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Natural environment type Like the fear of heights (acrophobia), the fear of lightning and thunderstorms (astraphobia), and

the fear of aging (gerascophobia).

Situational type

Like the fear of small confined spaces (claustrophobia) and being "afraid of the dark," (nyctophobia).

Blood/injection/injury type

Like the fear of medical procedures including needles and injections (Trypanophobia)


Like the fear of the number 13 (triskaidekaphobia), and the fear of clowns (coulrophobia). Animal Phobias Many phobias revolve around a primal fear of certain animals. Here is a detailed look at several common animal phobias. Arachnophobia - Fear of Spiders Herpetophobia - Fear of Reptiles Ophidiophobia - Fear of Snakes Ornithophobia - Fear of Birds Food Phobias Many phobias seem to revolve around food. Here are a few that you may not be familiar with.

Cibophobia - Fear of Food Emetophobia - Fear of Vomiting Mageirocophobia - Fear of Cooking Medical Phobias Some people fear doctors and other health professionals. Others are afraid of illnesses and germs. Here is a series of phobias with a medical theme.

Dentophobia - Fear of Dentists Hypochondria - Fear of Illness Iatrophobia - Fear of Doctors Mysophobia - Fear of Germs Trypanophobia - Fear of Needles Phobias Related to Heights Acrophobia, or fear of heights, is not the only phobia related to being at height. Here are several phobias related to heights.

Acrophobia - Fear of Heights Bathmophobia - Fear of Slopes Climacophobia - Fear of Climbing Illyngophobia - Fear of Vertigo Phobias With a Religious Component

Although phobias may be triggered by a seemingly limitless number of factors, some phobias seem to have a religious component. Here are some of the most common. Doomsday Phobias Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - Fear of 666 Mythophobia - Fear of Folklore Legends Phasmaphobia - Fear of Ghosts Placophobia - Fear of Cemetery Tombstones Thanatophobia - Fear of Death Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the Number 13 Social Phobias Social phobia is a broad category that can encompass many different types of phobias. Here is a look at some of the most common social phobias.

Glossophobia - Fear of Public Speaking Social Phobia - Fear of People Stage Fright - Fear of Performing Agoraphobia Information Agoraphobia is a complicated disorder that affects different people in vastly different ways. Here is a look at some effects of agoraphobia.

What Is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia in Older Adults Progression of Agoraphobia Other Phobias It is possible to develop a phobia of literally anything. Here are some of the more common and interesting ones.

Ablutophobia - Fear of Bathing Agoraphobia - Fear of Open Spaces Astraphobia - Fear of Thunder and Lightning Astrophobia - Fear of Space Automatonophobia - Fear of Humanoid Objects Bibliophobia - Fear of Books Bromidrophobia - Fear of Body Odors Claustrophobia - Fear of Enclosed Spaces Coulrophobia - Fear of Clowns Fears of Failure and Success Kleptophobia - Fear of Theft Lilapsophobia - Fear of Severe Weather Maskaphobia - Fear of Masks Megalophobia - Fear of Large Things Metrophobia - Fear of Poetry Nyctophobia - Fear of the Dark Pediophobia - Fear of Dolls Phobia