List of Phobias

list of phobias pdf
Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
A phobia is an irrational fear reaction. A person panicks when he or she encounters with his or her source of fear. People with phobias know that their fear is irrational, but they find it difficult to cope with.

Phobias are genetic and environmental based. A person who have familial history of phobias is at the risk. Similarly, depression, traumatic experience, and serious medical condition can cause phobias.

Some of the phobias are listed below,

Ablutophobia – fear of bathing or cleaning
Achluophobia – fear of darkness
Acousticophobia – fear of sounds
Acrophobia – fear of heights
Aerophobia - fear of air travel
Agrizoophobia – fear of wild animals
Agyrophobia – fear of crossing the road.
Aichmophobia – fear of sharp and pointy things (needles, knives, sword etc.)
Ailurophobia – fear of cats
Americophobia - fear of  American people and culture
Androphobia – fear of men
Anglophobia – fear of English people and culture
Anthophobia – fear of flowers
Apiphobia – fear of bees
Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
Astraphobia - fear of thunder and lightning
Automatonophobia – fear of inanimate objects (statues, figurines, robots etc.)
Autophobia – fear of loneliness
Aviophobia - fear of flying

Bacillophobia – fear of microbes, bacilli, infection
Bacteriophobia – fear of bacteria, infection
Ballistophobia -- fear of bullets
Bananaphobia – fear of bananas
Belomophobia – fear of needles
Batrachophobia – fear of amphibians
Bibliophobia – fear of books
Botanophobia – fear of plants
Bufonophobia – fear of toads
Buttonphobia – fear of buttons

Cacophobia, - fear of ugliness
Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia – fear of cancer
Carnophobia – fear of meat
Catoptrophobia – fear of mirrors
Centophobia -- fear of new things or ideas.
Chaetophobia – fear of hair
Chelonaphobia – fear of turtles
Chrematophobia – fear of money
Chionophobia – fear of snow
Chiroptophobia – fear of bats
Chorophobia – fear of dancing
Chromophobia -- fear of colours
Chronophobia -- fear of time
Claustrophobia – fear of a closed room
Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia – fear of theft
Climacophobia – fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs
Coitophobia or Genophobia – fear of sex
Coulrophobia – fear of clowns
Cryophobia – fear of cold
Cyberphobia – fear of computers and working on them
Cynophobia – fear of dogs
Cypridophobia or Cypriphobia – fear of prostitutes or venereal disease


Decidophobia – fear of making a decision
Dendrophobia – fear of trees
Dementophobia -- fear of insanity.
Demonophobia -- fear of demons.
Demophobia -- fear of crowd
Dentophobia – fear of dentists
Dermatophobia – fear of skin disease
Dextrophobia – fear of objects at the right side of the body
Diabetophobia – fear of diabetes
Dipsophobia – fear of drinking

Ecclesiophobia – fear of church
Electrophobia – fear of electricity and electrical appliances
Emetophobia – fear of vomitting
Enochlophobia – fear of crowds
Entomophobia or Insectophobia – fear of insects
Epistemophobia -- fear of knowledge.
Equinophobia – fear of horses
Ergophobia – fear of work
Erotophobia -- fear of sexual love
Erythrophobia - fear of blushing/smiling
Euphobia – fear of hearing good news
Europhobia – fear of Europe, European people

Febriphobia, – fear of fevers
Ferrumphobia – fear of iron, objects of iron
Francophobia -- fear of France, French people and culture.
Friggatriskaidekaphobia – fear of Friday 13

Gamophobia – fear of marriage, commitment
Galeophobia – fear of sharks
Geliophobia – fear of laughter
Genuphobia -- fear of knees.
Gephyrophobia – fear of bridges
Gerontophobia – fear of old people
Graphophobia – fear of  writing
Gymnophobia – fear of nudity
Gynophobia – fear of women

