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Phobias: Strange fears we can't always explain.

Updated on October 9, 2008

Everyone's afraid of something.

Whether it be changing jobs, or not being financially secure, or having your child abducted, everyone has something to be afraid of in this world. Most fears are easily justified. It could be the number of car accidents reported on a particular highway section, or the startling amount of gunshots in a neighborhood. It could be the amount of hurricanes in the south, or the staggering number of young adults being diagnosed with Diabetes. A lot of things scare us.

But some things are just absurd.

A phobia is an irrational fear of something. Meaning, you're scared of something that you have no real reason to be afraid of. Phobias are psychological phenomenas that grip many people; there is no little bubble of specific phobias in one place. Almost everyone has one. A lot of people are able to overcome them. But there are some phobias that really are crazy, and I would like to share with you the most confusing, confounding, and hilarious phobias to date. Ready? Here we go!

A list of funny phobias:

  • Ablutophobia - Fear of washing or bathing.
  • Acousticophobia - Fear of noise.
  • Agyrophobia - Fear of streets or crossing the street.
  • Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.
  • Alliumphobia - Fear of garlic.
  • Allodoxaphobia - Fear of opinions.
  • Ambulophobia - Fear of walking.
  • Anablephobia - Fear of looking up.
  • Ancraophobia - Fear of wind.
  • Angrophobia - Fear of becoming angry.
  • Ankylophobia - Fear of immobility of a joint.
  • Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers.
  • Anuptaphobia - Fear of staying single.
  • Apeirophobia - Fear of infinity.
  • Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
  • Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders.
  • Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers.
  • Astrophobia - Fear of stars and celestial space.
  • Asymmetriphobia - Fear of asymmetrical things.
  • Atychiphobia - Fear of failure.
  • Aulophobia - Fear of flutes.
  • Aurophobia - Fear of gold.
  • Auroraphobia - Fear of Northern Lights.
  • Autodysomophobia - Fear that one has a vile odor.
  • Automatonophobia - Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues-anything that falsely represents a sentient being.
  • Automysophobia - Fear of being dirty.
  • Barophobia - Fear of gravity.
  • Batonophobia - Fear of plants.
  • Bibliophobia - Fear of books.
  • Bogyphobia - Fear of bogies or the bogeyman.
  • Bolshephobia - Fear of Bulsheviks.
  • Bromidrophobia - Fear of body smells.
  • Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness.
  • Caligynephobia - Fear of beautiful women.
  • Catagelophobia - Fear of being ridiculed.
  • Cathisophobia - Fear of sitting.
  • Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors.
  • Chaetophobia - Fear of hair.
  • Cherophobia - Fear of gaiety.
  • Chorophobia - Fear of dancing.
  • Chromatophobia - Fear of colors.
  • Chrometophobia - Fear of money.
  • Chronomentrophobia - Fear of clocks.
  • Chronophobia - Fear of time.
  • Cibophobia - Fear of food.
  • Climacophobia - Fear of stairs, climbing or of falling downstairs.
  • Clinophobia - Fear of going to bed.
  • Cnidophobia - Fear of strings.
  • Cyberphobia - Fear of computers or working on a computer.
  • Cyclophobia - Fear of bicycles.
  • Decidophobia - Fear of making decisions.
  • Defecaloesiphobia - Fear of painful bowel movements.
  • Deipnophobia - Fear of dining and dinner conversation.
  • Dementophobia - Fear of insanity.
  • Dendrophobia - Fear of trees.
  • Dentophobia - Fear of dentists.
  • Dextrophobia - Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
  • Didaskaleinophobia - Fear of going to school.
  • Dikephobia - Fear of justice.
  • Diplophobia - Fear of double vision.
  • Dipsophobia - Fear of drinking.
  • Dishabiliophobia - Fear of undressing in front of someone.
  • Domatophobia - Fear of houses or being in a home.
  • Ecclesiophobia - Fear of church.
  • Electrophobia - Fear of electricity.
  • Eleutherophobia - Fear of freedom.
  • Enosiophobia - Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.
  • Eosophobia - Fear of dawn or daylight.
  • Epistemphobia - Fear of knowledge.
  • Eremophobia - Fear of being oneself or of lonliness.
  • Ergophobia - Fear of work.
  • Erythrophobia - Fear of redlights. Fear of blushing. Fear of red.
  • Euphobia - Fear of hearing good news.
  • Geliophobia - Fear of laughter.
  • Geniophobia - Fear of chins.
  • Genophobia - (mature content)
  • Genuphobia - Fear of knees.
  • Gephydrophobia - Fear of crossing bridges.
  • Gerontophobia - Fear of old people or of growing old.
  • Geumophobia - Fear of taste.
  • Graphophobia - Fear of writing or handwritting.
  • Gymnophobia - (slight mature content)
  • Hagiophobia - Fear of saints or holy things.
  • Hedonophobia - Fear of feeling pleasure.
  • Heliophobia - Fear of the sun.
  • Hellenologophobia - Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
  • Hereiophobia - Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
  • Heterophobia - Fear of the opposite sex.
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia - Fear of long words.
  • Hodophobia - Fear of road travel.
  • Homilophobia - Fear of sermons.
  • Hygrophobia - Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.
  • Hylophobia - Fear of forests.
  • Hynophobia - Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
  • Hypengyophobia - Fear of responsibility.
  • Iatrophobia - Fear of going to the doctor or doctors.
  • Ideophobia - Fear of ideas.
  • Ithyphallophobia - (mature content)

The J ones (the two that there are listed) are a little racist, so we're not going to post them.

  • Kinesophobia - Fear of movement or motion.
  • Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms.
  • Kolpophobia - (mature content)
  • Kosmikophobi - Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
  • Kyphophobia - Fear of stooping.
  • Lachanophobia - Fear of vegetables.
  • Laliophobia - Fear of speaking.
  • Leukophobia - Fear of the color white.
  • Levophobia - Fear of things to the left side of the body.
  • Liticaphobia - Fear of lawsuits.
  • Lockiophobia - Fear fo childbirth.
  • Logizomechanophobia - Fear of computers.
  • Logophobia - Fear of words.
  • Lutraphobia - Fear of otters.
  • Macrophobia - Fear of long waits.
  • Mageirocophobia *- Fear of cooking.
  • Maieusiophobia - Fear of childbirth.
  • Malaxophobia - Fear of love play.
  • Mechanophobia - Fear of machines.
  • Medomalacuphobia - (mature content)
  • Medorthophobia - (mature content)
  • Megalophobia - Fear of large things.
  • Melanophobia - Fear of the color black.
  • Melophobia - Fear of hatred or music.
  • Mertophobia - Fear or hatred of poetry.
  • Metallophobia - Fear of metal.
  • Metathesiophobia - Fear of changes.
  • Methyphobia - Fear of alcohol.
  • Microphobia - Fear of small things.
  • Mnemophobia - Fear of memories.
  • Monophobia - Fear of solitude or being alone.
  • Motorphobia - Fear of automobiles.
  • Musophobia - Fear of mice.
  • Mycophobia - Fear or aversion to mushrooms.
  • Mythophobia - Fear of myths or stories or false statements.
  • Namatophobia - Fear of names.
  • neophobia - Fear of anything new.
  • Nephophobia - Fear of clouds.
  • Nostophobia - Fear of returning home.
  • Novercaphobia - Fear of your step-mother.
  • Numerophobia - Fear of numbers.
  • Ochophobia - Fear of vehicles.
  • Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.
  • Odontophobia - Fear of teeth or dental surgery.
  • Odynophobia - Fear of pain.
  • Oenophobia - Fear of wines.
  • Olfactophobia - Fear of smells.
  • Ombrophobia - Fear of rain or being rained on.
  • Ommatophobia - Fear of eyes.
  • Oneirogmophobia - (mature content)
  • Oneirophobia - Fear of dreams.
  • Onomatophobia - Fear of hearing a certain word or names.
  • Opthalmophobia - Fear of being stared at.
  • Optophobia - Fear of opening one's eyes.
  • Orthophobia - Fear of property.
  • Ouranophobia - Fear of heaven.
  • Pantophobia - Fear of everything.
  • Papaphobia - Fear fo the Pope.
  • Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.
  • Parthenophobia - Fear of virgins or young girls.
  • Patroiophobia - Fear of heredity.
  • Pedophobia - Fear of children.
  • Pentheraphobia - Fear of mother-in-law.
  • Phallophobia - (mature content)
  • Pharmacophobia - Fear of taking medicine.
  • Phengophobia - Fear of daylight or sunshine.
  • Philosophobia - Fear of philosophy.
  • Phobophobia - Fear of phobias.
  • Phonophobia - Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.
  • Photophobia - Fear of light.
  • Phronemophobia - Fear of thinking.
  • Plutophobia - Fear of wealth.
  • Pogonophobia - Fear of beards.
  • Politicophobia - Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
  • Polyphobia - Fear of many things.
  • Porphyrophobia - Fear of the color purple.
  • Psellismophobia - Fear of stuttering.
  • Psychophobia - Fear of mind.
  • Pteronophobia - Fear of being tickled by feathers.

Oh darn, no Q's.

  • Rhabdophobia - Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic. (wand)
  • Rhytiphobia - Fear of getting wrinkles.
  • Rupophobia - Fear of dirt.
  • Samhainophobia - Fear of Halloween.
  • Scatophobia - Fear of fecal matter.
  • Sciophobia - Fear of shadows.
  • Scriptophobia - Fear of writing in public.
  • Selaphobia - Fear of light flashes.
  • Selenophobia - Fear of the moon.
  • Sinistrophobia - Fear of things to the left, left-handed.
  • Sitophobia - Fear of food or eating.
  • Soceraphobia - Fear of parents-in-law.
  • Sophophobia - Fear of learning.
  • Spacephobia - Fear of outer space.
  • Stasibasiphobia - Fear fo standing or walking.
  • Staurophobia - Fear of crosses or the crucifix.
  • Symbolophobia - Fear of symbolism.
  • Symmetrophobia - Fear of symmetry.
  • Syngenesophobia - Fear of relatives.
  • Tachophobia - Fear of speed.
  • Technophobia - Fear of technology.
  • Telephonophobia - Fear of telephones.
  • Testaphobia - Fear of taking test.
  • Textophobia - Fear of certain fabrics.
  • Theophobia - Fear of gods or religion.
  • Theologicophobia - Fear of theology.
  • Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the number 13.

The two U's were lame. One's a repeat and the other's about pee. o_O

  • Vestiphobia - Fear of clothing.
  • Vitricophobia - Fear of step-father.
  • Walloonphobia - Fear of Walloons. (what on earth is a walloon?)
  • Xanthophobia - Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
  • Xerophobia - Fear of dryness.
  • Xylophobia - Fear of wooden objects. Forests.

No Y's. How sad.

  • Zelophobia - Fear of jelousy.
  • Zemmiphobia - Fear of the great mole rat.


It's a long list, but it's funny as heck.

People fear the strangest things. And while phobias are irrational, they are hard to overcome. This is my short list of personal phobias (I promise it's very short).

Aichmophobia, Athazagoraphobia, Cleisiophobia, Emetophobia, Harpaxophobia, Helminthophobia, Homophobia (Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual - I can't stand having monotony in life. I have no problem with gays.), Iatrophobia, Isolophobia, Kenophobia, Maieusiophobia, Nosocomephobia, Pediculophobia, Pharmacophobia (Fear of taking medicine. I can take certain meds, but I can't swallow pills. I just can't.), Taphophobia, Tomophobia.

Okay, so it's not exactly that short. Most of those are relatively rational, and some weren't included in the funny list. But those are my phobias, and I'm not afraid to tell them to you.

Got a funny phobia? Share your stories with us! Think there's one I missed on the list? Share that, too! Comments are always welcome!


Thanks to for the complete list of phobias. Check it out.

Found a spelling error? Don't blame me entirely; that phobia list had a bunch of 'em, and I tried to fix the ones I caught.

And thanks to,, and for the pictures, respectively. Google Images, you must love me.



