The knowledge of important phobias list is critical as the topic is covered under the general awareness section of various government exams and other competitive exams.
What is Phobia?
Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder. It is an irrational fear of some object or environment or something that is unlikely to cause any harm to the person. The word Phobia is derived from the Greek word ‘phobo’ which means horror or fear.
Examples of phobias:
- Hydrophobia – fear of water
- Phobophobia – Fear of Fears
- Agoraphobia – fear of places that triggers helplessness
Candidates preparing for various Government exams such as SSC, RRB, Bank, etc. might encounter 1-2 questions related to important phobias in the general knowledge section of these examinations.
Hence the article will provide the list of phobias. Candidates will get 100+ important phobias in alphabetical order along with the sample questions asked in the exams based on Fear or Phobias.
List of Phobias
Important phobias broadly fall under five categories as mentioned below:
- Fears related to the natural environment such as thunder, heights, darkness, etc.
- Fears related to animals and insects such as dogs, lizards, spiders etc.
- Fears related to medical issues, injuries or blood such as falls, broken bones, injections etc.
- Fears related to situations or motions like driving, flying, riding an elevator etc.
- Other fears/phobias are related to drowning, choking, loud noises and more
The categories comprise infinite situations and objects of fear, so now, let’s move on to the list of phobias. The table below enlists 30 important phobias. Candidates can download the full list of Phobias in alphabetical order given at the bottom of the article.
|List of Phobias||Fear/Phobias Words|
|An extreme or irrational fear of heights||Acrophobia|
|An irrational fear of fresh air or drafts of air||Aerophobia|
|Fear of being egotistical, being alone or isolated||Autophobia|
|A phobia of pain||Algophobia|
|An abnormal fear of heights||Altophobia|
|An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to eat||Anorexia|
|An extreme or irrational fear of open or public places||Agoraphobia|
|An abnormal and persistent fear of depths||Bathophobia|
|Fear or hatred of books||Bibliophobia|
|Fear of ugliness and things that are ugly||Cacophobia|
|A dislike of being in the centre||Centrophobia|
|An extreme fear about beauty||Cellophobia|
|Fear of time||Chronophobia|
|Fear of dogs||Cynophobia|
|An extreme or irrational fear of confined places||Claustrophobia|
|A delusion of being possessed by evil spirits||Demonomania|
|An abnormal and persistent fear of drinking alcohol||Dipsophobia|
|An abnormal and persistent fear of work or finding employment||Ergophobia|
|Fear of getting married, being in a relationship, or commitment||Gamophobia|
|Physical or psychological fear of sexual relations or sexual intercourse||Genophobia|
|Fear of old age||Geraphobia|
|Fear of knowledge||Gnosiophobia|
|Fear of women||Gynaephobia|
|Fear of writing or handwriting||Graphophobia|
|An irrational and intense fear of travel||Hodophobia|
|An excessive fear or aversion to obtaining pleasure||Hedonophobia|
|Fear of disease||Hematophobia|
|An obsessive fear of words||Logophobia|
|An extreme fear of wind or drafts||Anemophobia|
|An extreme or irrational fear of the night or of darkness||Nyctophobia|
|Fear of medication||Pharmacophobia|
|Fear of death||Thanatophobia|
|Extreme superstition regarding the number thirteen||Triskaidekaphobia|
Download 100 plus important phobia list from the pdf given below:
|Candidates can check the relevant link for assistance in government exam preparation|
Sample Questions – Important Phobias for General Awareness
To understand the relevance of the topic of important phobias for competitive exams, it is important to know the types of questions asked in the examination based on it.
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Given below are sample question asked in the general awareness section of competitive exams for Phobias Or Fears:
Q.1. Podophobia is associated with.
- Fear of feet
- Fear of Sun
- Fear of being dirty
- Fear of bees
Answer (1) Fear of Feet
Q.2. The fear of snow is called?
Answer (3) Chionophobia
Q.3. What is the meaning of Arithmophobia?
- Fear of books
- Fear of plants
- Fear of Numbers
- Fear of Being alone
Answer (3) Fear of numbers
Q.3. Iatrophobia is associated with?
- Fear of cockroaches
- Fear of working on computers
- Fear of going to school
- Fear of going to doctors
Answer (4) Fear of Going to Doctors
Q.4. Fear of thunder and lightning is called?
Answer (2) Brontophobia
Q.5. Tachophobia is fear of?
Answer (1) Speed
Apart from the sample questions given above, candidates can check Previous Year Question Papers with solution PDF to understand the type of questions asked in the general awareness section of various government examinations.
Candidates appearing for any of the government examinations can check the details and syllabus from the given links: