Graveyard Shift What's Your Phobia?  

Desertrat89
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List Rules Vote up your crippling fears

This is a list of the most common phobias, ranked by people who find these things incapacitating. These popular fears can paralyze you or are incontrollable - no matter what logic tells you. Do you have any of these? Common phobias include aracnophobia (fear of spiders), acrophobia (fear of heights), and aviophobia (fear of flying), though there is no end to the number of things people can be afraid of. If your phobia isn't listed, add it, or press rerank to make your own list of the things you find most threatening. Let's find out the most common phobia. Vote and add! If you just want to vote on things that scare you, but aren't phobias, check out this list.
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1
7,768 4,600
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

2
6,595 5,359
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Extreme or irrational fear of heights

3
6,741 5,039
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Fear of enclosed spaces

4
5,526 5,273
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

5
8,070 3,585
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of deep water

6
4,588 6,038
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

7
5,260 5,256
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

8
3,845 6,526
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Fear of Needles

9
4,746 5,147
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

10
4,974 4,646
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

11
4,667 3,923
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of suffocating

12
4,349 5,231
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

13
3,924 5,901
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

14
4,266 3,916
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Fear of not being good enough or imperfect

15
3,196 4,771
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

16
1,922 6,778
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

17
3,413 3,532
Pisanthrophobia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Synthia Skuse added Pisanthrophobia Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences

18
2,407 6,004
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

19
2,399 5,779
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Fear of wide open spaces

20
1,971 2,705
Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Katsaridaphobia Fear of cockroaches

21
1,497 5,536
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Fear of vomiting

22
405 6,412
Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge added Fear of dogs

23
789 3,772
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia Fear of contamination and germs

24
851 4,740
Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Anthropophobia Pathological shyness

25
509 5,975
Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
serenity_12 added Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies