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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7,517 4,444
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

2
6,378 5,196
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Extreme or irrational fear of heights

3
6,556 4,858
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Fear of enclosed spaces

4
5,328 5,095
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

5
7,772 3,471
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of deep water

6
4,453 5,827
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

7
5,100 5,064
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

8
3,732 6,304
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Fear of Needles

9
4,595 4,960
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

10
4,806 4,476
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

11
4,487 3,777
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of suffocating

12
4,190 5,063
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

13
3,806 5,694
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

14
4,113 3,746
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Fear of not being good enough or imperfect

15
3,081 4,584
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

16
1,867 6,536
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

17
3,266 3,375
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
2,333 5,791
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

19
2,355 5,544
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Fear of wide open spaces

20
1,840 2,542
Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Katsaridaphobia Fear of cockroaches

21
1,449 5,311
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Fear of vomiting

22
387 6,160
Cynophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge added Fear of dogs

23
734 3,556
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia Fear of contamination and germs

24
812 4,522
Anthropophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Anthropophobia Pathological shyness

25
484 5,733
Lepidopterophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
serenity_12 added Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies

26
976 4,324
Philophobia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Snowee added Philophobia Fear of falling in love

27
267 176
Cleithrophobia - Fear of Being... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list What's Your Phobia?
poppiefresh added Cleithrophobia - Fear of Being Trapped

28
1,532 1,669
Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Nuclearphobia Fear of nuclear war

29
180 212
Thanatophobia Fear of dying is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Christie Staley added Thanatophobia Fear of dying

30
105 4,715
Eremikophobia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list What's Your Phobia?
OddBean14 added Eremikophobia Fear of sand

31
18 22
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
14 20
Lilapsophobia - Fear of Tornad... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Lauren Moxie Blodgett added Lilapsophobia - Fear of Tornadoes

33
7 10
Trypophobia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Briar'sLuck added Trypophobia

34
3 18
Lilapsophobia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Lauren Moxie Blodgett added Lilapsophobia