Fear – List

Fear Scientific
Abuse: sexual Contreltophobia
Accidents Dystychiphobia
Air Anemophobia
Air swallowing Aerophobia
Airborne noxious substances Aerophobia
Airsickness Aeronausiphobia
Alcohol Methyphobia or Potophobia
Alone, being Autophobia or Monophobia
Alone, being or solitude Isolophobia
Amnesia Amnesiphobia
Anger Angrophobia or Cholerophobia
Angina Anginophobia
Animals Zoophobia
Animals, skins of or fur Doraphobia
Animals, wild Agrizoophobia
Ants Myrmecophobia
Anything new Neophobia
Asymmetrical things Asymmetriphobia
Atomic Explosions Atomosophobia
Automobile, being in a moving Ochophobia
Automobiles Motorphobia
Bacteria Bacteriophobia
Bald people Peladophobia
Bald, becoming Phalacrophobia
Bathing Ablutophobia
Bats Chiroptophobia
Beards Pogonophobia
Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or
of being severely criticized
Beautiful women Caligynephobia
Beds or going to bed Clinophobia
Bees Apiphobia or Melissophobia
Belly buttons Omphalophobia
Bicycles Cyclophobia
Birds Ornithophobia
Black Melanophobia
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
Body, things to the left side of the body Levophobia
Body, things to the right side of the body Dextrophobia
Bogeyman or bogies Bogyphobia
Bolsheviks Bolshephobia
Books Bibliophobia
Bound or tied up Merinthophobia
Bowel movements: painful Defecaloesiophobia
Brain disease Meningitophobia
Bridges or of crossing them Gephyrophobia
Buildings: being close to high buildings Batophobia
Bullets Ballistophobia
Bulls Taurophobia
Bums or beggars Hobophobia
Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons Scelerophobia
Buried alive, being or cemeteries Taphephobia or Taphophobia
Cancer Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia
Car or vehicle, riding in Amaxophobia
Cats Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia
Celestial spaces Astrophobia
Cemeteries Coimetrophobia
Cemeteries or being buried alive Taphephobia or Taphophobia
Ceremonies, religious Teleophobia
Changes, making; moving Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia
Chickens Alektorophobia
Child, bearing a deformed; deformed people Teratophobia
Childbirth Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia, or Lockiophobia
Children Pedophobia
Chinese or Chinese culture Sinophobia
Chins Geniophobia
Choking or being smothered Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia
Choking Anginophobia
Cholera Cholerophobia
Chopsticks Consecotaleophobia
Church Ecclesiophobia
Clocks Chronomentrophobia
Clocks or time Chronophobia
Clothing Vestiphobia
Clouds Nephophobia
Clowns Coulrophobia
Coitus Coitophobia
Cold or cold things Frigophobia
Cold: extreme, ice or frost Cryophobia
Cold Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia or Psychropophobia
Color purple Porphyrophobia
Color red or blushing Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia
Color yellow Xanthophobia
Color white Leukophobia
Colors Chromophobia or Chromatophobia
Comets Cometophobia
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
Cosmic Phenomenon Kosmikophobia
Creepy, crawly things Herpetophobia
Criticized severely, or beaten by rod or
instrument of punishment
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
Crucifix, the or crosses Staurophobia
Crystals or glass Crystallophobia
Dampness, moisture or liquids Hygrophobia
Dancing Chorophobia
Dark or night Nyctophobia
Dark place, being in Lygophobia
Darkness Achluophobia or Myctophobia, or Scotophobia
Dawn or daylight Eosophobia
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
Depth Bathophobia
Diabetes Diabetophobia
Dining or dinner conversations Deipnophobia
Dirt, contamination or infection Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Dirt or germs, being contaminated with Misophobia or mysophobia
Dirt or filth Rhypophobia or Rupophobia
Dirty, being dirty or personal filth Automysophobia
Disease Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia or Pathophobia
Disease and suffering Panthophobia
Disease, a definite Monopathophobia
Disease, brain Meningitophobia
Disease: kidney Albuminurophobia
Disease, rectal Rectophobia
Disorder or untidiness Ataxophobia
