100+ Types Of Common, Unique and Bizarre Phobias

Unique and Bizarre Phobias


Dendrophobia – Fear of trees.

Dentophobia – Fear of dentists.

Didaskaleinophobia –  Fear of going to school.

Disposophobia Fear of getting rid of stuff triggers extreme hoarding.

Domatophobia – Fear of houses.

Dromophobia – Fear of crossing streets.

Dysmorphophobia – Fear of physical deformities.

Dystychiphobia – Fear of accidents.

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Ecophobia – Fear of the home.

Eleutherophobia – Fear of freedom.

Elurophobia – Fear of cats.

Entomophobia – Fear of insects.

Ephebiphobia – Fear of teenagers and young people.

Equinophobia – Fear of horses.

Eosophobia Fear of dawn.

Ergasiophobia Fear of work ( due to social or performance anxiety ).

Erotophobia – Fear of sex.

Erythrophobia – Fear of red lights or of blushing.

Euphobia Fear of good news.


Francophobia Fear of France or the French.


Gamophobia – Fear of marriage or being in a relationship.

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Genuphobia – Fear of knees.

Gerascophobia – Fear of growing old. Aging is the most natural thing, yet many of us fear it.

Gephyrophobia – The fear of bridges and crossing even the smallest bridge.

Globophobia – The fear of balloons. They should be fun, but not for phobics.

Glossophobia – Fear of speaking in public.

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Graphophobia Fear of writing.

Gymnophobia Fear of nudity.

Gynophobia – Fear of women.


Hamartophobia – Fear of sinning.

Haphephobia – Fear of touch.

Heliophobia – Fear of the sunlight.

Hemophobia – Fear of blood.

Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles.

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia Fear of the number 666 .

Hierophobia – Fear of sacred things.

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia – Fear of Long Words ( Believe it or not, it’s real ).

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Hydrophobia – Fear of water or being near water ( Aquaphobia )

Hylophobia Fear of trees often caused by exposure to films and fairy tales that involve scary woods in childhood.

Hypochondria – Fear of illness.


Iatrophobia – Fear of doctors.

Iconophobia Fear or hatred of images.

Insectophobia – Fear of insects.


Kainotophobia – Fear of change.

Kenophobia Fear of empty spaces.

Kinemortophobia – The fear of zombies. Being afraid that zombies attack and turn you into them

Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms.

Koumpounophobia – Fear of clothes with buttons.


Leukophobia – Fear of the color white.

Lepidopterophobia The fear of butterflies and often most winged insects.

Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.

Lockiophobia – Fear of childbirth.

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Macrophobia – Fear of prolonged waiting.

Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking.

Megalophobia – Fear of large things.

Melanophobia – Fear of the color black.

Metrophobia Fear of poetry.

Microphobia – Fear of small things.

Myrmecophobia The fear of ants. Phobics may feel just as intense.

Mysophobia – Fear of dirt and germs.

Myophobia – Fear of mice.


Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things. Talking about death can be very hard for phobics.

Negrophobia – Fear of blacks.

Neophobia – Fear of novelty.

Noctiphobia – Fear of the night.

Nomophobia Fear of being without your mobile phone or losing your signal. 

Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals.

Novercaphobia – Fear of one’s stepmother.

Nyctophobia – Fear of the dark.


Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight.

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