List of Phobias/Fear

An irrational fear of something that is unlikely to cause harm is termed as phobia. Phobia is caused due to some negative experience or panic attack, it can also be genetic.

There are five main categories of phobia-

  • Fear of animals (dog, cat, spiders etc.)
  • Fear of natural environment (height, thunder, darkness etc.)
  • Fear of blood, injury or medical issues
  • Fear of specific situations (flying, riding, travelling etc.)
  • Other (choking, drowning, loud noises etc.)

Some of the phobias are given below-

Phobia NameDescription
AchluophobiaFear of Darkness
AcousticophobiaFear of Noise
AcrophobiaFear of Heights
AerophobiaFear of flying
AlgophobiaFear of pain
AlektorophobiaFear of chickens
AgoraphobiaFear of public places or crowds
Agyrophobia Fear of crossing streets
AichmophobiaFear of needles or pointed objects
AilurophobiaFear of cats
AmaxophobiaFear of riding in a car
AncraophobiaFear of winds or drafts
AndrophobiaFear of men
AnginophobiaFear of angina or choking
AnthophobiaFear of flowers
AnthropophobiaFear of people or society
AphenphosmphobiaFear of being touched
ArachnophobiaFear of spiders
ArithmophobiaFear of numbers
AstraphobiaFear of thunder and lightening
AtaxophobiaFear of disorder or untidiness
AtelophobiaFear of imperfection
AtychiphobiaFear of failure
AutophobiaFear of being alone
BacteriophobiaFear of bacteria
BarophobiaFear of gravity
BathmophobiaFear of stairs or steep slopes
BatrachophobiaFear of amphibians
BelonephobiaFear of pins and needles
BibliophobiaFear of books
BotanophobiaFear of plants
CacophobiaFear of ugliness
CatagelophobiaFear of being ridiculed
CatoptrophobiaFear of mirrors
ChionophobiaFear of snow
ChromophobiaFear of colors
ChronomentrophobiaFear of clocks
ClaustrophobiaFear of confined species
CoulrophobiaFear of clowns
CyberphobiaFear of computers
CynophobiaFear of dogs
ChronophobiaFear of time
DendrophobiaFear of trees
DentophobiaFear of dentists
DomatophobiaFear of houses
DystychiphobiaFear of accidents
EcophobiaFear of home
ElurophobiaFear of cats
EntomophobiaFear of insects
EphebiphobiaFear of teenagers
EquinophobiaFear of horses
GamophobiaFear of marriage
GenuphobiaFear of knees
GlossophobiaFear of speaking in public
GynophobiaFear of women
HaphephobiaFear of touch
HeliophobiaFear of the sun
HemophobiaFear of blood
HerpetophobiaFear of reptiles
HydrophobiaFear of water
HypochondriaFear of illness
IatrophobiaFear of doctors
InsectophobiaFear of insects
KoinoniphobiaFear of room full of people
KoumpounophobiaFear of buttons
LeukophobiaFear of color white
LilapsophobiaFear of tornadoes and hurricanes
LockiophobiaFear of childbirth
MageirocophobiaFear of cooking
MegalophobiaFear of large things
MelanophobiaFear of color black
MicrophobiaFear of small things
MysophobiaFear of dirt and germs
NecrophobiaFear of death or dead things
NoctiphobiaFear of night
NosocomephobiaFear of hospitals
NyctophobiaFear of dark
ObesophobiaFear of gaining weight
OctophobiaFear of figure 8
OmbrophobiaFear of rains
OphidiophobiaFear of snakes
OrnithophobiaFear of birds
PapyrophobiaFear of paper
PathophobiaFear of disease
PedophobiaFear of children
PhilophobiaFear of love
PhobophobiaFear of phobias
PodophobiaFear of feet
PogonophobiaFear of beards
PorphyrophobiaFear of color purple
PteridophobiaFear of ferns
PteromerhanophobiaFear of flying
PyrophobiaFear of fire
PhilematophobiaFear of kissing
SamhainophobiaFear of Halloween
ScolionophobiaFear of school
SelenophobiaFear of moon
SociophobiaFear of social evaluation
SomniphobiaFear of sleep
TachophobiaFear of speed
TechnophobiaFear of technology
TonitrophobiaFear of thunder
TrypanophobiaFear of needles or injections
TrypophobiaFear of holes
VenustraphobiaFear of beautiful women
VerminophobiaFear of germs
WiccaphobiaFear of witches and witchcraft
XenophobiaFear of strangers and foreigners
ZoophobiaFear of animals