A List of Phobias

A list of phobias A -Z. This is the most complete list of phobias you will find on the internet today. Even the rarest ones are included. On the left is the Greek term for the phobia, some are linked to useful resources if you want to read more about that particular phobia. With 600, we believe this list of phobias is the most comprehensive and accurate list available on the internet today.

Fear and phobias what is the difference?

Without a clear understanding of what a phobia actually is, this list of phobias could be confusing. If you suffer from a phobia you will know that it is an irrational and extreme reaction, not a simple dislike or ordinary fear that anyone might have. So how does a phobia differ from a simple fear?

What is a phobia?

A phobia an an extreme and persistent fear reaction to a given object, event or situation. This fear is so intense that it often causes the individual to attempt to avoid the triggers and cause it. Reading through this list of phobias you may identify several interconnected phobias that you may shave. Phobias can result in unpleasant mental and physical reactions such as:

  • A feeling of impending doom
  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Heart racing or palpitations
  • Panic attacks
  • Feelings of weakness in arms and legs.

How common are phobias?

According to the National Institute of Health, an estimated 9.1% of U.S. adults aged 18 and over suffer from a specific phobia. Often women see to have phobias more commonly than men. Of the adults that had a phobia, 21.9% rated it as serious, 30.0% as moderate and the remaining 48.1% rated it as causing mild impairment.

Types of phobia

There are two types of phobia:

Specific phobias:

This type of phobia is about a particular item or situation, such as fear of needles, fear of wasps or fear of heights. There are several types of specific phobias such as situational, animal, body and medical as you will see in the a-z list below.

Complex phobias:

Complex phobias can involve multiple phobias such as a fear of being in open spaces, along with a fear of crowds, complex phobias are more impactful and more difficult to deal with. Two of the most common types of complex phobias are; social phobia and agoraphobia.

A-Z List of Phobias


Ablutophobia: Fear of bathing

Acarophobia: Fear insects causing itching (Now called delusional parasitosis)

Achievemephobia: Success anxiety or phobia

Achluophobia: Fear of darkness. (Also see Nyctophobia)

Acousticophobia: Fear of noise

Acerophobia: Fear of sour foods

Acrophobia: Fear of heights

Aerophobia: Fear of aircraft or flying

Aeroacrophobia: Fear of open high places

Aeronausiphobia: Fear of getting sick or vomiting on a plane

Agateophobia: Fear of going insane (See Dementophobia)

Agliophobia: Fear of pain (See Algophobia)

Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces and inescapable situations

Agrizoophobia: Fear of wild animals

Agyrophobia: Fear of crossing streets (See also Dromophobia)

Aichmophobia: Fear of pointed objects like needles, knives

Aibohphobia: Fear of palindromes

Ailurophobia: Fear of cats

Albuminurophobia: Fear of getting kidney /renal failure

Alektorophobia: Fear of chickens and roosters

Algophobia: Fear of pain

Alliumphobia: Fear of garlic and onions

Allodoxaphobia: Fear of other people’s opinions

Amathophobia: Fear of dust

Amaxophobia: Fear of riding in a car as driver or passenger (also called Hamaxaphobia, Ochophobia)

Ambulophobia: Fear of walking

Ammophobia: Fear of sand

Amnesiphobia: Fear of amnesia

Amychophobia: Fear of being scratched

Anatidaephobia: Fear that you are being watched by ducks

Ancraophobia: Fear of wind or drafts [check anemophobia]

Androphobia: Fear of men

Anemomenophobia: Wind Turbines

Anemophobia: Fear of wind or drafts (See Ancraophobia)

Angrophobia: Fear of getting angry

Antlophobia: Fear of floods

Anemophobia: Fear of the wind or drafts

Anginophobia: Fear of angina or choking

Anthophobia: Fear of flowers

Anthropophobia: Fear of human beings and society

Anuptophobia: Fear of being or staying single

Apeirophobia: Fear of eternity and infinity

Aphenphosmphobia: Fear of being touched

Apionphobia: Fear of pears

Apiphobia: Fear of bees or of being stung

Apotemnophobia: Fear of amputees, and/or fear of becoming an amputee

Aquaphobia: Fear of water

Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth

Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders and other arachnids

Argyrophobia: Fear of silvery things, especially silverware

Arcotophobia: Fear of bears

Arithmophobia: Fear of numbers (Also called Numerophobia)

