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List of Common Phobias, Manias and Philias

PHOBIA/ MANIA/ PHILIA MEANING

Acousticophobia Fear of Noise

Achluophobia OR Scotophobia Fear of Darkness

Acrophobia Fear of Heights

Aerophobia OR Aviophobia Fear of Flying

Fear of Being in Open


Agoraphobia
or Crowded Places

Ailurophobia Fear of Cats

Algophobia Fear of Pain

Fear or Dislike of
Anglophobia England and English
People

Apiphobia Fear of Bees

Aquaphobia OR Hydrophobia Fear of Water

Arachnophobia Fear of Spiders

Arithmophobia OR Numerophobia Fear of Numbers

Arrhenphobia OR Androphobia ORHominophobia Fear of Men

Fear of Thunder or
Astraphobia OR Tonitrophobia ORCeraunophobia OR Brontophobia
Lightning

Automysophobia Fear of Being Dirty

Bibliomania Obsession for Books

Cacophobia Fear of Ugliness


Carcinophobia Fear of Cancer

Catoptrophobia OR Spectrophobia Fear of Mirrors

Chromophobia Fear of Colours

Fear of Future and


Chronophobia
Passing Time

Fear of
Claustrophobia Small/Confined
Spaces

Cynophobia Fear of Dogs

Fear of Crowds or
Demophobia OR Enochlophobia
Mobs

Electrophobia Fear of Electricity

Fear of Bugs and


Entomophobia
Insects

Fear of Marriage or
Gamophobia
Commitment

Genophobia OR Coitophobia Fear of Sex

Fear of Public
Glossophobia
Speaking

Gynaecophobia Fear of Women

Fear of Sinning or
Hamartophobia
Errors

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia Fear of Long Words

Iatrophobia Fear of Doctors

Ichthyophobia Fear of Fish

Iophobia OR Toxiphobia Fear of Poison


Katsaridaphobia Fear of Cockroaches

Kleptomania Obsession to Steal

Lalophobia Fear of Speaking

Lepidopterophobia Fear of Butterflies

Methyphobia OR Potophobia Fear of Alcohol

Microphobia Fear of Small Things

Monophobia Fear of Being Alone

Mysophobia OR Verminophobia ORGermophobia OR Bacillophobia Fear of Germs

Noctiphobia OR Nyctophobia Fear of Night

Ophidiophobia Fear of Snakes

Ornithophobia Fear of Birds

Sexual Attraction
Paedophilia
towards Children

Pediophobia Fear of Dolls

Photophobia Fear of Light

Pyromania Obsession with Fire

Pyrophobia Fear of Fire

Thanatophobia Fear of Death

Theophobia Fear of God

Thermophobia Fear of Heat

Triskaidekaphobia Fear of Number 13

Trypophobia Fear of Holes


Xenophobia Fear of the Unknown

Zoophobia Fear of Animals