Popular Opinion 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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6,496 3,800
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

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5,552 4,442
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Acrophobia Extreme or irrational fear of heights

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5,751 4,119
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Claustrophobia Fear of enclosed spaces

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4,533 4,372
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

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6,588 3,026
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of Deep Water

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3,884 4,938
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

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4,390 4,315
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

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3,224 5,394
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Trypanophobia Fear of needles

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3,943 4,229
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

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4,063 3,839
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

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3,521 4,339
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

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3,697 3,189
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of being smothered or fear of suffocating

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3,292 4,855
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

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3,146 3,281
Trumpaphobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nalmeida12 added Trumpaphobia

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2,612 3,761
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

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1,680 5,482
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

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3,406 3,125
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Atelophobia Fear of not being good enough or imperfection

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2,201 4,515
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Agoraphobia Fear of wide open spaces or crowded places.  

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2,008 4,909
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

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2,612 2,775
Pisanthrophobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Synthia Skuse added Pisanthrophobia fear of trusting or getting close to people because of bad past expiriences.

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1,268 1,906
Blatophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Blatophobia Cockroach panic. 

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1,196 4,399
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Emetophobia Fear of vomiting

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1,693 3,657
Kardashianophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
edflood added Kardashianophobia

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339 5,074
Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge added Cynophobia Fear of dogs

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521 2,684
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia If fear takes over and one finds themselves suffering from physical symptoms, Phobia has persisted over a significant length of time and is affecting one’s health^! mood^! work or family life, One recognizes that avoiding germs is taking over daily routines

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612 3,647
Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Anthropophobia Fear of humans

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406 4,751
Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's Your Phobia?
serenity_12 added Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies

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817 3,412
Philophobia Is the Fear of Fal... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Snowee added Philophobia Is the Fear of Falling in Love.

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1,053 1,055
Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Nuclearphobia Destruction of Earth basically - Fear of a NUKE BOMB EXPLODING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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78 3,750
Eremikophobia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Eremikophobia Fear of sand

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470 873
Mentophobia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Mentophobia Fear of becoming mentally insane... - A big fear that is severly under estimated in todays society.

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Astraphobia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What's Your Phobia?
june.eagan389 added Astraphobia Fear of thunder and lightning