An A to Z List Of Real-Life Phobias

Ever heard of Eisoptrophobia?

In psychology, a phobia is a type of anxiety disorder marked by a persistent fear of an object, situation, or condition that the sufferer will go through great pains to avoid or prevent. 

The Mayo Clinic defines phobias as "an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger but provokes anxiety and avoidance."

Here is a list of 24 phobias that you may or may not have heard of. Some of these may seem very minor, but to people suffering from them, these fears can often be crippling and may require treatment.

Anuptaphobia

Fear of staying single, unmarried... or married to the wrong person.

Bibliophobia

Fear of books.

Coulrophobia

Fear of (gulp) clowns.

Dentophobia

Fear of dentists.

Eisoptrophobia

Fear of mirrors or your own reflection.

Frigophobia

Fear of freezing or fear of cold.

Glossophobia

Fear of public speaking.

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

Fear of the number 666.

Isolophobia

Fear of being alone; fear of solitude.

Japanophobia

Fear of Japanese people or culture.

Koniophobia

Fear of dust.

Ligyrophobia

Yes, it's the fear of loud noises.

Macrophobia

Fear of long waits.

Necrophobia

Fear of death or dead things.

Ommetaphobia

The fear of eyes.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia

Fear of Friday the 13th.

Q...

Well, we couldn't find any phobias that start with Q.

Are people afraid of the letter Q? Possibly.

Ranidaphobia

Fear of frogs.

Sciophobia

The fear of shadows.

Thalassophobia

Fear of the sea.

Uranophobia

The fear of Heaven.

Venustraphobia

The fear of beautiful women.

Wiccaphobia

The fear of witches.

Xyrophobia

A fear of razors.

Y NO PHOBIAS THAT START WITH 'Y?'

We don't know.

Zeusophobia

Fear of God or the gods.

(H/T: The Phobia List.)