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how many total 'phobias' are there?

how many phobias are there?

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    Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or bathing

    Acarophobia: Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching

    Acerophobia: Fear of sourness

    Achluophobia: Fear of darkness

    Acousticophobia: Fear of noise

    Acrophobia: Fear of heights

    Aerophobia: Fear of flying, drafts, air swallowing, or airborne noxious substances

    Aeroacrophobia: Fear of open high places

    Aeronausiphobia: Fear of vomiting secondary to air sickness

    Agliophobia: Fear of pain

    Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces, being in crowded, public places or leaving a safe place

    Agraphobia: Fear of sexual abuse

    Agrizoophobia: Fear of wild animals

    Agyrophobia: streets or crossing the street

    Aichmophobia: needles or pointed objects

    Ailurophobia: cats

    Albuminurophobia: kidney disease

    Alektorophobia: chickens

    Algophobia: pain

    Alliumphobia: garlic

    Allodoxaphobia: opinions

    Altophobia: heights

    Amathophobia: dust

    Amaxophobia: riding in a car

    Ambulophobia: walking

    Amnesiphobia: amnesia

    Amychophobia: scratches or being scratched

    Anablephobia: looking up

    Ancraophobia or Anemophobia: wind

    Androphobia: men

    Anemophobia: air drafts or wind

    Anginophobia: angina, choking or narrowness

    Anglophobia: England, English culture, etc

    Angrophobia: becoming angry

    Ankylophobia: immobility of a joint

    Anthrophobia or Anthophobia: flowers

    Anthropophobia: people or society

    Antlophobia: floods

    Anuptaphobia: staying single

    Apeirophobia: infinity

    Aphenphosmphobia: being touched (Haphephobia)

    Apiphobia: bees

    Apotemnophobia: persons with amputations

    Arachibutyrophobia: peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth

    Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia: spiders

    Arithmophobia: numbers

    Arrhenphobia: men

    Arsonphobia: fire

    Asthenophobia: fainting or weakness

    Astraphobia or Astrapophobia: thunder and lightning

    Astrophobia: stars and celestial space

    Asymmetriphobia: asymmetrical things

    Ataxiophobia: ataxia (muscular incoordination)

    Ataxophobia: disorder or untidiness

    Atelophobia: imperfection

    Atephobia: ruin or ruins

    Athazagoraphobia: being forgotten or ignored or forgetting

    Atomosophobia : atomic explosions

    Atychiphobia: failure

    Aulophobia: flutes

    Aurophobia: gold

    Auroraphobia: Northern lights

    Autodysomophobia: one that has a vile odor

    Automatonophobia: ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues - anything that falsely represents a sentient being

    Automysophobia: being dirty

    Autophobia: being alone or of oneself

    Aviophobia or Aviatophobia: flying


    Bacillophobia: microbes

    Bacteriophobia: bacteria

    Ballistophobia: missiles or bullets

    Bolshephobia: Bolsheviks

    Barophobia: gravity

    Basophobia or Basiphobia: inability to stand or of walking or falling

    Bathophobia: depth

    Batonophobia: plants

    Batophobia: heights or being close to high buildings

    Batrachophobia: amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc

    Belonephobia: pins and needles (Aichmophobia)

    Bibliophobia: books

    Blennophobia: slime

    Bogyphobia: bogies or the bogeyman

    Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia: body smells

    Brontophobia: thunder and lightning

    Bufonophobia: toads


    Cacophobia: ugliness

    Cainophobia or Cainotophobia- of newness, novelty

    Caligynephobia: beautiful women

    Cancerophobia: cancer

    Carcinophobia: cancer

    Cardiophobia: the heart

    Carnophobia: meat

    Catagelophobia: being ridiculed

    Catapedaphobia: jumping from high and low places

    Cathisophobia: sitting

    Catoptrophobia: mirrors

    Cenophobia or Centophobia: new things or ideas

    Ceraunophobia: thunder

    Chaetophobia: hair

    Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia: cold

    Chemophobia: chemicals or working with chemicals

    Cherophobia: gaiety

    Chionophobia: snow

    Chiraptophobia: being touched

    Cholerophobia: anger or the of cholera

    Chorophobia: dancing

    Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia: money

    Chromophobia or Chromatophobia: colors

    Chronophobia: time

    Chronomentrophobia: clocks

    Cibophobia or Sitophobia or Sitiophobia: food

    Claustrophobia: confined spaces

    Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia: being locked in an enclosed place

