Encyclopedia of Irrational Fears, Which one do you have?

ablutophobia: fear of washing or bathing

acidophobia: preference for non-acidic conditions

acrophobia/altophobia: fear of heights

abibliophobia: fear of running out of reading material

agoraphobia: fear of open spaces,fear of places or events where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable

aibohphobia: a joke term for the fear of palindromes, which is a palindrome itself

ailurophobia: the fear of cats

algophobia: fear of pain

anachrophobia (book title): fear of temporal displacement

angionophobia: an extreme anxiety of choking or painful constriction around the heart

anglophobia: hatred towards England or the English people

angrophobia: fear of becoming angry

anoraknophobia: fear of spiders wearing anoraks

anthropophobia: fear of people or being in a company, a form of social phobia

apiphobia, melissophobia: the fear of bees

aquaphobia: fear of water

arachibutyrophobia: fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

arachnophobia: the fear of people who are afraid of spiders

arithmophobia: the fear of numbers

astraphobia, astrapophobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia: fear of thunder, lightning and storms; especially common in young children.

autophobia: fear of being alone, especially in a car

aviophobia, aviatophobia: fear of taking a flight

bacillophobia, bacteriophobia, microbiophobia: fear of microbes and bacteria

bibliophobia: fear of reading(books)

biphobia: dislike of bisexuals

bolshephobia: the fear of bolshevik party

canophobia/cynophobia: an abnormal fear of dogs

chemophobia: prejudice against artificial substances in favour of ‘natural’ substances
chiroptophobia: the fear of bats

choreophobia: hatred of dance

chromophobia: hatred/fear of colors

cibophobia, sitophobia: aversion to food, synonymous to anorexia nervosa.

claustrophobia: fear of confined (enclosed) spaces

coulrophobia: fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns).

cremnophobia: the abnormal, persistent and irrational fear of steep cliffs or precipices

cryophobia: a morbid fear of freezing

crystallophobia: the fear of crystals

cymophobia: the fear of waves and swells

decidophobia: the fear of making decisions

dentalphobia, dentophobia, odontophobia: fear of dentists and dental procedures

dutchphobia: the fear of Dutch

dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder: a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect

eleutherophobia: the fear of freedom

emetophobia: fear of vomiting

entomophobia: a specific phobia of one or more classes of insect

ephebiphobia: fear, dislike of the youth
equinophobia, hippophobia: the fear of horses
ergasiophobia, ergophobia: fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon’s fear of operating

erotophobia: fear of sexual love or sexual questions

erythrophobia: pathological blushing

euphobia: Fear of hearing good news

genophobia, coitophobia: fear of sexual intercourse

gephyrophobia: fear of crossing bridges

gerontophobia: fear of growing old or a hatred of the elderly.

glossophobia: fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.

gymnophobia: fear of nudity

gynophobia: fear of women

haptephobia: fear of being touched

heliophobia:fear of sunlight

hemophobia, haemophobia: fear of blood
herpetophobia: the fear of reptiles
heterophobia: fear/dislike of heterosexuals.

hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia: fear of the number 666

hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: fear of long words

homophobia: aversion to homosexuality or fear of homosexuals. (This word has become a common political term, and many people interpret it as a slur.)

hoplophobia: fear of weapons, specifically firearms (Generally a political term but the clinical phobia is also documented)

hydrophobia: fear of water

hypegiaphobia: a fear of responsibility

ichthyophobia: the fear of fish
islamophobia: the fear of Islam

ligyrophobia: fear of loud noises

logophobia: an obsessive fear of words

luposlipaphobia: the fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly-waxed floor

maieusophobia: fear of pregnancy

musophobia: the fear of mice and/or rats
mysophobia: fear of germs, contamination or dirt

necrophobia: fear of death, the dead

neophobia, cainophobia, cainotophobia, cenophobia, centophobia, kainolophobia, kainophobia: fear of newness, novelty

nomophobia: fear of being out of mobile phone contact

nosophobia: the fear of contracting a disease

nyctophobia, achluophobia, lygophobia, scotophobia: the fear of darkness

oneirophobia: the fear of dreams

ophidiophobia: the fear of snakes

ornithophobia: n abnormal, irrational fear of birds

osmophobia, olfactophobia: the fear of smells

panphobia: fear of everything or constantly afraid without knowing what is causing it

paraskavedekatriaphobia, paraskevidekatriaphobia, friggatriskaidekaphobia: fear of Friday the 13th

peccatophobia: an abnormal fear of sinning

pedophobia: fear/dislike of children

peniaphobia: the fear of poverty and/or poor people.

phobophobia: fear of phobias

phonophobia: fear of loud sounds

photophobia: hypersensitivity to light causing aversion to light (a symptom of Meningitis and a common condition of migrane headaches)

pogonophobia: the fear of beards or bearded persons

psychophobia: the prejudice and discrimination against mentally ill

pyrophobia: the fear of fire

radiophobia: the fear of radioactivity or X-rays

ranidaphobia: the fear of frogs

sciophobia: the fear of shadows

sociophobia: the fear/dislike of society or people in general (see also “sociopath”)

taphophobia: the fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive

technophobia/Luddite : the fear of technology

tetraphobia : the fear of the number 4

theophobia: the fear of religion or gods

thermophobia, thermophobic: aversion to heat

tokophobia: fear of childbirth

transphobia: fear or dislike of transgender or transsexual people

triskaidekaphobia, terdekaphobia: fear of the number 13

trypanophobia, aichmophobia, belonephobia, enetophobia: fear of needles or injections

venustraphobia: fear of beautiful women

xenophobia: fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens

xerophobia, xerophobic: aversion to dryness

Zoophobias: the fear of animals


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