The Phobia List of Interesting and Common Fears by Category

The Phobia List – Finding Your Fear

Search the phobia list below by the type of fear (height, animal, activity, etc) you seek. To look up scientific or medical name attributed to a fear, go to the phobia list by name

Fear of:

Accidents- Dystychiphobia.
Alcohol- Methyphobia or Potophobia.
Alone – being- Autophobia or Monophobia.
Amnesia- Amnesiphobia.
Anger- Angrophobia or Cholerophobia.
Animals- Zoophobia.
Ants- Myrmecophobia.
Anything new- Neophobia.
Asymmetrical things- Asymmetriphobia.
Automobiles- Motorphobia.

Bacteria- Bacteriophobia.
Bald people- Peladophobia.
becoming Bald- Phalacrophobia.
Bathing- Ablutophobia.
Bats- Chiroptophobia.
Beards- Pogonophobia.
Beautiful women- Caligynephobia.
Beds or going to bed- Clinophobia.
Bees- Apiphobia or Melissophobia.
Blindness in a visual field- Scotomaphobia.
Blood- Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia.
Blushing or the color red- Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Body odors- Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia..
Bound or tied up- Merinthophobia.
Bowel movements: painful- Defecaloesiophobia.
Brain disease- Meningitophobia.
Bridges or of crossing them- Gephyrophobia.
Bullets- Ballistophobia.
Bums or beggars- Hobophobia.
Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons- Scelerophobia.
Buried alive - Taphephobia or Taphophobia.

Cancer- Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia.
Car, riding in- Amaxophobia.
Cats- Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia..
Cemeteries- Coimetrophobia.
Changes, making; moving- Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia.
Child, bearing a deformed; deformed people- Teratophobia.
Childbirth- Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia, or Lockiophobia.
Children- Pedophobia.
Choking or being smothered- Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Choking- Anginophobia.
Church- Ecclesiophobia.
Clowns- Coulrophobia.
Coitus- Coitophobia.
Cold or cold things- Frigophobia.
Computers or working on computers- Cyberphobia.
Confined spaces- Claustrophobia.
Constipation- Coprastasophobia.
Contamination, dirt or infection- Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Contamination with dirt or germs- Misophobia or Mysophobia.
Cooking- Mageirocophobia.
Corpses- Necrophobia.
Creepy, crawly things- Herpetophobia.
Criticism- Enissophobia.
Crosses or the crucifix- Staurophobia.
Crossing streets- Agyrophobia or Dromophobia.
Crowded public places like markets- Agoraphobia.
Crowds or mobs- Enochlophobia, Demophobia or Ochlophobia.

Dampness, moisture or liquids- Hygrophobia.
Dancing- Chorophobia.
Dark or night- Nyctophobia.
Daylight or sunshine- Phengophobia.
Death or dying- Thanatophobia.
Death or dead things- Necrophobia.
Decaying matter- Seplophobia.
Decisions: making decisions- Decidophobia.
Defeat- Kakorrhaphiophobia.
Deformed people or bearing a deformed child- Teratophobia.
Deformity or unattractive body image- Dysmorphophobia.
Demons- Demonophobia or Daemonophobia.
Dental surgery- Odontophobia.
Dentists- Dentophobia.
Dependence on others- Soteriophobia.
Dirt, contamination or infection- Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Dirty, being dirty or personal filth- Automysophobia.
Disease- Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia.
Disease and suffering- Panthophobia..
Disorder or untidiness- Ataxophobia.
Dizziness or vertigo when looking down- Illyngophobia.
Dizziness – Dinophobia.
Doctor, going to – Iatrophobia.
Dogs or rabies- Cynophobia.
Dolls- Pediophobia..
Dreams, wet- Oneirogmophobia.
Dreams- Oneirophobia.
Drinking- Dipsophobia.
Drugs or taking medicine- Pharmacophobia.
Dust- Amathophobia.
Duty or responsibility, neglecting- Paralipophobia.

Eating or swallowing- Phagophobia.
Eating- being eaten- Phagophobia.
Electricity- Electrophobia.
Erect penis- Medorthophobia.
Erection, losing an- Medomalacuphobia.
Everything- Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or Pantophobia.
Failure- Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia.
Fainting- Asthenophobia.
Fatigue- Kopophobia.
Fecal matter, feces- Coprophobia or Scatophobia.
Female genitals- Kolpophobia.
Female genitalia- Eurotophobia.
Fever- Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fidriophobia or Pyrexiophobia.
Filth or dirt- Rhypophobia.
Fire- Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia.
Firearms- Hoplophobia.
Fish- Ichthyophobia.
Flying- Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia.
Food- Cibophobia.
Foreigners or strangers- Xenophobia.
Forests, dark wooded area, of at night- Nyctohylophobia
Forgetting or being forgotten- Athazagoraphobia.
Friday the 13th- Paraskavedekatriaphobia.
Frogs- Batrachophobia.
Frost, ice or extreme cold- Cryophobia.
Genitals, particularly female- Kolpophobia.
Germs or dirt, being contaminated with- Misophobia or mysophobia.
Ghosts -Spectrophobia,. Phasmophobia.
Girls, young or virgins- Parthenophobia..
God or gods- Zeusophobia.
Good news, hearing good news- Euphobia.
Gravity- Barophobia.