Dizziness or vertigo when looking down Illyngophobia
Dizziness or whirlpools Dinophobia
Doctor, going to the Iatrophobia
Doctrine, challenges to or radical deviation
from official
Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia
Dogs or rabies Cynophobia
Dolls Pediophobia
Double vision Diplophobia
Drafts Aerophobia or Anemophobia
Dreams, wet Oneirogmophobia
Dreams Oneirophobia
Drinking Dipsophobia
Drugs, new Neopharmaphobia
Drugs or taking medicine Pharmacophobia
Dryness Xerophobia
Dust Amathophobia or Koniophobia
Dust Amathophobia
Duty or responsibility, neglecting Paralipophobia
Dying or death Thanatophobia
Eating or swallowing Phagophobia
Eating or food Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
Eating or swallowing or of being eaten Phagophobia
Eight, the number Octophobia
Electricity Electrophobia
Englishness Anglophobia
Erect penis Medorthophobia
Erection, losing an Medomalacuphobia
Everything Panophobia, Panphobia, Pamphobia, or Pantophobia
Eyes Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia
Eyes, opening one’s Optophobia
Fabrics, certain Textophobia
Failure Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia
Fainting Asthenophobia
Fatigue Kopophobia
Fearful situations: being preferred by a phobic Counterphobia
Feathers or being tickled by feathers Pteronophobia
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
Flashes Selaphobia
Flogging or punishment Mastigophobia
Floods Antlophobia
Flowers Anthrophobia or Anthophobia
Flutes Aulophobia
Flying Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia
Fog Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia
Food or eating Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
Food Cibophobia
Foreigners or strangers Xenophobia
Foreign languages Xenoglossophobia
Forests or wooden objects Xylophobia
Forests Hylophobia
Forests, dark wooded area, of at night Nyctohylophobia
Forgetting or being forgotten Athazagoraphobia
France or French culture Francophobia, Gallophobia or Galiphobia
Freedom Eleutherophobia
Friday the 13th Paraskavedekatriaphobia
Frogs Batrachophobia
Frost, ice or extreme cold Cryophobia
Frost or ice Pagophobia
Functioning or work: surgeon’s fear of operating Ergasiophobia
Fur or skins of animals Doraphobia
Gaiety Cherophobia
Garlic Alliumphobia
Genitals, particularly female Kolpophobia
Genitalia, female Eurotophobia
Germans or German culture Germanophobia or Teutophobia
Germs or dirt, being contaminated with Misophobia or mysophobia
Germs Verminophobia
Ghosts or specters Spectrophobia
Ghosts Phasmophobia
Girls, young or virgins Parthenophobia
Glass or crystals Crystallophobia
Glass Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia or Nelophobia
Gloomy place, being in Lygophobia
God or gods Zeusophobia
Gods or religion Theophobia
Gold Aurophobia
Good news, hearing good news Euphobia
Gravity Barophobia
Greek or Greek culture Hellophobia
Greek terms Hellenologophobia
Hair Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or Hypertrichophobia
Halloween Samhainophobia
Hands Chirophobia
Handwriting Graphophobia
Harmed by wicked persons; bad men or burglars Scelerophobia
Heart Cardiophobia
Heat Thermophobia
Heaven Ouranophobia or Uranophobia
Heights Acrophobia, Altophobia, Batophobia, Hypsiphobia or Hyposophobia
Hell Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia
Heredity Patroiophobia
Holy things Hagiophobia
Home Ecophobia
Home surroundings or a house Oikophobia
Home, returning Nostophobia
Home surroundings Eicophobia
Homosexuality or of becoming homosexual Homophobia
Horses Equinophobia or Hippophobia
Hospitals Nosocomephobia
House or home surroundings Oikophobia
Houses or being in a house Domatophobia
Hurricanes and tornadoes Lilapsophobia
Hypnotized, being or of sleep Hypnophobia
Ice or frost Pagophobia
Ice, frost or extreme cold Cryophobia
Ideas Ideophobia
Ignored, being Athazagoraphobia
Imperfection Atelophobia
Inability to stand Basiphobia or Basophobia
Infection, contamination or dirt Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia
Infinity Apeirophobia
Injections Trypanophobia
Injury Traumatophobia
Insanity, dealing with Lyssophobia
Insanity Dementophobia or Maniaphobia
