List of Phobias and Their Meanings
Achievemephobia = The fear of success. The opposite to the fear of failure.
Achondroplasiaphobia = The fear of midgets. Because they look differently.
Acrophobia = The fear of heights. Five percent of the general population suffer from this phobia.
Aerophobia = The fear of flying. 25 million Americans share a fear of flying.
Agliophobia = The fear of pain. Being afraid something painful will happen.
Agoraphobia = The fear of open or crowded spaces. People with this fear often wont leave home.
Ailurophobia = The fear of cats. This phobia is also known as Gatophobia.
Alektorophobia = The fear of chickens. You may have this phobia if chickens make you panic.
Allodoxaphobia = The fear of opinions. Being afraid of hearing what others are thinking of you.
Anatidaephobia = The fear of ducks. Somewhere, a duck is watching you.
Androphobia = The fear of men. Usually seen in younger females, but it can also affect adults.
Anthropophobia = The fear of people. Being afraid of people in all situations.
Aphenphosmphobia = The fear of intimacy. Fear of being touched and love.
Apiphobia = The fear of bees. Many people fear being stung by angry bees.
Aquaphobia = The fear of water. Being afraid of water or being near water.
Arachnophobia = The fear of spiders affects women four times more (48% women and 12% men).
Astraphobia = The fear of thunder/lightning AKA Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia, Ceraunophobia.
Athazagoraphobia = The fear of being forgotten or not remembering things.
Atychiphobia = The fear of failure. It is the single greatest barrier to success.
Autophobia = The fear of abandonment and being abandoned by someone.
Bananaphobia = The fear of bananas. If you have this phobia, they are scary.
Basiphobia = The fear of falling. Some may even refuse to walk or stand up.
Bathophobia = The fear of depths can be anything associated with depth (lakes, tunnels, caves).
Cacomorphobia = The fear of fat people. Induced by the media. Affects some anorexics/bulimics.
Carcinophobia = The fear of cancer. People with this develop extreme diets.
Catoptrophobia = The fear of mirrors. Being afraid of what you might see.
Chaetophobia = The fear of hair. Phobics tend to be afraid of other peoples hair.
Chronophobia = The fear of the future. A persistent fear of what is to come.
Cibophobia = The fear of food. The phobia may come from a bad episode while eating, like choking.
Claustrophobia = The fear of small spaces like elevators, small rooms and other enclosed spaces.
Coasterphobia = The fear of roller coasters. Ever seen Final Destination 3?
Coulrophobia = The fear of clowns. Some people find clowns funny, coulrophobics certainly don't.
Cynophobia = The fear of dogs. This includes everything from small Poodles to large Great Danes.
Didaskaleinophobia = The fear of school. This phobia affects kids mostly.
Disposophobia = The fear of getting rid of stuff triggers extreme hoarding.
Emetophobia = The fear of vomiting and the fear of loss of your self control.
Enochlophobia = The fear of crowds is closely related to Ochlophobia and Demophobia.
Entomophobia = The fear of bugs and insects, also related to Acarophobia.
Equinophobia = The fear of horses. Animal phobias are pretty common, especially for women.
Ergophobia = The fear of work. Often due to social or performance anxiety.
Galeophobia = The fear of sharks in the ocean or even in swimming pools.
Gamophobia = The fear of commitment or sticking with someone to the end.
Gephyrophobia = The fear of bridges and crossing even the smallest bridge.
Gerascophobia = The fear of getting old. Aging is the most natural thing, yet many of us fear it.
Globophobia = The fear of balloons. They should be fun, but not for phobics.
Glossophobia = The fear of public speaking. Not being able to do speeches.
Gynophobia = The fear of women. May occur if you have unresolved mother issues.
Hemophobia = The fear of blood. Even the sight of blood can cause fainting.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia = The fear of long words. Believe it or not, it's real.
Iatrophobia = The fear of doctors. Do you delay doctor visits? You may have this.
