experience or trauma.

Cleptophobia- Is the fear of stealing. Those who live in crime-ridden areas may develop this particular phobia.

Climacophobia Having a fear of stairs, climbing, or of fallingdownstairs might be your phobia. For those who feel unsteady or somewhat weak, it may translate to a fear of falling.

Clinophobia- Fearing the act of going to bed. Some children might use this excuse to stay up longer, while a few experience all kinds of anxiety and are truly phobic.

Clithrophobia or Cleithrophobia- This fear of being enclosed would mean that fences and barriers are going to cause some significant stress for you.

Cnidophobia- Those who fear stings typically fear the source of stings such as bees and wasps.

Cometophobia- A cosmic phobia, this is the fear of comets. Maybe the fear is that there will be a renegade asteroid hurling itself toward Earth.

Coimetrophobia- Not uncommon, this fear of cemeteries comes from the curiosity and fear that people have concerning death.

Coitophobia If you fear coitus, you may be coitophobic. This fear may come from unhealthy experiences or lack of education. Also known as Genophobia.

Contreltophobia- Means having a fear of sexual abuse. There is certainly enough reports of criminal assault to make one wary of being a victim. It may also develop as a result of trauma.

Coprastasophobia- It’s not something openly discussed, but this is a fear of constipation. It could be a worry that it is a sign of a more serious health problem.

Coprophobia- This fear of feces is understandable. From a young age, we are taught that proper hygiene includes never touching fecal material (poop)

Consecotaleophobia- Means that you possess a fear of chopsticks. Who knows how this fear develops, but authentic Asian restaurants are not for you.

Coulrophobia The fear of clowns is a very common phobia. These masqueraders with exaggerated features tend to violate your personal space. This fear is understandable.

Counterphobia- Hard to comprehend, this is the preference by a phobic for fearfulsituations. They seek out the very things of which they are afraid.

Cremnophobia- A fear of precipices. This could be accompanied by other phobias such as fear of heights and fear of falling.

Cryophobia- Means you fear extreme cold, ice or frost. You would not enjoy the winter season.

Crystallophobia- Should you fearcrystals or glass, you are a crystallophobic. You may not find diamonds or brilliant stones beautiful, more likely, alarming.

Cyberphobia This fear, computers or working on computers, is becoming more prevalent. The reliance on technology for work, play and communication can cause stress when something malfunctions.

Cyclophobia- You may possess this fear if you have a phobia of bicycles. The balance required, potential for falling, the need to stay free of the chain, and knowing how to stop safely can cause stress and even panic in some.

Cymophobia or Kymophobia- Oceans and furrowing flags may aggravate this fear of waves or wavelikemotions. Some get motion sickness just watching this type of movement. Cynophobia means you have an unnatural fear of dogs or rabies. It may stem from an overly fearful parent or experiencing a canine bite. Cypridophobia or Cypriphobia or Cyprianophobia or Cyprinophobia is a fear of prostitutes or contracting a venereal disease. One can appreciate how those 2 aspects of the fear may be related.

CynophobiaThe fear of dogs, the bark is worse than the bite, no need to be terrifid of man’s best friend.

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Decidophobia- Means you fear making decisions. A decidophobic may get paralyzed by struggling over a commonplace decision.

Defecaloesiophobia This fear of having painful bowels movements could stem from a low pain tolerance or a perseverating on the possibility.

Deipnophobia- A fear of dining or dinner conversations is the phobia of an introverted personality.The requirement for spontaneous communication could be agonizing.

Dementophobia- A fear of insanity may develop when pushed mentally to the top of what we feel we can handle.

Demonophobia or Daemonophobia- If youfear demons, this is your phobia. Issues regarding the spirit world and understanding it, often bring some type of fearful moments.

Demophobia- Some might think that this fear of crowds, (Agoraphobia), is perfectly normal since some people just prefer to be in a small group or alone. An agoraphobic, however, often refuses to even leave their home.

Dentophobia Another common phobia, the fear of dentists. Previously children experienced this more than adults, but the advent of pediatric dentistry has greatly reduced the prevalence of dentophobia in the young. Dermatophobia, Dermatosiophobia, Dermatopathophobia. If you fear skin lesions or skin disease, you are a dermatophobe. This fear involves fearing the health implications of the skin irregularities.

Dextrophobia- Is a locational fear of objects at the right side of the body. It could have a similar origin to those that fear asymmetry.

Diabetophobia- If you’re a bit of a hypochondriac, you may experience this fear of diabetes.

Didaskaleinophobia You fear going to school if you’re battling this phobia. More than just the typical childhood avoidance, a fear such as this might indicate a number of issues.

Dikephobia- Fearingjustice, living with this phobia would give one the feeling that something is going to catch up with them and they’ll be subject to consequences.

Dinophobia- Is experiencing the fear of dizziness or whirlpools. It is a movement phobia so one wonders if balance and our equilibrium issues are contributing factors.

Diplophobia- Describes the fear of double vision. Many people have some type of fear relating to the deterioration of their sight.

Dipsophobia This fear of drinking may have to do with the fear of overdoing and the unpredictable result.

Dishabiliophobia Fear of undressing in front of someone else is really an extreme version of modesty and being evaluated.

Disposophobia- Fear of throwing out items. Commonly known as hoarding, it is very common among the elderly.

Domatophobia- A fear of houses or being in a house.(Eicophobia, Oikophobia) could be a variation on claustrophobia.

Doraphobia This fear of fur or skins of animals may indicate an extremely squeamish individual.

Doxophobia- If you fear the expression of opinions or resist receiving praise, it is doxophobia. One avoids the discussion of opinions which often lead to disagreements and arguments.

Dromophobia It might be an extreme safety concern, this fear of crossing streets. A person may take the long way when walking to avoid crossings.

Dutchphobia- Is a fear of the Dutch. Phobias relating to a people group often come from prejudices engrained when in childhood.

Dysmorphophobia- Having a fear of deformity or disfigurement. One worries about having their body becoming a source of embarrassment.

Dystychiphobia- To fear accidents. Individuals who fear accidents often have a sense of being cursed or fear injury.