Insects Acarophobia or Entomophobia or Insectophobia
Insects that eat wood Isopterophobia
Insects that cause itching Acarophobia
Itching Acarophobia
Japanese or Japanese culture Japanophobia
Jealousy Zelophobia
Jews Judeophobia
Joint immobility Ankylophobia
Jumping from high and low places Catapedaphobia
Justice Dikephobia
Kidney disease Albuminurophobia
Kissing Philemaphobia or Philematophobia
Knees Genuphobia
Knowledge Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia
Lakes Limnophobia
Large things Megalophobia
Laughter Geliophobia
Lawsuits Liticaphobia
Learning Sophophobia
Left handed; objects at the left side of the body Sinistrophobia
Leprosy Leprophobia or Lepraphobia
Lice Pediculophobia or Phthiriophobia
Light Photophobia
Light flashes Selaphobia
Lightning and thunder Brontophobia or Karaunophobia
Lights, glaring Photoaugliaphobia
Liquids, dampness or moisture Hygrophobia
Locked in an enclosed place Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia
Lockjaw or tetanus Tetanophobia
Loneliness or of being oneself Eremophobia or Eremiphobia
Looking up Anablephobia or Anablepophobia
Loud noises Ligyrophobia
Love, sexual love Erotophobia
Love play Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia
Love, falling or being in Philophobia
Machines Mechanophobia
Mad, becoming Lyssophobia
Many things Polyphobia
Marriage Gamophobia
Materialism Hylephobia
Matter, decaying Seplophobia
Meat Carnophobia
Medicine, taking; or drugs Pharmacophobia
Medicines, mercurial Hydrargyophobia
Medicine, prescribing by a doctor Opiophobia
Memories Mnemophobia
Men, bad or burglars or being harmed by
wicked persons
Men Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia
Menstruation Menophobia
Mercurial medicines Hydrargyophobia
Metal Metallophobia
Meteors Meteorophobia
Mice Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia
Microbes Bacillophobia or Microbiophobia
Mind Psychophobia
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror Eisoptrophobia
Mirrors Catoptrophobia
Missiles Ballistophobia
Mobs or crowds Demophobia, Enochlophobia or Ochlophobia
Moisture, dampness or liquids Hygrophobia
Money Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia
Moon Selenophobia
Mother in law Pentheraphobia
Moths Mottephobia
Motion or movement Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia
Moving or making changes Tropophobia
Moving automobile or vehicle, being in Ochophobia
Muscular incoordination (Ataxia) Ataxiophobia
Mushrooms Mycophobia
Music Melophobia
Myths or stories or false statements Mythophobia
Names or hearing a certain name Onomatophobia
Names Nomatophobia
Narrow things or places Stenophobia
Narrowness Anginophobia
Needles Aichmophobia or Belonephobia
New, anything or novel Kainophobia, Kainolophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Neophobia
Newness Cainophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Cainotophobia
News: hearing good news Euphobia
Night or dark Nyctophobia
Night Noctiphobia
Noise Acousticophobia
Noises, loud Ligyrophobia
Noises or voices, speaking aloud, or telephones Phonophobia
Northern lights Auroraphobia
Nosebleeds Epistaxiophobia
Novelty or anything new Kainophobia or Kainolophobia
Novelty Cainophobia or Cainotophobia
Nuclear weapons Nucleomituphobia
Nudity Gymnophobia or Nudophobia
Number 8 Octophobia
Number 13 Triskadekaphobia
Numbers Arithmophobia or Numerophobia
Objects, small Tapinophobia
Ocean or sea Thalassophobia
Odor, personal Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia, Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia
Odor, that one has a vile odor Autodysomophobia
Odors or smells Olfactophobia
Official doctrine, challenges to or radical
deviation from
Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia
Old people Gerontophobia
Old, growing Gerascophobia or Gerontophobia
Open spaces Agoraphobia
Open high places Aeroacrophobia
Operation, surgical Tomophobia
Opinions Allodoxaphobia
Opinions, expressing Doxophobia
Others, dependence on Soteriophobia
Otters Lutraphobia
Outer space Spacephobia
Pain Algiophobia, Ponophobia, Odynophobia or Odynephobia
Paper Papyrophobia
Parasites Parasitophobia