Hair- Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or Hypertrichophobia.
Halloween- Samhainophobia.
Handwriting- Graphophobia.
Harmed by bad or wicked person- Scelerophobia.
Heaven- Ouranophobia or Uranophobia.
Heights- Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia, Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia.
Hell- Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia.
Heredity- Patroiophobia.
Hoarding- Disposophobia.
Holy things- Hagiophobia.
Home- Ecophobia.
Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual- Homophobia.
Hospitals- Nosocomephobia.
Hurricanes and tornadoes- Lilapsophobia.
Hypnotized, being or of sleep- Hypnophobia.

Ice or frost- Pagophobia.
Ideas- Ideophobia.
Ignored, being- Athazagoraphobia.
Imperfection- Atelophobia.
Inability to stand- Basiphobia or Basophobia.
Infection, contamination or dirt- Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia.
Injections- Trypanophobia.
Injury- Traumatophobia..
Insanity- Dementophobia or Maniaphobia.
Insects- Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia..
Itching- Acarophobia.

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Jealousy- Zelophobia..
Jumping from high and low places- Catapedaphobia.
Justice- Dikephobia.
Kissing- Philemaphobia or Philematophobia.
Knowledge- Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia.

Lakes- Limnophobia.
Large things- Megalophobia.
Laughter- Geliophobia.
Lawsuits- Liticaphobia.
Learning- Sophophobia.
Leprosy- Leprophobia or Lepraphobia.
Lice- Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia.
Light- Photophobia.
Lightning and thunder- Brontophobia or Karaunophobia.
Locked in an enclosed place- Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia.
Lockjaw or tetanus- Tetanophobia.
Loneliness or of being oneself- Eremophobia or Eremiphobia..
Loud noises- Ligyrophobia.
Love, sexual love- Erotophobia.
Love play- Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia.

Machines- Mechanophobia.
Mad, becoming- Lyssophobia.
Marriage- Gamophobia.
Meat- Carnophobia.
Medicine, taking; or drugs- Pharmacophobia.
Memories- Mnemophobia..
Men- Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia.
Menstruation- Menophobia.
Mice- Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia.
Microbes- Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia.
Mind- Psychophobia.
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror- Eisoptrophobia.
Mirrors- Catoptrophobia.
Mobs or crowds- Demophobia, Enochlophobia or Ochlophobia.
Money- Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia.
Mother-in-law- Pentheraphobia.
Moths- Mottephobia.
Motion or movement- Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia.
Moving or making changes- Tropophobia.

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Names- Nomatophobia.
Narrow things or places- Stenophobia.
Needles- Aichmophobia or Belonephobia.
Night or darkness- Nyctophobia,.Noctiphobia.
Noise- Acousticophobia.
Nudity- Gymnophobia or Nudophobia.
Numbers- Arithmophobia or Numerophobia.

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Odor, that one has a vile odor- Autodysomophobia.
Odors or smells- Olfactophobia.
Old people- Gerontophobia.
Old, growing- Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia.
Open spaces- Agoraphobia.
Operation, surgical- Tomophobia.
Opinions- Allodoxaphobia.
Opinions, expressing- Doxophobia.

Pain- Algiophobia, Ponophobia, Odynophobia or Odynephobia.
Parasites- Parasitophobia.
Penis, erect- Medorthophobia.
Penis, erect: seeing, thinking about or having- Ithyphallophobia.
Penis, losing an erection- Medomalacuphobia.
People- Anthropophobia.
People in general or society- Sociophobia.
People, deformed or bearing a deformed child- Teratophobia.
Pins and needles- Belonephobia.
Pins- Enetophobia.
Plants- Botanophobia.
Pleasure, feeling- Hedonophobia.
Pointed objects- Aichmophobia.
Poison- Iophobia.
Poisoned, being- Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia.
Poverty- Peniaphobia.
Praise, receiving- doxophobia..
Prescribing medicine for patients by a doctor- Opiophobia.
Priests or sacred things- Hierophobia.
Progress- Prosophobia.
Prostitutes or venereal disease- Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia,
Punishment – Mastigophobia, Poinephobia

Rabies- Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia.
Radiation or x-rays- Radiophobia.
Rain- Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia.
Rape- Virginitiphobia.
Razors- Xyrophobia.
Rat, great mole- Zemmiphobia.
Rectum or rectal diseases- Proctophobia or Rectophobia.
Relatives- Syngenesophobia.
Religion – Theophobia.
Reptiles- Herpetophobia..
Responsibility- Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia.
Ridiculed, being- Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia.
Riding in a car- Amaxophobia..
Rivers- Potamphobia or Potamophobia.
Road travel or travel- Hodophobia.
Robbers or being robbed- Harpaxophobia.