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Ecclesiophobia Possessing afear of going to church. When dealing with spiritual issues, people often fear the potential for sensing guilt or requiring life change.

Ecophobia- If you fear home, you’d be an ecophobe. Perhaps the sense of aloneness or confinement for some causes this fear.

Eicophobia- Should you fear your home surroundings, this is your phobia. While the actual building itself may not be a problem, the environment and perhaps other residents are.(Domatophobia, Oikophobia).

Eisoptrophobia- The fear of mirrors or one’s image in a mirror. An individual may avert their glance or avoid walking past a mirror completely.

Electrophobia is to fear electricity. Not using electrically powered devices or lights would be an expression of this phobia.

Eleutherophobia- to hold this fear, the fear of freedom does not seem reasonable at all. However, some find comfort is structure and being subordinate to someone else’s decision-making.

Elurophobia- to harbor a fear of cats. (Ailurophobia) As with a fear of any animal, this may originate from misinformation or a bad experience.

Emetophobia- ro fear vomiting. When someone gets repulsed by their own sickness and all that goes with it.

Enetophobia- an extreme pain aversion the fear of pins-getting poked by them, is not uncommon.

Engulfment The deep feeling that a relationship will take you over, loosing yourself or being controlled.

Enochlophobia this, as is agoraphobia, is the fear of crowds. A congested, chaotic environment is always avoided.

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

Entomophobia Most people who fear getting bug bites, harbor this fear of insects. The basis if the fear is some kind of bite-related reaction.

Eosophobia- is a fear of sunrise or the light of day. A vampire would be said to have eosophobia.

Ephebiphobia- with this phobia, one experiences a fear of teenagers.

Epistaxiophobia- fearing nosebleeds. Any condition that results in visible blood loss often causes extreme fear.

Epistemophobia- when one fears knowledge. While knowledge is power for many, knowledge is an unbearable burden for some.

Equinophobia- possessing a fear of horses. The size and power of equines is overwhelming for those with this phobia.

Eremophobia- to fear being by one’s self or fear of loneliness. Abandonment issues either real or imagined contribute heavily to this fear.

Ereuthrophobia- possessing a fear of blushing. This phobia is a fear of giving an indication of being embarrassed.

Ergasiophobia- includes the fear of work/functioning or a Surgeon’s fear of operating. It is an extreme form of performance anxiety for high pressure situations.

Ergophobia- having a great fear of work, perhaps due to issues at work that cause anxiety.

Erotophobia- a condition characterized by fear of sexual love and/or sexual questions.A fear of the topic in general.

Euphobia- to have extreme angst when hearing good news. This may indicate a pessimist who is conflicted with good news.

Eurotophobia- Another of the sex-based fears, this phobia is regarding the female genitalia.

Erythrophobia or Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia- This fear is more about the color red and what it represents, so included in the phobia with the color red itself, are red lights and blushing.

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Febriphobia or Fibriphobia or Fibriophobia- to fear the running of a fever. Some people fear a fever and are frequently taking their own temperature.

Felinophobia- (Ailurophobia) (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)to harbor a fear of cats As with a fear of any animal, this may originate from misinformation or a bad experience.

Felinophobia- (Ailurophobia) (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)to harbor a fear of cats As with a fear of any animal, this may originate from misinformation or a bad experience.

FOMO Fear of Missing Out, this is not quite a phobia but still a very disruptive fear that can take away your time and give you serious anxiety.

Frigophobia- Fear of cold or cold things.(Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia)People that cringe at the thought of going outside in winter may suffer from this phobia.

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Galeophobia or Gatophobia- Fear of cats.As with a fear of any animal, this may originate from misinformation or a bad experience.

Gallophobia or Galiophobia- Fear France or French culture. (Francophobia)Ethnic phobias are common and also based on the misinformation of an acquaintance.

Gamophobia– agamophoe fears marriage. Likely that this phobia is also partnered with a fear of commitment

Geliophobia- amazing to think this is a fear of hearing laughter.Fear of hearing laughter may be caused by assuming the malicious intent of the laughter or the irritating pitch of the laughing person’s voice.

Gelotophobia- Fear of being laughed atis related to fears dealing with a lack of self-confidence.

Geniophobia- this phobia has to do with the fear of chins. Obsessions with body parts can often lead to an irrational fear of them.

Genophobia- having a fear of sex could result from unrealistic or hurtful portrayal of sex in media.

Genuphobia- Another phobia relating to a body part, this is the fear of knees. While we consider knees an indispensable body part, some may fixate on them to point of finding something of which to be fearful.

Gephyrophobia Not uncommon, this is the fear of crossing bridges. Depending on the height of the bridge, this may have to do with other phobias, such as fear of heights or fear of falling.

Germanophobia- a phobia based on a people group, germanophobia is the fear of Germany or German culture.

Germaphobia Are you terrified at the thought of germs? Germs and microbes are a part of living but you can work hard and handle this fear.

Gerascophobia- Often manifesting itself in midlife is the fear of growing old. It is typically accompanied by some type of regret.

Gerontophobia- this fear of the aged or of growing old oneself is a variation and maybe another form of fearing one’s own aging.

Geumaphobia or Geumophobia- while people love to eat, some are hindered by this fear of taste.

Glossophobia Considered by some to be one of the top fears human have, glossophobia is the fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.

Globophobia the fear of Balloons, large or small, the thought of balloons popping, scary.

Gnosiophobia- the fear of knowledge, being frightened by what you know or may learn.

Graphophobia- to fear writing or handwriting, a phobia of the written word on paper.

Gymnophobia- a basic fear of most of us is nudity. Many adults have even had the classic nightmare of being caught in a public place with no clothes on. Psychologists have many interpretations of such a dream.

Gynephobia or Gynophobia a fear of women is most often in men. Rather than be attracted to an ‘opposite’, they are confused and frightened by them.

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Hadephobia- to fear of hell. Often, this fear is really the fear of ending up in hell. Anything that we do not see nor have knowledge of intimidates us.

Hagiophobia- this fear of saints or holy things is probably accompanied by other fears having to do with our faith or sense of what we believe.

