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Phobia List – The Ultimate List of Phobias & Fears From Different Objects/Things

Phobia List – The Ultimate List of Phobias and Fears From Different Objects/Things

 

Different people react differently to various stimuli. While some people like the thrill of mountaineering, some others fear height. The term, which we use for describing irrational and excessive fear is, ‘phobia’.A person experiencing a phobia of something feels a deep sense of dread or panic on encountering their source of fear. Generally, there is something specific, like an object, place, phenomenon, etc. that gives rise to phobia. The examples of some most common phobias are aquaphobia, acrophobia, arachnophobia, etc. Read on to find out what these terms mean.

On the other hand, an undue inclination towards a specific object, place, thing, occurrence, etc. is termed as ‘philia‘. Below is a list of common phobias / manias / philias. Go through the list and try to remember as many terms as you can. In addition to improving your general knowledge, this list will also enhance your vocabulary. To revise the list from time to time, you can also download it as PDF.

 

List of Common Phobias, Manias and Philias

Phobia

Object

Achluophobia

Fear of darkness

Acrophobia

Fear of heights

Agraphobia

Fear of sexual abuse

Agrizoophobia

Fear of wild animals

Agyrophobia

Fear of crossing the road

Aichmophobia

Fear of sharp or pointed objects (needleknifeetc.)

Ailurophobia

Fear of cats

Algophobia

Fear of pain

Aquaphobia

Fear of water

Archnophobia

Fear of spiders

Astraphobia

Fear of thunder and lightning

Atychiphobia

Fear of failure

Autophobia

Fear of being alone or isolated or of one’s self

Aviophobia

Fear of flying

Chronophobia

Fear of time and time moving forward

Cleithrophobia

The fear of being trapped

Coulrophobia

Fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns)

Gamophobia

Fear of marriage, commitment

Gephyrophobia

Fear of bridges

Glossophobia

Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak

Halitophobia

Fear of bad breath

Hemophobia

Fear of blood

Hylophobia

Fear of treesforests or wood

Melissophobia

Fear of bees

Myrmecophobia

Fear of ants

Mysophobia

Fear of germscontamination or dirt

Necrophobia

Fear of death and/or the dead

Oikophobia

Fear of home surroundings and household appliances

 What Are You Afraid Of?

Ombrophobia

Fear of rain

Optophobia

Fear of opening one’s eyes

Phasmophobia

Fear of ghosts or phantoms

Phonophobia

Fear of loud sounds

Pyrophobia

Fear of fire

Sophophobia

The fear of learning

Spectrophobia

Fear of mirrors

Thalassophobia

Fear of the sea, or fear of being in the ocean

Xenophobia

Fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens

Xylophobia

Fear of trees, forests or wood

Apiphobia

Fear/dislike of bees 

Arachnophobia

Fear/dislike of spiders and other arachnids

Cynophobia

Fear/dislike of dogs

Entomophobia

Fear/dislike of insects

 

 

 

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