Thursday, June 2, 2011

Today's Trivia – Phobias (Part 2)

This week’s useless but interesting information is a second list of common and uncommon phobias...

Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers.

Amaxophobia - Fear of cars/riding in a car.

Dikephobia - Fear of justice.

Crystallophobia - Fear of crystals or glass.

Cryophobia - Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.

Aeroacrophobia - Fear of open high places.

Limnophobia - Fear of lakes.

Cleptophobia - Fear of stealing.

Asthenophobia - Fear of fainting or weakness.

Tachophobia - Fear of speed.

Xenoglossophobia - Fear of foreign languages.

Zoophobia - Fear of animals.

Taeniophobia or Teniophobia - Fear of tapeworms.

Astraphobia or Astrapophobia - Fear of thunder and lightning.

Climacophobia - Fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs.

Linonophobia - Fear of string.

Tuberculophobia - Fear of tuberculosis.

Onomatophobia - Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.

Oneirophobia - Fear of dreams.

Patroiophobia - Fear of heredity.

Gymnophobia - Fear of nudity.

Gynephobia or Gynophobia - Fear of women.

Amnesiphobia - Fear of amnesia.

Autophobia - Fear of being alone or of oneself.

Kymophobia - Fear of waves. (Cymophobia)

Mnemophobia - Fear of memories.

Aviophobia or Aviatophobia - Fear of flying.

Amychophobia - Fear of scratches or being scratched.

Hadephobia - Fear of hell.

Parturiphobia - Fear of childbirth.

Peccatophobia - Fear of sinning or imaginary crimes.

Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes. (Snakephobia)

Tyrannophobia - Fear of tyrants.

Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia - Fear of body smells.

Arsonphobia - Fear of fire/arson.

Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia - Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.

Ecclesiophobia - Fear of church.

Geliophobia - Fear of laughter.

Carnophobia - Fear of meat.

Brontophobia - Fear of thunder and lightning.

Microphobia - Fear of small things.

Ergophobia - Fear of work.

Phalacrophobia - Fear of becoming bald.

Pharmacophobia - Fear of taking medicine.

Theatrophobia - Fear of theatres.

Scolionophobia - Fear of school.

Pharmacophobia - Fear of drugs.

Theologicophobia - Fear of theology.

Phasmophobia - Fear of ghosts.

Emetophobia - Fear of vomiting.


  1. Can you imagine having a fear of laughter? That would be terrible.

  2. Like WebDebris, I was also thinking that the fear of laughter would be inconvenient to say the least! I laughed (thankfully I am able to haha) when I noted that the fear of nudity is called gymnophobia - makes sense, That was part of why I hated gym in junior high - I lived in fear of the dreaded change room.

  3. WebDebris, I couldn't agree with you more. Humour is my daily vitamin; I can't imagine being unable to laugh.


    Oh my goodness, Jane, that made me laugh! I hated that dreaded changing room, too!