Hamartophobia- a somewhat common fear, the phobia of sinning is held by believers that there is such a thing as right and wrong and they feel somewhat powerless to keep from doing the wrong.

Haphephobia or Haptephobia this is a fear of being touched and may indicate a fear of a possible contagion or contamination.

Harpaxophobia- many would admit to the fear of being robbed, especially if one or someone they know has been robbed.

Hedonophobia You’ve heard it said of some that ‘they just won’t let themselves be happy.’ That’s the fear of feeling pleasure.

Heliophobia- Whether for health reasons or a cosmic sense of impending doom, many humans fear the sun.

Hellenologophobia- a fear of Greek or complex scientific terminology, you would not enjoy a taxonomy class or a Greek tragedy.

Hypsiphobia- Common to many of us, is the fear of height. Especially if we are uncoordinated or have equilibrium problems, we perseverate on the potential for falling. a fear of being worm-infested. It may be derived from an overactive and somewhat paranoid imagination.

Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia– a fear of the sight of blood can be severe enough to cause an individual to pass out.

Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia- Not too many enjoy having their beliefs or personal philosopy challenged. That is especially true of those with this fear of challenges or radical deviation to official doctrine.

Herpetophobia- An extremely common fear of reptilesor crawling things. Many will say they do not like spiders and snakes in particular.

Heterophobia- To fear the opposite sex. (Sexophobia)may be the sign of a traumatic event or the result of being raised in a largely singular gender environment.

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia- this fear of the number 666 originates from the Bible, where it is referred to as the sign of the Beast and a prelude to the Great Tribulation.

Hierophobia- possibly linked to a fear of sinning, the fear of priests or sacred things could result when feeling ‘unworthy’ to be in their presence.

Hippophobia- Fear of horses. The size and power of equines is overwhelming for those with this phobia.

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia the unusual fear of long words may be more due to annoyance and confusion. We often fear what we do not understand.

Hobophobia- the fear of bums or beggars may originate from 2 very different schools of thought, we fear what we could become, or we fear something that we believe has the potential to harm us.

Hodophobia- the fear of travel by road is a bit of the opposite of the fear of flying.

Hormephobia- if you have ever heard the expression, ‘scared to death’ you’ll better understand this fear of shock. Incidences of death when exposed to extreme stress or shock are well docuentedl.

Homichlophobia- Blame horror movies for this one. The fear of fog is a variation on the fear of the unknown, because we don’t know what lies within or beyond the fog.

Homilophobia- A fear of sermons may be an indication that we feel we are about to be morally judged.

Hominophobia – for women to possess a fear of men is common. Men tend to have more physical, agrressive tendencies, often intimidating to women.

Homophobia- this fear has many facets; fear of sameness or monotony; phobia of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.

Hoplophobia- a person with this fear of firearms may fear being shot or accidentally shooting someone themselves.

Hydrargyophobia- if you fear mercurial medicines, this is your phobia. The plethora of information we receive on the harmful effects of mercurial medicine has certainly contributed to them

Hydrophobia– when one experiences this fear of water, it is often the perceive potential for drowning that is the source of anxiety. Another definition of hydrophobia is the fear of rabies.

Hydrophobophobia- Not surprising is this fear of rabies. One conjures up images of a horrible, painful crazed fit of death.

Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia- to possesa fear of glass. Could it be the way the transparency of glass or the potential for breakage and subsequent dangerous shards is at the core of this phobia?

Hygrophobia- to hold a fear of moisture, liquids, and/or dampness.

Hylephobia- this fear can be characterized in 2 very divergent phobias, one of materialism and the other the fear of epilepsy.

Hylophobia- While many of us find respite on a wooded pathway, others manifest this fear of forests.

Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia- possessing this fear of responsibility means a dread of personal accountability.

Hypnophobia- A good numbr of people would admit to a fear of sleep or of being hypnotized, a sense of relinquishing conscious control of one’ body.

Hypsiphobia– Common to many of us, is the fear of height. Especially if we are uncoordinated or have equilibrium problems, we perseverate on the potential for falling. the fear of travel by road is a bit of the opposite of the fear of flying.

Hormephobia- if you have ever heard the expression, ‘scared to death’ you’ll better understand this fear of shock. Incidences of death when exposed to extreme stress or shock are well docuentedl.

Homichlophobia Blame horror movies for this one. The fear of fog is a variation on the fear of the unknown, because we don’t know what lies within or beyond the fog.

Homilophobia- A fear of sermons may be an indication that we feel we are about to be morally judged.

Hominophobia – for women to possess a fear of men is common. Men tend to have more physical, agrressive tendencies, often intimidating to women.

Homophobia- this fear has many facets; fear of sameness or monotony; phobia of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.

Hoplophobia a person with this fear of firearms may fear being shot or accidentally shooting someone themselves.

Hydrargyophobia- if you fear mercurial medicines, this is your phobia. The plethora of information we receive on the harmful effects of mercurial medicine has certainly contributed to them

Hydrophobia- when one experiences this fear of water, it is often the perceive potential for drowning that is the source of anxiety. Another definition of hydrophobia is the fear of rabies.

Hydrophobophobia– Not surprising is this fear of rabies. One conjures up images of a horrible, painful crazed fit of death.

Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia to possesa fear of glass. Could it be the way the transparency of glass or the potential for breakage and subsequent dangerous shards is at the core of this phobia?

Hygrophobia- to hold a fear of moisture, liquids, and/or dampness.

Hylephobia- this fear can be characterized in 2 very divergent phobias, one of materialism and the other the fear of epilepsy.

Hylophobia- While many of us find respite on a wooded pathway, others manifest this fear of forests.

Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia- possessing this fear of responsibility means a dread of personal accountability.

Hypnophobia- A good numbr of people would admit to a fear of sleep or of being hypnotized, a sense of relinquishing conscious control of one’ body.

Hypsiphobia- Common to many of us, is the fear of height. Especially if we are uncoordinated or have equilibrium problems, we perseverate on the potential for falling.

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Iatrophobia Having this fear of physicians or visiting physicians is very prevalent, because we fear the possibility of them sharing concerning health diagnoses or of submitting us to a painful procedure.

