I am having a day off today… So no major blog entry this day…
Just recently though, I have had a large number of enquiries about types of phobias and what phobias are called, so I have got a list put together that seems to be as comprehensive as I can find. A list of what phobias are known to man and have an official name… Some phobias are bizarre, we all know that, some make me giggle which I know is slightly wrong…
Anyway, let me share with you this list for you to read and I’ll head out for the day…
List of Phobias:
13, number — Triskadekaphobia.
8, number — Octophobia.
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.
Beards — Pogonophobia.
Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or of being severely criticized — Rhabdophobia.
Beautiful women — Caligynephobia.
Beds or going to bed — Clinophobia.
Bees — Apiphobia or Melissophobia.
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.
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 — Rhabdophobia.
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 — Scelerophobia.
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.
Penis, losing an erection — Medomalacuphobia.
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 — Rhabdophobia.
Punishment — Poinephobia.
Puppets — Pupaphobia.
Purple, color — Porphyrophobia.
Rabies — Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia.
Radiation or X-Rays — 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 sin — 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 — Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia 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.
X-Rays or radiation — Radiophobia.
Yellow color — Xanthophobia.
That is some list, eh? I hope you are phobia free… If not, get in touch with me!
I wonder if there is a phobia of phobia lists… Have a great day. 🙂
Wiccaphobia? Can I just point out that “Wiccaphobia” can’t actually be a fear of Witches or Witchcraft. Wicca is not the same as witchcraft and not every Witch would identify themselves as being part of “Wicca”.
That said, “Wiccaphobia” is an interesting one. What are people who suffer from “Wiccaphobia” actually afraid of? The reality of what a witch is or can be or the nonsense drivel that the Puritans and their allies concocted about Witches and Witchcraft. I have had endless conversations with people about witches and witchcraft and at no point has the person I’ve been talking with had the slightest hint that they are actually talking to a Witch.
For the record, there isn’t space for a cauldron in the new flat I’m moving into next month (I’m going to be living in Cardiff), I do not have a black cat (although my girlfriend’s cat “Mittens” and I are in a state of war because he insists on being a right pain in the bum every time my girlfriend asks me to feed him and or look after him while she’s out) and I do not go out on moonlit nights to dance naked. I visited Edinburgh Dungeon with my sister recently and they had this mock trial thing going on and my sister got called up and she was accused of witchcraft. Close boys, I thought to myself, but no cigar.
I am, perhaps, being flippant. I do not mean to be. But “Wiccaphobia” is interesting because it seems to be one of those phobias which is based on a nonsense perception of something rather than on the reality of something. If you are afraid of spiders, you know what a spider looks like. You’re overly sensitive and or afraid of it but you are in touch with the reality of what a spider is even if you’re not in touch with the reality of the danger that spider represents to you or anyone else. But with “Wiccaphobia”, it is highly unlikely that many sufferers will know and or be in touch with the reality of what a witch actually is so it is pretty safe to assume that what they are “afraid of” is a nonsense perception and doesn’t actually exist.
I have heard and answered the call of the Goddess. For me, that is the route of my Paganism and my identity as a Witch. I didn’t choose to become a Pagan because it’s popular or because I thought it would make me more powerful or give me power over anyone else. I didn’t look at Paganism’s creed and ethics and say to myself: “you know what, I agree with most of that”. We’re not talking politics here. The Goddess spoke to me and I heard her. That doesn’t mean I think I’m better than anyone else. I don’t think I’m right and others are wrong and I’m not here as some sort of messanger or prophet. This was a personal, private thing. A communication between my God and me.
There’s no hard and fast rule about what a Pagan is and there’s no hard and fast rule about what a “Witch” is either so someone suffering with “Wiccaphobia” could end up being afraid of pretty much everybody so perhaps it is for the best that their fear be concentrated on some lunatic idea about what a Witch is. Perhaps I should get my black hat out.
I can understand and appreciate why certain sections of certain religions would be afraid of Witches and Witchcraft. We’re a much older faith than they are and we celebrate the divine power of women which threatens an awful lot of their attempts to pervert messages of love, compassion and peace to serve their private agendas. But, outside of that, what exactly is it that makes people scared of “my people” (they are not my people but I didn’t really have the right words to express what I wanted to say)?
We’re an incredibly private faith, we have very strict ideas about what a bad idea preaching is, we believe that any action or intention to harm another will come back to harm us three times worse, we love and celebrate nature, we do our best to be compassionate and understanding to other people, we celebrate different cultures, we try never to judge people….what exactly is so terrifying about us?
Personally, I think there’s such a long list of phobias because psychologists and their ilk like to take every opportunity to tell the world about how clever they are so they dig up latin names for things and parade them about the place.
I am not for one moment dismissing the seriousness of phobias. I’ve spent a lot of time recently talking to people with social anxiety and, in many cases, the anxieties and phobias are crushing these peoples lives piece by piece. I’m just interested in the subject.
What fantastic words!
I think phobias are over-rated, and we should just get rid of all of them 🙂
Well said Jeanie.
Marty – as always, thank you for your wonderful contribution… I’ll get you a new broom stick to fly on. 😉