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Phobias Quiz

We give you the phobia. You tell us what is feared.
Last updated: January 04, 2018
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Phobia
Fear Of
Arachnophobia
Spiders
Acrophobia
Heights
Triskaidekaphobia
The Number 13
Agoraphobia
Open Spaces
Claustrophobia
Enclosed Spaces
Necrophobia
Death or Corpses
Zoophobia
Animals
Pyrophobia
Fire
Aviophobia
Flying
Phobia
Fear Of
Xenophobia
Foreigners
Androphobia
Men
Gymnophobia
Nudity
Technophobia
Technology
Hydrophobia
Water
Glossophobia
Public Speaking
Hemophobia
Blood
Chorophobia
Dancing
Apiphobia
Bees
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level 20
Feb 2, 2013
I always seem to think Triskaidekaphobia is a fear of the number 3 :(!
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level 64
Jun 3, 2013
I always think of the "Friends" episode where Ross guessed it was a fear of Triscuits! :-)
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
I always think of 'Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium', and them screaming 'Triskaidekaphobia' as they jump on beds.
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level 49
Feb 2, 2013
Could you accept just "spider" for "Arachnophobia"?
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level 70
Jun 23, 2014
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level 21
Feb 15, 2015
scorpions are arachnids too. Be enclusive!
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level 57
Oct 6, 2015
Be polite!
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level ∞
Aug 3, 2015
Arachnids and scorpions will work now.
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level 59
Jul 10, 2016
and "man", "height", "foreigner", etc. All countables should take the singular form. After all, this is not a quiz of grammar.
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level 57
Jun 22, 2018
agreed.
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level 17
Feb 2, 2013
Can you add Coulrophobia, fear of clowns?
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level 49
Feb 2, 2013
And maybe ophidiophobia, fear of snakes. Both are more common than many of the phobias on this list.
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level 71
Sep 19, 2014
Or koumpounophobia, the fear of buttons. Seriously, I knew a bloke with this. He was all about the Velcro...
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level 59
Jun 24, 2018
Emetophobia - fear of vomiting. I knew someone with this. So intriguing.
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level 53
Mar 4, 2019
My friend has this. He has anxiety which can sometimes cause nausea, and this makes him more anxious as he is afraid of vomitting, then the added anxiety makes him feel more nauseous and the vicious cycle continues until either the feeling passes or, well, he has to face his fears. Quite an unfortunate combination
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level 64
Feb 2, 2013
The description of the quiz on the main page is the total opposite of its description here (and the reality): "We tell you what is feared, you give us the phobia."
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level 29
Feb 3, 2013
After a whole day the description is still wrong!
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level ∞
Feb 3, 2013
The humanity!
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
That's great, QM, that's great!
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level 44
Feb 3, 2013
I tried "Dancing" out of desparation / silliness... I really didn't think that would actually be it!
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level 44
Jun 22, 2018
I tried it for gymnophobia after 'exercise' and 'movement' failed...
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level 71
Jun 22, 2018
I tried the same. If you saw my stomach, you'd think I had a fear of going to the Gym.
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level 77
Jun 22, 2018
And now you'll know that gymnastics bears that name because the Greeks practised it naked.
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level 20
Feb 20, 2013
Got a C- 13/18! Thank you "School of Fear" by Gitty Danshevari! I know random phobias now!
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level 50
Jul 18, 2014
Ooh, I love those!
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level 58
Oct 6, 2015
Theo, Madeleine, Lulu, and Garrison have some of these fears...in a way Theo has all of them.
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level 27
Oct 24, 2014
can you please accept 'height'?
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level 57
Jan 3, 2015
I should have known gymnophobia and androphobia; unfortunately I kept relating gymnophobia to gymnosperms so I put sperm then sex, then out of desperation, working out. For androphobia, I kept trying androgyny...whoops
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level 47
Jan 14, 2015
I thought Gymnophobia was a fear of exercise or fitness, D'oh
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level 59
Oct 6, 2015
Which is totally valid, IMO haha. I tried those too....