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      Naomi 2 years ago

      Omg so glad others have a phobia of's so terrifying to watch 'the empty child' because I'm a hardcore whovian! I don't even have a reason for this phobia, it's just indescribable. Also I don't have maskophobia because I'm fine with other masks, I really need to find out I can overcome this phobia because it's getting ridiculous...I just freak out completely when i see them. Help???? :(

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      Lauryn S 2 years ago

      I have a severe terror of gas masks. Anything to do with them, seeing one, being in the same room as one. They just make me really emotional and scared lol

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      Emily J 3 years ago

      Yall i have a serious case of Mephobia!!!! Its a fear of bacoming so awesome that the world cant handle it and the entire population dies!!!

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      Kieran 4 years ago

      I have omphalophobia (fear of belly buttons)

      Really! I can't stand looking at them, let alone being touched!

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      Carrie 4 years ago

      I was so glad to come here and find that so many people have the same fear I have. Gas masks. I have always found them terrifying. My mother in law has a fascination with World War II memorabilia and she has a gas mask hanging in her hall. Ever since she acquired it I can't go any further into her house than the front door. I love Doctor Who and I cannot watch those two episodes featuring a gas masked child, it is just terrifying. Does anyone know what this phobia is called? So glad I am not alone in this :)

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      TheDoctorWhoFan 4 years ago

      i was watching the episode of doctor who titled 'the empty child' and now i'm scared of gas masks. if i see a gas mask i freak out and my heart starts beating really fast. is this normal? and what is the name for a phobia of gas masks?

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      Grace 4 years ago

      well hi... I never get scared at what most people get scared of. I have a fear of Other people( seriously I avoid any contact with other people, once I was in tears when people gathered around to help me). What would that be called. I am terrified of going to sleep when helpless to something (i.e. an infestation of bugs that like to crawl on you because they like your CO2, that surrounds your bed (leving shed skin on the carpet(carpet beetles as I recently found out)). That or being helpless to lice or ants(if your wondering these all have happened to me))

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      ben 5 years ago

      what about the fear of guessing something wrong?

      apparently my girlfriend has it, she wont guess anything like if she's wrong something terrible will happen 0.O

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      Emily 5 years ago

      I'm afraid to eat when nobody is around.. I also get scared when my dad is sleeping and I'm still awake, like I get cold feet and I start to sweat and I get adrenaline rushes too O.o

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      em 5 years ago

      what is it called when your scared of your blood not flowing? :/

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      Anna 5 years ago

      I am scared of yellow and bananas ( it freaks me out just typing the words )

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      Jessica Doerfler 5 years ago

      I have arachnophobia because spiders scare me.

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      Christian 5 years ago

      I have a phobia of unfinished carpet like in a room with carpet it is missing it just makes me feel gross

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      Jessica 5 years ago

      Another is the fear of the number "666" which I have.. and it isn't too fun.. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

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      Kyra Lawson 5 years ago

      I have sooooooo many fears, but the ones I even find a little funny are the fear of balloons and rubber bands. I jump everytime they get near me.

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      Laura 5 years ago

      O have a fear of my bedron being clean when I go to sleep because I don't like the fact of falling asleep and not knowing if some body is going to come in. I am alsO scared of standing up or sitting to long. And I am scared of people knocking on the windows at my house.

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      Teeyaraw 5 years ago

      Clostrophobia- fear of small places/space

      Umm fear of being buried alive...

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      izzie 5 years ago

      Gas masks. Scare me to death. The ones which are black, two circles for the eyes and one at the bottom for the breathing thing. I hate and I need help really bad, i get adrenaline rushes when i see them and most of the time i have a panick attack. And im terrified of the breathing sound it makes... when i hear any sound like that, i scream and think about gas masks and the war:(

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      Andrea C. 5 years ago

      I have a fear of trees (jungles & forests), I have a fear of certain flowers. Aliens. Kissing. Penises. Dying alone. Heights. Getting yelled at. Etc.

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      mindy 5 years ago

      I have a fear of having too many nice things... I feel guilty and feel likes its bad karma...???

