Are You Scared of This Phobia Quiz?

Jouviane Alexandre

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About This Quiz

You might be scared of "creepy crawlies" or tight spaces, but are you also afraid to take this phobia quiz? There's a phobia for everything, ranging from mirrors to cotton balls. Can you figure them out in this quiz? Let's find out!

What is numerophobia?

When they tell you math is harmless, it's not to those with numerophobia - the fear of numbers.

What phobia is the fear of fire?

Don't get burned! Pyrophobia is the fear of fire. The word is another Greek derivation and is used in other common words like pyromania.

Which phobia is the fear of spiders?

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders and other arachnids. The word is derived from the species - arachnids. The term is used to describe the 8-legged invertebrates.

Which phobia is the fear of bees?

Buzz! Apiphobia is the fear of bees. The word is derived from the Greek word for bee - apis.

What is triskaidekaphobia?

Everyone thinks of #13 as an unlucky number, so much so that there is a phobia for those who are afraid of it. Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. It is derived from a series of Greek words.

What is vehophobia?

People with vehophobia won't be getting behind the wheel anytime soon. Vehophobia is the fear of driving.

Which phobia is the fear of being buried alive?

Taphophobia is the fear of being buried alive. The word is dedrived from the Greek word 'taphos,' meaning grave.

What is Kinemortophobia?

Although relatively new in theory, many believe kinemortophobia to be a very real fear. Those who suffer from the phobia are afraid of the undead.

What is acrophobia?

Acrophobia is the fear of heights. The word is derived from the Greek word 'akron' which means summit or peak.

What is claustrophobia?

Claustrophobia is probably one of the better known phobias. It is the fear of small, enclosed spaces. Unlike our previous words, the word is derived from the Latin word 'claustrum,' which translates to 'a shut in place.'

What phobia is the fear of light?

Stay away from the sun and lightbulbs! People who suffer from photophobia are afraid of the light. The word is derived from the Greek word 'phos.'

What phobia is the fear of flying?

The easiest way to get from NYC to California would be be on an airplane, but for those with aerophobia, a plane is out of the picture! Aerophobia is the fear of flyiing.

What phobia is the fear of getting old?

Let's stay young forever! Gerascophobia is the fear of getting old. The prefix comes from the Greek word 'gero' for old age.

What is chronophobia?

Let's be real! The future is scary to many people, but especially those with chronophobia. The word is derived from the Greek word 'chronos' for time.

What phobia is the fear of birds?

You won't like these creatures that fly around in the sky. Ornithophobia is the fear of birds. The word is derived from the Latin word for bird - ornith.

What is podophobia?

Pedicures are definitely not for you! People with podophobia have a fear of feet.

What phobia is the fear of the dark?

Another common phobia, nyctophobia is the fear of the dark. The word is derived from the Greek word for night - nyx/nyktos.

What is gynophobia?

This phobia is a fear of half the population - women! Another Greek derivation, the word comes from 'gune' meaning woman.

Which phobia is the fear of dogs?

Dogs are one pet you can't own! Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. The word is derived from the Greek - kyon for dog.

What is hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?

The irony is too real in this situation. A newer term, hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

What is ophidiophobia?

Ophidiophobia is the fear of snakes. The word is derived from the Greek work for snake - 'ophis.'

Which phobia is the fear of the ocean?

Thalassophobia is the fear of the ocean or open water. The term comes from the Greek word -thalassa- for the sea.

Which phobia is the fear of buttons?

You might be sticking to zippers and velcro with this phobia. Koumpounophobia is the fear of buttons.

What is ombrophobia?

Ombrophobia is the fear of rain. It is derived from the Greek word for rain - ombros.

What is astraphobia?

If you're astraphobic, you're hoping the next storm doesn't have thunder and lightning. The word comes from the Greek word for lightning - astrape. Astraphobic can also be replaced with brontophobia, or tonitrophobia.

What phobia is the fear of clowns?

Hopefully, you won't have any of these people at a circus! Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. The word is actually derived from the Greek word for stilt - 'kolobathron.'

What phobia is the fear of germs?

There is no such thing as too much hand sanitizer! Mysophobia is the fear of germs. It is also often referred to as germophobia or bacteriophobia.

What is galeophobia?

Dun dun! Galeophobia is the fear of sharks! The word is derived from the Greek word for shark - galeos.

What is nosocomephobia?

Hopefully you never need to have an operation. Nosocomephobia is the fear of hospitals

What phobia is the fear of holes?

They're everywhere! Trypophobia is the fear of holes. The word is derived from the Greek word for hole - trypa.

What is pediophobia?

American Girl dolls aren't for you. Pediophobia is the fear of dolls. The word is similar to 'pedophobia,' which is the fear of children.

What is glossophobia?

We all get a few jitters before a speech or presentation, but if you have terrible anxiety, you might have glossophobia -- a fear of public speaking. The word is derived from the Greek word for tongue - glossa.

What phobia is the fear of love?

Philadelphia is the City of Brotherly Love. Philophobia is the fear of love. The word comes from the Greek word for love - philia.

What is tokophobia?

With this fear, 10 months will probably feel like a lifetime. Tokophobia is the fear of pregnancy. It is often also referred to as maleusiophobia.

What phobia is the fear of mirrors?

You won't be too fond of your reflection. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors or your reflection.

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