    Cleptophobia: stealing

    Climacophobia: stairs, climbing or of falling downstairs

    Clinophobia: going to bed

    Clithrophobia or Cleithrophobia: being enclosed

    Cnidophobia: strings

    Cometophobia: comets

    Coimetrophobia: cemeteries

    Coitophobia: coitus

    Contreltophobia: sexual abuse

    Coprastasophobia: constipation

    Coprophobia: feces

    Coulrophobia: clowns

    Counterphobia: the preference by a phobic for ful situations

    Cremnophobia: precipices

    Cryophobia: extreme cold, ice or frost

    Crystallophobia: crystals or glass

    Cyberphobia: computers or working on a computer

    Cyclophobia: bicycles

    Cymophobia: waves or wave like motions

    Cynophobia: dogs or rabies

    Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia or Cyprinophobia: prostitutes or venereal disease


    Decidophobia making decisions

    Defecaloesiophobia: painful bowels movements

    Deipnophobia: dining and dinner conversations

    Dementophobia: insanity

    Demonophobia or Daemonophobia: demons

    Demophobia: crowds (Agoraphobia)

    Dendrophobia: trees

    Dentophobia: dentists

    Dermatophobia: skin lesions

    Dermatosiophobia or Dermatophobia or Dermatopathophobia: skin disease

    Dextrophobia: objects at the right side of the body

    Diabetophobia: diabetes

    Didaskaleinophobia: going to school

    Dikephobia: justice

    Dinophobia: dizziness or whirlpools

    Diplophobia: double vision

    Dipsophobia: drinking

    Dishabiliophobia: undressing in front of someone

    Domatophobia or Oikophobia: houses or being in a house

    Doraphobia: fur or skins of animals

    Dromophobia: crossing streets

    Dutchphobia: the Dutch

    Dysmorphophobia: deformity

    Dystychiphobia: accidents


    Ecclesiophobia: church

    Ecophobia: home

    Eicophobia or Oikophobia: home surroundings

    Eisoptrophobia: mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror

    Electrophobia: electricity

    Eleutherophobia: freedom

    Elurophobia: cats (Ailurophobia)

    Emetophobia: vomiting

    Enetophobia: pins

    Enochlophobia: crowds

    Enosiophobia or Enissophobia: having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism

    Entomophobia: insects

    Eosophobia: dawn or daylight

    Epistaxiophobia: nosebleeds

    Epistemophobia: knowledge

    Equinophobia: horses

    Eremophobia: being oneself or of loneliness

    Ereuthrophobia: blushing

    Ergasiophobia: work or functioning; for a surgeon: operating

    Ergophobia: work

    Erotophobia: sexual love or sexual questions

    Euphobia: hearing good news

    Eurotophobia: female genitalia

    Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia: red lights, blushing, red


    Febriphobia, Fibriphobia or Fibriophobia: fever

    Felinophobia: cats (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)

    Francophobia: France, French culture (Gallophobia, Galiophobia)

    Frigophobia: cold, cold things


    Galeophobia or Gatophobia: cats

    Gallophobia or Galiophobia: France, French culture (Francophobia)

    Gamophobia: marriage

    Geliophobia: laughter

    Geniophobia: chins

    Genophobia: sex

    Genuphobia: knees

    Gephyrophobia, Gephydrophobia, or Gephysrophobia: crossing bridges

    Germanophobia: Germany, German culture, etc

    Gerascophobia: growing old

    Gerontophobia: old people or of growing old

    Geumaphobia or Geumophobia: taste

    Glossophobia: speaking in public or of trying to speak

    Gnosiophobia: knowledge

    Graphophobia: writing or handwriting

    Gymnophobia: nudity

    Gynephobia or Gynophobia: women


    Hadephobia: hell

    Hagiophobia: saints or holy things

    Hamartophobia: sinning

    Haphephobia or Haptephobia: being touched

    Harpaxophobia: being robbed

    Hedonophobia: feeling pleasure

    Heliophobia: the sun

    Hellenologophobia: Greek terms or complex scientific terminology

    Helminthophobia: being infested with worms

    Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia: blood

    Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia: challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation

