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What's Your Phobia?

Updated June 6, 2020 315.6k votes 23.4k voters 248.9k views36 items

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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
    Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    9,278
    5,837

    Arachnophobia

    Fear of spiders
  • 2
    Thalassophobia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    10,432
    4,383

    Thalassophobia

    Fear of deep water
  • 3
    Claustrophobia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    8,194
    6,223

    Claustrophobia

    Fear of enclosed spaces
  • 4
    Acrophobia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    8,115
    6,580

    Acrophobia

    Extreme or irrational fear of heights
  • 5
    Pnigophobia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    6,337
    5,100

    Pnigophobia

    Fear of suffocating
  • 6
    Necrophobia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    6,881
    6,529

    Necrophobia

    Fear of death
  • 7
    Cleithrophobia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    2,179
    1,404

    Cleithrophobia

    Fear of Being Trapped
  • 8
    Galeophobia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    6,245
    5,846

    Galeophobia

    Fear of sharks
  • 9
    Glossophobia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    6,628
    6,522

    Glossophobia

    Fear of public speaking
  • 10
    Atelophobia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    5,775
    5,226

    Atelophobia

    Fear of not being good enough or imperfect
  • 11
    Thanatophobia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    1,581
    1,716

    Thanatophobia

    Fear of dying
  • 12
    Entomophobia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    5,807
    6,415

    Entomophobia

    Fear of insects
  • 13
    Achluophobia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    5,468
    6,454

    Achluophobia

    Fear of the dark
  • 14
    Ophidiophobia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    5,474
    7,504

    Ophidiophobia

    Fear of snakes
  • 15
    Pisanthrophobia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    4,817
    4,888

    Pisanthrophobia

    Fear of trusting people due to bad past experiences
  • 16
    Trypanophobia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    4,533
    8,010

    Trypanophobia

    Fear of Needles
  • 17
    Nuclearphobia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    2,632
    3,446

    Nuclearphobia

    Fear of nuclear war
  • 18
    Autophobia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    784
    877

    Autophobia

    Fear of abandonment
  • 19
    Katsaridaphobia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    3,173
    4,246

    Katsaridaphobia

    Fear of cockroaches
  • 20
    Aviophobia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    2,927
    7,429

    Aviophobia

    Fear of flying
  • 21
    Coulrophobia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    4,651
    7,239

    Coulrophobia

    Fear of clowns
  • 22
    Katagelophobia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    4,186
    6,194

    Katagelophobia

    Fear of being ridiculed
  • 23
    Trypophobia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    112
    131

    Trypophobia

    Fear or disgust of closely packed holes
  • 24
    Agoraphobia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    2,552
    7,546

    Agoraphobia

    Fear of wide open spaces
  • 25
    Dentophobia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?
    2,236
    8,446

    Dentophobia

    Fear of the dentist
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