The Phobia Files

phobias

Stephen King and Steven Spielberg forever changed the world’s thoughts about clowns with their tales. (All phobias are justified, just some are easier to figure out than others.)

 

 

 

You just never know what is going to be around the next twist or turn in The Labyrinth. It could be nothing other than a listing of writing sites I find useful or it could be a glimpse at what is due to arrive in The Labyrinth or you could find yourself with a playfully horrific list of phobias, for you to terrorize some poor character with. For your pleasure, I have compiled a list of phobias (fears) that would make interesting tales of horror. Enjoy! And please use wisely.

Splatters and Screams,

Tanya

 

A

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

Achluophobia – Fear of darkness

Acousticophobia – Fear of noise

Acrophobia – Fear of heights

Aerophobia – Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances

Aeroacrophobia – Fear of open high places

Agateophobia – Fear of insanity

Agliophobia – Fear of pain

Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place

Agrizoophobia – Fear of wild animals

Ailurophobia – Fear of cats

Alektorophobia – Fear of chickens

Algophobia – Fear of pain

Alliumphobia – Fear of garlic

Ancraophobia – Fear of wind.

Anemophobia – Fear of air drafts or wind

Anthrophobia or Anthophobia – Fear of flowers

Apeirophobia – Fear of infinity

Aphenphosmphobia – Fear of being touched.

Apiphobia – Fear of bees

Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders

Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers

Astraphobia or Astrapophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning.

Astrophobia – Fear of stars or celestial space

Asymmetriphobia – Fear of asymmetrical things

Aulophobia – Fear of flutes

Aurophobia – Fear of gold

Auroraphobia – Fear of Northern lights

Aviophobia or Aviatophobia – Fear of flying

 

B

Batrachophobia – Fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc

Belonephobia – Fear of pins and needles. (Aichmophobia)

Bibliophobia – Fear of books

Blennophobia – Fear of slime

Bogyphobia – Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman

Botanophobia – Fear of plants

Brontophobia – Fear of thunder and lightning

Bufonophobia – Fear of toads

 

C

Catoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors

Chionophobia – Fear of snow

Chiraptophobia – Fear of being touched

Chirophobia – Fear of hands

Chiroptophobia – Fear of bats

Cholerophobia – Fear of anger or the fear of cholera

Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia – Fear of money

Chromophobia or Chromatophobia – Fear of colors

Chronophobia – Fear of time

Chronomentrophobia – Fear of clocks

Cibophobia – Fear of food.

Claustrophobia – Fear of confined spaces

Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia – Fear of being locked in an enclosed place

Cnidophobia – Fear of stings

Cometophobia – Fear of comets

Coimetrophobia – Fear of cemeteries

Coitophobia – Fear of coitus

Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns

Counterphobia- The preference by a phobic for fearful situations

Cremnophobia – Fear of precipices

Cryophobia – Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost

 

D

Demonophobia or Daemonophobia – Fear of demons

Demophobia – Fear of crowds.

Dendrophobia – Fear of trees

 

E

Ecclesiophobia – Fear of church

Ecophobia – Fear of home

Eicophobia – Fear of home surroundings.

Eisoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror

Electrophobia – Fear of electricity

Eleutherophobia – Fear of freedom

Entomophobia – Fear of insects

Eosophobia – Fear of dawn or daylight

Equinophobia – Fear of horses

 

H

Hadephobia – Fear of hell

Hagiophobia – Fear of saints or holy things

Hamartophobia – Fear of sinning

Haphephobia or Haptephobia – Fear of being touched

Harpaxophobia – Fear of being robbed

Hedonophobia – Fear of feeling pleasure

Heliophobia – Fear of the sun

Helminthophobia – Fear of being infested with worms

Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia – Fear of blood

Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – Fear of the number 666

Hierophobia – Fear of priests or sacred things

Hippophobia – Fear of horses

Homichlophobia – Fear of fog

Hydrophobia – Fear of water

Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia – Fear of glass

Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia – Fear of glass

Hygrophobia – Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture

Hylophobia – Fear of forests

Hypnophobia – Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized

Hypsiphobia – Fear of height

 

K

Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms

 

L

Lachanophobia – Fear of vegetables

Laliophobia or Lalophobia – Fear of speaking

Leukophobia – Fear of the color white

Levophobia – Fear of things to the left side of the body

Ligyrophobia – Fear of loud noises

Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes

Limnophobia – Fear of lakes

Linonophobia – Fear of string

 