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level 39
Feb 2, 2015
Tonsure phobia is fear of getting your hair cut. I know someone who has this; she can't bear the sound of the scissors cutting her hair and has to explain it to the hairdresser, as she gets really anxious. This is someone who is really outgoing.
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level 75
Jun 22, 2018
I can identify with that, not because of the sound of scissors, but because once I had a really bad experience when the hairdresser cutting my hair had a gran mal seizure. It was much worse for her of course, but whenever someone cuts my hair now I still remember when that poor woman was standing behind me checking the sides in the mirror and suddenly clutched my face and stiffened up before falling over backwards, raking her nails across my face as she fell. (We called an ambulance and she was okay later - it was due to some sort of medication she had been taking.) Actually, come to think of it, I've had a couple of really weird things happen to me - once while shopping in the grocery store a shoe came out of nowhere and hit me right in the face. Two young boys were fighting nearby and one of them threw his shoe at his brother, but his aim was wildly off and it nailed me instead. I'm beginning to understand those people who are afraid to leave their homes. :)
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level 75
Jun 22, 2018
I kinda of miss getting my hair cut. Or at least the shampoo part which was like a scalp massage. But I've been shaving my head for almost 10 years now.
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level 21
Feb 15, 2015
add trypanophobia, fear of needles/injections; brontophobia, fear of thunder/lightning; nyctophobia, fear of darkness; and phobophobia, fear of phobias
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level 65
May 1, 2015
You should accept planes for aviophobia.
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level 44
Sep 15, 2015
i tried 'foreign people' like a million times and then gave up thinking that I was spelling it wrong or something.. >.
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level 59
Oct 6, 2015
And I thought Glossophobia was a fear of visiting Derbyshire! (English joke)
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level 52
Oct 6, 2015
I thought it was fear of tongues!
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level 71
Oct 19, 2015
Damn you Roger, you beat me to it!
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level 43
Jun 22, 2018
I thought it was fear of decorating
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level 48
Oct 6, 2015
"Hydrophobia" is not commonly used for the fear of water because the word has long been used as a synonym for rabies. The common English term for fear of water is "aquaphobia" even though it's an etymologically dodgy construction (Latin first half + Greek second half).
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level 65
Oct 6, 2015
I'd have liked to see hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia included in this quiz.
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level 59
Oct 6, 2015
What is that--fear of being run over by a giant hippopotamus? Or fear of being thrown off the saddle when riding a horse? Doing my best with the Latin without looking it up!
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level 72
Oct 7, 2015
A fear of long words. It's kind of a joke one which has made it's way into the language
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level 75
Oct 6, 2015
I can't believe you omitted the most important one of all - arachibutyrophobia! (Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth.)
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level 32
Oct 6, 2015
I agree
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level 30
Oct 6, 2015
That's pretty easy for a Greek.
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level 35
Feb 21, 2017
I know, right? 18/18 with 2 mins to spare. It's basically a GR->EN translation quiz.
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level 32
Oct 6, 2015
I thought Haemophobia was spelt wrong; haemophilia; blood condition; It should be spelt differently
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level 59
Oct 6, 2015
English "ae" spellings were regularised in the US to "e" about two hundred years ago. Hemophilia, Hemorrhage, Hematoma are all standard American spellings.
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level 75
Dec 21, 2015
...as is "spelled" rather than "spelt" (unless you're talking about the type of wheat) - though I think that is a more recent adoption.
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level 36
Oct 6, 2015
xenophobia should include fear of other races/
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level 59
Oct 6, 2015
While xenophobia does mean fear of foreign people, it's also used more generally as meaning a fear of the unknown/different/strange/unlike. I tried all of those first before getting more specific. No one else mentioned this yet, however, so I'm not saying the additional answers should be added; I just wanted to mention it.
