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Phobias, Phobias, Phobias...............Oh, So Many Phobias #2

Updated on August 29, 2014


This is a continuation of a previous hub, entitled Phobias, Phobias, Phobias........Oh, So Many Phobias. Just to recap the meaning of Phobia is as follows.

1. A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.2. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.

Keep in mind as you're reading these, as the meaning states, it's not just a strong fear, but also a strong dislike or aversion, so if some of these seems a bit on the ridiculous side, keep an open mind.

I'm not listing everyone that I found, I'm only listing my favorites or ones that I feel are more believable. You can find a more comprehensive list at,

The List

  1. Nebulaphobia--Fear of fog.
  2. Necrophobia--Fear of death or dead things.
  3. Nelophobia--Fear of glass.
  4. Noctiphobia--Fear of night.
  5. Nosocomephobia--Fear of hospitals.
  6. Nudophobia--Fear of nudity.
  7. Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia--Fear of gaining weight.
  8. Ochlophobia--Fear of crowds or mobs.
  9. Odontophobia--Fear of dental surgery.
  10. Olfactophobia, Osmophobia, or Osphresiophobia--Fear of Smells or odors, (my kids say I suffer from this).
  11. Ombrophobia--Fear of rain or being rained on.
  12. Omphalophobia--Fear of belly buttons.
  13. Ophidiophobia or Snakeophobia--Fear of snakes.
  14. Ophthalmophobia--Fear of being stared at.
  15. Ostraconophobia--Fear of shellfish.
  16. Pagophobia--Fear of ice or frost.
  17. Papyrophobia--Fear of paper.
  18. Paraskavedekatriaphobia--Fear of Friday the 13th.
  19. Pathophobia--Fear of disease
  20. Parturiphobia or tocophobia--Fear of pregnancy or childbirth.
  21. Pedculophobia or Phthiriophobia,--Fear of Lice.
  22. Pediophobia--Fear of dolls.
  23. Peladophobia--Fear of bald people.
  24. Peniaphobia--Fear of poverty, (you think Bernie Madoff tried to use this defense).
  25. Pentheraphobia, or Novercaphobia--Fear of mother-in-law.
  26. Pharmacophobia--Fear of taking medicine.
  28. Placophobia--Fear of tombstones.
  29. Plutophobia--Fear of wealth, (safe to say there's not a lot of them).
  30. Pogonophobia--Fear of beards.
  31. Poinephobia--Fear of punishment.
  32. Porphyrophobia--Fear of the color purple.
  33. Potamophobia--Fear of rivers.
  34. Potophobia--Fear of alcohol.
  35. Psychrophobia--Fear of cold.
  36. Pteronophobia--Fear of being tickled by feathers.
  37. Pupaphobia--Fear of puppets.
  38. Pyrophobia--Fear of fire.
  39. Ranidaphobia--Fear of frogs.
  40. Rhabdophobia--Fear of being severely punished or beaten, being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.
  41. Rhytiphobia--Fear of getting wrinkles.
  42. Rupophobia--Fear of dirt.
  43. Scatophobia--Fear of fecal matter.
  44. Scoleciphobia--Fear of worms.
  45. Scolionophobia--Fear of school, (don't let your children use this one).
  46. Sexophobia, or Heterophobia--Fear of the opposite sex.
  47. Social Phobia--Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.
  48. Sociophobia--Fear of society of people in general.
  49. Soteriophobia--Fear of dependence on others.
  50. Spermatophobia, Spermophobia or Verminophobia--Fear of germs.
  51. Symmetrophobia--Fear of symmetry.
  52. Stenophobia--Fear of narrow things or places.
  53. Tachophobia--Fear of speed.
  54. Technophobia--Fear of Technology.
  55. Telephonophobia--Fear of telephones.
  56. Testophobia--Fear of taking tests, (my grandson's used this one before).
  57. Thalassophobia--Fear of the sea.
  58. Thanatophobia or Thantophobia--Fear of death or dying.
  59. Theophobia--Fear of gods or religion.
  60. Thermophobia--Fear of heat.
  61. Tomophobia--Fear of surgical operations.
  62. Traumatophobia--Fear of injury.
  63. Toxiphobia or toxophobia or Toxicophobia--Fear of poison or of being accidentally poisoned.
  64. Trypanophobia--Fear of injections, (all of my children when they were small).
  65. Virginitiphobia--Fear of rape.
  66. Vaccinophobia--Fear of vaccination.
  67. Vitricophobia--Fear of step-father.
  68. Vestiphobia--Fear of clothing.
  69. Wiccaphobia--Fear of witches and witchcraft.
  70. Xenophobia--Fear of strangers or foreigners.
  71. Xerophobia--Fear of dryness.
  72. Xylophobia--1) Fear of wooden objects 2) forests.
  73. Xyrophobia--Fear of razors.
  74. Zelophobia--Fear of jealousy.
  75. Tapinophobia--Fear of being contagious.


After all is said and done concerning these listed phobias, we can safely say there are many more. Actually almost everyone has an irrational fear, a strong dislike or aversion to something. However when these fears are disabling they're considered phobias.

So if you are suffering from any of the real listed or non listed phobias, all is not lost. You can overcome your phobia with the proper treatment, and self-help strategies. As with most anything now, we can find help via the Internet. So my suggestion, "get to surfing."

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    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      5 years ago from Southern California

      I do agree Michael, thanks for stopping.

