DMRC/CIL GENERAL ENGLISH-Different Types of Phobia Mostly Asked in DMRC Exam

Name of the Phobia
Causes of the Phobia
Ablutophobia
Fear of bathing, washing, or
cleaning
Achluophobia
Fear of darkness
Acrophobia
Fear of heights
Agoraphobia, agoraphobia without
history of panic disorder
Fear of places or events where
escape is impossible or when help is unavailable. Fear of open spaces or of
being in public places. Fear of leaving a safe place
Agraphobia
Fear of sexual abuse
Agrizoophobia
Fear of wild animals
Agyrophobia
Fear of crossing the road
Aichmophobia
Fear of sharp or pointed objects (
such as a needle or knife )
Ailurophobia
Fear of cats
Algophobia
Fear of pain
Amychophobia
Fear of being scratched
Androphobia
Fear of men

Anthophobia
Fear of flowers
Anthropophobia
Fear of people or the company of
people, a form of social phobia
Aquaphobia
Fear of water. Distinct from
hydrophobia, a scientific property that makes chemicals averse to interaction
with water, as well as an archaic name for rabies
Arachnophobia
Fear of spiders
Astraphobia
Fear of thunder and lightning
Atychiphobia
Fear of failure
Autophobia
Fear of being alone or isolated or
of one’s self
Automatonophobia
Fear of anything that falsely
represents a sentient being
Aviophobia, aviatophobia
Fear of flying
Bathophobia
Fear of depth
Bibliophobia
Fear of books
Bacteriophobia
Fear of bacteria.
Brontophobia
Fear of Thunder and Lightning
Chaetophobia
Fear of hair
Chemophobia
Fear of chemicals
Chiroptophobia
Fear of bats
Chromophobia
Fear of bright colors
Chronophobia
Fear of time and time moving
forward
Cibophobia, sitophobia
Aversion to food, synonymous
to anorexia nervosa
Claustrophobia
Fear of having no escape and being
closed in
Coulrophobia
Fear of clowns ( not
restricted to evil clowns )
Cyberphobia
Fear of or aversion
to computers and of learning new technologies
Decidophobia
Fear of making decisions
Dentophobia, odontophobia
Fear of dentists and
dental procedures
Disposophobia
Fear of getting rid of or losing
things – sometimes wrongly defined as compulsive hoarding
Dysmorphophobia, or body
dysmorphic disorder
a phobic obsession with a real or
imaginary body defect
Emetophobia
Fear of vomiting
Ergasiophobia
Fear of work or functioning, or
a surgeon’s Fear of operating
Ergophobia
Fear of work or functioning
Erotophobia
Fear of sexual love or sexual
abuse
Erythrophobia
Pathological blushing
Friggatriskaidekaphobia,
paraskavedekatriaphobia, paraskevidekatriaphobia
Fear of Friday the 13th
Frigophobia
Fear of becoming too cold
Gamophobia
Fear of marriage, commitment
Gelotophobia
Fear of being laughed at
Gephyrophobia
Fear of bridges
Genophobia, coitophobia
Fear of sexual intercourse
Gerascophobia
Fear of growing old or aging
Gerontophobia
Fear of growing old, or a hatred
or Fear of the elderly
Globophobia
Fear of balloons, or balloons
popping, a branch of phonophobia
Glossophobia
Fear of speaking in public or of
trying to speak
Gymnophobia
Fear of nudity
Gynophobia
Fear of women
Hadephobia, stigiophobia,
stygiophobia
Fear of Hell
Halitophobia
Fear of bad breath
Haphephobia
Fear of being touched
Heliophobia
Fear of sunlight
Hemophobia, haemophobia
Fear of blood
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia
Fear of the number 666
Hoplophobia
Fear of weapons,
specifically firearms ( generally a political term but the clinical
phobia is also documented )
Hylophobia
Fear
of trees, forests or wood
Hypnophobia, somniphobia
Fear of sleep
Ichthyophobia
Fear of fish, including Fear
of eating fish, or Fear of dead fish
Ipovlopsychophobia
Fear of having one’s photograph
taken
Lipophobia
Fear or avoidance of fats in food
Melissophobia
Fear of bees
Musophobia, murophobia, suriphobia
Fear of mice and /
or rats
Myrmecophobia
Fear of ants
Mysophobia
Fear
of germs, contamination or dirt
Necrophobia
Fear of death and / or
the dead
Neophobia, cainophobia,
cainotophobia, centophobia, kainolophobia, kainophobia
Fear of newness, novelty
Nomophobia
Fear of being out of mobile
phone contact
Nosocomephobia
Fear of hospitals
Nosophobia
Fear of contracting a disease
Nyctophobia, achluophobia,
lygophobia, scotophobia
Fear of darkness
Obesophobia
Fear of obesity
Oikophobia
Fear of home surroundings and
household appliances
Ombrophobia
Fear of rain
Omphalophobia
Fear of navels
Ophthalmophobia
Fear of being stared at
Ornithophobia
Fear of birds
Osmophobia, olfactophobia
Fear of bad odours
Panphobia
Fear of everything or
constant Fear of an unknown cause
Papaphobia
Fear of the Pope
Pediophobia
Fear of dolls ( a branch
of automatonophobia: Fear of humanoid figures )
Phagophobia
Fear of swallowing
Pharmacophobia
Fear of medications
Philophobia
Fear of love
Phobophobia
Fear of having a phobia or of Fear
Phonophobia
Fear of loud sounds
Pogonophobia
Fear of beards
Pyrophobia
Fear of fire
Radiophobia
Fear of radioactivity or X
– rays
Sesquipedalophobia
Fear of long words
Scopophobia
Fear of being looked at or stared
at
Sociophobia
Fear of people or social
situations
Somniphobia
Fear of sleep
Spectrophobia
Fear of ghosts and
phantoms
Stygiophobia
Fear of Hell
Taphophobia, taphephobia
Fear of the grave, or Fear of
being placed in a grave while still alive
Technophobia
Fear of technology ( see
also Luddite )
Telephone phobia
Fear or reluctance of making or
taking telephone calls
Tetraphobia
Fear of the number 4
Thalassophobia
Fear of the sea, or Fear of being
in the ocean
Thanatophobia
Fear of dying
Thermophobia
Fear of heat
Tokophobia
Fear
of childbirth or pregnancy
Traumatophobia
a synonym for injury phobia:
Fear of having an injury
Triskaidekaphobia, terdekaphobia
Fear of the number 13
Trypanophobia, belonephobia,
enetophobia
Fear of needles or injections
Trypophobia
Fear of holes
Turophobia
Fear of cheese
Uranophobia, ouranophobia
Fear of Heaven
Workplace phobia
Fear of the workplace
Xanthophobia
Fear of the yellow colour
Xenophobia
Fear of
strangers, foreigners, or aliens
Xylophobia, hylophobia, ylophobia
Fear of trees, forests or wood

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