What are the top 10 phobias?
Fear of Spiders. Half of women and 10 per cent of men have a fear of spiders.
2. Social Phobia
Social phobia is the fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.
3 - Aerophobia
Fear of flying, usually after a person watches a plane crash.
Agoraphobia involves intense fear and avoidance of any place or situation where escape might be difficult or help unavailable in the event of developing sudden panic-like symptoms.
5 - Claustrophobia
Fear of being trapped in small confined spaces.
Fear of heights.
Fear of vomit.
8 - Carcinophobia
Carcinophobia is an extreme form of fear from a cancer.
9 - Brontophobia
Brontophobia known as Astraphobia, Keraunophobia, Tonitrophobia or the fear of lightning and thunder, especially affects children. However, the symptoms of this specific phobic condition are also quite apparent in adults and teenagers.
10 - Necrophobia
Necrophobia, or the fear of the dead, is a psychological status when one feels afraid of death or dead things.
There are very weird phobias, like levophobia, fear of things on the left side of the body. Or Hippopotomonostrosesquipedaliaphobia, or fear of long words. If you go to www.phobialist.com, you'll find hundreds of them. I recently wrote a 10 page paper on phobias, and this website was my main source.