Popular Opinion What's Your Phobia?  

Desertrat89
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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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6,758 3,969
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

2
5,743 4,660
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Acrophobia Extreme or irrational fear of heights

3
5,961 4,310
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Claustrophobia Fear of enclosed spaces

4
4,735 4,558
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

5
6,891 3,147
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of deep water

6
4,029 5,179
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

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4,563 4,517
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

8
3,360 5,627
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Trypanophobia Fear of Needles

9
4,111 4,419
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

10
4,267 3,991
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

11
3,681 4,529
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

12
3,879 3,350
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of suffocating

13
3,414 5,080
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

14
2,715 3,985
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

15
1,725 5,757
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

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3,584 3,281
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Atelophobia Fear of not being good enough or imperfect

17
2,252 4,773
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Agoraphobia Fear of wide open spaces

18
2,767 2,932
Pisanthrophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Synthia Skuse added Pisanthrophobia Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences

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2,094 5,145
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

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1,411 2,074
Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Katsaridaphobia Fear of cockroaches

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1,250 4,641
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Emetophobia Fear of vomiting

22
349 5,351
Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge added Cynophobia Fear of dogs

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662 3,877
Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Anthropophobia Pathological shyness

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564 2,918
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia Fear of contamination and germs

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423 5,010
Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
serenity_12 added Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies

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865 3,640
Philophobia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Snowee added Philophobia Fear of falling in love

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1,179 1,213
Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Nuclearphobia Fear of nuclear war

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88 4,008
Eremikophobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Eremikophobia Fear of sand

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553 1,065
Mentophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Mentophobia Fear of going insane

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1 9
Gephyrophobia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What's Your Phobia?
BrittanyArmstrong added Gephyrophobia