Phobias – List Of Phobias, Phobia List, Types Of Phobias

The word ‘phobia’ comes from the Greek word ‘Phobos’ that means horror or fear. Phobia refers to an irrational fear of something that is not likely to cause harm. Fear during dangerous circumstances is normal. However, a phobia is beyond normal fear. According to research, women are more likely to have phobia compared to men. Common symptoms of phobia include feelings of unreality, rapid heartbeat, nausea, trembling.

Four major categories of phobia

  • Environment
  • Animals
  • Medical Treatment
  • Situations

The fear of animals is called zoophobia, and the fear of numbers is called arithmophobia !!

                                            MORE SUCH TYPES OF PHOBIAS:

Fear of
(A – L)
Phobia   Fear of
(M – Z)
accidents dystychiphobia machinery technophobia
ageing gerascophobia madness maniaphobia (see also insanity)
air sickness aeronausiphobia magic phagophobia (see also beaten, being)
air (fresh), draughts aerophobia (see also flying) making changes or moving trypanophobia
alcohol methyphobia many things polyphobia
alcohol (drinking) dipsophobia marriage gamophobia
alone (being) or oneself or loneliness autophobia materialism hylephobia (see also woods)
amphibians, such as frogs, toads, newts, salamanders, etc batrachophobia meat cynophobia
amnesia amnesiophobia medicine (taking) pharmacophobia
animals zoophobia memories mnemophobia
animals (wild) agrizoophobia men androphobia
angry (becoming) angrophobia meningitis meningitophobia
animal skin, fur doraphobia menstruation menophobia
ants Pmyrmecophobia mercuruial medicines hydrargyophobia
asymmetrical things asymmetriphobia metal metallophobia
ataxia ataxiophobia meteors meteorophobia
atomic energy nucleomitophobia mice musophobia
atomic explosions atomosophobia microbes microbiophobia
attack scelerophobia mind psychophobia
auroral lights auroraphobia mirrors catoptrophobia
automobiles motorphobia missiles ballistrophobia (see also bullets)
bad mens, burglars scelerophibia mites, ticks acarophobia
bacteria bacillophobia mole rat (great) zemmiphobia
bald (becoming) phalacrophobia money (touching) chrematophobia
baldness peladophobia monsters (or giving birth to monster) teratophobia
bathing bathophobia (see also depth) moon selenophobia
beards pogonophobia mother-in-law pentheraphobia
beaten (being) rhabdophobia (see also magic) moths mottephobia
bed (going to) clinophobia motion or movement kinesophobia
bees apiphobia motor vehicles motophobia
beggars hobophobia mushroom (aversion to) mycophobia
bearing a deformed child or deformed people teratophobia music musicophobia
being evaluated negatively in social situations social phobia myths, stories and lying mythophobia
bicycles ornithophobia name (a particular name or word) onomatophobia
birds melanophobia narrowness anginaphobia
black (colour) scotomaphobia needles enetophobia
blindness in visual field cyclophobia needles, pins belonephobia
blood hemaphobia
blushing erythrophobia (see also red) new things or ideas cenophobia or centophobia
body odour bromhidrosiphobia night noctiphobia
bogies or the bogeyman bogyphobia noise acoustiphobia
Bolsheviks Bolshephobia nosebleeds epistaxiophobia
books bibliophobia novelty, newness cainophobia
bound (being) or tied up merinthophobia nuclear weapons nucleomituphobia
bowel movements (painful) defecaloesiophobia
brain disease meningitophobia numbers arithmophobia
bridges (crossing) gephyrophobia number 13 triskaidekaphobia
buildings (high) batophobia objects (large) megalophobia
bullets ballistophobia (see also missiles) objects (pointed) aichmophobia
bulls taurophobia objects (sacred) hierophobia
buried alive (being) taphephobia objects (small) tapinophobia
cancer carcinomophobia objects (at the right side of the body) dextrophobia
cats ailurophobia odour (one that has vile) autodysomophobia
Celts, Celtic Celtophobia old (growing) gerascophobia
cemeteries coimetrophobia old (people) gerontophobia
certain places topophobia (see also performing) open spaces, crowded public places like markets, leaving a safe place agoraphobia
challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation heresyphobia or hereiophobia opinions (others’) allodoxaphobia
changes metathesiophobia opposite sex sexophobia
changes (making) tropophobia otters lutraphobia
chemicals or working with chemicals chemophobia outer space spacephobia
chickens alektorophobia overworking ponophobia
childbirth or pregnancy tocophobia pain algophobia
China, Chinese Sinophobia paper papyrophobia
chins geniophobia parasites parasitophobia
choking or of being smothered pnigophobia parents-in-law soceraphobia
cholera cholerophobia peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth arachibutyrophobia
clocks chronomentrophobia pellagra pellagrophobia
clothes vestiophobia
clouds nephophobia
clowns coulrophobia people anthropophobia (see also society)
church ecclesiophobia performing (stagefright) topophobia (see also places (certain))