Parents in law Soceraphobia
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth Arachibutyrophobia
Pellagra Pellagrophobia
Penis, erect Medorthophobia
Penis, esp erect Phallophobia
Penis, erect: seeing, thinking about or having Ithyphallophobia
People Anthropophobia
People in general or society Sociophobia
People, deformed or bearing a deformed child Teratophobia
Philosophy Philsosphobia
Phobias Phobophobia
Phobic prefering fearful situations Counterphobia
Pins and needles Belonephobia
Pins Enetophobia
Place: locked in an enclosed place Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, or Clithrophobia
Place, being in a dark or gloomy Lygophobia
Places, certain Topophobia
Places, crowded public Agoraphobia
Places, open high Aeroacrophobia
Places or things, narrow Stenophobia
Plants Botanophobia
Pleasure, feeling Hedonophobia
Poetry Metrophobia
Pointed objects Aichmophobia
Poison Iophobia
Poisoned, being Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia
Poliomyelitis, contracting Poliosophobia
Politicians Politicophobia
Pope Papaphobia
Poverty Peniaphobia
Praise, receiving doxophobia
Precipices Cremnophobia
Prescribing medicine for patients by a doctor Opiophobia
Priests or sacred things Hierophobia
Progress Prosophobia
Property Orthophobia
Prostitutes or venereal disease Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia
Punishment or flogging Mastigophobia
Punishment by a rod or other instrument, or
of being severely criticized
Punishment Poinephobia
Puppets Pupaphobia
Purple, color Porphyrophobia
Rabies Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia
Radiation or xRays Radiophobia
Railroads or train travel Siderodromophobia
Rain Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia
Rape Virginitiphobia
Razors Xyrophobia
Rat, great mole Zemmiphobia
Rectum or rectal diseases Proctophobia or Rectophobia
Red color or blushing Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia
Relatives Syngenesophobia
Religion or gods Theophobia
Religious ceremonies Teleophobia
Reptiles Herpetophobia
Responsibility or duty, neglecting Paralipophobia
Responsibility Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia
Ridiculed, being Catagelophobia or Katagelophobia
Riding in a car Amaxophobia
Right side, things on the right side of the body Dextrophobia
Rivers Potamphobia or Potamophobia
Road travel or travel Hodophobia
Robbers or being robbed Harpaxophobia
Rooms, empty Cenophobia or Centophobia
Rooms Koinoniphobia
Ruin Atephobia
Running water Potamophobia
Russians Russophobia
Sacred things or priests Hierophobia
Satan Satanophobia
Scabies Scabiophobia
School, going to school Didaskaleinophobia
School Scolionophobia
Scientific terminology, complex Hellenologophobia
Scratches or being scratched Amychophobia
Sea or ocean Thalassophobia
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
Shock Hormephobia
Sin or of having committted an unpardonable
Enosiophobia or Enissophobia
Sin Hamartophobia
Single: staying single Anuptaphobia
Sinning Peccatophobia
Sitting down Kathisophobia
Sitting Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia
Situations, certain Topophobia
Skin disease Dermatosiophobia
Skin lesions Dermatophobia
Skin of animals, fur Doraphobia
Sleep Somniphobia
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
Sourness Acerophobia
Space, closed or locked in an enclosed space Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia, Clithrophobia
Space, outer Spacephobia
Spaces, confined Claustrophobia
Spaces, empty Cenophobia, Centophobia or Kenophobia
Spaces, open Agoraphobia
Speak, trying to Glossophobia
Speaking Laliophobia or Lalophobia
Speaking aloud, voices or noises, or telephones Phonophobia
Speaking in public Glossophobia
Specters or ghosts Spectrophobia
Speed Tachophobia
Spiders Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia
Spirits Pneumatiphobia
Stage fright Topophobia
Stairs or climbing stairs Climacophobia
Stairways Bathmophobia
Stand, inability to Basiphobia or Basophobia
Standing upright Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia
Standing up Stasiphobia
Standing up and walking Stasibasiphobia
Stared at, being Ophthalmophobia
