Manias vs. Phobias – Part 2: Phobias (2)

The following comes from The Phobia List by Fredd Culbertson. All rights reserved. Any phobias found in Phobias (1) will not be repeated.



Achluophobia–Fear of darkness.
Aeroacrophobia–Fear of open high places.
Aeronausiphobia–Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
Agliophobia–Fear of pain.
Agraphobia–Fear of sexual abuse.
Agrizoophobia–Fear of wild animals.
Agyrophobia–Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Albuminurophobia–Fear of kidney disease.
Alektorophobia–Fear of chickens.
Alliumphobia–Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia–Fear of opinions.
Altophobia–Fear of heights.
Ambulophobia–Fear of walking.
Amnesiphobia–Fear of amnesia.
Ancraophobia–Fear of wind.
Anglophobia–Fear of England, English culture, etc.
Angrophobia–Fear of becoming angry.
Ankylophobia–Fear of immobility of a joint.
Anthrophobia–Fear of flowers.
Anuptaphobia–Fear of staying single.
Aphenphosmphobia–Fear of being touched.
Apotemnophobia–Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachibutyrophobia–Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arachnephobia–Fear of spiders.
Arithmaphobia–Fear of numbers.
Arrhenphobia–Fear of men.
Arsonphobia–Fear of fire.
Asymmetriphobia–Fear of asymmetrical things.
Ataxiophobia–Fear of ataxia.
Atelophobia–Fear of imperfection.
Athazagoraphobia–Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting.
Atomosophobia–Fear of atomic explosions.
Atychiphobia–Fear of failure.
Aulophobia–Fear of flutes.
Aurophobia–Fear of gold.
Autodysomophobia–Fear of one that has a vile odor.
Automatonophobia–Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax or statues–anything that falsely represents a sentient being.
Aviatophobia–Fear of flying.
Aviophobia–Fear of flying.


Bacteriophobia–Fear of bacteria.
Batonophobia–Fear of plants.
Bibliophobia–Fear of books.
Blennophobia–Fear of slime.
Bogyphobia–Fear of bogies or the bogeyman.
Bolshephobia–Fear of Bolsheviks.
Bromidrophobia–Fear of body smells.
Bufonophobia–Fear of toads.


Cacophobia–Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia–Fear of newness, novelty.
Caligynephobia–Fear of beautiful women.
Catagelophobia–Fear of being ridiculed.
Catapedaphobia–Fear of jumping from high and low places.
Cathisophobia–Fear of sitting.
Ceraunophobia–Fear of thunder.
Chaetophobia–Fear of hair.
Chemophobia–Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.
Chiraptophobia–Fear of being touched.
Cholerophobia–Fear of anger.
Chorophobia–Fear of dancing.
Chrometophobia–Fear of money.
Chronomentrophobia–Fear of clocks.
Cleisiophobia–Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
Cleithrophobia–Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
Cleptophobia–Fear of stealing.
Clinophobia–Fear of going to bed.
Cnidophobia–Fear of strings.
Coimetrophobia–Fear of cemeteries.
Contreltophobia–Fear of sexual abuse.
Coprastasophobia–Fear of constipation.
Coulrophobia–Fear of clowns.
Counterphobia–The preference by a phobic for fearful situations.
Cryophobia–Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.
Cyberphobia–Fear of computers or working on a computer.
Cyclophobia–Fear of bicycles.
Cymophobia–Fear of waves or wave-like motions.
Cyprinophobia–Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.


Daemonophobia–Fear of demons.
Deipnophobia–Fear of dining and dinner conversations.
Dementophobia–Fear of insanity.
Dendrophobia–Fear of trees.
Dentophobia–Fear of dentists.
Dermatopathophobia–Fear of skin disease.
Diabetophobia–Fear of diabetes.
Didaskaleinophobia–Fear of going to school.
Dinophobia–Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.
Diplophobia–Fear of double vision.
Dishabiliophobia–Fear of undressing in front of someone.
Dutchphobia–Fear of the Dutch.
Dystychiphobia–Fear of accidents.


Ecclesiophobia–Fear of church.
Ecophobia–Fear of home.
Eicophobia–Fear of home surroundings.
Eleutherophobia–Fear of freedom.
Elurophobia–Fear of cats.
Enetophobia–Fear of pins.
Enochlophobia–Fear of crowds.
Enosiophobia–Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin.
Epistaxiophobia–Fear of nosebleeds.
Epistemophobia–Fear of knowledge.
Equinophobia–Fear of horses.
Ereuthophobia–Fear of blushing.
Erytophobia–1. Fear of red lights. 2. Fear of blushing.
Euphobia–Fear of hearing good news.