Aromophobia: Fear of spices and spicy food

Artophobia: Fear of bread

Asthenophobia: Fear of fainting or weakness

Astraphobia: Fear of thunder and lightning

Astrophobia: Fear of outer space

Asymmetriphobia: Fear of asymmetrical things

Ataxiophobia: Fear of ataxia, loss of muscle control

Ataxophobia: Fear of untidiness and disorder

Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection

Atephobia: Fear of ruins

Athazagoraphobia: Fear of being forgotten or forgetting

Atychiphobia: Fear of failure or negative outcomes

Aulophobia: Fear of flutes

Aurophobia: Fear of gold

Auroraphobia: Fear of the northern lights

Autodysomophobia: Fear of smelling bad

Automatonophobia: Fear of human like figures mannequins, wax dummies, ventriloquist dummies

Automysophobia: Fear of being dirty

Autophobia: Fear of isolation or being alone

Aviophobia: Fear of flying (also called Pteromerhanophobia)


Bacillophobia: Fear of bacteria (See Mysophobia, also called Bacteriophobia)

Ballistophobia: Fear of bullets and missiles

Bananaphobia: Fear of bananas

Barophobia: Fear of gravity

Basophobia: Fear of Falling (Also called Basiphobia)

Bathmophobia: Fear of stairs and steep inclines

Bathophobia: Fear of depths

Batophobia: Fear of being near tall buildings or structures

Batrachophobia: Fear of frogs and other amphibians

Belonephobia: Fear of needles or pins and other sharp things (non-medical)

Bibliophobia: Fear of books, reading or reading out loud

Botonophobia: Fear of plants

Bovinaphobia: Fear of cows and cattle

Bromidosiphobia: Fear of body sweat and odor

Brontophobia: Fear of thunder

Brumotactillophobia: Fear of touching food

Bufonophobia: Fear of toads

Butyrumiphoibia: Fear of butter


Cacophobia: Fear of ugliness

Cafephobia: Fear of coffee

Cainophobia: Fear of new things and novelty (See Neophobia)

Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful women (sometimes called Venustraphobia)

Calxophobia: Fear of chalk

Capiophobia: Fear of the police or of getting arrested

Capnophobia: Fear of tobacco smoke (see also Fumiphobia)

Carpohobia: Fear of wrists

Capraphobia: Fear of goats

Carcinophobia: Fear of cancer

Cardiophobia: Fear of heart disease or of the heart

Carnophobia: Fear of meat

Cartilogenophobia: Fear of bones

Casadastraphobia: Fear of falling into the sky

Catadepophobia: Fear of jumping from any height

Catagelophobia: Fear of being ridiculed (also, Katagelophobia)

Catoptrophobia: Fear of mirrors

Cenophobia: Fear of new ideas (Or Centophobia, see also Neophobia)

Cenosillicaphobia: Fear of an empty glass (usually humorous)

Cephalalgiaphobia: Fear of headaches

Cetaphobia: Fear of whales

Chaetophobia: Fear of hair

Chapodiphobia: Fear of octopuses

Cheimaphobia: Fear of the cold (See Frigophobia)

Cheliphobia: Fear of eels

Chelonaphobia: Fear of turtles

Chemophobia: Fear of chemicals

Cherophobia: Fear of happiness

Chionophobia: Fear of snow

Chiclephobia: Fear of chewing gum

Chimpatsiphobia: Fear of chimpanzees

Chirophobia: Fear of hands

Chiroptophobia: Fear of bats

Chloephobia: Fear of newspapers

Choleraphobia: Fear of cholera

Chorophobia: Fear of dancing

Chrematophobia: Fear of money (Also called Chrometophobia)

Chrometophobia: Fear of spending money or not having enough

Chromophobia: Fear of colors

Chronophobia: Fear of time and time moving forward

Chronomentrophobia: Fear of clocks and watches

Chrysophobia: Fear of the color orange or gold

Cibophobia: Fear of food aversion to food (synonymous with anorexia nervosa)