Ichthyophobia Those who fear fish likely fear other creatures that live in very different environments and are not ‘cuddly’ or approachable.

Ideophobia- to hold this fear of ideas, one would likely fear the potential for change that accompanys ideas.

Illyngophobia- Fearing vertigo or the feeling ofdizziness are manifestations of this phobia.

Iophobia Those with more than a healthy dose of paranoia may suffer from this fear of poison.

Insectophobia –to fear insects is not uncommon, considering the potential for bites or stings.

Isolophobia- Fear of isolation, solitude, being alone can be very real for individuals and create mental instability.

Isopterophobia- Another of the bug phobias, the fear of termites extends to the fear of what they may do to your home.

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Japanophobia- to fear people and culture of a Japanese origin. This may be due to some preconceived notions and prejudice.

Judeophobia- to fear of Jews. Many believe it was some irrational phobia such as this that drove Hitler’s madness.

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Kainolophobia or Kainophobia- Fearing the new or novel is often expressed as an extreme resistance to change.

Kakorrhaphiophobia- Because social media allows for the rapid and broad dissemination of information and events, this fear of failure or defeat is heightened in many who are already risk averse.

Katagelophobia The anti-bullying phobia, the fear of ridicule is present in some degree in almost everyone.

Kathisophobia- Do you fear sitting down?This is your phobia. Maybe it’s a matter of feeling vulnerable if you are in a seated position.

Katsaridaphobia Many exhibit this fear of cockroaches. They are associated with a poor quality living condition.

Kenophobia – to fear voids and empty spaces. From the black holes in space to any empty room, both of these can cause angst for someone with this phobia.

Keraunophobia or Ceraunophobia- if you have a fear of storms, thunder and lightning, this is your phobia. Animals, such as canines and felines, exhibit this phobia\ as well.
(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)

Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia- several other phobias have to do with some type of this general fear of movement or motion.

Kleptophobia- People who have trouble dealing with temptation or response to crises may disply this fear of stealing.

Koinoniphobia- to fearrooms. Perhaps it is the confinement or fear of getting lost, or the need for the sameness of a single room that drives this fear.

Kolpophobia- to fear of genitals, particularly female. It may have its roots in our attempts to suppress discussions and education about this part of the human body.

Kopophobia to have an extreme fear of fatigue may relate to a fear of the cause of fatigue or all that may be left undone.

Koniophobia- If you fear dust, (Amathophobia) as in this phobia, you may be concerned about suffocation.

Kosmikophobia– Driven by portrayals of astronomical threats from the heavens, this fear of cosmic phenomenon exists in many who fear apocalyptic events.

Koumpounophobia– Yes the fear of buttons is an actual phobia, not a joke to those who suffer from it.

Kymophobia- oceans and furrowing flags may aggravate this fear of waves or wave-like motions. Some get motion sickness just watching this type of movement.(Cymophobia) KynophobiaNot surprising is this fear of rabies. One conjures up images of a horrible, painful crazed fit of death.

Kyphophobia- a phobia of stooping. As with the fear of sitting, one may feel vulnerable or unstable when stooping.

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Lachanophobia- This fear of vegetables maybe just an excuse for many children, but a bonafide fear in others.

Laliophobia or Lalophobia- One of the greatest fears of humanity is that of public speaking. It would follow that some have an overall fear of speaking.

Lepidopterophobia– Know as the intense fear of Butterflies, these beautiful flying creatures do scare spome people.

Leprophobia or Lepraphobia– Know as a biblical disease that was isolating, disfiguring and terminal, leprosy is still feared, especially in countries still encountering the disease.

Leukophobia– A fear of the color white. Colors conjure up various imagery and triggers from events in our past. It can create an unnatural fear of that color because of what it calls to mind.

Levophobia- Having a fear of things to the left side of the body. The left direction has historically been associated with being cursed or evil.

Ligyrophobia- The fear of loud noises, along with the fear of falling, are the two fears that science says we are born with.

Lilapsophobia- If you fear tornadoes and hurricanes, you are not alone Many who live in geographic weather belts where these natural threats occur frequently, experience this phobia.

Limnophobia- The fear of lakes may be an extension of the fear of drowning.

Linonophobia- Those who fearstring suffer from this phobia. Perhaps it is rooted in the fear of strangulation.

Liticaphobia- Not surprising this is the fear of lawsuits. Lawyers are advertising the opportunity to sue someone or some business entity and promise lucrative potential for winning the litigation. Some may fear being the object of that litigation.

Lockiophobia- Not surprising, some have a fear of childbirth. Candid documentaries and portrayals of the pain and trauma of childbirth can cause fear in most people.

Logizomechanophobia- a growing phobia is the fear of computers. As they become more and more a necessary part of our lives, reliance on technology for work, play and communication can cause stress when something malfunctions.

Logophobia- Those who exhibit a fear of words may struggle with their own verbal expression or recognize the ability of the ‘wrong words’ to create a lot of conflict.

Luiphobia- Pandemic and regional epidemics fuel this fear of lues, and communicable diseases, such as syphilis.

Lutraphobia- It’s hard to understand anyone carrying this fear of otters. Perhaps it originates in some trauma or an ‘otter-body’ experience.

Lygophobia- This fear of darkness may really be a manifestation of the fear of the unknown or the association of darkness with evil or danger.

Lyssophobia- a fear of rabies One conjures up images of a horrible, painful crazed fit of death.

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Macrophobia- the fear of long waits may actually be the transformation of severe frustration into a fear.

Mageirocophobia- While some may call it avoidance of responsibility, the fear of cooking is a real phobia for some. Perhaps its the fear of getting burned in the preparation process or potentially poisoning their guests that drives this phobia.

Maieusiophobia- an understandable fear of childbirth.Candid documentaries and portrayals of the pain and trauma of childbirth can cause fear in most people

Malaxophobia- This fear of love play may actually be a fear of where the love play is leading. (Sarmassophobia)

Maniaphobia– This is a largely unspoken fear of insanity. Society is working to dispel the stigma of revealing and treating mental illness.

