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PostSubject: A List OF Phobias. Which Do YOU Have?   Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:57 pm

Read AND List Which Phobias YOU Have

Psychological conditions
In many cases specialists prefer to avoid the suffix -phobia and use more descriptive terms, see, e.g., personality disorders, anxiety disorders, avoidant personality disorder, love-shyness.

Ablutophobia – fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning.
Acrophobia, Altophobia – fear of heights.
Agoraphobia, Agoraphobia Without History of Panic Disorder – fear of places or events where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable.
Agraphobia – fear of sexual abuse.
Aichmophobia – fear of sharp or pointed objects (as a needle, knife or a pointing finger).
Algophobia – fear of pain.
Agyrophobia – fear of crossing roads.
Androphobia – fear of men.
Anthropophobia – fear of people or being in a company, a form of social phobia.
Anthophobia – fear of flowers.
Aquaphobia, Hydrophobia – fear of water.
Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia – fear of thunder, lightning and storms; especially common in young children.
Aviophobia, Aviatophobia – fear of flying.
Bacillophobia, Bacteriophobia, Microbiophobia – fear of microbes and bacteria.
Blood-injection-injury type phobia – a DSM-IV subtype of specific phobias
Catoptrophobia - fear of mirrors or of one's own reflection.
Chorophobia - fear of dancing.
Cibophobia, Sitophobia – aversion to food, synonymous to Anorexia nervosa.
Claustrophobia – fear of confined spaces.
Coulrophobia – fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns).
Decidophobia – fear of making decisions.
Dental phobia, Dentophobia, Odontophobia – fear of dentists and dental procedures
Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder – a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect.
Emetophobia – fear of vomiting.
Ergasiophobia, Ergophobia – fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon's fear of operating.
Ergophobia – fear of work or functioning.
Erotophobia – fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
Erythrophobia – pathological blushing.
Gelotophobia - fear of being laughed at.
Gephyrophobia – fear of bridges.
Genophobia, Coitophobia – fear of sexual intercourse.
Gerascophobia – fear of growing old or ageing.
Gerontophobia – fear of growing old, or a hatred or fear of the elderly.
Glossophobia – fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Gymnophobia – fear of nudity.
Gynophobia – fear of women.
Haptephobia – fear of being touched.
Heliophobia – fear of sunlight.
Hemophobia, Haemophobia – fear of blood.
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – fear of the number 666.
Hoplophobia – fear of weapons, specifically firearms (Generally a political term but the clinical phobia is also documented).
Ligyrophobia – fear of loud noises.
Lipophobia – fear/avoidance of fats in food.
Megalophobia - fear of large/oversized objects.
Mysophobia – fear of germs, contamination or dirt.
Necrophobia – fear of death, the dead.
Neophobia, Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia – fear of newness, novelty.
Nomophobia – fear of being out of mobile phone contact.
Nosophobia – fear of contracting a disease.
Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia – fear of darkness.
Osmophobia, Olfactophobia – fear of smells.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, Friggatriskaidekaphobia – fear of Friday the 13th.
Panphobia – fear of everything or constantly afraid without knowing what is causing it.
Phasmophobia - fear of ghosts, spectres or phantasms.
Phagophobia – fear of swallowing.
Phobophobia – fear of having a phobia.
Phonophobia – fear of loud sounds.
Pyrophobia – fear of fire.
Radiophobia – fear of radioactivity or X-rays.
Sociophobia – fear of people or social situations
Scopophobia – fear of being looked at or stared at.
Somniphobia – fear of sleep.
Spectrophobia – fear of mirrors and one's own reflections.
Taphophobia – fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive.
Technophobia – fear of technology (see also Luddite).
Telephone phobia, fear or reluctance of making or taking phone calls.
Tetraphobia – fear of the number 4.
Tokophobia – fear of childbirth.
Tomophobia – fear or anxiety of surgeries/surgical operations.
Traumatophobia – a synonym for injury phobia, a fear of having an injury
Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia – fear of the number 13.
Trypanophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia – fear of needles or injections.
Workplace phobia – fear of the work place.
Xenophobia – fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens.

Animal phobias
Ailurophobia – fear/dislike of cats.
Animal phobia - fear of certain animals, a category of specific phobias.
Apiphobia – fear/dislike of bees (also known as Melissophobia).
Arachnophobia – fear/dislike of spiders.
Chiroptophobia – fear/dislike of bats.
Cynophobia – fear/dislike of dogs.
Entomophobia – fear/dislike of insects.
Equinophobia – fear/dislike of horses (also known as Hippophobia).
Herpetophobia - fear/dislike of reptiles.
Ichthyophobia – fear/dislike of fish.
Musophobia – fear/dislike of mice and/or rats.
Ophidiophobia – fear/dislike of snakes.
Ornithophobia – fear/dislike of birds.
Scoleciphobia – fear of worms.
Selachophobia - fear/dislike of sharks.
Zoophobia – a generic term for animal phobias.

Non-psychological conditions
Hydrophobia – fear of water (a symptom of rabies).
Photophobia – hypersensitivity to light causing aversion to light
Phonophobia – hypersensitivity to sound causing aversion to sounds.
Osmophobia – hypersensitivity to smells causing aversion to odors.

Biology, chemistry
Biologists use a number of -phobia/-phobic terms to describe predispositions by plants and animals against certain conditions. For antonyms, see here.

Acidophobia/Acidophobic – preference for non-acidic conditions.
Heliophobia/Heliophobic – aversion to sunlight.
Hydrophobia/Hydrophobic – a property of being repelled by water.
Lipophobicity – a property of fat rejection
Ombrophobia – avoidance of rain
Photophobia (biology)- a negative phototaxis or phototropism response, or a tendency to stay out of the light
Superhydrophobe – the property given to materials that are extremely difficult to get wet.
Thermophobia – aversion to heat.

Prejudices and discrimination
See also: List of anti-ethnic terms
The suffix -phobia is used to coin terms that denote a particular anti-ethnic or anti-demographic sentiment, such as Europhobia, Francophobia, Hispanophobia, and Indophobia. Often a synonym with the prefix "anti-" already exists (e.g., Polonophobia vs. anti-Polonism). Anti-religious sentiments are expressed in terms such as Christianophobia and Islamophobia.

Other prejudices include:

Biphobia – dislike of bisexuals.
Chemophobia – prejudice against artificial substances in favour of 'natural' substances.
Ephebiphobia – fear/dislike of youth.
Gerontophobia, Gerascophobia – fear of growing old or a hatred of the elderly.
Heterophobia – fear/dislike of heterosexuals.
Homophobia – aversion to homosexuality or fear of homosexuals. (This word has become a common political term, and many people interpret it as a slur.)
Hoplophobia – aversion to firearms or firearms owners. This word has also gained a certain political notoriety as a dysphemism for "gun control advocate".
Judeophobia – fear/dislike of Jews.
Lesbophobia – fear/dislike of lesbian women.
Pedophobia, Pediophobia – fear/dislike of children.
Psychophobia – fear/dislike of mentally ill.
Transphobia – fear or dislike of transgender or transsexual people.
Xenophobia – fear or dislike of foreigners.


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PostSubject: Re: A List OF Phobias. Which Do YOU Have?   Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:51 am

Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia

I didn't think i had this many .lol.


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PostSubject: Re: A List OF Phobias. Which Do YOU Have?   Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:06 pm

You have more than I do, Jennifer. Lol. The only one that seems to fit me is Gelotophobia .

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PostSubject: Re: A List OF Phobias. Which Do YOU Have?   Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:34 pm

^.lol. The fear of bein' laughed at? really? Razz


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PostSubject: Re: A List OF Phobias. Which Do YOU Have?   Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:16 pm

Here are the Phobias that I have:

Acrophobia, Altophobia
Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia

I know that I have a lot. The biggest reason why I'm afraid of loud noises is because I have sensitive ears.


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PostSubject: Re: A List OF Phobias. Which Do YOU Have?   Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:29 pm

i am like u too rolanda i don't really like loud noises either
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