Aphephobia: This phobia causes people to feel afraid when touched.
Ecclesiophobia: The fear of church and going to church is called ecclesiophobia.
Aerophobia: Those with aerophobia — the fear of drafts, air swallowing and airborne diseases or germs — may wish to wear face masks, especially in public.
Ornithophobia: The fear of birds — especially pigeons — is referred to as ornithophobia, and is actually a fairly common phobia.
Pteridophobia: For some, being near ferns is too frightening.
Ancraophobia: The fear of wind is also called anemophobia.
Spectrophobia: Those who are too afraid to look at their own reflection in a mirror have spectrophobia.
Selenophobia: Selenophobia is the term for the fear of the moon.
Ereuthophobia: The fear of red lights is called ereuthophobia.
Aulophobia: Aulophobia refers to the fear of flutes.
Papyrophobia: Paper is the cause of great anxiety and even fear in people who suffer from papyrophobia.
Xerophobia: The fear of dryness is also called xerophobia.
Bathophobia: This obscure phobia refers to the fear of depth.
Cainophobia: Sometimes called cainotophobia, this is the fear of anything new.
Macrophobia: Doctor’s offices and holiday shopping trips must be nightmares for people who suffer from macrophobia, or the fear of long waits.
Mnemophobia: The fear of memories is called mnemophobia.
Ablutophobia: Ablutophobia is the fear of washing or bathing.
Scriptophobia: A common phobia is the fear of speaking in public, but scriptophobia is the fear of writing in public.
Cathisophobia: Conversely, this is the fear of sitting down.
Bolshephobia: Some people are afraid of meeting or hearing about Bolsheviks, and their disorder is called Bolshephobia.
Hoplophobia: The fear of people who own firearms is called hoplophobia.
Anklyophobia: Some people are actually afraid that their joints will stop working, and this fear is called anklyophobia.
Injury phobia: If you’re afraid of being injured, you have injury phobia.
Porphyrophobia: The color purple causes some people to be very afraid and develop this condition.
Nomatophobia: This phobia refers to the fear of names.
Phobophobia: This condition is described as a rare disorder and refers to the fear of having a phobia.
Optophobia: Opening one’s eyes is just too stressful for some individuals.
Didaskaleinophobia: If you’d rather skip class, just claim this phobia, which refers to the fear of going to school.
What are your phobias….?