    Herpetophobia: reptiles or creepy, crawly things

    Heterophobia: the opposite sex (Sexophobia)

    Hierophobia: priests or sacred things

    Hippophobia: horses

    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: long words

    Hobophobia: bums or beggars

    Hodophobia: road travel

    Hormephobia: shock

    Homichlophobia: fog

    Homilophobia: sermons

    Hominophobia: men

    Homophobia: sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual

    Hoplophobia: firearms

    Hydrargyophobia: mercurial medicines

    Hydrophobia: water or of rabies

    Hydrophobophobia: rabies

    Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia: glass

    Hygrophobia: liquids, dampness, or moisture

    Hylephobia: materialism OR the of epilepsy

    Hylophobia: forests

    Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia: responsibility

    Hypnophobia: sleep or of being hypnotized

    Hypsiphobia: height


    Iatrophobia: going to the doctor or of doctors

    Ichthyophobia: fish

    Ideophobia: ideas

    Illyngophobia: vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down

    Iophobia: poison

    Insectophobia : insects

    Isolophobia: solitude, being alone


    Japanophobia: Japanese

    Judeophobia: Jews


    Kenophobia: voids or empty spaces

    Keraunophobia: thunder and lightning

    Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia: movement or motion

    Kleptophobia: stealing

    Koinoniphobia: rooms

    Kolpophobia: genitals, particularly female

    Kopophobia: fatigue

    Koniophobia: dust (Amathophobia)

    Kosmikophobia: cosmic phenomenon

    Kymophobia: waves

    Kynophobia: rabies

    Kyphophobia: stooping


    Lachanophobia vegetables

    Laliophobia or Lalophobia: speaking

    Leprophobia or Lepraphobia: leprosy

    Leukophobia: the color white

    Levophobia: things to the left side of the body

    Ligyrophobia: loud noises

    Lilapsophobia: tornadoes and hurricanes

    Limnophobia: lakes

    Linonophobia: string

    Liticaphobia: lawsuits

    Lockiophobia: childbirth

    Logizomechanophobia: computers

    Logophobia: words

    Luiphobia: lues, syphilis

    Lutraphobia: otters

    Lygophobia: darkness

    Lyssophobia: rabies or of becoming mad


    Macrophobia long waits

    Mageirocophobia: cooking

    Maieusiophobia: childbirth

    Malaxophobia: love play (Sarmassophobia)

    Maniaphobia: insanity

    Mastigophobia: punishment

    Mechanophobia: machines

    Medomalacuphobia: losing an erection

    Medorthophobia: an erect penis

    Megalophobia: large things

    Melissophobia: bees

    Melanophobia: the color black

    Melophobia: hatred of music

    Meningitophobia: brain disease

    Menophobia: menstruation

    Merinthophobia: being bound or tied up

    Metallophobia: metal

    Metathesiophobia: changes

    Meteorophobia: meteors

    Methyphobia: alcohol

    Metrophobia: hatred of poetry

    Microbiophobia: microbes (Bacillophobia)

    Microphobia: small things

    Misophobia: being contaminated with dirt of germs

    Mnemophobia: memories

    Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia: dirt or contamination

    Monophobia: solitude or being alone

    Monopathophobia: definite disease

    Motorphobia: automobiles

    Mottephobia: moths

    Musophobia or Murophobia: mice

    Mycophobia: aversion to mushrooms

    Mycrophobia: small things

    Myctophobia: darkness

    Myrmecophobia: ants

    Mysophobia: germs or contamination or dirt

    Mythophobia: myths or stories or false statements

    Myxophobia: slime (Blennophobia)


    Nebulaphobia: fog (Homichlophobia)

