Some Of The Most Famous Phobias


most common phobias

Do you know what a phobia is?

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A phobia is an irrational fear of something. Phobias are very common. Some people have more than one. Here are some of the most famous phobias:

Arachnophobia:

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Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. It is one of the most common phobias. People who have arachnophobia are afraid of spiders, even if they are not dangerous. Some people with this phobia will go to great lengths to avoid spiders. They may avoid going outside or they may keep their house very clean to avoid spiders.

Agoraphobia:

Agoraphobia is the fear of being in public places. People with agoraphobia are afraid that they will have a panic attack in a public place. They may avoid going outside or they may only go out when they are with someone they trust.

Claustrophobia:

Claustrophobia is the fear of confined spaces. People with claustrophobia are afraid of being trapped in a small space. They may avoid taking the subway or going to the movies.

Kinetophobia:

Kinetophobia is the fear of movement. People with Kinetophobia are afraid of moving objects. They may avoid watching television or looking out a window.

Nomophobia:

Nomophobia is the fear of being without a phone. People with nomophobia are afraid of not having access to their phones. They may avoid going anywhere without their phone or they may become very anxious if they can’t find their phone.

Ophidiophobia:

Ophidiophobia is the fear of snakes. People with ophidiophobia are afraid of snakes, even if they are not dangerous. Some people with this phobia will go to great lengths to avoid snakes. They may avoid going outside or they may keep their house very clean to avoid snakes.

Cynophobia:

Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. People with cynophobia are afraid of dogs, even if they are not dangerous. Some people with this phobia will go to great lengths to avoid dogs. They may avoid going outside or they may keep their house very clean to avoid dogs.

Trypanophobia:

People with trypanophobia are afraid of needles. This phobia can make it very difficult for people to get medical treatment. They may avoid going to the doctor or they may only go to a doctor who does not use needles.

Aerophobia:

People with aerophobia are afraid of flying. They may avoid flying or they may only fly if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to travel.

Acrophobia:

People with acrophobia are afraid of heights. They may avoid going up high places or they may only go up high places if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to do things like climb a mountain or go sky diving.

Social Phobia:

Social phobia is the fear of being judged by others. People with social phobia are afraid that they will say or do something that will make other people think badly of them. They may avoid social situations altogether or they may only go to social situations if they are with someone they trust.

Pteromerhanophobia:

People with pteromerhanophobia are afraid of flying. They may avoid flying or they may only fly if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to travel.

Ailurophobia:

People with an ailurophobia are afraid of cats. They may avoid going near cats or they may only go near cats if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to work with or be around cats.

Chronophobia:

People with chronophobia are afraid of time. They may avoid clocks or they may only look at clocks if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to keep track of time.

Mysophobia:

People with mysophobia are afraid of germs. They may avoid going outside or they may only go outside if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to stay healthy.

Glossophobia:

People with glossophobia are afraid of public speaking. They may avoid giving presentations or they may only give presentations if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to advance their careers.

Hydrophobia:

People with hydrophobia are afraid of water. They may avoid going near water or they may only go near water if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to swim or take a shower.

Dromophobia:

Dromophobia is the fear of running. People with homophobia may avoid running or they may only run if they have to. This phobia can make it difficult for people to stay fit or to run away from danger.

Conclusion:

There are many different phobias out there. Some people have more than one. If you have a phobia, there is help available. Some therapies and medications can help you deal with your fear. Talk to your doctor about the best way to deal with your phobia.

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