Citharaphobia: Fear of guitars

Claustrophobia: Fear of having no escape and being closed in small spaces

Cleithrophobia: Fear of being locked in a small space

Climacophobia: Fear of climbing

Clinophobia: Fear of going to bed

Cnidophobia: Fear of insect stings

Coconutophobia: Fear of coconuts

Coiffeurphobia: Fear of hairdressers (see also related Tonsurephobia)

Cogombophobia: Fear of cardboard boxes

Coimetrophobia: Fear of cemeteries

Coitophobia: Fear of sexual intercourse (Also called Cypridophobia)

Cometophobia: Fear of comets

Consecotaleophobia: Fear of chopsticks

Contreltophobia: Fear of rape or abuse

Coprastasophobia: Fear of constipation

Coprophobia: Fear of feces or defecation

Coronaphobia: Fear of COVID-19

Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns

Cremnophobia: Fear of precipices or steep cliffs

Cucurbitophobia: Fear of pumpkins

Cryophobia: Fear of extremely cold places

Crystallophobia: Far of glass or crystals

Cyberphobia: Fear of computers

Cyclophobia: Fear of bicycles

Cyanophobia: Fear of the colour blue

Cymophobia: Fear of waves like motion (sometimes called Kymophobia)

Cynophobia: Fear of dogs

Cypridophobia: Fear of sexual intercourse (See Coitophobia)


Dactylphobia: Fear of fingerprints

Decidophobia: Fear of making decisions

Defecaloesiophobia: Fear of painful bowel movements

Deipnophobia: Fear of dining with others and eating in front of others

Delphinophobia: Fear of dolphins

Dementophobia: Fear of going insane

Demonophobia: Fear of demons

Dendrophobia: Fear of trees

Dentophobia: Fear of dentists

Dermatisiophobia: Fear of skin diseases

Diabetophobia: Fear of diabetes

Diagraphephobia: Fear of deleting computer files or important documents

Didaskaleinophobia: Fear of going to school (See also Didaskeleinophobia)

Didelphiphobia: Fear of possums

Dikephobia: Fear of justice and breaking laws

Dinophobia: Fear of dizziness or whirlpools

Diplophobia: Fear of double vision.

Dipsophobia: Fear of drinking alcohol, (usually called Methyphobia)

Dishabilophobia: Fear of undressing in front of others

Disposophobia: Fear of throwing things away (hoarding)

Dodecaphobia: Fear of the number 12

Domatophobia: Fear of houses

Doraphobia: Fear of animal fur

Doxophobia: Fear of expressing opinions or getting praise

Draconophobia: Fear of dragons

Dromophobia: Fear of crossing roads (Also called Agyrophobia)

Dysmorphophobia: Fear of body defects or deformity

Dystichiphobia: Fear of being involved in an accident


Earachnophobia: Fear of a spider crawling into your ear

Ebulliophobia: Fear of bubbles

Ecclesiophobia: Fear of Churches

Ecophobia: Fear of environmental degradation

Eisoptrophobia: Fear of your own reflection in a mirror

Ekrixiphobia: Fear of explosions

Elaiophobia: Fear of oil and grease

Elaphiphobia: Fear of deer

Electrophobia: Fear of electricity

Eleutheraophobia: Fear of freedom

Elurophobia: Fear of cats (See Ailurophobia)

Emetophobia: Fear of vomiting and of vomit

Enetophobia: Fear of pins

Enissophobia: Fear of having committed bad sin (See also Enosiophobia)

Enochlophobia: Fear of crowds

Enosiophobia: Fear of having committed a sin

Entomophobia: Fear of insects

Eosophobia: Fear of dawn or daylight (See also Phengophobia)

Ephebiphobia: Fear of teenagers

Epistaxiophobia: Fear of nosebleeds

Equinophobia: Fear of horses (see also Hippophobia)

Eremiophobia: Fear of being alone (Also called Eremophobia, Monophobia)

Eremophobia: Fear of being oneself (Also called Eremiophobia, Monophobia)