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      Sweetpea4469 5 years ago

      Chrometophobia - is a fear of money. I don't have a phobia of say money, but I have a fear of bills and bill collectors or maybe it just paying the bills. Whatever it is, it is killing my marriage. My husband (can't wait to show him this) just don't understand, and thinks I am just being lazy with our fiances. I tried to explain it to him, but he will not listen. So he is as much to blame as I am. But a bill will arrive in the mail. I know I need to open it, put it with other bills that are do (oh, but I do) and when the time comes pay it, that simple. But I start to get an ache in my chest, a panic attack wants to start, breathing gets harder. Then I hide the bill somewhere in the house with other bills due or past due, to be forgotten about. Out of sight, out of mind. Five years ago, I explain to my husband that something is wrong, I didn't at the time know why. But it was like being an alcoholic, just bills instead of alcohol. I told how messed up the bank statement is. He said I can fix it, after I do bring it to him. Well, that never happened. Just like an alcoholic I thought I can handle being around alcohol without drinking it. But no, as soon as the next bill came in, it join the other. I had/have years of bills hidden in a lease 5 different places around the house. Now I will go to my husband again and tell him, unless I go through therapy, our bills will not get paid. Unless he wants to finally step up to the plate and do them himself. That is something he should have done 5 years ago!!

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      iliya 5 years ago


      i am iliya of iran.

      I need information about phobias rain

      sent you for me?

      thank you

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      Kez 6 years ago


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      Kez 6 years ago

      i have asear of not seeing.. anyone know what it is

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      xolizz 6 years ago

      *clowns not clows though...Sorry, typo.

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      xolizz 6 years ago

      I have a fear of; Ladybirds, clows, snakes, spiders, heights, small rooms and body odour.

      I know it's rather strange to be afraid of ladybirds, but they are EVIL to me! Gosh, when one of them landed on me, i have to wash the part they touched, until i feel clean again. It's not funny, people laugh at me because of it.

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      ;) 6 years ago

      i am scared of windows at night and scared that people are outside my window. When im walking home from school, I avoid the cars parked at the sidewalk because Im scared if I walk past them, there will be a face staring at me in the window.

      is there normal and does it have a name? :/

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      Jessica 6 years ago

      I'm scared of elevators and I'm claustrophobic.

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      Brooke 6 years ago

      I am terrified of elbows!

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      elvin 6 years ago

      im afraid of being seen naked, what is that called? not just afraid but like a real fear, fear itto the max, i guess its cause my penis size

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      Edd 6 years ago

      Im Afraid Of Snakes, what is that call'?

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      gin 6 years ago

      and I am afraid of Deer and Buck

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      gin 6 years ago

      a Walloons is a french speaking person

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      Secret 6 years ago

      I have the fear of rrrrreeeeeeaaaaallllllyyyyyy big numbers.

      A fear of chopsticks, now that's funny.LAWL.

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      sk 7 years ago

      im afraid of water. i don't know why tho.

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      syd 7 years ago

      omg and i have the fears:Dentophobia - Fear of dentists

      Dishabiliophobia - Fear of undressing in front of someone.

      Gephydrophobia - Fear of crossing bridges

      Monophobia - Fear of solitude or being alone

      Phobophobia - Fear of phobias L

      Spacephobia - Fear of outer space

      Testaphobia - Fear of taking test

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      Syd 7 years ago

      a walloon is a member of the french people in belgium. xD

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      Kay 7 years ago

      I met one person who was scared of the number 13, it's some strange superstition.

      It's real actually - like, in some places, when riding an elevator, the floors will jump from 12 to 14, because of the amount of people who won't stay on level 13 floors. :P True story. Lol.

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      EFTcuresPhobias 7 years ago

      nice list there, I think you can get a fear about anything you can experience or imagine, so pretty much anything then!

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      Stephen 7 years ago

      I met someone who had the fear of the number 13 once... He didn't look too good after I told him my birthday is on what's supposed to be the unluckiest day of the year, December 13. I have nyctophobia (fear of the dark) bad because of a nightmare I had one night a few years back while I was still in primary school, I woke up shaking in fear until it was light. I also have glossophobia (fear of public speaking or in front of an audience). I don't know what other fears I have yet because I havn't experienced them.