Mastigophobia– To possess a fear of punishment. Those who’ve committed or perceive they’ve committed wrongs may live with a growing fear of the consequences.

Mechanophobia- Thefear of machines is not an uncommon fear. As every generation develops new technology, a new phobia of operating and learning to maintain it develops as well.

Medomalacuphobia- this fear of losing an erection has been very lucrative for certain pharmaceutical companies.

Medorthophobia- Those that struggle with sexual inadequacy may have this fear of an erect penis.

Megalophobia Many people, especially those of smaller stature, exhibit fear of large things.

Melissophobia- A fear of bees is based largely on a fear of the potential to be stung. Extreme versions of this phobia fear all flying insects, considering them all possible bees.

Melanophobia- Those that fear the color black may have had prior bad experiences with something of that color. Additionally black often represents evil or something bad.

Melophobia-While music may ‘calm the savage beast’ in many us; for melophobes it stimulates fear or hatred and creates negative imagery.

Meningitophobia- With too much access to partial medical information, many individuals attempt to diagnose their malady. In this case they fear brain disease.

Menophobia- Females, in general dread the burden of mensturation but women with phobia actually fear it. Then there are those that look forward to it because it means another child is not on the way.

Merinthophobia- Anything causes restraint or restriction can create stress, as the case of this fear of being bound or tied up.

Metallophobia- different materials, either by their physical properties or something they represent can lead to phobias, such as this, the fear of metal.

Metathesiophobia is the fear of changes. Persons who struggle with this may see themselbes as uwilling or unable to adapt to deal with the changes.

Meteorophobia- Another in the phobias of cosmic proportions, this a fear of meteors.

Methyphobia– if you fear alcohol, you may fear that you’ll lose control while drinking, and wonder the next morning what you may have done.

Metrophobia- Ths fear or hatred of poetry could certainly by the by-product for some of a high school or college literature class.

MicrobiophobiaBacillophobia)- a fear of microbes,can really be aggravated by too many social media ‘news’ posts that are exaggerated to create interest, and for some, panic.

Microphobia The fear of small things, because they are hard to see, is much like fearing the unknown.

Misophobia or Mysophobia Mnemophobia Especially for those with a lot of trauma in their past, the fear of memories can be crippling.

Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia- to fear dirt contamination.As more oubreaks occur people fear contamination with dirt or germs.

Monophobia- Fear of isolation, solitude, being alone can be very real for individuals and create mental instability. TheFear of definite disease can manifest in an individual when they’ve had a relative contract a disease or they learn its in their family history.

Motorphobia- A fear of automobiles may result from surviving an accident, always using public transportation or an unfamiliarity with the technology

Mottephobia- Another on the bug phobia list, this is a fear of moths.

Musophobia or Muriphobia- Even mighty elephants can have this fear of mice. Those beady eyes and ability to navigate smaill spaces does not endear them to us.

Mycophobia- Perhaps a concern or being poisoned or because they are a fungus, partially explains this fear or aversion to mushrooms.

Mycrophobia- because they are hard to see, is much like fearing the unknown.

Myctophobia- This fear of darkness may really be a manifestation of the fear of the unknown or the association of darkness with evil or danger Myrmecophobia- Fear of ants.

Mythophobia– Having fear of myths, stories or false statements is an extreme version of just needing to find comfort in the truth.

Myxophobia- if you fear slime, maybe you watched the old movic, ‘The Blob’. It could also be that the texture reminds you of disgusting or unsanitary things.. (Blennophobia)

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Nebulaphobia-The fear of fog is a variation on the fear of the unknown, because we don’t know what lies within or beyond the fog. (Homichlophobia)

Necrophobia- Much like funerals, this fear of death or dead things becomes a reminder of our own mortality

Nelophobia- to posses a fear of glass. Could it be the way the transparency of glass or the potential for breakage and subsequent dangerous shards is at the core of this phobia?

Neopharmaphobia- If you fear new drugs, you just may have a healthy paranoia. I

Neophobia– The fear of anything new is often seen in the very old or very young.

Nephophobia- Perhaps this fear of clouds is rooted in the belief that clouds are just a storm waiting to happen.

Noctiphobia- a fear of nighttime, could be a combination of fears including darkness and isolation.

Nomatophobia- Since many fears have triggers, a fear of names may relate to a prior negative experience.

Nosocomephobia Many have fearsrelating to hospitals. Except for childbirth, the reasons for going to the hospital is to correct something that is wrong.

Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia Hypochondiacs suffer from this fear of becoming ill. Every cramp and rash are interpreted as medical trouble.

Nostophobia- a person may exhibit this fear of returning home if memories of home recall sadness or trauma.

Novercaphobia- A fear of your step-mother is encouraged by all the evil portrayals in film and literature.

Nucleomituphobia- The fear of nuclear weapons has been around since the Cold War. The potential for annihilation of humanity haunts some people.

Nudophobia- Many fear nudity both of themselves and others, perhaps judging themselves against others.

Numerophobia– Many will tell you they hated math in school. The anxiety associated with learning math concepts may have resulted in a fear of numbers.

Nyctohylophobia The fear of dark wooded areas or nighttime in forests is the combination of 2 phobias, fearing trees and darkness.

Nyctophobia This fear of darkness may really be a manifestation of the fear of the unknown or the association of darkness with evil or danger.

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Obesophobia- Societal obsession with thin, athletic bodies has created the fear of gaining weight.(Pocrescophobia) in individuals of a bigger body type, or skinny people who have a distorted body image.

Ochlophobia – this, as is agoraphobia, is the fear of crowds. A congested, chaotic environment is always avoided.

Ochophobia- – A fear of vehicles may result from surviving an accident, always using public transportation or an unfamiliarity with the technology

Octophobia–A very specific fear of the figure 8. This phobia likely relates to a prior event in the person’s life.

Odontophobia– Many people report having the dream of their teeth falling out . This fear of teeth or dental surgery is a common one.

Odynophobia or Odynephobia- None of us like pain.With an obsessive fear of pain. (Algophobia), one may avoid many activities to reduce any potential chance of injury, diminishing their quality of life.