Ereuthrophobia: Fear of blushing (sometimes spelled Ereuthiphobia. See also Erythrophobia)

Ergasiophobia: Fear of work or functioning in your job (also called Ergophobia)

Ergophobia: Fear of work or functioning in your job (also called Ergasiophobia)

Erotophobia: Fear of sexual love and intimacy

Erythrophobia: Fear of blushing or of the colour red (also called Ereuthrophobia, Ereuthiphobia or Erytophobia)

Escalophobia: Fear of escalators

Esperidoeidiphobia: Fear of citrus fruits

Euphobia: Fear of hearing good news


Febriophobia: Fear of fevers

Felinophobia: Fear of cats (See Ailurophobia)

Formidophobia: Fear of scarecrows

Fournophobia: Fear of ovens

Frigophobia: Fear of becoming too cold

Fructophobia: Fear of fruit


Gakkiphobia: Fear of musical instruments

Galaphobia: Fear of milk

Galeophobia: Fear of sharks (also see Selachophobia) Link contains images that may be triggering

Gatophobia: Fear of cats (see Ailurophobia)

Gamophobia: Fear of marriage

Galeophobia: Fear of sharks

Gelotophobia: Fear of being laughed at

Geniophobia: Fear of chins

Genuphobia: Fear of knees or kneeling

Genophobia: Fear of sexual intercourse (also called Coitophobia)

Gephyrophobia: Fear of bridges

Gerascophobia: Fear of growing old and aging

Gerontophobia: Fear or dislike of elderly people

Giaourtiophobia: Fear of yogurt

Gigantasophobia: Fear of tall people

Globophobia: Fear of balloons

Glossophobia: Fear of public speaking

Gnomophobia: Fear of garden gnomes

Graphophobia: Fear of writing

Geumophobia: Fear of taste

Gyaliailiouphobia: Fear of sunglasses

Gyaliaphobia: Fear of nuts

Gymnophobia: Fear of nudity (see also Nudophobia)

Gynophobia: Fear of adult women


Hadephobia: Fear of hell

Hagiophobia: Fear of saints and holy items

Halitophobia: Fear of bad breath

Haptodysphoria: Fear or aversion to velvet and fuzzy peach skin textures

Hamartophobia: Fear of committing a sin

Hamaxophobia: Fear of being in a car (see also Amaxophobia, Motophobia)

Haphephobia: Fear of being touched

Harpaxophobia: Fear of being robbed

Hedgetrophobia: Fear of hedge trimmers

Hedonophobia: Fear of pleasure

Heliophobia: Fear of the sun

Hellenologophobia: Fear of scientific terms such as Greek or Latin words

Helminthophobia: Fear of worms (also called Scoleciphobia and Vermiphobia)

Hemophobia: Fear of blood (sometimes called Haemophobia)

Heptadekaphobia: Fear of the number 17

Herpetophobia: Fear of reptiles or amphibians

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia: Fear of the number 666

Hibernicaphobia: Fear of carpets and rugs

Hippopotomonsrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words

Hierophobia: Fear of priests or sacred things

Hippophobia: Fear of horses

Hodophobia: Fear of travel

Homichlophobia: Fear of fog (also called Nebulaphobia)

Homilophobia: Fear of sermons

Hoplophobia: Fear of firearms and weapons in general

Hormephobia: Fear of being shocked

Hydrargyophobia: Fear of mercurial medicines

Hydrophobia: Fear of water (see Aquaphobia)

Hyelophobia: Fear of glass or of glass breaking (also called Hyalophobia or Nelophobia)

Hygrophobia: Fear of damp, moisture and wet things

Hylophobia: Fear of forests (also called Dendriphobia and Xylophobia)

Hypegiaphobia: Fear of responsibility

Hypnophobia: Fear of falling asleep (also called Somniphobia)

Hypochondria: Fear of illness


Iatrophobia: Fear of doctors and medical tests

Ichthyophobia: Fear of fish of all types, alive or dead

Ideophobia: Fear of ideas or thoughts, especially new ones

Illyngophobia: Fear of vertigo, dizziness looking down

Insectophobia: Fear of insects

Insulaphobia: Fear of islands

Iophobia: Fear of poisons (sometimes misspelled as Lophobia with “L” rather than “i”)

