Graveyard Shift 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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1
7,300 4,297
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

2
6,180 5,047
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Extreme or irrational fear of heights

3
6,366 4,705
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Fear of enclosed spaces

4
5,165 4,939
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

5
7,516 3,362
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of deep water

6
4,333 5,633
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

7
4,925 4,917
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

8
3,632 6,097
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Fear of Needles

9
4,435 4,809
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

10
4,666 4,323
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

11
4,049 4,903
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

12
4,315 3,643
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of suffocating

13
3,702 5,509
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

14
2,946 4,430
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

15
3,948 3,608
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Fear of not being good enough or imperfect

16
1,818 6,316
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

17
3,101 3,254
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
2,257 5,606
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

19
2,326 5,326
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Fear of wide open spaces

20
1,714 2,411
Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Katsaridaphobia Fear of cockroaches

21
1,403 5,115
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Fear of vomiting

22
373 5,928
Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge added Fear of dogs

23
764 4,351
Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Anthropophobia Pathological shyness

24
681 3,383
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia Fear of contamination and germs

25
467 5,534
Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
serenity_12 added Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies

26
938 4,143
Philophobia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Snowee added Philophobia Fear of falling in love

27
1,442 1,536
Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Nuclearphobia Fear of nuclear war

28
135 90
Cleithrophobia - Fear of Being... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's Your Phobia?
poppiefresh added Cleithrophobia - Fear of Being Trapped

29
97 4,538
Eremikophobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Eremikophobia Fear of sand

30
94 106
Thanatophobia Fear of dying is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Christie Staley added Thanatophobia Fear of dying