#EngVocab: Types of Phobia

​Today we will learn about types of phobia.

Phobia is an extreme, persistent, abnormal or irrational fear of a specific thing or situation.
There are three types of phobia:

  1. Specific (simple) phobia.

It is the fear of a particular object or situation.


a. Ailurophobia: fear of cats.

b. Cynophobia: fear of dogs.

c. Aquophobia: fear of water.

d. Nyctophobia: fear of darkness.

e. Hematophobia: fear of blood.

f. Astraphobia: fear of thunder.

g. Odontophobia: fear of dentists.

h. Aviophobia: fear of flying.

i. Emetophobia: fear of vomiting.

j. Trypanophobia: fear of needles and injections.
2. Social phobia.

It is the fear of social situations.


a. Glossophobia: fear of public speaking.

b. Ocholophobia: fear of crowds.

c. Scopophobia: fear or being watched or stared at.

d. Allodoxaphobia: fear of opinions.

e. Rhabdophobia: fear of being criticized or punished.

  1. Agoraphobia.

It is fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places.


a. Claustrophobia: fear of closed spaces.

b. Monophobia: fear of being alone.

c. Hodophobia: fear of travelling.

d. Gephyrophobia: fear of bridges.

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, February 5, 2017.

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