The most common phobias

June 17th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Here are 10 of the most common phobias:

1. Arachnophobia - half of women have a fear of spiders
2. Social phobia - fear of being in social situations because you’re scared that you’ll make a fool of yourself, that people will laugh at you, bully you or dislike you
3. Aerophobia - fear of flying
4. Agoraphobia - fear of going outside
5. Claustrophobia - fear of being trapped in small, confined spaces
6. Acrophobia - fear of heights
7. Emetophobia - fear of being sick or seeing others throw up
8. Carcinophobia - fear of cancer. You believe that every sign and symptom you have is an indication of cancer; you become scared of people with cancer too
9. Brontophobia - fear of thunder and lightning
10. Necrophobia - fear of death, dead people and dead things, such as dead flowers

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