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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
    8,260
    5,191

    Arachnophobia

    Fear of spiders
  • 2
    9,344
    3,865
    cielnet53 added

    Thalassophobia

    Fear of deep water
  • 3
    7,280
    5,767
    Extreme or irrational fear of heights
  • 4
    7,320
    5,478
    Buster McDermott addedFear of enclosed spaces
  • 5
    6,077
    5,793

    Necrophobia

    Fear of death
  • 6
    5,587
    4,500
    AdmiralCrunch added

    Pnigophobia

    Fear of suffocating
  • 7
    2,086
    1,354
    poppiefresh added

    Cleithrophobia

    Fear of Being Trapped
  • 8
    5,481
    5,223
    carlybobarly added

    Galeophobia

    Fear of sharks
  • 9
    5,891
    5,710

    Glossophobia

    Fear of public speaking
  • 10
    5,124
    4,578
    vijayboeing747 addedFear of not being good enough or imperfect
  • 11
    1,522
    1,641
    Christie Staley added

    Thanatophobia

    Fear of dying
  • 12
    4,804
    5,719

    Achluophobia

    Fear of the dark
  • 13
    5,142
    5,660
    lyndyloo added

    Entomophobia

    Fear of insects
  • 14
    4,787
    6,603

    Ophidiophobia

    Fear of snakes
  • 15
    4,256
    4,325
    Synthia Skuse added

    Pisanthrophobia

    Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences
  • 16
    3,987
    7,039
    LaurieM addedFear of Needles
  • 17
    2,309
    3,117
    SMASH1 added

    Nuclearphobia

    Fear of nuclear war
  • 18
    2,847
    3,785
    Nicole Henriod Cariat added

    Katsaridaphobia

    Fear of cockroaches
  • 19
    883
    963
    red.x.head04 added

    Autophobia

    Fear of abandonment
  • 20
    3,687
    5,396
    AdmiralCrunch added

    Katagelophobia

    Fear of being ridiculed
  • 21
    2,594
    6,528

    Aviophobia

    Fear of flying
  • 22
    4,090
    6,345
    Dismalhead added

    Coulrophobia

    Fear of clowns
  • 23
    2,250
    6,602
    tristanastar addedFear of wide open spaces
  • 24
    2,014
    7,364

    Dentophobia

    Fear of the dentist
  • 25
    258
    376
    Amy Sorce Smith added

    Trypophobia

    Fear or disgust of closely packed holes