A list of Phobias




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A random selection of phobias.
Animal Phobias
  • Mice: Musophobia
  • Animals: Zoophobia
  • Animal fur: Doraphobia
  • Ants: Myrmecophobia
  • Bees: Apiphobia
  • Birds: Ornithophobia
  • Bulls: Taurophobia
  • Cats: Ailurophobia
  • Chickens: Alektorophobia
  • Dogs: Cynophobia
  • Fish: Ichthyophobia
  • Frogs: Batrachophobia
  • Horses: Hippophobia
  • Insects: Entomophobia
  • Lice: Pediculophobia
  • Otters: Lutraphobia
  • Reptiles: Herpetophobia
  • Sharks: Selacophobia
  • Shellfish: Ostraconophobia
  • Snakes: Ophidiophobia
  • Spiders: Arachnophobia
  • Termites: Isopterophobia
  • Toads: Bufonophobia
  • Wasps: Spheksophobia
  • Wild animals: Agrizoophobia
  • Worms: Helminthophobia
Other Phobias
  • Aviophobia or Aviatophobia- Fear of flying.
  • Myctophobia: Fear of darkness(Achluophobia).
  • Agyrophobia: Fear of streets or crossing the street.
  • Altophobia: Fear of heights.
  • Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful women.
  • Cenophobia or Centophobia: Fear of new things or ideas.
  • Chronophobia: Fear of time.
  • Claustrophobia: Fear of confined spaces.
  • Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns.
  • Dextrophobia: Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
  • Emetophobia: Fear of vomiting.
  • Enochlophobia: Fear of crowds.
  • Ergophobia: Fear of work.
  • Gamophobia: Fear of marriage.
  • Heliophobia: Fear of the sun.
  • Helminthophobia: Fear of being infested with worms.
  • Homophobia: Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.
  • Iatrophobia: Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.
  • Levophobia: Fear of things to the left side of the body.
  • Logophobia: Fear of words.
  • Olfactophobia: Fear of smells.
  • Panophobia or Pantophobia: Fear of everything.
  • Sesquipedalophobia: Fear of long words.
  • Sociophobia: Fear of society or people in general.
  • Zelophobia: Fear of jealousy.
Famous People with a Fear of Flying
  • Ronald Regan
  • Cher
  • Stanley Kubrick
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Muhammed Ali
  • David Bowie
  • Billy Bob Thornton


For even more see: Phobias at Healthinsite.gov.au