M

Melanophobia – Fear of the color black

Melophobia – Fear or hatred of music

Mottephobia – Fear of moths

Musophobia or Muriphobia – Fear of mice

Mycophobia – Fear or aversion to mushrooms

Mycrophobia – Fear of small things

Myctophobia – Fear of darkness

Myrmecophobia – Fear of ants

Myxophobia – Fear of slime

 

N

Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things

Nelophobia – Fear of glass

Neophobia – Fear of anything new

Nephophobia – Fear of clouds

Noctiphobia – Fear of the night

Nomatophobia – Fear of names

Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals

Nostophobia – Fear of returning home

Nudophobia – Fear of nudity

Numerophobia – Fear of numbers

Nyctohylophobia – Fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night

Nyctophobia – Fear of the dark or of night

 

O

Ochlophobia – Fear of crowds or mobs

Ochophobia – Fear of vehicles

Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8

Odontophobia – Fear of teeth

Ombrophobia – Fear of rain or of being rained on

Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia – Fear of eyes

Oneirophobia – Fear of dreams

Onomatophobia – Fear of hearing a certain word or of names

Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes.

Ophthalmophobia – Fear of being stared at

Optophobia – Fear of opening one’s eyes

Ornithophobia – Fear of birds

Ouranophobia or Uranophobia – Fear of heaven

 

P

Pagophobia – Fear of ice or frost

Panthophobia – Fear of suffering and disease

Panophobia or Pantophobia – Fear of everything

Papyrophobia – Fear of paper

Parasitophobia – Fear of parasites

Paraskavedekatriaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th

Parthenophobia – Fear of virgins or young girls

Peccatophobia – Fear of sinning or imaginary crimes

Pediculophobia – Fear of lice

Pediophobia – Fear of dolls

Pedophobia – Fear of children

Peladophobia – Fear of bald people

Phagophobia – Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten

Phalacrophobia – Fear of becoming bald

Phasmophobia – Fear of ghosts

Phengophobia – Fear of daylight or sunshine

Photoaugliaphobia – Fear of glaring lights

Photophobia – Fear of light

Phonophobia – Fear of noises

Phronemophobia – Fear of thinking

Phthiriophobia – Fear of lice.

Placophobia – Fear of tombstones

Pluviophobia – Fear of rain or of being rained on

Pneumatiphobia – Fear of spirits

Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia – Fear of being smothered

Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple

Potamophobia – Fear of rivers or running water

Pupaphobia – Fear of puppets

Pyrophobia – Fear of fire

 

S

Satanophobia – Fear of Satan

Sciophobia Sciaphobia – Fear of shadows

Scoleciphobia – Fear of worms

Scopophobia or Scoptophobia – Fear of being seen

Scotophobia – Fear of darkness.

Selachophobia – Fear of sharks

Selaphobia – Fear of light flashes

Selenophobia – Fear of the moon

Seplophobia – Fear of decaying matter

Siderophobia – Fear of stars

Sinistrophobia – Fear of things to the left or left-handed

Sitophobia or Sitiophobia – Fear of food or eating

Sociophobia – Fear of society or people in general

Somniphobia – Fear of sleep

Spacephobia – Fear of outer space

Spectrophobia – Fear of specters or ghosts

Spermatophobia or Spermophobia – Fear of germs

Spheksophobia – Fear of wasps

Staurophobia – Fear of crosses or the crucifix

Stenophobia – Fear of narrow things or places

Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia – Fear of hell

Suriphobia – Fear of mice

Symbolophobia – Fear of symbolism

Symmetrophobia – Fear of symmetry

 

T

Taphephobia Taphophobia – Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries

Tapinophobia – Fear of being contagious

Taurophobia – Fear of bulls

Technophobia – Fear of technology

Teleophobia- 1) Fear of definite plans. 2) Religious ceremony

Telephonophobia – Fear of telephones

Teratophobia –fear of monsters

Thaasophobia – Fear of sitting

Thalassophobia – Fear of the sea

Thanatophobia or Thantophobia – Fear of death or dying

Theologicophobia – Fear of theology

Theophobia – Fear of gods or religion

Thermophobia – Fear of heat

Tocophobia – Fear of pregnancy or childbirth

Tomophobia – Fear of surgical operations

Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder

Trichopathophobia or Trichophobia – Fear of hair.

 

X

Xanthophobia – Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow

Xenophobia – fear of alien things or foreign things

Xerophobia – Fear of dryness

Xylophobia- 1) Fear of wooden objects 2) Fear of Forests

Xyrophobia – Fear of razors

 

Z

Zeusophobia – Fear of God or gods

Zoophobia – Fear of animals

 

 

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