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What's Your Phobia?

Updated June 6, 2020 284.8k votes 24k voters 252k views36 items

List RulesVote up your crippling fears

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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    8,383
    5,272

    Arachnophobia

    Fear of spiders
  • 2
    9,483
    3,919
    cielnet53 added

    Thalassophobia

    Fear of deep water
  • 3
    7,387
    5,848

    Acrophobia

    Extreme or irrational fear of heights
  • 4
    7,427
    5,560
    Buster McDermott added

    Claustrophobia

    Fear of enclosed spaces
  • 5
    6,168
    5,871

    Necrophobia

    Fear of death
  • 6
    5,673
    4,567
    AdmiralCrunch added

    Pnigophobia

    Fear of suffocating
  • 7
    5,579
    5,282
    carlybobarly added

    Galeophobia

    Fear of sharks
  • 8
    2,079
    1,360
    poppiefresh added

    Cleithrophobia

    Fear of Being Trapped
  • 9
    5,970
    5,809

    Glossophobia

    Fear of public speaking
  • 10
    5,196
    4,650
    vijayboeing747 added

    Atelophobia

    Fear of not being good enough or imperfect
  • 11
    5,219
    5,742
    lyndyloo added

    Entomophobia

    Fear of insects
  • 12
    1,521
    1,642
    Christie Staley added

    Thanatophobia

    Fear of dying
  • 13
    4,884
    5,809

    Achluophobia

    Fear of the dark
  • 14
    4,869
    6,709

    Ophidiophobia

    Fear of snakes
  • 15
    4,309
    4,403
    Synthia Skuse added

    Pisanthrophobia

    Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences
  • 16
    4,048
    7,153
    LaurieM added

    Trypanophobia

    Fear of Needles
  • 17
    2,354
    3,158
    SMASH1 added

    Nuclearphobia

    Fear of nuclear war
  • 18
    2,887
    3,829
    Nicole Henriod Cariat added

    Katsaridaphobia

    Fear of cockroaches
  • 19
    878
    952
    red.x.head04 added

    Autophobia

    Fear of abandonment
  • 20
    2,634
    6,623

    Aviophobia

    Fear of flying
  • 21
    4,151
    6,442
    Dismalhead added

    Coulrophobia

    Fear of clowns
  • 22
    3,739
    5,495
    AdmiralCrunch added

    Katagelophobia

    Fear of being ridiculed
  • 23
    2,277
    6,716
    tristanastar added

    Agoraphobia

    Fear of wide open spaces
  • 24
    2,031
    7,491

    Dentophobia

    Fear of the dentist
  • 25
    241
    331
    Amy Sorce Smith added

    Trypophobia

    Fear or disgust of closely packed holes