Isolophobia: Fear of isolation (also called Eremiophobia, Eremophobia, Monophobia)

Isopterophobia: Fear of termites and other wood eating insects

Ithyphallophobia: Fear of having an erection (see similar Phallophobia)


Kagkourophobia: Fear of kangaroos

Kainolophobia: Fear of new things and novelty (also Kainophobia, usually termed Neophobia)

Kakorrhaphiophobia: Fear of failure

Kalampoikiphobia: Fear of corn

Kamilopardaliphobia: Fear of giraffes

Kastanophobia: Fear of the color brown

Katagelophobia: Fear of being put down or ridiculed

Kathisophobia: Fear of sitting down

Katsaridaphobia: Fear of cockroaches

Kenophobia: Fear of voids and empty spaces

Keraunophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning

Kinemortophobia: Fear of zombies

Kinetophobia: Fear of movement or motion (also called Kinesophobia)

Kleptophobia: Fear of stealing (also called Cleptophobia)

Koinoniphobia: Fear of rooms full of people

Kollaphobia: Fear of glue

Koniophobia: Fear of dust

Kopophobia: Fear of fatigue and exhaustion

Kosmemophobia: Fear of jewelry

Kosmikophobia: Fear of cosmic phenomenon

Koumpounophobia: Fear of buttons on clothing

Koutaliaphobia: Fear of spoons

Kymophobia: Fear of waves (see Cymophobia)

Kyrofelonoshophobia: Fear of cartoons and cartoon characters


Lachanophobia: Fear of vegetables

Lagoumiphobia: Fear of rabbit holes

Laliophobia: Fear of speaking (also called Lalophobia)

Latrophobia: Fear of doctors and medical tests

Leguminophobia: Fear of baked beans

Lepidopterophobia: Fear of butterflies and moths

leporiphobia: Fear of rabbits

Leukophobia: Fear of the color white

Levophobia: Fear of things on the left side of the body

Ligamentophobia: Fear of ribbons

Ligyrophobia: Fear of loud noises

Lilapsophobia: Fear of tornadoes or hurricanes

Limnophobia: Fear of lakes

Linnophobia: Fear of string

Lipophobia: Fear of fatty foods

Liticaphobia: Fear of lawsuits and litigation

Lockiophobia: Fear of childbirth

Lodiculaphobia: fear of blankets

Logizomechanophobia: Fear of computers (See also Cyberphobia and related, Diagraphephobia)

Logophobia: Fear of words

Ludiliophobia: Fear of toys

Lupophobia: Fear of wolves

Lutraphobia: Fear of otters

Lutumotophobia: Fear of claymation

Lygophobia: Fear of darkness (also called Scotophobia or more usually Nyctophobia)

Lyssophobia: Fear of going insane


Mageiricophobia: Fear of cooking

Maieuslophobia: Fear of childbirth (see Tokophobia)

Malaxophobia: Fear of love play and being touched intimately

Malusdomesticaphobia: Fear of apples

Maquillaphobia: Fear of makeup

Masklophobia: Fear of people in masks and costumes

Mastigophobia: Fear of punishment (sometimes called Poinephobia)

Mastrophobia: Fear of breasts

Mechanophobia: Fear of machines

Megalophobia: Fear of large objects

Melanophobia: Fear of the color black

Meleagrisphobia: Fear of turkeys

Melissophobia: Fear of bees (also called Apiphobia)

Melophobia: Fear of music

Meningitophobia: Fear of brain disease

Menophobia: Fear of menstruation

Merinophobia: Fear of being tied up

Metalophobia: Fear of metals

Metathesiophobia: Fear of change

Methyphobia: Fear of alcohol (also called Potophobia, Dispsophobia)

Metrophobia: Fear of poetry

Microbiophobia: Fear of microbes

Microphobia: Fear of small things

Microphonebia: Fear of microphones

Misophobia: Fear of contamination

Mnemophobia: Fear of memories and remembering things

Molluscophobia: Fear of snails and other molluscs

Monophobia: Fear of being alone or isolated

Motophobia: Fear of cars (see also Amaxophobia, Ochophobia)