Felinophobia–Fear of cats.
Fibriophobia–Fear of fever.
Fibriphobia–Fear of fever.
Francophobia–Fear of France, French culture.
Frigophobia–Fear of cold, cold things.


Galiophobia–Fear of France, French culture.
Gallophobia–Fear of France, French culture.
Geliophobia–Fear of laughter.
Geniophobia–Fear of chins.
Genuphobia–Fear of knees.
Gephydrophobia–Fear of crossing bridges.
Gephysrophobia–Fear of crossing bridges.
Gerascophobia–Fear of growing old.
Germanophobia–Fear of Germany, German culture, etc.
Gerontophobia–Fear of old people or of growing old.


Hagiophobia–Fear of saints or holy things.
Hellenologophobia–Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Hemaphobia–Fear of blood.
Hereiophobia–Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Heresyphobia–Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Herpetophobia–Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.
Heterophobia–Fear of the opposite sex.
Hippophobia–Fear of horses.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia–Fear of long words.
Hobophobia–Fear of bums or beggars.
Homilophobia–Fear of sermons.
Hominophobia–Fear of men.
Hoplophobia–Fear of firearms.
Hyalophobia–Fear of glass.
Hydrargyophobia–Fear of mercurial medicines.
Hylephobia–1. Fear of materialism. 2. Fear of epilepsy.
Hypegiaphobia–Fear of responsibility.


Iatrophobia–Fear of going to the doctor.
Illyngophobia–Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.
Insectophobia–Fear of insects.
Isopterophobia–Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.
Ithyphallophobia–Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.


Japanophobia–Fear of Japanese.
Judeophobia–Fear of Jews.


Katagelophobia–Fear of ridicule.
Kinetophobia–Fear of movement or motion.
Koinoniphobia–Fear of rooms.
Kolpophobia–Fear of genitals, particularly female.
Koniophobia–Fear of dust.
Kosmikophobia–Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
Kymophobia–Fear of waves.
Kynophobia–Fear of rabies.
Kyphophobia–Fear of stooping.


Lachanophobia–Fear of vegetables.
Latrophobia–Fear of doctors.
Lepraphobia–Fear of leprosy.
Leprophobia–Fear of leprosy.
Leukophobia–Fear of the color white.
Ligyrophobia–Fear of loud noises.
Lilapsophobia–Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.
Limnophobia–Fear of lakes.
Liticaphobia–Fear of lawsuits.
Lockiophobia–Fear of childbirth.
Logizomechanophobia–Fear of computers.
Logophobia–Fear of words.
Luiphobia–Fear of lues, syphilis.
Lutraphobia–Fear of otters.
Lygophobia–Fear of darkness.


Macrophobia–Fear of long waits.
Mageirocophobia–Fear of cooking.
Maieusiophobia–Fear of childbirth.
Malaxophobia–Fear of love play.
Mastigophobia–Fear of punishment.
Medomalacuphobia–Fear of losing an erection.
Medorthophobia–Fear of an erect penis.
Melanophobia–Fear of the color black.
Melophobia–Fear or hatred of music.
Menophobia–Fear of menstruation.
Metathesiophobia–Fear of changes.
Methyphobia–Fear of alcohol.
Metrophobia–Fear or hatred of poetry.
Misophobia–Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.
Mnemophobia–Fear of memories.
Motorphobia–Fear of automobiles.
Mottephobia–Fear of moths.
Murophobia–Fear of mice.
Mycophobia–Fear or aversion to mushrooms.
Mycrophobia–Fear of small things.
Myctophobia–Fear of darkness.
Myrmecophobia–Fear of ants.
Myxophobia–Fear of slime.


Nebulaphobia–Fear of fog.
Negrophobia–Fear of Negroes.
Nelophobia–Fear of glass.
Neopharmaphobia–Fear of new drugs.
Nephophobia–Fear of clouds.
Nomatophobia–Fear of names.
Nosemaphobia–Fear of becoming ill.
Nosocomephobia–Fear of hospitals.
Nostophobia–Fear of returning home.
Novercaphobia–Fear of your mother-in-law.
Nucleomituphobia–Fear of nuclear weapons.
Numerophobia–Fear of numbers.
Nyctohylophobia–Fear of dark wooded areas, of forests at night.


Obesophobia–Fear of gaining weight.
Ochophobia–Fear of vehicles.
Octophobia–Fear of the figure 8.
Odynephobia–Fear of pain.
Oenophobia–Fear of wines.
Ommetaphobia–Fear of eyes.
Oneirophobia–Fear of dreams.
Oneirogmophobia–Fear of wet dreams.
Ophthalmophobia–Fear of being stared at.
Optophobia–Fear of opening one’s eyes.
Orthophobia–Fear of property.
Ostraconophobia–Fear of shellfish.
Ouranophobia–Fear of heaven.