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      Callum Banks 7 years ago

      I have a fear of finding a large penis in my pillow, and i know what ur thinking but its a real phobia!

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      Jason 7 years ago

      mine isn't there but its really silly. I'm afraid of my own hair dryer !But only one of them; the other one I'm not afraid of it at all!Which is really strange. :P

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      envyshadow 7 years ago

      i Have clown and gasmask specific maskaphobia (no prizes for guessing what that is), acrophobia and nyctophobia. Maskaphobia is linked to automatonophobia, and neither of these are remotely funny. I'd say by listing them as 'funny', you're gonna offend a lot of people.

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      Agnes 7 years ago

      i have mycophobia! I am killer afraid of people that avoid mushrooms. f them.

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      Viktor 7 years ago

      I have epistaxiophobia, fear of nosebleeds.

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      caitlin 7 years ago

      Clinophobia is the fear of beds.

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      JacksonJackson 7 years ago

      I have an irrational fear of gas masks.....not the ones in hospitals, but like war ones, and the ones in fighter jets with that hose-ugh.....what is this called? I also have agoraphobia, xenophobia, xanthophobia, arachniphobia....,etc. I'm schizophrenic so I'm afraid of a lot of things but these are my top few.....but I need to know what the fear of gas masks is called. Please help.

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      Celina 7 years ago

      Automatonophobia isn't funny!

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      Alvina 7 years ago

      lol i have globophobia,a phobia of balloons. its very uncommon

      and Ive had it ever since a first grade party at my school...

      1 second there were a collection of balloons in every size and color, then every one murdered every balloon in the room in a blink of an eye... yeah. i hate balloons now. every time i see one i squeeze my eyes hard enough that the hurt and plug my ears with my fingers until they get red.

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      Fever, anyone? 7 years ago

      Pyrexiophobia- Fear of Fever.

      I find this strange but funny, in some way.

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      Rico 7 years ago

      I'm acrophobic, which is the fear of heights. I also have fear of public speaking, known as Glossophobia.

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      Miden 7 years ago

      I have a few...

      I have mycentaphobia (I think that's right), which is the fear of ants...

      Also, I think I have hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia... (I'm pretty sure it's also for the people who are freaked out by public speaking, not just long words...). I get scared just speaking in front of people, and I start getting heart palpitations when I present anything in front of others...

      It's kinda pathetic, but that's about it (thank goodness).

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      Gabby Hardy  7 years ago

      I have an uncontrollable fear of Nazis, I was in an elevator with one once, (neo-Nazi) and had a panic attack and passed out. All my life I've been afarid to learn about the holocaust, or even to recgonize the existance of the holocaust. What would this be called?

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      Jess 8 years ago

      I've got Laridaphobia, thermophobia, claustraphobia, hylophobia, Coulrophobia, And some more D;

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      Thiago Korsakoff 8 years ago

      Hi! Well, nice hub! Direct, but interesseting! About a kinf od Phobia, go let se my last hub. It's about Emetophobia:


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      Lou 8 years ago

      I have Kinemortophobia. Its a fear of the walking dead or Zombies. They terrify me :(

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      Cameron 8 years ago

      i don't know what its called but i have a phobia or great fear of gas masks. (old style/hitler nazi type) its really weird but i have panic attacks and i faint when i see them.

      the good thing is that they are not so popular so i don't see them that much (thank god!)

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      kelsey 8 years ago

      who in the heck iz scared of the number 13

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      Samantha Wexler 8 years ago

      I have 5 phobias: Rhabdophobia, Thanatophobia, Ligyrophobia, Toxiphobia, and Emetophobia. I know its a lot of fears

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      msmirastrology 8 years ago

      A Walloon is a French speaking Belgian. I have no idea what could be scary about them because the ones that I met in Belgium years ago were very nice. Each to its own I guess. As for me, I am claustrophobic and emetophobic.

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      msmirastrology 8 years ago

      A Walloon is a French speaking Belgian. I have no idea what could be scary about them because the ones that I met in Belgium years ago were very nice. Each to its own I guess. As for me, I am claustrophobic and emetophobic.