Mottephobia: Fear of moths

Musophobia: Fear of mice or rats (see also Murophobia, Suriphobia)

Mycophobia: Fear of mushrooms

Mycrophobia: Fear of small things (usually Microphobia)

Myrmecophobia: Fear of ants

Mysophobia: Fear of germs, contamination or dirt (also known as Germophobia)

Mythophobia: Fear of myths, fake stories or false statements

Myxophobia: Fear of slime or mucus


Naevophobia: Fear of skin moles

Navarrofobia: Fear of cornfields

Naviphobia: Fear of boats

Nebulaphobia: Fear of fog

Necrophobia: Fear of death or dead things

Nelophobia: Fear of glass (also called Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia)

Neopharmaphobia: Fear of new drugs and medicines

Neophobia: Fear of new things (also Cainophobia or Cainotophobia)

Nephophobia: Fear of clouds

Neraidaphobia: Fear of fairies

Noctiphobia: Fear of the night (see also similar Nyctophobia fear of darkness)

Nomophobia: Fear of being without your mobile phone

Nosocomephobia: Fear of hospitals

Nosophobia: Fear of contracting a disease

Nostrophobia: Fear of returning home

Nucleomituphobia: Fear of nuclear weapons or war

Nudophobia: Fear of nudity (see also Gymnophobia)

Numerophobia: Fear of numbers

Nyctophobia: Fear of the dark


Obesophobia: Fear of gaining weight (also called Pocrescophobia)

Ochlophobia: Fear of big crowds

Ochophobia: Fear of riding in cars (see also Amaxophobia, Motophobia)

Octophobia: Fear of the number 8

Odontophobia: Fear of dental treatment or surgery (see also fear of the dentist, Dentophobia)

Odynophobia: Fear of pain

Oenophobia: Fear of wine

Oikophobia: Fear of home surroundings and household appliances

Olfactophobia: Fear of odors esp. for migraine triggers (also called Osmophobia)

Ombrophobia: Fear of rain

Ommetaphobia: Fear of eyes

Omphalophobia: Fear of belly buttons

Oneirophobia: Fear of dreams

Onomatophobia: Fear of particular words or names

Onuxophobia: Fear of fingernails and toenails

Ophidiophobia: Fear of snakes

Ophthalmophobia: Fear of being stared at

Optophobia: Fear of opening one’s eyes

Ornithophobia: Fear of birds

Ornithoscelidaphobia: Fear of dinosaurs

Osmophobia: Fear of odors and smells (also called Olfactophobia)

Ostraconophobia: Fear of shellfish

Ovinophobia: Fear of sheep

Ovophobia: Fear of eggs


Pachydermaphobia: Fear of elephants

Pagophobia: Fear of ice or frost

Pagotophobia: Fear of ice cream

Panophobia: Fear of an unknown cause (see also Pantophobia)

Papyrophobia: Fear of paper

Pantophobia: Fear of everything, generalized fear of an unknown cause (sometimes called Panphobia)

Parasitophobia: Fear of parasites (this is sometimes a delusion rather than a phobia)

Paraskaveekatriaphobia: Fear of Friday 13th

Parthenophobia: Fear of virgins

Paruresis: Fear of urinating in public places

Pathophobia: Fear of disease

Patriophobia: Fear of hereditary diseases

Peccatophobia: Fear of sinning or committing a crime

Pediophobia: Fear of dolls and humanlike objects

Pedophobia: Fear of babies and children (also called Pediaphobia)

Peladophobia: Fear of baldness and bald people

Pemmaphobia: Fear of cake

Pepperluciophobia: Fear of pizza

Petraphobia: Fear of rocks

Phagophobia: Fear of swallowing

Phalacrophobia: Fear of becoming bald

Phallophobia: Fear of penises

Pharmacophobia: Fear of medications

Phasmophobia: Fear of ghosts or phantoms

Phenogophobia: Fear of daylight or sun

Philematophobia: Fear of kissing

Philophobia: Fear of falling in love

Phyllophobia: Fear of leaves

Phobophobia: Fear of fear itself or of having a phobia

Phonophobia: Fear of loud sounds or voices

Photophobia: Fear of light. Not an actual phobia – used to refer to light sensitivity

