The Top 10 Phobias - a list of the top ten Phobias


Is your phobia common? Does that make a difference? When it comes to curing a phobia, the rarity of the phobia is no barrier to a cure, and in fact the techniques are the same whatever the phobia. Read - Weird Phobias - how do you cure a weird phobia? for an explanation.

In the meantime, my first top 10 phobias are the ten most common phobias:

Top Ten most Common Phobias

  • Arachnophobiba - Fear of spiders.
  • Social Phobia - Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.
  • Aviophobia (also Aviatophobia) - Fear of flying.
  • Agoraphobia - Fear of the outdoors, crowds or uncontrolled social conditions. Fear of leaving a safe place.
  • Claustrophobia - Fear of confined spaces.
  • Acrophobia (also Altophobia) - Fear of heights.
  • Emetophobia - Fear of vomiting.
  • Cancerophobia (also Carcinophobia) - Fear of cancer.
  • Astraphobia (also Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia) - Fear of thunder and lightning.
  • Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead things.

Next in our list of top 10 phobias is a list of the ten most unusual phobias - admitedly this is somewhat subjective list, but there is at least one on this list I think I'd prefer to fix myself without visiting a therapist:

Ten most Unusual Phobias:

  • Ithyphallophobia - Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.
  • Ephebophobia - Fear of Youth.
  • Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns.
  • Ergasiophobia - Fear of work or functioning. Surgeon's fear of operating.
  • Gymnophobia - Fear of nudity.
  • Cainophobia (also Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia, Neophobia) - Fear of newness, novelty.
  • Paraskavedekatriaphobia - Fear of Friday the 13th.
  • Panophobia (also Pantophobia) - Fear of everything.
  • Taphephobia (also Taphophobia) - Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.
  • Pteronophobia - Fear of being tickled by feathers.

And the final list in my top 10 phobias lists is from According to these are their list of weird top 10 phobias. These may be better read in reverse order:

AskMens Weird Phobias

  • Panophobia (also Pantophobia) - Fear of everything.
  • Papaphobia - Fear of the Pope.
  • Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
  • Vestiphobia - Fear of clothing.
  • Epistemophobia (also Gnosiophobia) - Fear of knowledge.
  • Linonophobia - Fear of string.
  • Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness.
  • Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia (also Sesquipedalophobia) - Fear of long words.
  • Nephophobia - Fear of clouds.
  • Phobophobia - Fear of phobias.

So is yours one of the top 10 phobias? For further information on phobias, such as phobia symptoms, treatments for phobias, or resources to help you cure a phobia, checkout the related links at the end of this article.

To cure a phobia, there are a couple of specific products that I recommend. Checkout Richard Bandler's Banishing Phobias CD or for cures related to specifc phobias try Paul McKenna's Overcome your Phobia recordings. also provide numerous hypnotic sessions such as Fear of Heights to help with specific phobias.


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