    • Michael Durden profile image

      Michael Durden 

      5 years ago

      With as many phobias as there are out there I'd say everyone is phobic of something right?

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      6 years ago from Southern California

      You sound like so many people I know, afraid of a lot of things. Anyway thanks for stopping and sharing with us.

    • Gabriela331 profile image


      6 years ago

      I have arachnophobia, fear of hights, fear of jellyfish, a little fear of the dark and fear of some bugs... i know that is very much but that's how it is and my main fear is spiders.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Say, I didn't realize that one was on here. I'll bet if you questioned your friends extensively, you'd find that they also have some kind of "irrational" fear. Because let's face it most of us do, so don't let them fool you, they have theirs too. Anyway, thank you so much for stopping, please come again.

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      7 years ago

      I sufer with pogonophobia, my friends think it's crazy but I just can't get too close to someone with a beard!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks a.l.laurice, you do, you really do have that phobia, WOW. Yes, I found these to be quite interesting myself. Thank you for stopping, please come again.

    • a.l. laurice profile image

      a.l. laurice 

      8 years ago from United States

      Great hub, this was fun to read! I found that "omphalophobia" especially interesting--I've had a really weird fear of something getting caught in my belly button all my life lol. I wonder if maybe I have that phobia. Really interesting, thanks!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Hey habee, I'm right along there with you on the heights thing. See you soon.

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I'm scared of tornadoes and heights!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      I feel your fear, I have a fear of heights also. I wrote this because I have several of these, although they're not crippling. Thank you for reading. See you soon.

    • donotfear profile image

      Annette Thomas 

      8 years ago from Northeast Texas

      I really relate to this one. I had Acraphobia for years. Gripping, controlling...until I faced it head-on in a challenge on a fire escape in L.A. (see my hub My Reality Show Experience: the Whole Story) Anyway, my fear has lessened a great deal. Glad you shared about phobias.

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      Renee S 

      8 years ago from Virginia

      I really got a kick out of this one. I have a fear of getting lost and driving in strange places - I wonder if there's a name for that one.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Oops Lady_E, you have claustrophobia or at least a mild form of it. I gave the phobias, but I didn't give the remedies, sorry. I guess you'll have to check out the trusty ole Internet. See you soon.

      WOW, AE, you're loaded with phobias, as I am, I won't begin to tell you all of mine. I thinks I listed all of the ones that you have. Thanks for stopping. See you soon.

    • AEvans profile image


      8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      My fear is number # 7 and 13 I am fearful of being to heavy so I always watch what I eat and I am scared to death of snakes. If you want to see someone scream at the top of their lungs and shatter glass that would be me when a snake is present. lololo Great hub!!! I enjoyed! :)

    • Lady_E profile image


      8 years ago from London, UK

      This is very interesting, but who are these people who have fear of Paper? It's harmless.

      My phobia is crowds. I don't like it when there are too many people close to me. Fastfreta, it's so bad that if I get on a train and it starts to get very crowded, I get off and wait for the next one. I think I need help.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Okay Micky Dee, do we see a phobia here, LOL?

      Amulets, there is a more comprehensive list on a link that I have on hub,(Phobia List), perhaps you'll find a name for it there.

      Thanks lorlie for reading this one also.

      Thank you all for stopping and taking time to read, please come again soon.

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      Laurel Rogers 

      8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Fantastic 'part 2.' Thanks for the update!

    • amulets profile image


      8 years ago from Singapore

      Hmm... how about fear of someone touching your neck? That's what my mum is having the phobia.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I'm afraid I can't look at any more! Thanks

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Thanks Hello, hello for visiting and yes it can be life destroying, but there is help. Hopefully most will realize that and seek such help. Hope to see you soon.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Phobia must be very sould and life destroying and you wrote a great hub about it. Thank you for an interesting read.

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Bk, you're good. I like your strategy, wish I had your knack, you need to teach this. As you noticed in the beginning of my first part of this duo, I stated that I had an unnatural fear of roaches, HELP! LOL! Anyway thanks for weighing in on this. See you soon.

    • BkCreative profile image


      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      fastfreta - I've known so many people to have phobias, mostly with bugs - but equal to that is snakes. My son has snakes so therefore a dear friend of mine who wants to bring him a housewarming gift will not - unless maybe it's summer and she can stand out on the sidewalk and toss the gift to him. Sigh! I knew a librarian, so afraid of reptiles she would not walk down that book aisle.

      But I wonder how much of this is taught or just foolishness. When my granddaughter (11 years old) and family moved to ATL from NYC her fear of bugs was waaaaay out of hand. I would watch this girl run and scream from a fly - but I saw her 2 baby sisters, who were not afraid, start running too. So before school started I sat her down and told her she had no choice but to stop because:

      a - when she starts at this new school and other students find out they will forever throw bugs on her

      b - running wildly will have her run out in front of a truck one day - and guess which will hurt more - fly or truck?

      c - and most of all she was a big sister and teaching her little sisters fear - so cut it out.

      And she did - the next day she was fine - out in the yard knocking bugs away - having a great time.

      Well, you know when I read one of your hubs I can go on and on - but what is wrong with a culture that its people should have sooooooo many fears.

      Thanks again!

    • fastfreta profile imageAUTHOR

      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Yeah I like that one too, that's why I highlighted it. Thanks again Veronica.

    • Veronica Allen profile image

      Veronica Allen 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      I think the fear of phobias takes the cake. Who knew you could fear fear itself? This was another great read fastfreta.


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