Oenophobia- Not too sure why, but there are those who fearwines. Maybe they have a Port paranoia.

Oikophobia- Though we feel theres no place like home, some fear their home surroundings and house.(Domatophobia, Eicophobia)

Olfactophobia- fear of smells is likely a characteristic of someone who has highly sensitive olfactory lobes and a vivid imagination.

Ombrophobia- Somindividuals who experience this fear of rain or of being rained on, may fear that there is something unhealthy in the precipitation. Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia is a phobia of eyes. Perhaps a gruesome tale or the powerful stare of an antagonist is to blame.

Ommetaphobia The intense and excessive fear of eyes or eyes looking at you. Other similars fears are Scoptophobia or Scopophobia.

Omphalophobia- Those who have this fear of belly buttons may be concerned about deformity or hygience.

Oneirophobia- Many have some fear of dreams, believing them to be prophetic about future evets.

Oneirogmophobia- This fear of wet dreams may relate to the potential for embarrassment and judgment..

Onomatophobia- Knowing that our brain associates images with words, the fear of hearing a certain word or of names is really the fear of what it represents.

Ophidiophobia- An extremely common fear is that snakes. (Snakephobia) Since biblical times, the serpent has been viewed as evil.

Ophthalmophobia– People with low self-esteem or poor body image often have a fear of being stared at.

Opiophobia- A newly recognized phobia of doctors competency in prescribing pain medication.

Optophobia- Having a fear of opening one’s eyes may be an attempt to shut out an undesirable reality.

Ornithophobia A classic fear of birds, certainly not helped by horror movies.

Orthophobia- If you’re phobic about the land you’re on, you likely have a fear of property.

Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia- fear of smells is likely a characteristic of someone who has highly sensitive olfactory lobes and a vivid imagination.

Ostraconophobia- A fear of shellfish is often a fear of the possibility of sickness from eating shellfish.

Ovophobia The fear of eggs is a rare phobia, if you work at it you can crack this fear wide open.

Ouranophobia or Uranophobia- It may seem odd to fear heaven, but for skeptics they may be worried it won’t live up to their expectiations.

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Pagophobia- means you fear extreme cold, ice or frost. You would not enjoy the winter season.

Panthophobia- To fear suffering or disease simply means you have an extreme aversion to pain.

Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything is a classic and extreme case of paranoia.

Papaphobia- If you fear the Pope, you are papaphobic. In catholic doctrine, he has extreme power and can pass judgment on life matters.

Papyrophobia- If you’re afraid of paper products, life is going to be hard.

Paralipophobia- This is a fear of neglecting duty or responsibility, a feeling of not being dependable to others

Paraphobia– Some who are morally wea, may fear being corrupted by sexual perversion.

Parasitophobia- The sensation of an itchy rash can feel like torture, so the fear of parasites is understandable.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia Rooted in multiple historical superstition, some let their fear of Friday the 13th, immobilize them for the day.

Parthenophobia- A quirky fear- of virgins or young girls- is likely rooted in the belief that their purity comes with powerl

Pathophobia- Hypochondriacs have a crippling fear of disease.

Patroiophobia- If families have some genetics that are prone to serious conditions, one may experience a fear of heredity. ParturiphobiaCandid documentaries and portrayals of the pain and trauma of childbirth can cause fear in most people.

Peccatophobia- Candid documentaries and portrayals of the pain and trauma of childbirth can cause fear in most people.

Pediculophobia- means you fear extreme cold, ice or frost. You would not enjoy the winter season.

Pediophobia If you fear of dolls perhaps you have imagined them to be a little more ‘alive’ than they are.

Pedophobia- A fear of children may be a blend of several fears, noise, germs, failure.

Peladophobia- Some people with a fear of bald people see them portrayed as villains.

Pellagrophobia- Fear of pellagra is the fear of a rare B vitamin deficiency.

Peniaphobia- Many of us may have financial concerns, but some fear poverty even when their finances are stable.

Pentheraphobia- A extreme reaction to a classic stereotype is the fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)

Phagophobia- If you fear swallowing or of eating or of being eaten, it could more likely be a fear of choking..

Phalacrophobia- Vain individuals assume loss of all kinds of opportunity when losing their hair. The fear of becoming bald is overwhelming for some and they try lots of ‘solutions.’

Phallophobia- Again, individuals that have issues with human anatomy may suffer from this fear of a penis, esp erect.

Pharmacophobia- Some fear taking medicine with the belief that it has horrible side effects.

Phasmophobia– A fear of ghosts is not uncommon, if you believe in them, of course.

Phengophobia- – is a fear the light of day. A vampire would be said to have eosophobia.

Philemaphobia or Philematophobia– This is the fear of kissing, or more commonly, the fear of getting cooties.

Philophobia- People have this fear of falling in love or being in love because love can hurt or break a heart..

Philosophobia- Some fear philosophy because it may challenge them too much intellectually.l

Phobophobia Fear of phobias, it stinks to be afraid of being afraid..

Photoaugliaphobia- What might first be an annoyance, can turn into a fear of glaring lights.

Photophobia- Those who have eye issues or like seclusion may have some fears about light.

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

Phronemophobia- For some the fear of thinking causes them to work too much, play too much, drink too much.

Phthiriophobia- means you fear extreme cold, ice or frost. You would not enjoy the winter season.(Pediculophobia)

Phthisiophobia- Fear of tuberculosis. I think that speaks for itself.

Placophobia- A fear of tombstones relates to the body entombed under it.

Plutophobia- Some fear wealth because of the management and skill involved in managing it..

Pluviophobia- If you fear of rain or of being rained on, you might believe that something in the rain will harm you.

Pneumatiphobia– If you believe in the supernatural, you may fear spirits.

Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia- Fear of choking of being smothered is one the ways people see as a most horrible way to die..

Pocrescophobia- Propaganda and unrealistic body expectations can lead to an unhealthy fear of gaining weight. (Obesophobia)

Podophobia The excessive fear of feet, seems a bit strange considering we all have feet but some are paralyzed with fear at others feet.

Pogonophobia- People fear men with beards because part of their identity is hidden.