Pagophobia–Fear of ice or frost.
Panthophobia–Fear of suffering and disease.
Papaphobia–Fear of the Pope.
Papyrophobia–Fear of paper.
Paralipophobia–Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia–Fear of Friday the 13th.
Peccatophobia–Fear of sinning.
Pedophobia–Fear of children.
Peladophobia–Fear of bald people.
Pellagrophobia–Fear of pellagra.
Pentheraphobia–Fear of mother-in-law.
Phalacrophobia–Fear of becoming bald.
Phallophobia–Fear of a penis, esp. erect.
Phasmophobia–Fear of ghosts.
Philemaphobia–Fear of kissing.
Philematophobia–Fear of kissing.
Philophobia–Fear of falling in love or being in love.
Philosophobia–Fear of philosophy.
Photoaugliaphobia–Fear of glaring lights.
Placophobia–Fear of tombstones.
Plutophobia–Fear of wealth.
Pluviophobia–Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Pneumatiphobia–Fear of spirits.
Pnigophobia–Fear of choking or being smothered.
Pocrescophobia–Fear of gaining weight.
Pogonophobia–Fear of beards.
Poliosophobia–Fear of contracting polio myelitis.
Politicophobia–Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.
Potophobia–Fear of alcohol.
Prosophobia–Fear of progress.
Psellismophobia–Fear of stuttering.
Psychophobia–Fear of mind.
Pteromerhanophobia–Fear of flying.
Pyrexiophobia–Fear of fever.


Ranidaphobia–Fear of frogs.
Rhytiphobia–Fear of getting wrinkles.
Russophobia–Fear of Russians.


Sarmassophobia–Fear of love play.
Scatophobia–Fear of fecal matter.
Sciaphobia–Fear of shadows.
Sciophobia–Fear of shadows.
Scoleciphobia–Fear of worms.
Scolionophobia–Fear of school.
Scotomaphobia–Fear of blindness in visual field.
Scriptophobia–Fear of writing in public.
Selaphobia–Fear of light flashes.
Selenophobia–Fear of the moon.
Seplophobia–Fear of decaying matter.
Sesquipedalophobia–Fear of long words.
Sexophobia–Fear of the opposite sex.
Shamhainophobia–Fear of Halloween.
Sinistrophobia–Fear of things to the left, left-handed.
Sinophobia–Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.
Sitiophobia–Fear of food or eating.
Snakephobia–Fear of snakes.
Soceraphobia–Fear of parents-in-law.
Social Phobia–Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.
Sociophobia–Fear of society or people in general.
Somniphobia–Fear of sleep.
Sophophobia–Fear of learning.
Soteriophobia–Fear of dependence on others.
Spacephobia–Fear of outer space.
Spermophobia–Fear of germs.
Spheksophobia–Fear of wasps.
Staurophobia–Fear of crosses or the crucifix.
Stenophobia–Fear of narrow things or places.
Stigiophobia–Fear of hell.
Suriphobia–Fear of mice.
Symmetrophobia–Fear of symmetry.
Syngenesophobia–Fear of relatives.


Tachophobia–Fear of speed.
Taphophobia–Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.
Tapinophobia–Fear of being contagious.
Taurophobia–Fear of bulls.
Technophobia–Fear of technology.
Teleophobia–1. Fear of definite plans. 2. Religious ceremony.
Telephonophobia–Fear of telephones.
Teniophobia–Fear of tapeworms.
Testophobia–Fear of taking tests.
Tetanophobia–Fear of lockjaw, tetanus.
Teutophobia–Fear of Germany or German things.
Textophobia–Fear of certain fabrics.
Thantophobia–Fear of death or dying.
Theatrophobia–Fear of theatres.
Theologicophobia–Fear of theology.
Tomophobia–Fear of surgical operations.
Tonitrophobia–Fear of thunder.
Toxophobia–Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.
Trichophobia–Fear of hair.
Tropophobia–Fear of moving or making changes.
Trypanophobia–Fear of injections.
Tyrannophobia–Fear of tyrants.


Uranophobia–Fear of heaven.
Urophobia–Fear of urine or urinating.


Venustraphobia–Fear of beautiful women.
Verbophobia–Fear of words.
Verminophobia–Fear of germs.
Vestiphobia–Fear of clothing.
Virginitiphobia–Fear of rape.
Vitricophobia–Fear of step-father.


Walloonphobia–Fear of the Walloons.
Wicaphobia–Fear of witches and witchcraft.


Xanthophobia–Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
Xerophobia–Fear of dryness.
Xylophobia–1. Fear of wooden objects. 2. Fear of forests.


Zemmiphobia–Fear of the great mole rat.


Source: The Phobia List by Fredd Culbertson


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