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How Many of These Totally Real Phobias do You Have ...

By Lucy

Have you ever wondered what if you're totally afraid of is just you or an actual phobia? Keep reading to find out - you may be surprised by how many actually exist!

1 Spiders 🕷

Phobia name: Arachnophobia
Type: fear of spiders
Fact: This is one of the most common and popular phobias to have, which is an extreme fear of spiders of any kind

2 Snakes 🐍

Phobia name: Ophidiophobia
Type: fear of snakes
Fact: People with this phobia feel nervous and anxious when around snakes and tend of avoid places that tend to have more snakes for this reason

3 Heights 🎡

Phobia name: Acrophobia
Type: fear of heights
Fact: People with this phobia often don't feel comfortable being at any kind of height, provided it's not at ground level

4 Open, Crowded Spaces ⛱

Phobia name: Agoraphobia
Type: fear of open, crowded spaces
Fact: People with this phobia often don't feel comfortable in open spaces and fear them for this reason

5 Small, Confined Spaces 🏠

Phobia name: Claustrophobia
Type: fear of small, confined spaces
Fact: People with this phobia will try to avoid entering elevators, small rooms and other enclosed spaces

6 Dogs 🐕

Phobia name: Cynophobia
Type: fear of dogs
Fact: People with this phobia can be afraid of anything from small Poodles to large Great Danes

7 Death ☠

Phobia name: Thanatophobia
Type: fear of death
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of anything death related, including speaking or even thinking about it

8 Public Speaking 💬

Phobia name: Glossophobia
Type: fear of public speaking
Fact: People with this phobia are generally not comfortable giving speeches

9 Flying ✈️

Phobia name: Aerophobia
Type: fear of flying
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of flying and getting on aeroplanes, which can make them feel nervous and anxious

10 Blood 💧

Phobia name: Hemophobia
Type: fear of blood
Fact: Just the sight of blood can cause fainting for those with this phobia

11 Crowds 👪

Phobia name: Enochlophobia
Type: fear of crowds
Fact: This phobia is closely related to Ochlophobia and Demophobia

12 Birds 🐦

Phobia name: Ornithophobia
Type: fear of birds
Fact: People with this phobia may only fear certain species of birds or all kinds of birds

13 Commitment 💍

Phobia name: Gamophobia
Type: fear of commitment
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid to be with a partner long term or being required to 'commit' in one way or another

14 Intimacy 💑

Phobia name: Aphenphosmphobia
Type: fear of intimacy
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of physical or emotional intimacy, including being loved by another

15 Abandonment 🏃 🚶

Phobia name: Autophobia
Type: fear of abandonment
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of being abandoned in one way or another

16 Alone 🚶

Phobia name: Monophobia
Type: fear of being alone
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid to be alone, either in a long term instance or simply on a daily basis

17 Love ❤️

Phobia name: Philophobia
Type: fear of love
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid to love another and/or be loved

18 Fear 👾

Phobia name: Phobophobia
Type: fear of fear itself
Fact: People with this phobia have a fear of fear itself

19 Failure ✖️

Phobia name: Atychiphobia
Type: fear of failure
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of failing and/or believing that they are a failure

20 Holes ⭕️

Phobia name: Trypophobia
Type: fear of tiny holes
Fact: This is a pretty unusual but common phobia of lots of small, tiny holes

21 Needles 💉

Phobia name: Trypanophobia
Type: fear of needles
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid to be near needles and/or injected with anything, sometimes even just the sight of needles can cause fainting

22 Change 🔀

Phobia name: Metathesiophobia
Type: fear of change
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of the idea of change and unfamiliarity

23 Bugs and Insects 🐝

Phobia name: Entomophobia
Type: fear of bugs and/or insects
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of most kinds of bugs and/or insects

24 Darkness 🌙

Phobia name: Nyctophobia
Type: fear of darkness
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of darkness and hence feel much more comfortable in areas of light

25 Age 🗓

Phobia name: Gerascophobia
Type: fear of age and/or aging
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of the idea of aging and possibly age in a general sense

26 Hospitals 🚑

Phobia name: Nosocomephobia
Type: fear of hospitals
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid to go inside a hospital and/or be anywhere near a hospital in general

27 Future 🔮

Phobia name: Chronophobia
Type: fear of the future
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of the future and what's to come

28 Unknown❔

Phobia name: Xenophobia
Type: fear of the unknown
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of the unknown and/or the idea of uncertainty

29 Ocean 🌊

Phobia name: Thalassophobia
Type: fear of the ocean
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of going near and/or in the ocean and tend to avoid this when possible

30 Driving 🚗

Phobia name: Vehophobia
Type: fear of driving
Fact: People with this phobia are often afraid of driving and being behind the wheel

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