Poliosophobia– If you fear of contracting poliomyelitis, this is your phobia and you’re also a hypochondriac.

Politicophobia- Society has gone this way that this phobia is considered normal, to fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.

Polyphobia- Basically afraid of being afraid.

Poinephobia- To possess a fear of punishment. Those who’ve committed or perceive they’ve committed wrongs may live with a growing fear of the consequences.

Ponophobia- The fea of overworking may be a fear of missing out on fun or a fear of damaging your health.

Porphyrophobia-Puurple may be a trigger color for you if you a have a fear of this color.

Potamophobia- Fear of rivers or running water may translate into a fear of drowning.

Potophobia- if you fear alcohol, you may fear that you’ll lose control while drinking, and wonder the next morning what you may have done.Pharmacophobia- Fear of drugs.

Proctophobia- If rectums are a source of fear, you have some anatomy lessons needed.

Prosophobia– Some fear progress because they feel they are raising the bar on themselves.

Psellismophobia– If you have a speech impediment, you may fear stuttering and being subject to ridicule..

Psychophobia- Fear of your mind might be you questioning your own mental health.

Psychrophobia- If you fear the cold, you most likely are worried about freezig to death.

Pteromerhanophobia- Many are afraid of flying because they are also afraid of heights.

Pteronophobia- Some fear being tickled by feathers, since it can be considered a form of torture

Pupaphobia – Fear of puppets is much like the fear of clowns.

Pyrexiophobia- A fear of fever is another symptom of a hypochondriac.

Pyrophobia The fear of fire and burning to death are some of peoples greatest fears.

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Quadraphobia- This fear is simply an irrational angst over the number four.

Quadriplegiphobia- fear of quadriplegics or fear of becoming a quadriplegic.

Quintaphobia- Another numerical fear that may or not have some, albeit irrational justification for fearing the number five.

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Radiophobia- This is a very real fear of many who fear the effects of radiation and x-rays.

Ranidaphobia– Fear of frogs is related to their relative stillness and wildlu unpredictable hopping.

Rectophobia- No buts about it, Fear of rectum or rectal diseases is an unusual one.

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

Rhypophobia- While it seems strange to fear defecation, some worry about what is lost in their bodily excretions.

Rhytiphobia- Fear of getting wrinkles translates into fear of getting old.

Rophobia- This is a fear of trees. Walking in forests, wooded parks, standing near a tree in the yard would all be off limits for people suffering from this phobia;

Rupophobia If you fear even dirt, you are likely a germophobe too.

Russophobia- Fear of Russians is just another Xenophobic condition.

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Samhainophobia: This is a fear of Halloween, which is understandable considering the creepy things that people do to celebrate.

Sarmassophobia- This fear of love play may actually be a fear of where the love play is leading. (Malaxophobia)

Satanophobia-The fear of Satan is held by many with a background in the Christian or Jewish faith.

Scabiophobia- Though it’s not a common disease, if you’re paranoid you’ll fear scabies.

Scatophobia- We fear of fecal matter because it is waste and has potential for disease.

Scelerophibia Fear of bad men, burglars. Many would admit to this fear, especially if they’ve had experiences with it.

SciophobiaSciaphobia- To fear shadows is to fear the unknown.

Scoleciphobia- The fear of worms probably relates to their similarity to snakes.

Scolionophobia- If a student fears school, they may feel unable to meet the expectations.

Scopophobia or Scoptophobia Fear of being seen or stared at. People with low self-esteem or poor body image often have a fear of being stared at.

Scotomaphobia- Fear of blindness is one that many people suffer with. It is by far our most used sense..

Scotophobia-This fear of darkness may really be a manifestation of the fear of the unknown or the association of darkness with evil or danger (Achluophobia)

Scriptophobia- Fear of public writing is a case of feeling self-conscious about your abilities.

Selachophobia- The fear of sharks is warranted unless you are nowhere around them..

Selaphobia- If you fear light flashes, you may have extra sensitivity to light.

Selenophobia- As with other planetary paranoia, a fear of the moon is a fear of the unknown.

Seplophobia- A fear of decaying matter may be intensified by the putrid odor..Sesquipedalophobiathe unusual fear of long words may be more due to annoyance and confusion. We often fear what we do not understand.

Sexophobia- Fearing the opposite gender (Heterophobia)Sexophobia may be the sign of a traumatic vent or the result of being raised in a largely singular gender environment.

Siderodromophobia- Certainly hearing or seeing a train accident could lead to this fear of trains, railroads or train travel.

Siderophobia Another cosmic phobia, this fear of stars is another case of some excessive concerns about the unknowns of space.

Sidonglobophobia A strange Phobia indeed! The fear of cotton balls or similar small white objects such as packing peanuts, strange indeed.

Sinistrophobia- having a fear of things to the left or of left-handedness. It was once thought that someone who was left-handed was cursed in some way.

Sinophobia- fearing Chinese, Chinese culture or any type of tradition or language of that culture.

Sitophobia or Sitiophobia-Fear of food or eating. (Cibophobia)can lead to unhealthy and very harmful eating disorders.

Snakephobia- An extremely common fear is that snakesSince biblical times, the serpent has been viewed as evil.(Ophidiophobia)

Soceraphobia- A fear of parents-in-law may be influenced in large part on historical societal stereotypes.

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

Sociophobia- is a fear of people or society as a whole.

Somniphobia The fear of sleep maybe a fear of not waking up or of being attacked in your sleep.

Sophophobia– Fear of learning. Perhaps this is the origin of the saying ‘ignorance is bliss.’

Soteriophobia–If you have this fear of dependence on others, you’ll stay a loner to avoid getting hurt.

Spacephobia- The generalized fear of anything in outer space.

Spectrophobia- A fear of ghosts is not uncommon, if you believe in them, of course.

Spermatophobia or Spermophobia- Having a fear of germs that requires excessive disinfection

Spheksophobia– A fear of wasps is a subset of the fear of stinging insects.

Stasibasiphobia or Stasiphobia- You may exhibit a fear of standing or walking (Ambulophobia) if you feel unsteady on your feet or unsure about where you’re headed.

