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What's Your Phobia?

List RulesVote 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
    8,145
    5,126

    Arachnophobia

    Fear of spiders
  • 2
    9,206
    3,817
    cielnet53 added

    Thalassophobia

    Fear of deep water
  • 3
    7,183
    5,693
    Extreme or irrational fear of heights
  • 4
    7,224
    5,404
    Buster McDermott addedFear of enclosed spaces
  • 5
    6,003
    5,712

    Necrophobia

    Fear of death
  • 6
    5,506
    4,440
    AdmiralCrunch added

    Pnigophobia

    Fear of suffocating
  • 7
    2,052
    1,331
    poppiefresh added

    Cleithrophobia

    Fear of Being Trapped
  • 8
    5,416
    5,149
    carlybobarly added

    Galeophobia

    Fear of sharks
  • 9
    5,806
    5,640

    Glossophobia

    Fear of public speaking
  • 10
    5,043
    4,517
    vijayboeing747 addedFear of not being good enough or imperfect
  • 11
    1,498
    1,615
    Christie Staley added

    Thanatophobia

    Fear of dying
  • 12
    4,734
    5,649

    Achluophobia

    Fear of the dark
  • 13
    5,074
    5,583
    lyndyloo added

    Entomophobia

    Fear of insects
  • 14
    4,730
    6,512

    Ophidiophobia

    Fear of snakes
  • 15
    4,215
    4,277
    Synthia Skuse added

    Pisanthrophobia

    Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences
  • 16
    3,928
    6,946
    LaurieM addedFear of Needles
  • 17
    2,288
    3,086
    SMASH1 added

    Nuclearphobia

    Fear of nuclear war
  • 18
    2,820
    3,754
    Nicole Henriod Cariat added

    Katsaridaphobia

    Fear of cockroaches
  • 19
    878
    953
    red.x.head04 added

    Autophobia

    Fear of abandonment
  • 20
    2,558
    6,447

    Aviophobia

    Fear of flying
  • 21
    4,037
    6,258
    Dismalhead added

    Coulrophobia

    Fear of clowns
  • 22
    3,633
    5,321
    AdmiralCrunch added

    Katagelophobia

    Fear of being ridiculed
  • 23
    2,216
    6,518
    tristanastar addedFear of wide open spaces
  • 24
    1,988
    7,270

    Dentophobia

    Fear of the dentist
  • 25
    261
    375
    Amy Sorce Smith added

    Trypophobia

    Fear or disgust of closely packed holes