What’s Your Phobia?
October is just around the corner – and with it, Halloween. Ghosts and goblins and tombstones are decorating lawns.
For whatever reason, thoughts of Halloween bring thoughts of “phobias.” We found a complete listing of phobias, A to Z.
Here we go:
There are over 65 phobias beginning with the letter A, from Ablutophobia – fear of washing or bathing,to Aviophobia or Aviatophobia – fear of flying. Some additional A phobias include: Alektorophobia – fear of chickens; Aulophobia – fear of flutes; and, Auroraphobia – fear of northern lights.
Only 18 entries under B, notably: Blennophobia – fear of slime; and, Bufonophobia – fear of toads.
More than 50 entries under C, including Cacophobia – fear of ugliness; Chiroptophobia – fear of bats; Coimetrophobia – fear of cemeteries; and, Coulrophobia – fear of clowns.
D phobias inclulde Dendrophobia – fear of trees; Didaskaleinophobia – fear of going to school; and Dromophobia – fear of crossing streets.
E phobias include Epistemophobia – fear of knowledge; and Ergophobia – fear of work.
What do Felinophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia and Gatophobia have in common??They are all the fear of cats.
Under the letter H we find Herpetophobia – fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things, and Homichlophobia – fear of fog.
The phobia with the most letters in itsname is Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – fear of the number 666.
Iophobia is fear of poison.
Katsaridaphobia is fear of cockroaches.
Lachanophobia is fear ofvegetables and Logizomechanophobia is fear of computers.
M phobias include Melanophobia – fear of the color black; and Mottephobia – fear of moths.
Under N we find Neophobia – fear of anything new.
O is for Omphalophobia – fear of belly buttons.
P has some interesting phobias, including:?Panophobia or Pantophobia – fear of everything; Phobophobia – fear of phobias; and Polyphobia – fear of many things.
There are no phobias that begin with the letter Q.
R is for Ranidaphobia – fear of frogs.
S has some interesting phobias: Samhainophobia – fear of Halloween; Selenophobia – fear of the moon; and Siderophobia – fear of stars.
Triskaidekaphobia is one of the most commonly known phobias, fear of the number 13.
V is for Verobphobia – fear of words.
W fits well in October: Wiccaphobia – fear of witches.
X is for Xenoglossophobia – fear of foreign languages.
There are no phobias beginning with the letter Y.
Z is for Zemmiphobia – fear of the great mole rat.
There you have it – phobias from A to Z. Do any of them fit you?