What's Your Phobia?

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This is a list of the most common phobias, ranked by people who find these things incapacitating. These popular fears can paralyze you or are incontrollable - no matter what logic tells you. Do you have any of these? Common phobias include aracnophobia (fear of spiders), acrophobia (fear of heights), and aviophobia (fear of flying), though there is no end to the number of things people can be afraid of. If your phobia isn't listed, add it, or press rerank to make your own list of the things you find most threatening. Let's find out the most common phobia. Vote and add! If you just want to vote on things that scare you, but aren't phobias, check out this list.
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Extreme or irrational fear of heights

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    Arachnophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    ranked low on reranks
    Arachnophobia Fear of spiders

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    added by Buster McDermott
    Fear of enclosed spaces

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    Thalassophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by cielnet53
    Thalassophobia Fear of Deep Water

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    Glossophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list What's Your Phobia?


    Glossophobia Fear of public speaking

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    Ophidiophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list What's Your Phobia?


    Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes

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    added by LaurieM
    Fear of needles

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    Necrophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list What's Your Phobia?


    Necrophobia Fear of death

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    Coulrophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by Dismalhead
    Coulrophobia Fear of clowns

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    Trypophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by sdtjsaint
    Trypophobia Pathological fear of objects with irregular patterns of holes

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    Entomophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by lyndyloo
    Entomophobia Fear of insects

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    Pnigophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by AdmiralCrunch
    Pnigophobia Fear of being smothered or fear of suffocating

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    Achluophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list What's Your Phobia?


    Achluophobia Fear of the dark

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    Galeophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by carlybobarly
    Galeophobia Fear of sharks

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    ranked low on reranks & added by vijayboeing747
    Fear of not being good enough or imperfection

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    Katagelophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by AdmiralCrunch
    Katagelophobia Fear of being ridiculed

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    added by tristanastar
    Fear of wide open spaces or crowded places. 

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    Dentophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list What's Your Phobia?


    Dentophobia Fear of the dentist

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    Aviophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list What's Your Phobia?


    Aviophobia Fear of flying

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    added by lollipoopqueen
    Fear of vomiting

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    Lepidopterophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    often listed & added by serenity_12
    Lepidopterophobia Fear of butterflies

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    often listed & added by LauraBeautiflyUniqueMellinge
    Fear of dogs

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    Kardashianophobia 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by edflood
    Kardashianophobia

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    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by nalmeida12

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    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by Synthia Skuse
    fear of trusting or getting close to people because of bad past expiriences.

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    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list What's Your Phobia?

    added by Mark Lanzarotta
    fear that Alice Coltrane is really Alice Cooper in disguise; common in early Seventies

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