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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
    8,102
    5,091

    Arachnophobia

    Fear of spiders
  • 2
    9,149
    3,792

    Thalassophobia

    Fear of deep water
  • 7,143
    5,653
    Extreme or irrational fear of heights
  • 7,177
    5,367
    Fear of enclosed spaces
  • 5
    5,960
    5,680

    Necrophobia

    Fear of death
  • 6
    5,468
    4,411

    Pnigophobia

    Fear of suffocating
  • 7
    2,034
    1,326

    Cleithrophobia

    Fear of Being Trapped
  • 8
    5,376
    5,119

    Galeophobia

    Fear of sharks
  • 9
    5,757
    5,607

    Glossophobia

    Fear of public speaking
  • 5,007
    4,489
    Fear of not being good enough or imperfect
  • 11
    1,489
    1,605

    Thanatophobia

    Fear of dying
  • 12
    4,702
    5,615

    Achluophobia

    Fear of the dark
  • 13
    5,034
    5,549

    Entomophobia

    Fear of insects
  • 14
    4,701
    6,461

    Ophidiophobia

    Fear of snakes
  • 15
    4,182
    4,245

    Pisanthrophobia

    Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences
  • 16
    875
    951

    Autophobia

    Fear of abandonment
  • 3,902
    6,897
    Fear of Needles
  • 18
    2,284
    3,071

    Nuclearphobia

    Fear of nuclear war
  • 19
    2,807
    3,732

    Katsaridaphobia

    Fear of cockroaches
  • 20
    4,006
    6,221

    Coulrophobia

    Fear of clowns
  • 21
    3,603
    5,283

    Katagelophobia

    Fear of being ridiculed
  • 22
    2,538
    6,407

    Aviophobia

    Fear of flying
  • 23
    268
    395

    Trypophobia

    Fear or disgust of closely packed holes
  • 2,203
    6,471
    Fear of wide open spaces
  • 25
    1,978
    7,217

    Dentophobia

    Fear of the dentist