Staurophobia- The fear of crosses or the crucifix may relate to the Christian faith or the belief in vampires.

Stenophobia- TheFear of narrow things or places may relate in some way to claustrophobia.

Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia This fear is really the fear of ending up in hell. Anything that we do not see nor have knowledge of intimidates us.

Suriphobia- A fear of mice, as with many other sneaky, beady=eyed, big-toothed rodent.

Symbolophobia- The Fear of symbolism causes questioning about the deeper meaning of images and words and the fear of offending someone..

Symmetrophobia- The fear of symmetry comes from the pressure to maintain the symmetry.

Syngenesophobia-Some who fear relatives may do so because of the extreme affection and attention, that can be overwhelming.

Syphilophobia- A fear of syphilis is not only concerned with the illness, but the stigma with how it is contracted.

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Tachophobia- Those who require control of their environment have a fear of speed.

Taeniophobia or Teniophobia-Persons’s who fear tapeworms are likely to heavily inspect their food.

TaphephobiaTaphophobia- The fear of being buried alive relates to the fear of dying by suffocation.

Tapinophobia- People who have a fear of being contagious are excessively worried about others.

Taurophobia- A person may exhibit a fear of bulls if they have seen bullfighting or riding or some other display of a bulls strength.

Technophobia– The fear of technology speaks to a love/hate relationship that we have with our ‘stuff’.

Teleophobia- a fear of rigid rules and liturgy. This will keep you from joining organizations.

Telephonophobia- if you cringe at communication you may hae a fear of telephones.

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

Testophobia- The fear of taking tests, test anxiety, is more prevalent with the increase in standardized testing.

Tetanophobia- It is a rare fear- of lockjaw and tetanus- yet a hypochondriac may look for any and all dsease possibilities.

Teutophobia- The xenophobia of Germans or German things.

Textophobia- If certain fabrics scare you, this is your phobia. It could be the texture or the triggering of a bad memory.

Thaasophobia– to fear being seated.Maybe it’s a matter of feeling vulnerable if you are in a seated position.

Thalassophobia The vast expanse of the worlds, oceans can cause a fear of the sea.

Thanatophobia or Thantophobia Having fear over death andor dying is quite common, especially as one gets older..

Theatrophobia- Fear of theatresmaybe brought on by the excessive volume and the many horror shows.

Theologicophobia- People fear of God or gods because of the fear of judgment and punishment.

Theophobia– Fear of Theology or The Fear of God. People fear theology because of the deep personal reflection involved.

Thermophobia- With a fear of heatcomes the thought of succumbing to it.

Thyphallophobia-If you are hyper reactive to things that stimulate you physically, you may experience this phobia of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.

Tocophobia- Not surprising, some have a fear of childbirth. Candid documentaries and portrayals of the pain and trauma of childbirth can cause fear in most people.

Tomophobia- Fear of surgical operations is really a type of fear of dying..

Tonitrophobia- Fear of thunder, can be seen not only in humans, but often in dogs. Dogs have been known to panic and get lost during a thunderstorm.

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- The fear of injury involves pain aversion and fearing loss of mobility.

Tremophobia- People may fear trembling if they equate it with early symptoms of a degenerative disease.

Trichinophobia– If you fear trichinosis then you are overly concerned about parasites.

Trichopathophobia or Trichophobia An excessive Fear of hair, like hair in a shower drain. (Chaetophobia, Hypertrichophobia)

Triskaidekaphobia The fear of the number 13 is based on many centuries old superstitions, can also be The Fear of Friday the 13th.

Tropophobia- Fear of moving or making changes can be equated to the fear of change.

Trypanophobia- A fear of injections may be concern over what’s injected as well as the pain involved.

Trypophobia The fear of small holes, a phobia that has seemed to get a lot of attention these days..

Tuberculophobia- Hypochondriacs can add this fear of tuberculosis to their list.

Tyrannophobia- Perhaps in a country that’s experienced tyranny some may have aear of tyrants.

 

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Uranophobia or Ouranophobia- It may seem odd to fear heaven, but for skeptics they may be worried it won’t live up to their expectiations.

Urophobia- While it seems strange to fear of urine or urination, some worry about what is lost in their bodily excretions.

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Vaccinophobia- Many fear vaccinations because of real or perceived side effects..

Venustraphobia- having a fear of beautiful women may be because you feel inadequate in your own skin or ‘out of their league.’

Verbophobia- Those who exhibit a fear of words may struggle with their own verbal expression or recognize the ability of the ‘wrong words’ to create a lot of conflict.

VehophobiaThe Fear of Driving, think of the issues this phobia can cause as cars are so entwined into modern life.

Verminophobia- Having a fear of germs that requires excessive disinfection.

Vestiphobia- If you fearclothing, it may be because of the way it makes you look.

Virginitiphobia- The thought of this level of violation certainly can cause an extreme fear of rape.

Vitricophobia- Fear of step-father comes from the stereotypic belief that step-fathers are generally abusive.

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Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons. Walloons are French speaking Belgians and they must be very scary to have their own phobia. 

Wiccaphobia- Fears of witches and witchcraft, heralded with holidays like Halloween, are very common in many cultures.

 

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Xanthophobia- If you fear of the color yellow or the word yellow, there may be something negative in your past associated with that color.

Xenoglossophobia- Some fear foreign languages because they assume people may be talking about them.

Xenophobia While we want a healthy fear of strangers or foreigners in our children, this level of fear creates extreme anxiety and sometimes hostility. Is also known as the Fear of Unknown.

Xerophobia- A fear of dryness may originate in a fear of thirst or dehydration.

Xylophobia– Things which consist of wood, objects and trees, are the basis of this fear.

Xyrophobia-A fear of razors relates to the potential for injury, as with any sharp object.

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Zelophobia– A fear of jealousy is the belief that jealous people do irrational and sometimes hurtful things..

Zeusophobia- People fear of God or gods because of the fear of judgment and punishment.

Zemmiphobia- The fear of the great mole rat is an extension of the general fear of rodents..

Zoophobia- A fear of animals is not uncommon, especially if witnessing an act of animal aggression, such as predator/prey interaction.