Pistanthrophobia: Fear of trusting others or betrayal

Pithecophobia: Fear of monkeys

Pittakionophobia: Fear of sticky labels

Placophobia: Fear of tombstones

Plastophobia: Fear of plastic

Plutophobia: Fear of money

Pluviophobia: Fear of rain and storms

Pneumatiphobia: Fear of spirits and ghosts

Pnigerophoia: Fear of smothering choking

Pocrescophobia: Fear of gaining weight (also called Obesophobia)

Podophobia: Fear of feet

Pogonophobia: Fear of beards and facial hair

Poinephobia: Fear of punishment (see Mastigophobia)

Politicophobia: Fear of politicians

Pornophobia: Fear of pornography

Porphyrophobia: Fear of the color purple

Potamophobia: Fear of rivers or running water

Potnonomicaphobia: Fear of potatoes

Potophobia: F ear of alcohol (usually Methyphobia)

Prasinophobia: Fear of the color green

Prosophobia: Fear of progress

Pteridophobia: Fear of ferns

Pteromerhanophobia: Fear of flying (also called Aviophobia)

Pteronarcophobia: Fear of flies

Pteronophobia: Fear of feathers or of being tickled by them

Ptophobia: Fear of falling

Pupaphobia: Fear of puppets

Pygmachophobia: Fear of being trapped in a box

Pyrophobia: Fear of fire


Quadraphobia: Fear of the number four

Quadriplegiphobia: Fear of paraplegics or becoming

Quintaphobia: Fear of the number five


Radiophobia: Fear of radioactivity or X-rays

Ranidaphobia: Fear of frogs

Rhabdophobia: Fear of being beaten (especially with a rod)

Rhodophobia: Fear of the color pink

Rhytiphobia: Fear of getting wrinkles

Robophobia: Fear of robots and AI

Rodentophobia: Fear of rats

Rupophobia: Fear of dirt


Saccharophobia: Fear of sugar

Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween

Sanguivoriphobia: Fear of vampires

Sarmassophonia: Fear of dating and romantic interaction

Satanophobia: Fear of Satan

Scelerophobia: Fear of dangerous men

Sciophobia: Fear of shadows

Scoleciphobia: Fear of worms also called Helminthophobia and Vermiphobia)

Scolionophobia: Fear of school

Scopophobia: Fear of being looked at or stared at

Scotomaphobia: Fear of blindness

Scotophobia: Fear of the dark usually called nyctophobia

Scriptophobia: Fear of writing in public

Scypophobia: Fear of jellyfish

Selachophobia: Fear of sharks (More usually called Galeophobia)

Selaphobia: Fear of flashing lights

Selenophobia: Fear of the moon

Seplophobia: Fear of decaying matter

Sesquipedalophobia: Fear of long words

Sexophobia: Fear of sexual organs or sexual activities

Siderodromophobia: Fear of trains or railroads

Siderophobia: Fear of stars

Sidonglobhobia: Fear of cotton

Sinistrophobia: Fear of left handedness

Skathariphobia: Fear of beetles

Skelephobia: Fear of skeletons

Social phobia: Fear of people or social situations

Sociophobia: Fear of social evaluation

Somniphobia: Fear of sleep

Sophophobia: Fear of learning

Soteriophobia: Fear of dependence on others

Spargarophobia: Fear of asparagus

Spasmenagaliaphobia: Fear of broken glass

Spectrophobia: Fear of mirrors

Spermatophobia: Fear of germs

Spheksophobia: Fear of wasps

Stasiphobia: Fear of standing or walking

Staurophobia: Fear of crosses or crucifixes

Stenophobia: Fear of narrow spaces and things

Sternutaphobia: Fear of sneezing

Strigiformophobia: Fear of owls

Submechanophobia: Fear of partially or fully submerged man-made objects

Swinophobia: Fear of pigs

Symbolophobia: Fear of symbolism

Symmetrophobia: Fear of symmetrical things


Tachophobia: Fear of speed

Taeniophobia: Fear of tapeworms

Taphophobia: Taphephobia Fear of graves, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive

