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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7,564 4,475
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

2
6,415 5,228
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Extreme or irrational fear of heights

3
6,592 4,890
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Fear of enclosed spaces

4
5,359 5,133
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

5
7,820 3,491
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of deep water

6
4,473 5,868
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

7
5,126 5,098
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

8
3,747 6,344
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Fear of Needles

9
4,614 4,997
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

10
4,825 4,514
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

11
4,518 3,801
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of suffocating

12
4,213 5,094
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

13
3,819 5,735
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

14
4,136 3,780
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Fear of not being good enough or imperfect

15
3,104 4,615
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

16
1,878 6,577
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

17
3,289 3,405
Pisanthrophobia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Synthia Skuse added Pisanthrophobia Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences

18
2,346 5,829
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

19
2,358 5,589
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Fear of wide open spaces

20
1,857 2,576
Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Katsaridaphobia Fear of cockroaches

21
1,454 5,353
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Fear of vomiting

22
391 6,205
Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge added Fear of dogs

23
742 3,594
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia Fear of contamination and germs

24
821 4,561
Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Anthropophobia Pathological shyness

25
489 5,775
Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
serenity_12 added Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies

26
982 4,366
Philophobia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Snowee added Philophobia Fear of falling in love

27
291 201
Cleithrophobia - Fear of Being... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's Your Phobia?
poppiefresh added Cleithrophobia - Fear of Being Trapped

28
1,551 1,702
Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Nuclearphobia Fear of nuclear war

29
199 237
Thanatophobia Fear of dying is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Christie Staley added Thanatophobia Fear of dying

30
106 4,761
Eremikophobia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Eremikophobia Fear of sand

31
39 50
Trypophobia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Briar'sLuck added Trypophobia

 Fear of of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, or bumps.

32
15 28
Trypophobia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Briar'sLuck added Trypophobia

33
3 10
Pediophobia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aaricia Van 't Noordende added Pediophobia

34
5 34
Lilapsophobia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Lauren Moxie Blodgett added Lilapsophobia