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      Kika Rose 8 years ago from Minnesota


      Daaaaaayum. That's frickin' weird. Well, thanks for the insight, Tori and Katie! :D

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      Katie 8 years ago

      Tori's right. Its a legit fear, my neighbor has it.

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      Kika Rose 8 years ago from Minnesota

      ... You must be lying about that one. There is no way that's a real phobia. No way in hell. xD

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      Tori 8 years ago

      here's another REALLY funny phobia :D -

      Anatidaephobia- the fear of being watched by a duck.

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      Kika Rose 8 years ago from Minnesota

      Hey, don't sweat it. I'm arachnaphobic too. Spiders scare the living daylights out of me. BLEH! I used to wake up my dad in the middle of the night and have him kill spiders on the ceiling, no matter what size they were. 2:30 in the morning I'd go into his room, at the wonderful age of 19, and go, "Daaaaaaddyyyyyyyyy, come kill a spiiiiiiideeeeerrrrrrrr..."

      ... Yes, I am seriously that freaked out by them that I revert back to childish whining...

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      holly 8 years ago

      hey not knoken ur fun but im aracnephobic, you kow the fear of spides and its may be funny to u but its not so funny to me ho ever the rest of the list is pretty funny i injoyed it so don't take what i said in a bad way

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      Kika Rose 8 years ago from Minnesota

      Gabrielle, my best suggestion would be to use Google. That's how I found a list of phobias, and where I found the ones that made me giggle. I actually posted a link to the list I found up in Acknowledgements. That would be the best place to look. I don't know all the phobias by heart; that would be kind of crazy of me. o_O

      The best I can tell you is, for your rollercoaster fear, look under heights and speed; for the oxygen thing, look for suffocation; and I have no idea what paranism is. Trust is more of a personal issue than a fear, and would be something you should consider counseling for. Fear of clowns is fairly common, and one I tend to give girls crap for because a lot of them are scared only because others are scared, which leads to a sheep mentality that annoys the living daylights out of me. Not saying you're like that, just giving you a simple fact. I'm sure you have a valid reason.

      The list I got from Google is here:

      I hope this helps.

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      Gabrielle123 8 years ago

      I'm a 13 year old girl. I have over 15 different phobias. I need to know what some are though. I couldn't find them on the list above. I have a SEVERE phobia of roller coasters, clowns, lack of oxygen, paranism (i think is how you spell it), and trust. Do you happen to know what you call any of these phobias?

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      Kika 9 years ago

      I'm too lazy to log in... lol

      Allison, try googling "Fear of public speaking". Your fear could also stem from being afraid of getting laughed at (for messing up or any other reasons that may occur), being stared at, and/or being the center of a large group's attention. Personally, I don't have a problem reading aloud or speaking aloud, but that could be because I have a high Charisma score...

      Aha, I made a D&D joke! I'm such a nerd. xD

      I hope that helped. ^_^

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      allison 9 years ago

      Just like Ellie I have a fear of reading out loud in front of a public. I can speak fine but I have panic attacks and feel like of running out of air when I read. Why does this fear have no name? I've searched but its not listed anywhere.

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      Kika Rose 9 years ago from Minnesota

      Ellie: Clowns is an all-too-common one, and I have discovered that a lot of girls claim this fear for attention, generally teens. Genuine fears of clowns are out there, and I'm not saying you don't have it, but as I stated, it's extremely common. It's like being afraid of the dark or the boogey-man for children.

      Ruby: There actually is a fear for that one, but I didn't put which one it is because I tried to keep the list PG/PG-13 at best. It's one of those (mature content) ones. I only put it up because it made me lawl. No, it does NOT make you a lesbian, it just means you're going to have some issues conceiving children until you get over your phobia. You can always seek professional help if you can't conquer your fear on your own.

      Are you sure it's a fear, and not just an anxiety?

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      ruby 9 years ago

      i have a bad fear of sex such as the sperm and dicks dose this mean i am a lezbian

      please reply as soon as possible!

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      ellie 9 years ago

      i have a real bad fear of reading out infront of people and of clowns and of televishions