Hamratophobia – fear of sin
Hadephobia – fear of hell
Hemophobia  – fear of blood
Hedonophobia -- fear of feeling pleasure.
Heterophobia - fear of heterosexuality
Hodophobia -- fear of travelling
Homophobia – fear of same-sex love
Hydrophobia -- fear of water
Hylophobia – fear of trees or wood
Hypegiaphobia – fear of responsibility
Hypsiphobia -- fear of height

Iconophobia -- fear of religious work
Ipovlopsychophobia - fear of having one's own picture taken
Islamophobia – fear of Muslim people and culture
Isolophobia -- fear of being alone
Italophobia – fear of Italian people and culture
Indophobia – fear of Indian people and culture

Japanophobia -- fear of Japanese people and culture
Judeophobia -- fear of Jews

Katagelophobia -- fear of ridicule.
Kathisophobia -- fear of sitting down.
Katsaridaphobia -- fear of cockroaches
Kakorrhaphiaphobia – fear of failure
Kyphophobia -- fear of stooping.

Lachanophobia -- fear of vegetables.
Laliophobia -- fear of speaking.
Ligyrophobia -- fear of loud noises
Logophobia – fear of words

Macrophobia -- fear of long waits
Mageirocophobia  -- fear of cooking
Mastigophobia - fear of beating or punishment
Musicphobia -- fear of music
Musaphobia – fear of mice
Mycrophobia -- fear of small things
Myctophobia -- fear of darkness
Myrmecophobia -- fear of ants
Mythophobia -- fear of myths or false stories

Necrophobia – fear of death and the dead
Neophobia – fear of new things
Nephobia – fear of clouds
Nomophobia – fear of losing contact with mobile phone
Nosocomephobia – fear of hospitals
Nosophobia – fear of transferring diseases
Novercaphobia -- fear of your step-mother
Nyctophobia – fear of darkness

Obesophobia -- fear of gaining weight
Ochophobia – fear of vehicles
Oikophobia – fear of home
Odynophobia – fear of pain
Ornitophobia – fear of birds
Ophidiophobia – fear of snakes

Paralipophobia – fear of neglecting duty or responsibility
Paraphobia – fear of sexual perversion
Pedophobia or Pediophobia – fear of children
Pentheraphobia – fear of mother-in-law
Peristerophobia – fear of pigeons
Pharmacophobia – fear of drugs
Phasmophobia – fear of ghosts
Phengophobia – fear of daylight
Philophobia – fear of love
Poinephobia – fear of punishment
Pogonophobia – fear of beards
Pyrophobia – fear of fire

Quadraphobia – fear of the number four
Quadriplegiphobia – fear of quadriplegics or fear of becoming a quadriplegic
Quintaphobia – fear of the number five

Radiophobia – fear of radiation, x-rays
Ranidaphobia – fear of frogs.
Rhypophobia – fear of defecation
Rhytiphobia – fear of getting wrinkles
Rupophobia – fear of dirt
Russophobia – fear of Russian people and culture

Saravanaphobia – fear of open love to other
Scolionophobia – fear of school
Seismophobia – fear of earthquakes
Shiyamphobia – fear of fighting
Sinophobia – fear of Chinese People and Culture
Sitophobia – fear of foods
Sociophobia – fear of socializing with people
Syngenesophobia – fear of relatives

Tachophobia – fear of speed
Taphophobia or Taphephobia – fear of being buried alive
Thalassophobia – fear of sea
Thanatophobia – fear of death
Thassophobia – fear of idleness
Technophobia – fear of technology
Tocophobia – fear of childbirth
Traumatophobia – fear of injuring onesself
Transphobia – fear of transgender
Triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13
Trypanophobia – fear of injections

Uranophobia – fear of heaven
Urophobia – fear of urine or urinating

Vaccinophobia – fear of vaccination
Verbophobia – fear of words.
Verminophobia – fear of germs
Vestiphobia – fear of clothing
Virginitiphobia – fear of rape
Vitricophobia – fear of step-father

Walloonphobia – fear of the Walloons
Wiccaphobia – fear of witches and witchcraft

Xenoglossophobia – fear of foreign languages
Xenophobia – fear of foreign people

Zeusophobia – fear of God or gods
Zoophobia – fear of animals