Sacred things or priests- Hierophobia.
Satan- Satanophobia.
Scabies- Scabiophobia.
School, going to school- Didaskaleinophobia,. Scolionophobia.
Scientific terminology, complex- Hellenologophobia.
Scratches or being scratched- Amychophobia.
Self, seeing oneself in a mirror- Eisoptrophobia.
Self, personal odor- Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia.
Self, being alone- Autophobia, Eremophobia, Eremiphobia or Isolophobia.
Self, being dirty- Automysophobia.
Self, being oneself- Autophobia.
Self, being seen or looked at- Scopophobia or Scoptophobia.
Self, being touched- Aphenphosmphobia.
Self, that one has a vile odor- Autodysomophobia.
Semen- Spermatophobia or Spermophobia.
Sermons- Homilophobia.
Sex- Genophobia.
Sex, opposite- Heterophobia or Sexophobia.
Sexual abuse- Agraphobia or Contreltophobia.
Sexual intercourse- Coitophobia.
Sexual love or sexual questions- Erotophobia.
Sexual perversion- Paraphobia.
Shadows- Sciophobia or Sciaphobia.
Sharks- Selachophobia.
Shellfish- Ostraconophobia.
Sin or of having committted an unpardonable sin- Enosiophobia or Enissophobia.
Sin- Hamartophobia.
Single: staying single- Anuptaphobia.
Sinning- Peccatophobia..
Sitting- Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia.
Skin disease- Dermatosiophobia.
Skin lesions- Dermatophobia.
Sleep or being hypnotized- Hypnophobia.
Slime- Blennophobia or Myxophobia.
Slopes, steep- Bathmophobia.
Small things- Microphobia, Mycrophobia.
Smells or odors- Olfactophobia.
Smothered, being or choking- Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Snakes- Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia.
Snow- Chionophobia.
Social (fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations)- Social Phobia.
Society or people in general- Anthropophobia or Sociophobia.
Solitude- Monophobia.
Sounds- Acousticophobia.
Speaking- Laliophobia or Lalophobia.
Speaking aloud, voices or noises, or telephones- Phonophobia.
Speaking in public- Glossophobia.
Spiders- Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia.
Stage fright- Topophobia.
Stairways- Bathmophobia.
Stared at, being- Ophthalmophobia.
Statements, false or myths or stories- Mythophobia.
Staying single- Anuptaphobia.
Stealing- Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia.
Strangers or foreigners- Xenophobia..
Streets- Agyrophobia.
Storm, thunder- Brontophobia.
Stuttering- Psellismophobia.
Suffering and disease- Panthophobia.
Sun or sunlight- Heliophobia.
Surgical operations- Tomophobia.
Swallowing or eating- Phagophobia.
Syphillis – Luiphobia or Syphilophobia.

Tapeworms- Taeniophobia.
Taste- Geumaphobia or Geumophobia.
Technology- Technophobia.
Teenagers- Ephebiphobia.
Teeth- Odontophobia.
Telephones- Telephonophobia.
Termites- Isopterophobia.
Tests, taking- Testophobia.
Tetanus or lockjaw- Tetanophobia.
Thinking- Phronemophobia.
Thunder- Ceraunophobia.
Thunder and lightning- Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia or Keraunophobia.
Tickled by feathers or feathers- Pteronophobia.
Tied or bound up- Merinthophobia.
Time or clocks- Chronophobia.
Touched, being touched- Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia or Haptephobia or

Ugliness- Cacophobia.
Undressing in front of someone- Dishabillophobia.
Urine or urinating- Urophobia.

Vaccination- Vaccinophobia.
Vegetables- Lachanophobia.
Venereal disease or prostitutes- Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or
Virginity, losing one’s- Primeisodophobia.
Virgins or young girls- Parthenophobia.
Vision: double vision- Diplophobia.
Voices or noises, speaking aloud or telephones- Phonophobia.
Vomiting- Emetophobia.

Waits, long- Macrophobia.
Walking- Ambulophobia, Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia.
Washing- Ablutophobia.
Wasps- Spheksophobia.
Water- Hydrophobia.
Wealth- Plutophobia.
Weapons, nuclear- Nucleomituphobia.
Weight, gaining- Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia.
Wet dreams- Oneirogmophobia.
Wine- Oenophobia.
Witches and Witchcraft- Wiccaphobia.
Women- Gynephobia or Gynophobia.
Women, beautiful- Caligynephobia or Venstraphobia.
Wooden objects or forests- Xylophobia.
Words- Logophobia or Verbophobia.
Words, long- Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia or Sesquipedalophobia.
Work- Ergophobia or Ponophobia.
Worms- Scoleciphobia.
Worms, being infested with- Helminthophobia.
Wrinkles, getting- Rhytiphobia.
Writing- Graphophobia.

This phobia list is not complete, just a list of common and interesting fears people develop.  Visit the alphabetically ordered phobia list by medical names here

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