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level 61
Oct 7, 2015
I agree with you. I tried "unknown" and "strange"
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level 72
Oct 7, 2015
It might be an urban legend but I've heard that Jeremy Vine once encouraged listeners to call into his radio show if they were terrified of their own voice
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level 58
Jan 24, 2016
I find it boggling that THE MOST COMMON FEAR IN THE WORLD is the one of least known answers on this quiz
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level 47
Jan 24, 2016
I tried many different things for aviophobia, and I knew what it was, but plane, planes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, airplane, and airplanes wouldn't work. Out of sheer desperation I tried birds.
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level 70
Jan 24, 2016
Could you please accept 'man' for androphobia?
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level 48
Mar 17, 2016
Wow, I got everything right first time! Including a brilliant guess for Chorophobia.
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level 23
Apr 16, 2016
Needle and sickness phobia's are also common phobia'a. Although I haven't a clue what the medical term is for either of them.
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level 33
Sep 7, 2016
Acrophobia..
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level 55
Jan 26, 2017
15/18. Not bad for an old bloke. :-)
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level 39
Feb 17, 2017
Could you accept "fear of animals" for zoophobia?
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level 70
Mar 10, 2017
Glossophobia was the only one I couldn't deduce. Once fear of "shiny paint" didn't work, I knew I was done for.
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level 59
Mar 15, 2017
18/18.... Helps that I speak Greek.
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level 67
Oct 24, 2017
Good quiz, I tried 'Man' and 'Mankind' before 'Men' for 'Androphobia.
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level 64
Oct 24, 2017
I said "HEIGHT"! ACCEPT IT!
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level ∞
Jan 4, 2018
NO! BECAUSE THEN PEOPLE WOULD HAVE AN EXTRA 'S' IN THEIR ANSWER BOX AND I'D GET EVEN MORE COMPLAINTS.
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level 54
Jun 26, 2018
I <3 Quizmaster
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level 75
Jun 22, 2018
That would also make it sound like you were afraid of tall people, not being up high (heights)
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level 49
Oct 24, 2017
If androphobia is a thing, surely gynophobia would also be a thing?
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level 32
Jun 22, 2018
I have Necrophobia and Hypochondria and no my life isn't easy. Constantly worrying.
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level 46
Jun 22, 2018
anatidaephobia- the fear of ducks watching you. Look it up, it's a real thing
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level 53
Jun 22, 2018
Agoraphobia could mean fear of crowds, not just open places. It literally translates "fear of the market (place)".
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level 78
Jun 22, 2018
AIBOHPHOBIA - a fear of palindromes?
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level 75
Jun 22, 2018
Like.
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level 59
Jun 24, 2018
Love it!
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level 65
Jun 22, 2018
trypophobia - Fear of holes in ones body. I have this (google it!)
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level 57
Jun 22, 2018
Bloodyhell: only 50% know xenophobia? How could you not in this day and age!
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level 58
Jun 24, 2018
It's just called Trumpism now.
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level 78
Jun 22, 2018
How about luposlipaphobia? The fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor.
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level 45
Jun 22, 2018
For xenophobia, you should accept other cultures or even just cultures.
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level 75
Jun 22, 2018
"Do you think you have pantophobia, Charlie Brown?"
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level 55
Jun 22, 2018
It bothers me that I only got one wrong... gymnophobia.
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level 65
Jun 23, 2018
YOu should accept Technologies for Technology. I would also think Computer should be an acceptable answer as that is commonly used as a definition
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level 59
Jun 24, 2018
My kids always choose the number 13 for their football and hockey shirts.
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level 41
Jun 26, 2018
From hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian, an extension of sesquipedalian with monstrum ‎(“monster”‎) and a truncated, misspelled form of hippopotamus (intended to exaggerate the length of the word itself and the idea of the size of the words being feared),
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level 30
Jun 26, 2018
Got them all. Well, it helps that I'm Greek! :p
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level 53
Jun 28, 2018
I think gymnophobia should include the fear of gym class. Seriously, how many of us hated changing to our gym clothes in the locker room? (I just hated gym class - period.) And think how great it would sound in a note from Mom: "Please excuse my child from gym class due to his gymnophobia." The kid would be the envy of all his friends! LOL
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level 21
Jul 27, 2018
Me and Dean Winchester have aviophobia in common