Stars Siderophobia or Astrophobia
Statements, false or myths or stories Mythophobia
Staying single Anuptaphobia
Stealing Cleptophobia or Kleptophobia
Step father Vitricophobia
Steep slopes Bathmophobia
Step mother Novercaphobia
Stings Cnidophobia
Stooping Kyphophobia
Stories or myths or false statements Mythophobia
Strangers or foreigners Xenophobia
Streets, crossing streets Dromophobia
Streets Agyrophobia
String Linonophobia
Storm, thunder Brontophobia
Stuttering Psellismophobia
Suffering and disease Panthophobia
Sun or sunlight Heliophobia
Sunshine or daylight Phengophobia
Surgeon’s fear of operating: work or functioning Ergasiophobia
Surgical operations Tomophobia
Swallowing or eating Phagophobia
Symbolism Symbolophobia
Symmetry Symmetrophobia
Syphillis (lues) Luiphobia or Syphilophobia
Tapeworms Taeniophobia
Taste Geumaphobia or Geumophobia
Technology Technophobia
Teenagers Ephebiphobia
Teeth Odontophobia
Telephones, noises or voices, or speaking aloud Phonophobia
Telephones Telephonophobia
Termites Isopterophobia
Tests, taking Testophobia
Tetanus or lockjaw Tetanophobia
Theaters Theatrophobia
Theology Theologicophobia
Things, many Polyphobia
Things, large Megalophobia
Things or places, narrow Stenophobia
Things, small Microphobia or Mycrophobia
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
Toads Bufonophobia
Tombstones Placophobia
Tornadoes and hurricanes Lilapsophobia
Touched, being touched Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia
Trains, railroads or train travel Siderodromophobia
Travel or road travel Hodophobia
Trees Dendrophobia
Trembling Ttremophobia
Trichinosis Trichinophobia
Tuberculosis Phthisiophobia or Tuberculophobia
Tyrants Tyrannophobia
Ugliness Cacophobia
Undressing in front of someone Dishabillophobia
Urine or urinating Urophobia
Vaccination Vaccinophobia
Vegetables Lachanophobia
Venereal disease or prostitutes Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, or Cyprinophobia
Ventriloquist’s dummy Automatonophobia
Vertigo or dizziness when looking down Illyngophobia
Virginity, losing one’s Primeisodophobia
Virgins or young girls Parthenophobia
Vision: double vision Diplophobia
Voices or noises, speaking aloud or telephones Phonophobia
Voids or empty spaces Kenophobia
Vomiting secondary to airsickness Aeronausiphobia
Vomiting Emetophobia
Waits, long Macrophobia
Walking, standing up and Stasibasiphobia
Walking Ambulophobia, Basistasiphobia or Basostasophobia
Washing Ablutophobia
Wasps Spheksophobia
Water Hydrophobia
Waves or wave like motions Cymophobia or Kymophobia
Wax statues Automatonophobia
Weakness Asthenophobia
Wealth Plutophobia
Weapons, nuclear Nucleomituphobia
Weight, gaining Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia
Wet dreams Oneirogmophobia
Whirlpools or dizzyness Dinophobia
White, the color Leukophobia
Wild animals Agrizoophobia
Wind Ancraophobia or Anemophobia
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 or functioning; surgeon’s fear of operating Ergasiophobia
Work Ergophobia or Ponophobia
Worms Scoleciphobia
Worms, being infested with Helminthophobia
Wrinkles, getting Rhytiphobia
Writing Graphophobia
Writing in public Scriptophobia
Xrays or radiation Radiophobia
Yellow color Xanthophobia

2 Responses to “Fear – List”

  1. Where do you find this stuff?
    Thanks for the laugh :)

  2. I was reading yesterday about phobias and discovered that to truly have a phobia you have to be afraid of the thing itself. So, for example, it's possible to have a phobia of amputees, and so be scared of coming into contact with someone with an amputated limb. But it's not possible to have a phobia that you might one day become an amputee–apparently, that just means you have an anxiety of some kind.

    Apparently, also, you can have phobias that manifest as a metaphor for what you're truly afraid of. For example: you've always lived a life of mediocrity, never really put much effort into anything, never tried to get ahead or had much ambition. So your mind manifests a phobia of ladders: symbolizing your inability to 'climb' higher in life…

    The mind is so fascinating!

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