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What's Your Phobia?

Updated June 6, 2020 316.0k votes 23.5k voters 249.0k views36 items

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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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    Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    1,283
    5,628

    Mysophobia

    Fear of contamination and germs
  • 27
    Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    1,983
    7,281

    Emetophobia

    Fear of vomiting
  • 28
    Phobophobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    405
    1,369

    Phobophobia

    Fear of phobias, the fear of being struck by your fear in a totally unsuitable moment
  • 29
    Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    1,317
    6,479

    Anthropophobia

    Pathological shyness
  • 30
    Philophobia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    1,338
    6,397

    Philophobia

    Fear of falling in love
  • 31
    Gephyrophobia  is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    244
    974

    Gephyrophobia

    Fear of bridges
  • 32
    Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    491
    8,273

    Cynophobia

    Fear of dogs
  • 33
    Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    627
    7,778

    Lepidopterophobia

    Fear of butterflies
  • 34
    Footphobia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    93
    1,156

    Footphobia

    Fear of feet
  • 35
    Megalophobia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    52
    281

    Megalophobia

    Fear of large objects
  • 36
    Eremikophobia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    164
    6,926

    Eremikophobia

    Fear of sand
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