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Different Types of phobias

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Hello today I am going to tell you a couple of different phobias. There are a lot more phobias but i’m only going to tell you a few. I got these definitions of the phobias from

Phobia List – The Ultimate List of Phobias and Fears

  1. Arachnophobia: this phobia is the fear of spiders
  2. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: This phobia is really long. But its the fear of long words
  3. emetophobia: this phobia is the fear of throwing up
  4. mottephobia: the fear of moths
  5. gerascophobia: thats called the fear of getting old
  6. didaskaleinophobia: the fear of school
  7. gynophobia: the fear of woman
  8. achievemephobia: the fear of success
  9. basiphobia: the fear of falling
  10. alektorophobia: the fear of chickens
  11. glossophobia: the fear of talking in public
  12. coasterphobia: the fear of roller coasters
  13. chaetophobia: the fear of hair
  14. ombrophobia: the fear of rain
  15. chronophobia: the fear of the future
  16. cibophobia: the fear of food
  17. galeophobia: the fear of sharks
  18. cynophobia: the fear of dogs
  19. anthropophobia: the fear of people
  20. atychiphoobia: the fear of failure
  21. astraphobia: the fear of thunder/lightning
  22. glossophobia: the fear of public speaking

Here are some phobias that were pretty weird for me but I thought it was interesting to learn about why people have a phobia on these, so if you want to learn more then I put links for them just incase you want to learn:

  1. Podophobia – The fear of feet
  2. Telephonophobia – The fear of talking on the phone.
  3. Cibophobia – The fear of food.
  4. Ranidaphobia – The fear of frogs.
  5. Ombrophobia – The fear of rain.
  6. Allodoxaphobia – The fear of opinions.
  7. Phobophobia – The fear of fear

So there are bunch of other phobias that people have, and you might even have it. But I just  don’t really understand why someone has a fear of food, but i’m not judging anyone. If you do want to learn more all of these phobias are from this website:  And there are way more. In my opinion I think that some phobias come from ancestors or friends story’s that happen and that is how people get there phobias.

According to:

”This causes the body to experience the same reaction. In a phobia, the areas of thebrain that deal with fear and stress keep retrieving the frightening event inappropriately. Researchers have found that phobias are often linked to the amygdala, which lies behind the pituitary gland in the brain.”

According to:

”There is no diagnostic laboratory test for phobiasDiagnosis is based on the patient’s account of their experiences. The American Psychiatric Association provides criteria for the diagnoses of agoraphobia, social phobia, and specific phobia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.”

According to:

It is rather unusual for a phobia to develop ‘out of nowhere’ after the age of 30 – 35.Phobias can be caused by stressful situations, certain experiences or frightening events. … Scientists believe that the complex phobias are often caused by a combination of genetics, brain chemistry and certain life experiences.

So those are a couple of phobias I found. Some are weird, some are noramlle to have, and some kind of crazy. But I think that everyone has phobias and that nobody should judge the people that have some weird phobias.


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Different Types of phobias