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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
    8,106
    5,095

    Arachnophobia

    Fear of spiders
  • 2
    9,158
    3,793

    Thalassophobia

    Fear of deep water
  • 7,147
    5,657
    Extreme or irrational fear of heights
  • 7,180
    5,371
    Fear of enclosed spaces
  • 5
    5,961
    5,686

    Necrophobia

    Fear of death
  • 6
    5,471
    4,415

    Pnigophobia

    Fear of suffocating
  • 7
    2,039
    1,329

    Cleithrophobia

    Fear of Being Trapped
  • 8
    5,377
    5,125

    Galeophobia

    Fear of sharks
  • 9
    5,757
    5,614

    Glossophobia

    Fear of public speaking
  • 5,010
    4,492
    Fear of not being good enough or imperfect
  • 11
    1,491
    1,609

    Thanatophobia

    Fear of dying
  • 12
    4,704
    5,619

    Achluophobia

    Fear of the dark
  • 13
    5,037
    5,552

    Entomophobia

    Fear of insects
  • 14
    4,701
    6,467

    Ophidiophobia

    Fear of snakes
  • 15
    4,185
    4,248

    Pisanthrophobia

    Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences
  • 16
    877
    955

    Autophobia

    Fear of abandonment
  • 3,903
    6,903
    Fear of Needles
  • 18
    2,286
    3,075

    Nuclearphobia

    Fear of nuclear war
  • 19
    2,812
    3,733

    Katsaridaphobia

    Fear of cockroaches
  • 20
    272
    398

    Trypophobia

    Fear or disgust of closely packed holes
  • 21
    4,006
    6,226

    Coulrophobia

    Fear of clowns
  • 22
    3,604
    5,286

    Katagelophobia

    Fear of being ridiculed
  • 23
    2,538
    6,411

    Aviophobia

    Fear of flying
  • 2,203
    6,475
    Fear of wide open spaces
  • 25
    1,978
    7,222

    Dentophobia

    Fear of the dentist