21 Common Specific Fears

The Difference Between Normal Fear And PhobiaA great many of us have specific and often irrational fears and so in this section we’re providing links to information on and treatments for 21 of the most common phobias or well known specific fears.

Bear in mind though there are literally thousands of specific phobias, some of which are pretty rare and obscure. Use the search box or visit the Specific Fears page  to see if we have listed yours yet.

You only have to look at our list or phobias to see just how many there are … thousands … and the list grows regularly. You can view our Phobia List – simply Click Here >>>

We’ll be adding more and more over the coming months but if you have something of this nature you’d like more information on then contact us and we’ll try to oblige.

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List Of 21 Common Specific Fears – Find Yours

In this section we’ve taken the most common 20+ specific phobias and you can find more information on these phobias along with treatment programs and ideas.  As we have said previously – we’re only looking in depth at those most common phobias but treatments for other phobias will follow the same options and principles.

Specific Fears & Common Phobias – Is Yours Listed Below:



acrophobia - the fear of heights1- Acrophobia: Fear Of Heights

Acrophobia is rightly defined as an irrational or morbid fear of heights.

Most of us feel apprehensive when looking down from a height. However, those who suffer from acrophobia, extreme discomfort and intense feelings of panic far outside the normal range. Read More >>>

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claustrophobia - fear of enclosed places2- Claustrophobia – Fear Of Enclosed Places

Claustrophobia, the fear of getting trapped in small spaces, is categorized as an anxiety disorder. A person suffering from this phobia experiences an irrational fear of being closed-in.

This life changing fear is triggered by certain situations such as a crowded elevator, a room with no windows or an airplane. Read More >>>

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Nyctophobia - Fear of the Dark3- Nyctophobia – Fear of the Dark

It is very common for most people to be a little afraid of the dark. Nyctophobia (a.k.a. Lygophobia, Scotophobia) is more than just a simple and unexplained fear of the dark or of dark places, nyctophobia, if present, can be the most crippling fear which interferes in a negative manner with the everyday life of the victim. Read More >>>

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ophidiophobia - the fear of snakes4- Ophidiophobia – Fear Of Snakes

An irrational fear of snakes is referred to as ophidiophobia. A person having this phobia does not only show a morbid fear when in live contact with snakes, but also when thinking about them or seeing them on pictures or TV. The fear of snakes is one of the most commonly reported phobias – about 30% of adults are ophidiophobic. Read More >>>

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Arachnophobia - Fear Of Spiders5- Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders

Arachnophobia is an extreme fear of spiders. Spiders are not everybody’s favorite insects; they are hated by most people on the planet, but next only to snakes. Those suffering from arachnophobia have a disproportionate fear of spiders – a fear so intense that affects their daily lives. Fear not though, help is at hand Read More >>>

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Trypanophobia - Fear of Injections6- Trypanophobia – Fear of Injections

Trypanophobia refers to the extreme fear that some people have for injections or hypodermic needles. It is normal to feel some amount of discomfort when it comes to medical procedures involving injections, but a trypanophobic has such an extreme and irrational fear of injections that he/she either avoids any medical treatment. Read More >>>

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Brontophobia - Fear of Thunderstorms7- Brontophobia – Fear of Thunderstorms

Brontophobia literally translates to fear of thunder and fear of thunderstoms. It is not the common apprehension that most of us feel but is a much more intense, irrational terror and exaggerated fear of thunderstorms and lightning that is completely disproportionate to the danger that is presented. Read More >>>

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Nosophobia - Fear of Having a Disease8- Nosophobia – Fear of Disease

Nosophobia (or nosemaphobia) is an overwhelming and all-pervading fear of disease – either having or developing a particular disease such as diabetes or cancer. Not to be confused with hypochondriasis – the fear that the physical symptoms currently present are manifestations of an undiagnosed disease. Read More >>>

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mysophobia - fear of germs9- Mysophobia – Fear Of Germs

Also known as germophobia or bacteriophobia. Mysophobia is the fear of germs and contamination. It is normal for people to be concerned about contamination of foods and exposure to the body fluids of others in order to maintain good hygiene. However, in a person suffering from mysophobia, these concerns become overblown. Read More >>>

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fear of public speaking - glossophobia10- Glossophobia: Fear Of Public Speaking

Glossophobia refers to the fear of public speaking. A person may experience speech anxiety because of many reasons and some of them may be very complex due to the interplay of many factors. Most people feel nervous when they have to speak in public, but those who suffer from glossophobia feel extreme as well irrational fear. Read More >>>

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Aerophobia - Fear Of Flying11- Aerophobia: Fear Of Flying

Aerophobia is an abnormal fear of flying and is also called by other names such as aviatophobia, pteromechanophobia, or aviophobia. Aerophobia can trigger anxieties in a person that will keep them away from flying. Those who suffer from this phobia go to great lengths and manage their lives in such a fashion so as to avoid flying. Read More >>>

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Necrophobia - Fear of Death12- Necrophobia – Fear of Death & Dead Things

Necrophobia is a term used for two distinct fears: the fear of death or of dead things. Though the fear of death is not uncommon, Necrophobia is an irrational fear of death in any form and it causes anxiety to such an extent that it disrupts normal living and affects the quality of life of the sufferer. Read More >>>

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Aquaphobia - Fear of Water13- Aquaphobia – Fear of Water

Many people may have a fear of water, but people who suffer from this phobia have a persistent and unnatural fear of water to the extent that it affects their day-to-day life. People may suffer aquaphobia in several ways. They may know that the water in a river, an ocean or a bathtub does not pose any threat, but they are unable to control the fear. Read More >>>

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emetophobia - fear of vomiting14- Emetophobia – Fear of Vomiting

Emetophobia is the fear of vomiting and is very common. For different people, symptoms vary and so do the outcomes. Whereas some people are terrified about becoming sick themselves (more so in public places), some others dread the thought of encountering others who may vomit. Read More >>>

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Carcinophobia - Fear Of Cancer15- Carcinophobia – Fear Of Cancer

Carcinophobia is a relatively rare phobia and it refers to the irrational and extreme fear of getting cancer. Individuals affected with this phobia most often exhibit symptoms that associated with other disorders like, for example, the obsessive compulsive disorder and social phobia. Read More >>>

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Erythrophobia - Fear of Blushing16- Erythrophobia – Fear of Blushing

Erythrophobia is a common but uncomfortable feeling associated with embarrassment and blushing. For some individuals, it is something more than mere embarrassment; it causes undue anxiety – even the fear of blushing and any attempt to suppress it will usually result in the blushing becoming worse and even more noticeable. Read More >>>

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Zoophobia - Fear Of Animals17- Zoophobia – Fear of Animals

Zoophobia is a persistent and ever-pervading fear of animals. Zoophobia is a constant and irrational fear of all animals and extends to even harmless animals such as little kittens and domestic pets as well as the big creatures. The mere thought or sight of an animal will fill a zoophobic with fear and terror Read More >>>

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Driving Phobia - Fear Of Driving18- Driving Phobia – Fear of Driving

Fear of driving or driving phobia is very common – some individuals are scared of specific situations that they imagine they will encounter while driving, many others are simply terrified of sitting behind the wheel at all and will avoid driving at any cost. As you can imagine, such a fear can really make life difficult. Read More >>>

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Dentophobia - Fear of Dentists19- Dentophobia – Fear of Dentists

Dentophobia is a very common affliction and is also referred to as odontophobia, dental fear or dental anxiety. Whilst no one particularly likes to visit the dentist, for some people this simple anxiety is far greater – to the point that a visit to the dentist is out of the question no matter how great the pain.  Read More >>>

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Monophobia - Fear of Being Alone20- Monophobia – Fear of Being Alone

Monophobia refers to an acute fear of either being alone or having to manage in the absence of a specific person in close proximity. Whilst most people may feel lonely sometimes, a monophobic person experiences severe anxiety when he/she is left alone. This condition can be extremely frustrating and socially crippling for the sufferer. Read More >>>

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Paruresis - Fear Of Urinating In Public21- Paruresis – Fear Of Urinating In Public

Paruresis is the fear of urinating in the presence of others, it’s also known as Shy Bladder Syndrome. Paruresis is a fear of exposure, or fear of being judged for not being able to urinate. It may mean not be able to use a public toilet, finding it difficult to urinate while in moving vehicles or paranoia about sounds of their urination being heard. Read More >>>

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Beat Your Fears - Specific Fears And Phobias22- Specific Fears – Fear Of Anything Else

Specific fears are so many in number that people often say that there is a phobia for everything and every situation. Fortunately, we can categorize these seemingly infinite phobias into five main categories. Better still, there’s ALWAYS a way to overcome these specific fears – no matter how intense or what the cause. Read More >>>

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