Graveyard Shift 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
7,041 4,146
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

2
5,979 4,870
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Extreme or irrational fear of heights

3
6,169 4,534
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Fear of enclosed spaces

4
4,966 4,764
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

5
7,222 3,269
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of deep water

6
4,197 5,430
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

7
4,757 4,741
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

8
3,512 5,885
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Fear of Needles

9
4,293 4,634
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

10
4,487 4,173
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

11
3,868 4,752
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

12
4,115 3,516
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of suffocating

13
3,568 5,326
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

14
2,831 4,246
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

15
1,775 6,081
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

16
3,785 3,466
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Fear of not being good enough or imperfect

17
2,298 5,096
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Fear of wide open spaces

18
2,179 5,415
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

19
2,958 3,113
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
1,584 2,265
Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Katsaridaphobia Fear of cockroaches

21
1,325 4,920
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Fear of vomiting

22
362 5,683
Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge added Fear of dogs

23
715 4,152
Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Anthropophobia Pathological shyness

24
626 3,185
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia Fear of contamination and germs

25
451 5,307
Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
serenity_12 added Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies

26
906 3,926
Philophobia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Snowee added Philophobia Fear of falling in love

27
1,327 1,397
Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Nuclearphobia Fear of nuclear war

28
93 4,319
Eremikophobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Eremikophobia Fear of sand

29
646 1,287
Mentophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Mentophobia Fear of going insane