    Necrophobia: death or dead things

    Negrophobia: blacks or Negroes

    Nelophobia: glass

    Neopharmaphobia: new drugs

    Neophobia: anything new

    Nephophobia: clouds

    Noctiphobia: the night

    Nomatophobia: names

    Nosocomephobia: hospitals

    Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia: becoming ill

    Nostophobia: returning home

    Novercaphobia: your step-mother

    Nucleomituphobia: nuclear weapons

    Nudophobia: nudity

    Numerophobia: numbers

    Nyctohylophobia: dark wooded areas, or forests at night

    Nyctophobia: the dark or of night


    Obesophobia: gaining weight(Pocrescophobia)

    Ochlophobia: crowds or mobs

    Ochophobia: vehicles

    Octophobia : the figure 8

    Odontophobia: teeth or dental surgery

    Odynophobia or Odynephobia: pain (Algophobia)

    Oenophob ia: wines

    Oikophobia: home surroundings, house

    Olfactophobia: smells

    Ombrophobia: rain or of being rained on

    Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia: eyes

    Oneirophobia: dreams

    Oneirogmophobia: wet dreams

    Onomatophobia: hearing a certain word or of names

    Ophidiophobia: snakes (Snakephobia)

    Ophthalmophobia: being stared at

    Optophobia: opening one's eyes

    Ornithophobia: birds

    Orthophobia: property

    Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia: smells or odors

    Ostraconophobia: shellfish

    Ouranophobia: heaven


    Pagophobia: ice or frost

    Panthophobia: suffering and disease

    Panophobia or Pantophobia: everything

    Pathophobia- Fear of disease.

    Phasmophobia- Fear of ghosts.

    Phengophobia- Fear of daylight or sunshine.

    Philemaphobia or Philematophobia- Fear of kissing.

    Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love.

    Placophobia- Fear of tombstones.

    Plutophobia- Fear of wealth.

    Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia- Fear of choking of being smothered.

    Pocrescophobia- Fear of gaining weight.

    Poinephobia- Fear of punishment.

    Potophobia- Fear of alcohol.

    Pharmacophobia- Fear of drugs.

    Proctophobia- Fear of rectum.

    Prosophobia- Fear of progress.

    Psellismophobia- Fear of stuttering.

    Psychophobia- Fear of mind.

    Psychrophobia- Fear of cold.

    Pteromerhanophobia- Fear of flying.

    Papaphobia: the Pope

    Papyrophobia: paper

    Paralipophobia: neglecting duty or responsibility

    Paraphobia: sexual perversion

    Parasitophobia: parasites

    Paraskavedekatriaphobia: Friday the 13th

    Parthenophobia: virgins or young girls

    Pathophobia: disease

    Patroiophobia: heredity

    Parturiphobia: childbirth

    Peccatophobia: sinning (imaginary crime)

    Pediculophobia: lice

    Pediophobia: dolls

    Pedophobia: children

    Peladophobia: bald people

    Pellagrophobia: pellagra

    Peniaphobia: poverty

    Pentheraphobia: mother-in-law (Novercaphobia)

    Peniaphobia: poverty

    Phagophobia: swallowing or of eating or of being eaten

    Phalacrophobia: becoming bald

    Phallophobia: of a a penis, especially if erect.

    Pharmacophobia: taking medicine

    Phasmophobia: ghosts

    Phengophobia: daylight or sunshine

    Philemaphobia or Philematophobia: kissing

    Philophobia: falling in love or being in love

    Philosophobia: philosophy

    Phobophobia: phobias

    Photoaugliaphobia: glaring lights

    Photophobia: light

    Phonophobia: noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones

    Phronemophobia: thinking

    Phthiriophobia: lice (Pediculophobia)

    Phthisiophobia: tuberculosis

    Placophobia: tombstones

    Plutophobia: wealth

    Pluviophobia: rain or being rained on

    Pneumatiphobia: spirits

    Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia: choking of being smothered

    Pocrescophobia: gaining weight (Obesophobia)