Tapinophobia: Fear of being contagious

Tatouozophobia: Fear of tattoos

Tauraphobia: Fear of bulls

Taxidermiphobia: Fear of taxidermy and stuffed animals (similar to Automatonophobia)

Technophobia: Fear of advanced technology

Teuthiphobia: Fear of squid

Teleophobia: Fear of making definite plans

Telephobia: Fear or reluctance of making or taking telephone calls

Teraphobia: Fear of monsters

Teratophobia: Fear of giving birth to a monster or a disfigured fetus

Testophobia: Fear of taking tests

Tetanophobia: Fear of lockjaw and tetanus

Tetraphobia: Fear of the number 4

Textophobia: Fear of certain fabrics

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

Thanatophobia: Fear of dying

Theatrophobia: Fear of being in theatres

Thermophobia: Fear of intolerance to high temperatures

Tokophobia: Fear of pregnancy and childbirth

Tomophobia: Fear of invasive medical procedure

Tonitrophobia: Fear of thunder

Tonsurephobia: Fear of haircuts

Touloungeaphobia: Fear of tongues

Toxiphobia: Fear of being poisoned (also called Toxicaphobia)

Traumatophobia: Injury phobia, fear of having an injury

Tremophobia: Fear of trembling

Trichophobia: Fear of hair loss

Triskaidekaphobia: Fear of the number 13 (also called Terdekaphobia)

Tropophobia: Fear of moving or making changes

Trypanophobia: Fear of needles or injections (also called Belonephobia)

Trypophobia: Fear of clustered patterns of holes or textures with a pattern of holes

Turophobia: Fear of cheese


Uranophobia: Fear of Heaven

Urophobia: Fear of urine or urinating


Vaccinophobia: Fear of vaccines

Vaginophobia: Fear of vaginas

Venustraphobia: Fear of beautiful women (see also Caligynephobia)

Verbophobia: Fear of certain words

Vermiphobia: Fear of worms (also called Helminthophobia or Scoleciphobia)

Vehophobia: Fear of driving

Veloxrotaphobia: Fear of roller coasters

Verbophobia: Fear of words

Verminophobia: Fear of germs

Verzephobia: Fear of glitches, graphical errors and distortions

Vestiphobia: Fear of clothes


Wiccaphobia: Fear of witches / witchcraft

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Xanthophobia: Fear of the color yellow

Xenoglossophobia: Fear of foreign languages

Xenophobia: Fear of strangers or foreigners

Xerophobia: Fear of dryness

Xocolatophobia: Fear of chocolate

Xylophobia: Fear of forests

Xyrophobia: Fear of razors


Zelophobia: Fear of jealousy

Zeusophobia: Fear of god or gods

Zoophobia: General term for fear of animals

Zuigerphobia: Fear of vacuum cleaners

About this phobias list:

In the interest of accuracy non-phobia terms have been excluded from this list of phobias. For example countries, as these are used as terms of dislike and are not true phobias. If you have a phobia and it is causing great difficulty please see a doctor for help and advice.

Phobias FAQs

What are the 10 most common phobias?

Top 10 most common phobias not in any particular order are: 1. Arachnophobia, fear of spiders. 2. Acrophobia, fear of heights. 3. Ophidiophobia, fear of snakes. 4. Glossophobia, fear of public speaking. 5. Social phobias. 6. Trypanophobia, Fear of needles & injections. 7. Aerophobia, fear of flying. 8. Claustrophobia, fear of small spaces. 9. Cynophobia, fear of dogs. 10. Astraphobia, fear of thunder and lightning.

What are the rarest phobias?

Some rare phobias are: Arachibutyrophobia, fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. Eisoptrophobia, fear of mirrors and Linophobia, fear of string.

Hypnotherapy and phobias

We have a large selection of audio download for phobias, we don’t have every title in this list of phobias but we do have quite a lot – click here to take a look at the phobias category in our store