You won’t believe how many phobias there are that begin with the letter A!
We have all obviously heard of agoraphobia (the fear or open spaces, crowds or leaving a safe space) and we also know arachnophobia (the fear of spiders). But there’s so many more you don’t know.
My favorite would have to be Allodoxaphobia, which is the fear of opinions!
So let’s take look at some other more unique ones.
Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or bathing.
Acarophobia: Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.
Acerophobia: Fear of sourness.
Achluophobia: Fear of darkness.
Acousticophobia: Fear of noise.
Acrophobia: Fear of heights.
Aerophobia: Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airborne noxious substances.
Aeroacrophobia: Fear of open high places.
Aeronausiphobia: Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
Agateophobia: Fear of insanity.
Agliophobia/algophobia: Fear of pain.
Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places. Fear of leaving a safe place.
Agrizoophobia: Fear of wild animals.
Agyrophobia: Fear of streets or crossing the street.
Aichmophobia: Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Ailurophobia: Fear of cats.
Albuminurophobia: Fear of kidney disease.
Alektorophobia: Fear of chickens.
Alliumphobia: Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia: Fear of opinions.
Amathophobia: Fear of dust.
Amaxophobia: Fear of riding in a car.
Ambulophobia: Fear of walking.
Amnesiphobia: Fear of amnesia.
Amychophobia: Fear of scratches or being scratched.
Anablephobia: Fear of looking up.
Ancraophobia or Anemophobia: Fear of wind.
Androphobia or Arrhenphobia: Fear of men.
Anginophobia: Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.
Anglophobia: Fear of England or English culture.
Angrophobia: Fear of anger or of becoming angry.
Ankylophobia: Fear of immobility of a joint.
Anthrophobia or Anthophobia: Fear of flowers.
Anthropophobia: Fear of people or society.
Antlophobia: Fear of floods.
Anuptaphobia: Fear of staying single.
Apeirophobia: Fear of infinity.
Aphenphosmphobia: Fear of being touched.
Apiphobia: Fear of bees.
Apotemnophobia: Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders.
Arithmophobia: Fear of numbers.
Arsonphobia: Fear of fire.
Asthenophobia: Fear of fainting or weakness.
Astraphobia or Astrapophobia: Fear of thunder and lightning.
Astrophobia: Fear of stars or celestial space.
Asymmetriphobia: Fear of asymmetrical things.
Ataxophobia: Fear of disorder or untidiness.
Atelophobia: Fear of imperfection.
Atephobia: Fear of ruin or ruins.
Athazagoraphobia: Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting.
Atomosophobia: Fear of atomic explosions.
Atychiphobia: Fear of failure.
Aulophobia: Fear of flutes.
Aurophobia: Fear of gold.
Auroraphobia: Fear of Northern lights.
Autodysomophobia: Fear of one that has a vile odor.
Automatonophobia: Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, wax statues – anything that falsely represents a sentient being.
Automysophobi: Fear of being dirty or unclean.
Autophobia: Fear of being alone.
Aviophobia or Aviatophobia: Fear of flying.
If there is any missing from the list, please let me know and I will add them.