Ichthyophobia = The fear of fish. Includes small, large, dead and living fish.
Katsaridaphobia = The fear of cockroaches. This can easily lead to an excessive cleaning disorder.
Kinemortophobia = The fear of zombies. Being afraid that zombies attack and turn you into them.
Koumpounophobia = The fear of buttons. Clothes with buttons are avoided.
Lepidopterophobia = The fear of butterflies and often most winged insects.
Ligyrophobia = The fear of loud noises. More than the instinctive noise fear.
Metathesiophobia = The fear of change. Sometimes change is a good thing.
Monophobia = The fear of being alone. Even while eating and/or sleeping.
Mottephobia = The fear of moths. These insects are only beautiful to some.
Musophobia = The fear of mice. Some people find mice cute, but phobics don't.
Myrmecophobia = The fear of ants. Not as common as Arachnophobia, but may feel just as intense.
Mysophobia = The fear of germs. It is also rightly termed as Germophobia or Bacterophobia.
Nosocomephobia = The fear of hospitals. Let's face it, no one likes hospitals.
Numerophobia = The fear of numbers and the mere thought of calculations.
Nyctophobia = The fear of darkness. Being afraid of the dark or the night is common for kids.
Ombrophobia = The fear of rain. Many fear the rain due to stormy weather.
Omphalophobia = The fear of belly buttons. Touching and looking at navels.
Ophidiophobia = The fear of snakes. Phobics avoid certain cities because they have more snakes.
Ornithophobia = The fear of birds. Individuals suffering from this may only fear certain species.
Panophobia = The fear of everything or fear that terrible things will happen.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia = The fear of Friday the 13th. About 8% of Americans have this phobia.
Pediophobia = The fear of dolls. This phobia could well be Chucky-induced.
Phasmophobia = The fear of ghosts. AKA Spectrophobia. Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Philophobia = The fear of love. Being scared of falling in love or emotions.
Phobophobia = The fear of fear. The thought of being afraid of objects/situations.
Photophobia = The fear of light caused by something medical or traumatic.
Podophobia = The fear of feet. Some people fear touching or looking at feet, even their own.
Pogonophobia = The fear of beards or being scared of/around bearded men.
Pseudodysphagia = The fear of choking often after a bad eating experience.
Pyrophobia = The fear of fire. A natural/primal fear that can be debilitating.
Ranidaphobia = The fear of frogs. Often caused by episodes from childhood.
Samhainophobia = The fear of Halloween affects children/superstitious people.
Scelerophobia = The fear of crime involves being afraid of burglars, attackers or crime in general.
Scoleciphobia = The fear of worms. Often because of unhygienic conditions.
Sidonglobophobia = The fear of cotton balls or plastic foams. Oh that sound.
Somniphobia = The fear of sleep. Being terrified of what might happen right after you fall asleep.
Spheksophobia = The fear of wasps. You panic and fear getting stung by it.
Taphophobia = The fear of being buried alive by mistake and waking up in a coffin underground.
Technophobia = The fear of technology is often induced by culture/religion.
Telephonophobia = The fear of talking on the phone. Phobics prefer texting.
Thalassophobia = The fear of the ocean. Water, waves and unknown spaces.
Thanatophobia = The fear of death. Even talking about death can be hard.
Theophobia = The fear of God causes an irrational fear of God or religion.
Tokophobia = The fear of pregnancy involves giving birth or having children.
Triskaidekaphobia = The fear of the number 13 or the bad luck that follows.
Trypanophobia = The fear of needles. I used to fear needles (that and death).
Trypophobia = The fear of holes is an unusual but pretty common phobia.
Vehophobia = The fear of driving. This phobia affects personal and work life.
Xenophobia = The fear of the unknown. Fearing anything or anyone that is strange or foreign.
Zoophobia = The fear of animals. Applies to both vile and harmless animals.