    Pogonophobia: beards

    Poliosophobia: contracting poliomyelitis

    Politicophobia: abnormal dislike of politicians

    Polyphobia: many things

    Poinephobia: punishment

    Ponophobia: overworking or of pain

    Porphyrophobia: the color purple

    Potamophobia: rivers or running water

    Pteronophobia: being tickled by feathers

    Pupaphobia : puppets

    Pyrexiophobia: fever

    Pyrophobia: fire


    Radiophobia radiation, x-rays

    Ranidaphobia: frogs

    Rectophobia: rectum or rectal diseases

    Rhabdophobia: being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized Also of magic(wand)

    Rhypophobia: defecation

    Rhytiphobia: getting wrinkles

    Rupophobia: dirt

    Russophobia: Russians


    Samhainophobia: Halloween

    Sarmassophobia: love play (Malaxophobia)

    Satanophobia: Satan

    Scabiophobia: scabies

    Scatophobia: fecal matter

    Scelerophibia: bad men, burglars

    Sciophobia Sciaphobia: shadows

    Scoleciphobia: worms

    Scolionophobia: school

    Scopophobia or Scoptophobia: Fear of being seen or stared at

    Scotomaphobia: blindness in visual field

    Scotophobia: darkness (Achluophobia)

    Scriptophobia: writing in public

    Selaphobia: light flashes

    Selenophobia: the moon

    Seplophobia: decaying matter

    Sesquipedalophobia: long words

    Sexophobia: the opposite sex (Heterophobia)

    Siderodromophobia: trains, railroads or train travel

    Siderophobia: stars

    Sinistrophobia: things to the left, left:handed

    Sinophobia: Chinese, Chinese culture

    Sitophobia or Sitiophobia: food or eating (Cibophobia)

    Snakephobia: snakes (Ophidiophobia)

    Soceraphobia: parents:in:law

    Social Phobia: being evaluated negatively in social situations

    Sociophobia: society or people in general

    Somniphobia: sleep

    Sophophobia: learning

    Soteriophobia : dependence on others

    Spacephobia: outer space

    Spectrophobia: specters or ghosts

    Spermatophobia or Spermophobia: germs

    Spheksophobia: wasps

    Stasibasiphobia or Stasiphobia: standing or walking (Ambulophobia)

    Staurophobia: crosses or the crucifix

    Stenophobia: narrow things or places

    Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia: hell

    Suriphobia: mice

    Symbolophobia: symbolism

    Symmetrophobia: symmetry

    Syngenesophobia: relatives

    Syphilophobia: syphilis


    Tachophobia: speed

    Taeniophobia or Teniophobia: tapeworms

    Taphephobia or Taphophobia: being buried alive or of cemeteries

    Tapinophobia: being contagious

    Taurophobia: bulls

    Technophobia: technology

    Teleophobia: definite plans; religious ceremony

    Telephonophobia: telephones

    Teratophobia: bearing a deformed child; or monsters; or deformed people

    Testophobia: taking tests

    Tetanophobia: lockjaw, tetanus

    Teutophobia: German or German things

    Textophobia: certain fabrics

    Thaasophobia: sitting

    Thalassophobia: the sea

    Thanatophobia or Thantophobia: death or dying

    Theatrophobia: theatres

    Theologicophobia: theology

    Theophobia: gods or religion

    Thermophobia: heat

    Tocophobia: pregnancy or childbirth

    Tomophobia: surgical operations

    Tonitrophobia: thunder

    Topophobia: certain places or situations, such as stage fright

    Toxiphobia or Toxophobia: poison or of being accidently poisoned

    Traumatophobia: injury

    Tremophobia: trembling

    Trichinophobia: trichinosis

    Trichopathophobia or Trichophobia or Hypertrichophobia: hair

    Triskadekaphobia: the number 13

    Tropophobia: moving or making changes

    Trypanophobia: injections

    Tuberculophobia: tuberculosis

    Tyrannophobia: tyrants


    Uranophobia: heaven

    Urophobia: urine or urinating


    Vaccinophobia: vaccination

    Venustraphobia: beautiful women

    Verbophobia: words

    Verminophobia: germs

    Vestiphobia: clothing

    Virginitiphobia: rape

    Vitricophobia: step-father


    Walloonphobia- the Walloons.

    Wiccaphobia: witches and witchcraft.


