Phobias Archive

Eremophobia: The Fear of Being Alone

Eremophobia is defined as the excessive or irrational fear towards solitude or the irrational fear of being alone. It is also known as Autophobia, which is a broader term for the fear of isolation, fear of being egotistical or the dread or …

Cynophobia: The Fear of Dogs

Unlike the fear of spiders, snakes or rats, the fear of cats (ailurophobia) and the fear of dogs (cynophobia) are not particularly common zoophobia fears. That said, those that do suffer from them are subjected to seeing the source of their fear …

Ailurophobia: The Irrational Fear of Cats

As similar to “allure” as the word looks, Ailurophobia could not be farther from the meaning. Ailurophobia (also known sometimes as felinophobia, gatophobia, and elurophobia) is the irrational fear of cats. Big and small cats, black and ginger cats. Cats of all …

Zoophobia: A Fear of Animals

To most of us, the idea that someone could fear all animals comes across as almost absurd. Animals are in our daily lives, even if we aren’t able to have a pet of our own. We see pigeons and sparrows on the …

Achluophobia: A Fear of the Dark

While many phobias can arise in early childhood – perhaps after hearing a frightening story or seeing a scary film – and others can pop up once one an adult, certain phobias are so deeply ingrained in the human psyche that they …

9 Strange Phobias and Their Meanings

Everyone is afraid of something. The more common phobias are claustrophobia (the fear of confined spaces), arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) and acrophobia (the fear of heights). There are some really strange phobias out there that are so rare they’re never talked …

Papaphobia: A Fear of the Pope

Do you find your palms getting sweaty at the mention of the Pope? Do you get panicky at the sight of the Holy Pontiff? If you answered ‘Yes’, you may suffer from Papaphobia, a fear of the Pope. Related to Hierophobia (fear …

Phasmophobia: The Fear of Ghosts

Phasmophobia is the fear of ghosts. Despite the continued debate as to their existence, we have all heard stories around the campfire for years about scary phantoms and supernatural beings. Spirits and ghosts alike are central to some of the most well-known …
Skip to toolbar