coitus coitophobia persons with amputations apotemnophobia
cold cheimaphobia philosophy, philosophers philosophobia
colours chromophobia phobias phobophobia
comets cometophobia physical injury traumatophobia (see also war)
complex scientific or (Greek) terms Hellenologophobia pins, needles belonephobia
computers computerphobia places (certain) topophobia (see also performing)
constipation coprostasophobia places (steep) cremnophobia
contagious (being) tapinophobia plants botanophobia
cooking mageirocophobia pleasure hedonophobia
cosmic kosmikophobia poetry metrophobia
crossing streets agiophobia pointed objects aichmophobia
crowded rooms koinoniphobia poison or of being accidently poisoned toxiphobia
crowds demophobia poisons iophobia (see also rust)
crucifixes or crosses staurophobia poliomyelitis (contracting) poliosophobia
crystals or glass crystallophobia politicians or abnormal dislike politicophobia
dampness, liquids or moisture hygrophobia pope papaphobia
dancing chorophobia poverty peniaphobia
darkness nyctophobia precipices cremnophobia
dawn eosophobia progress prosophobia
daylight phengophobia property orthophobia
death, corpses necrophobia
decaying matter septophobia pseudo-rabies kynophobia (see also rabies)
decisions (making) decidophobia punishment poinephobia
defecation (painful) defecalgesiophobia purple porphyrophobia
deformity dysmorphophobia rabies hydrophobia (see also pseudo-rabies)
demons, goblins bogyphobia radiation, X-rays radiophobia
dentists dentophobia railways siderodromophobia
dependence on others soteriophobia rain ombrophobia
depth bathophobia (see also bathing)
devils, evil spirits demonophobia red erythrophobia (see also blushing)
diabetes diabetophobia relatives syngenesophobia
dining, dinner conversation deipnophobia religious ceremonies teletophobia
dirt, germs mysophobia reptiles or creepy, crawly things herpetophobia
dirt (on oneself) automysophobia responsibility hypengyophobia
disease bisiogibua ridicule katagelophobia
disease (hereditary) patriophobia riding in vehicles amaxophobia
disease, illness pathophobia right-hand side of the body (objects on) dextrophobia
disease (particular) monopathophobia rivers or running water potamophobia
disease (rectal or rectum) proctophobia or rectophobia robbers harpaxophobia
disease (skin) dermatosiophobia rooms (empty) kenophobia
dizziness or whirlpools dinophobia rooms (crowded) koinoniphobia
doctors iatrophobia ruin or ruins atephobia
dogs cynophobia Russia, Russian Russophobia
dolls and children pedophobia rust iophobia (see also poisons)
double vision diplopiaphobia sacred objects or priests hierophobia
draughts, fresh air, air swallowing aerophobia (see also flying) saints hagiophobia
draughts, winds anemophobia Satan Satanophobia
dreams oneirophobia scabies scabiophobia
dreams (wet) oneirogmophobia school (of going to) didaskaleinophobia
drink (usually alcohol) potophobia scientific terms (complex) or Greek terms Hellenologophobia
drugs pharmacophobia scratched (being) amychophobia
drugs (new) neopharmaphobia sea thalassophobia
dryness xerophobia spermatophobia
dust amathophobia sermons homilophobia
Dutch dutchphobia
duty or responsibility (neglect of) paralipophobia
electricity electrophobia
emetics, vomiting emetophobia
empty rooms/spaces or voids kenophobia
enclosed spaces clithrophobia shadows sciophobia
England, English Anglophobia shellfish ostraconophobia
everything panophobia shock hormephobia
evil spirits, devils demonophobia sin hamartophobia
excrement coprophobia single (staying) anuptaphobia
eyes ommatophobia sitting down thaasophobia
eyes (opening one’s) optophobia sitting still cathisophobia
skin lesions dermatophobia
fabrics (particular) textophobia skin disease dermatosiophobia
failure or defeat kakorrhaphiophobia Slavs, Slavic Slavophobia
fat (becoming) obesophobia sleep somniphobia
fatigue kopophobia slime blennophobia
fear phobophobia small objects tapinophobia
feathers (tickled by) pteronophobia smells olfactophobia
fecal matter scatophobia snakes ophidiophobia
feces coprophobia snow chionophobia
fever pyrexiphobia society or people in general anthropophobia
figure 8 octophobia solitude autophobia
filth rhypophobia sourness acerophobia
fire pyrophobia space (outer) spacephobia
firearms hoplophobia spaces (enclosed) clithrophobia
fish chthyphobia spaces (open) agoraphobia
flashes of light selaphobia speaking laliohobia or lalophobia
flavours geumophobia speaking aloud phonophobia
floods antlophobia spectres spectrophobia
flowers anthophobia speed tachophobia
flutes aulophobia spiders arachnophobia
flying aerophobia (see also air (fresh), draughts) stage fright topophobia (see also places (certain))
fog homichlophobia stairs, climbing or of falling down stairs climacophobia
food or eating cibophobia standing stasiphobia
foreigners or strangers xenophobia standing and walking stasibasiphobia
forests hylophobia stars siderophobia
forgotten (being), forgetting athazagoraphobia (see also ignored) staying single anuptaphobia
France, French Francophobia stealing cleptophobia
freedom eleutherophobia stepfather vitricophobia
fresh air, draughts aerophobia (see also flying) stepmother novercaphobia
Friday the 13th paraskavedekatriaphobia stooping kyphophobia
frost, ice, extreme cold cryophobia stories, myths and lying mythophobia
fur, animal skin doraphobia streets (crossing) agiophobia
gaiety cherohobia strings cnidophobia
garlic alliumphobia stuttering psellismophobia
sunlight heliophobia
germs spermatophobia or spermophobia surgery tomophobia
Germany, Germans Germanophobia swallowing or of eating or of being eaten phagophobia
ghosts phasmophobia symbols symbolophobia
symmetry symmetrophobia
glass hyelophobia or hyalophobia syphilis syphiliphobia
goblins, demons bogyphobia taking tests testophobia
God or religion theophobia talking laliophobia
gold aurophobia tapeworms taeniophobia
good news (hearing) euphobia taste geumaphobia or geumophobia
gravity barophobia technology technophobia
Greek (or complex scientific) terms Hellenologophobia teeth and dental surgery odontophobia
hair chaetophobia teleology teleophobia
hair disease trichinophobia telephones telephonophobia
halloween samhainophobia termites, insects that eat wood isopterophobia
heart attack angionophobia tests (taking) testophobia
heart disease cardiophobia tetanus (lockjaw) tetanophobia
heat thermophobia theatres theatrophobia
heaven uranophobia theology theologicophobia
heights acrophobia thieves kleptophobia
hell hadephobia thinking phronemophobia
high buildings batophobia thunder and lightning keraunophobia
high places (looking up at) anablephobia ticks, mites acarophobia
high places (open) aeroacrophobia time chronophobia
home, house or being in a house domatophobia toads, frogs batrachophobia
home (returning to) nostophobia tombstones placophobia
homophobia touching, being touched aphephobia
horses hippophobia touching money chrematophobia
hospitals nosocomephobia trains, railroads or train travel siderodromophobia
hurricanes & tornadoes lilapsophobia travel hodophobia
hypnotized hypnophobia trembling tremophobia
ice, frost cryophobia trees dendrophobia
ideas ideophobia trichinosis trichinohobia
ignored (being) athazagoraphobia tuberculosis phthisiophobia
illness, disease pathophobia tyrants tyrannophobia
immobility (of a joint) ankylophobia ugliness cacophobia
imperfection atelophobia undressing (in front of someone) dishabillophobia
infection molysomophobia untidiness ataxiophobia
infinity apeirophobia urine or urinating urophobia
injections trypanophobia vaccination, vaccines vaccinophobia
injury (physical) traumatophobia (see also war) vegetables lachanophobia
insanity lyssophobia (see also madness) vehicles, riding in amaxophobia
insects entomophobia venereal disease cypridophobia
insect stings cnidophobia ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues : anything that falsely represents a sentient being automatonophobia
itching or of the insects that cause itching acarophobia vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down illyngophobia
Japan, Japanese Japanophobia
jealousy zelophobia vision (double) diplophobia
Jews, Judaism Judaeophobia vomiting, emetics emetophobia
jumping (from both high and low places) jcatapedaphobia walking basiphobia
justice dikephobia walking and standing stasibasiphobia
walloons walloonphobia
knees genuphobia war traumatophobia (see also injury (physical)) ablutophobia
kidney desease albuminurophobia washing oneself ablutophobia
knowledge epistemophobia wasps spheksophobia
lakes limnophobia wasting sickness tabophobia
large objects megalophobia water hydrophobia
laughter gelophobia waves (sea), of wavelike motion cymophobia
lawsuits liticaphobia weakness or fainting asthenophobia
learning sophophobia weight (gaining) obesophobia or pocrescophobia
lefthanded, things to the left sinistrophobia wealth plutophobia
left hand side of the body (objects on) levophobia white (colour) leukophobia
leprosy leprophobia wine oenophobia
lice pediculophobia witches and witchcraft wiccaphobia
light photophobia women gynaephobia
light (flashes of) selaphobia women (beautiful) venustaphobia
lightning astraphobia woods hylephobia (see also materialism)
lights (glaring) photaugiophobia wooden objects xylophobia
lights (northern) auroraphobia work or functioning/surgeon’s fear of operating ergasiophobia
locked in (being), confined spaces claustrophobia worms scoleciphobia
long waits macrophobia worms (being infested with) helminthophobia
looked at (being) scopophobia wrinkles (getting) rhytiphobia
love (falling or being in) philophobia writing graphophobia
love play malaxophobia (sarmassophobia) writing (in public) scriptophobia
lying, myths and stories mythophobia wrongdoing peccatiphobia
  X-rays, radiation radiophobia
  yellow (colour or the word) xanthophobia

After seeing this list you may have developed a fear of words! Which is called  logophobia. Or perhaps you developed a fear of a particular word or name, which is onomatophobia.