Friday, February 13, 2015


Today being Friday the 13th, I thought of sharing with you a small list of phobias that are becoming more common. People become fearful of something and they become fixated about it, sometimes finding it impossible to overcome that particular fear. These are some of the most common phobias....
Ablutophobia – fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning
Algophobia – fear of pain
Autophobia – fear of isolation
Aviophobia – fear of flying
Aquaphobia – fear of water.
Arachnophobia – fear of spiders
Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning
Bathmophobia – fear of stairs or slopes

Chronophobia – fear of time and time moving forward
Claustrophobia – fear of having no escape and being closed in
Cyberphobia – fear of or aversion to computers and of learning new technologies
Dentophobia, odontophobia – fear of dentists
Ecclesiophobia – fear of churches
Enochlophobia - fear of crowds
Paraskevidekatriaphobia – fear of Friday the 13th

Gerascophobia – fear of growing old or aging
Glossophobia – fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak
Hemophobia, haemophobia – fear of blood

Kleptophobia – fear of stealing or being stolen
Mysophobia – fear of germs, contamination or dirt
Necrophobia – fear of death and/or the dead
Nosocomephobia – fear of hospitals
Ophthalmophobia – fear of being stared at
Phonophobia – fear of loud sounds or voices
Pyrophobia – fear of fire
Thalassophobia – fear of the sea, or fear of being in the ocean
Triskaidekaphobia – fear of the number 13
Xenophobia – fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens

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