Popular Opinion What's Your Phobia?  

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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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1
6,994 4,121
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

2
5,940 4,833
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Extreme or irrational fear of heights

3
6,139 4,496
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Fear of enclosed spaces

4
4,921 4,740
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

5
7,175 3,249
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of deep water

6
4,168 5,391
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

7
4,725 4,707
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

8
3,486 5,846
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Fear of Needles

9
4,262 4,599
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

10
4,453 4,145
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

11
3,839 4,721
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

12
4,080 3,489
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of suffocating

13
3,546 5,288
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

14
2,813 4,204
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

15
1,768 6,031
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

16
3,749 3,445
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Fear of not being good enough or imperfect

17
2,290 5,049
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Fear of wide open spaces

18
2,162 5,380
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

19
2,921 3,095
Pisanthrophobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Synthia Skuse added Pisanthrophobia Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences

20
1,559 2,238
Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Katsaridaphobia Fear of cockroaches

21
1,313 4,880
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Fear of vomiting

22
360 5,635
Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge added Fear of dogs

23
704 4,116
Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Anthropophobia Pathological shyness

24
618 3,148
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia Fear of contamination and germs

25
446 5,268
Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
serenity_12 added Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies

26
897 3,891
Philophobia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Snowee added Philophobia Fear of falling in love

27
1,302 1,374
Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Nuclearphobia Fear of nuclear war

28
92 4,276
Eremikophobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Eremikophobia Fear of sand

29
631 1,256
Mentophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Mentophobia Fear of going insane