    Xanthophobia: the color yellow or the word yellow

    Xenophobia: strangers or foreigners

    Xerophobia: dryness

    Xylophobia: wooden objects or forests


    Zelophobia: jealousy

    Zeusophobia: God or gods

    Zemmiphobia: the great mole rat

    Zoophobia: animals

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  • Jeanne
    Lv 4
    5 years ago

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    Dear distressed person, I know and understand that dental phobias are so real. I have worked very closely with patients who have had terrible dental phobias. Usually resulting from traumatic experiences in childhood. They may be terrified of simple things like: syringes, dental instruments and even the suction. Needless to say the actual treatment, whether it is a filling or a tooth being pulled (extraction). I am sure that you are convinced that it is time for you to go to the dentist. Long overdue perhaps!! But it is NEVER too late: Better late than NEVER! One thing you have to take into consideration, is that the longer you leave your treatment; the more expensive that treatment will become. It may end up costing you thousands. Even with dental insurance. If you start losing teeth- especially the back teeth- your bite will collapse. And not only, will you look like an aged person, but it will affect the rest of your health. You will not be able to chew your food properly and that will affect your digestion as well as overall health. When you lose teeth, the rest of the teeth start to move as well. Don't assume that just because your front teeth are white, that you will have a lovely smile and people won't notice what is going on in your mouth. I can tell you now that in 22 years, you have developed gum disease! I can tell you that you have even deeper problems than your gums. Its not your gums that are holding your teeth together. There is bone around the root of each tooth. Gum disease leads to periodontal disease, which means that more invasive bacteria have moved on from your gums, to attacking the bone around the teeth. That is why more people lose their teeth through gum disease than any other factor. Its not just tooth decay anymore! So first you have to muster up the courage to see a dentist. Maybe your friends can recommend one that they trust. Talk to the dentist and tell him or her about your fears. Dental treatment has come a long way from when you last saw a dentist. Go with one that offers sedation, like general anesthesia and mild oral tranquilizers. Let the professional guide you. It might take a few visits, but its going to be worth the trouble. All the best:)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There are phobias I think for everything you can possibly imagine. Some people have phobias that are not even listed. Everything from chalk, any food, standing, sleeping, clocks, numbers, letters, lights, noises, men, women, body parts, ANY object can be a phobia, ANY animal can be a phobia, even Phobophobia- Fear of phobias! I personally think there are millions...since I've heard phobias that are not on those famous lists.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Whilst it is okay to have a real phobia about actually going to the dentist it really does not link into not cleaning your teeth for 17 years. That is simply poor personal hygiene. I wonder what sort of impact this has had on your personal and social life over the years. But in that time something called sedation dentistry has appeared and dental care can now be done in a totally stressful way. But to sort this out you will need to sit in a dentists chair long enough for a simple examination and some xrays. Then discuss your options and if you feel your phobia is severe enough go for a dental clearance done in a hospital environment under a general. But then you will need to sort out dentures and again that is a need for a couple of visits to the dentist as well. Dentures will need to be replaced as well every few years as there are risks attached to ill fitting ones. Your risk factors are high in terms of heart disease due to gum disease as well. So you also need to talk to your Dr and get some form of medication to get to the dentist in the first place and perhaps some talking therapy. Consider hypnosis as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    A person could have a phobia about anything at all.

    I wouldn't say there is an infinite amount, but people can be scared of everything from rabbits to mice to spiders, or even scared of going outside.

    Many many many many many!!!!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well i already got a lot, maybe i have , like, 5. So if that is just me and i'm sure that there's a lot of people that have the same number of fear like mine or even more, most probably millions of phobias exist.

  • 1 decade ago

    A phobia is a preference that someone else tells another they don't have any business having. Even the word "phobia" is a label.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    How Many Phobias Are There

  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely too many to count. People are afraid of all sorts of things: Animals, bugs, flying, driving, crowds of people, public transportation, terrorists, germs, rodents, intimacy, being alone, the dark, the outdoors, strange surroundings, new/unknown people, stalkers, rapists, murderers, death, handicaps in others, illnesses, swimming....the list goes on.

    Fear turns into phobia when it dictates the person's life--when they cannot go about their daily routine due to it--when they think of their fear constantly.

  • 1 decade ago


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