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
7,951 4,734
Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

2
6,759 5,508
Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Extreme or irrational fear of heights

3
6,896 5,179
Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Buster McDermott added Fear of enclosed spaces

4
5,678 5,406
Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Necrophobia Fear of death

5
8,302 3,672
Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
cielnet53 added Thalassophobia Fear of deep water

6
4,708 6,194
Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

7
5,412 5,389
Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

8
5,098 4,784
Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
carlybobarly added Galeophobia Fear of sharks

9
3,942 6,685
Fear of needles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
LaurieM added Fear of Needles

10
4,866 5,292
Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lyndyloo added Entomophobia Fear of insects

11
4,802 4,053
Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Pnigophobia Fear of suffocating

12
4,468 5,371
Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Achluophobia Fear of the dark

13
4,010 6,071
Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dismalhead added Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

14
4,423 4,020
Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
vijayboeing747 added Fear of not being good enough or imperfect

15
1,982 6,952
Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

16
3,306 4,891
Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
AdmiralCrunch added Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

17
3,535 3,646
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
2,473 6,174
Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Aviophobia Fear of flying

19
2,438 5,960
Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
tristanastar added Fear of wide open spaces

20
547 365
Cleithrophobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
poppiefresh added Cleithrophobia Fear of Being Trapped

21
2,068 2,836
Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Nicole Henriod Cariat added Katsaridaphobia Fear of cockroaches

22
1,735 1,949
Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
SMASH1 added Nuclearphobia Fear of nuclear war

23
409 449
Thanatophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
Christie Staley added Thanatophobia Fear of dying

24
1,537 5,709
Emetophobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
lollipoopqueen added Fear of vomiting

25
835 3,934
Mysophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
nolagirl22 added Mysophobia Fear of contamination and germs