How many Phobias do we know?

by BalaRekha 2011-08-02 10:31:46

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Animal Phobias:

Many phobias revolve around a primal fear of certain animals. Here is a detailed look at several common animal phobias.

* Arachnophobia â Fear of Spiders
* Herpetophobia â Fear of Reptiles
* Ophidiophobia â Fear of Snakes
* Ornithophobia â Fear of Birds

Food Phobias:

Many phobias seem to revolve around food. Here are a few that you may not be familiar with.

* Cibophobia - Fear of Food
* Emetophobia - Fear of Vomiting
* Mageirocophobia - Fear of Cooking

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Medical Phobias:

Some people fear doctors and other health professionals. Others are afraid of illnesses and germs. Here is a series of phobias with a medical theme.

* Dentophobia - Fear of Dentists
* Hypochondria - Fear of Illness
* Iatrophobia - Fear of Doctors
* Mysophobia - Fear of Germs
* Trypanophobia - Fear of Needles

Phobias Related to Heights:

Acrophobia, or fear of heights, is not the only phobia related to being at height. Here are several phobias related to heights.

* Acrophobia - Fear of Heights
* Bathmophobia - Fear of Slopes
* Climacophobia - Fear of Climbing
* Illyngophobia - Fear of Vertigo

Phobias With a Religious Component:

Although phobias may be triggered by a seemingly limitless number of factors, some phobias seem to have a religious component. Here are some of the most common.

* Doomsday Phobias
* Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - Fear of 666
* Mythophobia - Fear of Folklore Legends
* Phasmaphobia - Fear of Ghosts

* Placophobia - Fear of Cemetery Tombstones
* Thanatophobia - Fear of Death
* Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the Number 13

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Social Phobias:

Social phobia is a broad category that can encompass many different types of phobias. Here is a look at some of the most common social phobias.

* Glossophobia - Fear of Public Speaking
* Social Phobia - Fear of People
* Stage Fright - Fear of Performing

Other Phobias

It is possible to develop a phobia of literally anything. Here are some of the more common and interesting ones.

* Ablutophobia - Fear of Bathing
* Agoraphobia - Fear of Open Spaces
* Astraphobia - Fear of Thunder and Lightning
* Astrophobia - Fear of Space
* Automatonophobia - Fear of Humanoid Objects
* Bibliophobia - Fear of Books
* Bromidrophobia - Fear of Body Odors
* Claustrophobia - Fear of Enclosed Spaces
* Coulrophobia - Fear of Clowns

* Fears of Failure and Success
* Kleptophobia - Fear of Theft
* Lilapsophobia - Fear of Severe Weather
* Maskaphobia - Fear of Masks
* Megalophobia - Fear of Large Things
* Metrophobia - Fear of Poetry
* Nyctophobia - Fear of the Dark
* Pediophobia - Fear of Dolls


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