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Phobias Quiz

We give you the phobia. You tell us what is feared.
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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 23
Feb 2, 2013
I always seem to think Triskaidekaphobia is a fear of the number 3 :(!
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Level 60
Jun 3, 2013
I always think of the "Friends" episode where Ross guessed it was a fear of Triscuits! :-)
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Level 45
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 68
Nov 18, 2020
There's a powerful documentary entitled "The Fear of 13".

Part of the way a man wrongly convicted of murder coped with his decades long false imprisonment was reading as much as he could and looking up any unfamiliar words in the dictionary in an effort to educate himself. Triskaidekaphobia was one such word.

The documentary is him telling his story. He does it very well and it's worth a watch.

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Level 62
Nov 18, 2020
Deka/deca is ten, think of decameter.
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Level 58
Feb 2, 2013
Could you accept just "spider" for "Arachnophobia"?
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Level 82
Jun 23, 2014
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Level 21
Feb 15, 2015
scorpions are arachnids too. Be enclusive!
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Level 64
Oct 6, 2015
Be polite!
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Level ∞
Aug 3, 2015
Arachnids and scorpions will work now.
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Level 71
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 63
Jun 22, 2018
agreed.
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Level 15
Feb 2, 2013
Can you add Coulrophobia, fear of clowns?
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Level 45
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 75
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 67
Jun 24, 2018
Emetophobia - fear of vomiting. I knew someone with this. So intriguing.
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Level 57
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 72
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 26
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 45
Jul 18, 2014
That's great, QM, that's great!
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Level 38
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 40
Jun 22, 2018
I tried it for gymnophobia after 'exercise' and 'movement' failed...
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Level 78
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 84
Jun 22, 2018
And now you'll know that gymnastics bears that name because the Greeks practised it naked.
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Level 37
Sep 22, 2019
^ Sounds like a made-up name to me.
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Level 77
Nov 18, 2020
Actually it's true – 'gymnast' is derived from Greek gumnazein (meaning to ‘exercise naked’).
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Level 73
May 27, 2022
Yup! And "gymnasium" means "the place to exercise naked."
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Level 17
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 45
Jul 18, 2014
Ooh, I love those!
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Level 65
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 26
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 71
Dec 1, 2020
That's how I figured out it was fear of nudity. I was trying to think of other words with the same root, and finally connected to to gymnosperm, which means naked seed, referring to the absence of an ovary/fruit around the ovule/seed.
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Level 44
Jan 14, 2015
I thought Gymnophobia was a fear of exercise or fitness, D'oh
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Level 56
Oct 6, 2015
Which is totally valid, IMO haha. I tried those too....
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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 77
May 1, 2015
You should accept planes for aviophobia.
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Level 52
Aug 17, 2019
Why? It's the flying part
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Level 41
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 58
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 75
Oct 19, 2015
Damn you Roger, you beat me to it!
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Level 45
Jun 22, 2018
I thought it was fear of decorating
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
I thought it was the fear of glossy magazines.. or shiny stuff..
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Level 45
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 70
Oct 6, 2015
I'd have liked to see hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia included in this quiz.
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Level 56
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 76
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 71
Nov 18, 2020
Nah, just put greekwordphobia, it covers most English speakers.
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Level 57
May 27, 2022
My favourite phobia too
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Level 76
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 31
Oct 6, 2015
I agree
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
I expected it to be here, along with clowns. And something you haer a lot about lately (but forgot the name ) fear of holes. Like when a lot of holes are paired together. I normally dont have it, but I think I know how they feel when I see a certain species of toads that hatch their young IN their backs, under the skin. Looks like a horror movie when they come out..
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Level 36
Oct 6, 2015
That's pretty easy for a Greek.
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Level 55
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 31
Oct 6, 2015
I thought Haemophobia was spelt wrong; haemophilia; blood condition; It should be spelt differently
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Level 56
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 83
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 35
Oct 6, 2015
xenophobia should include fear of other races/
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Level 56
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 67
Oct 7, 2015
I agree with you. I tried "unknown" and "strange"
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Level 76
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 61
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 44
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 78
Jan 24, 2016
Could you please accept 'man' for androphobia?
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Level 46
Mar 17, 2016
Wow, I got everything right first time! Including a brilliant guess for Chorophobia.
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Level 19
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 76
Nov 18, 2020
Trypanophobia - just looked it up.
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Level 29
Sep 7, 2016
Acrophobia..
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Level 44
Feb 17, 2017
Could you accept "fear of animals" for zoophobia?
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Level 83
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 74
Mar 15, 2017
18/18.... Helps that I speak Greek.
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Level 71
Oct 24, 2017
Good quiz, I tried 'Man' and 'Mankind' before 'Men' for 'Androphobia.
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
Mankind would be wrong, it is the fear of adult men, as in males. Not the fear of humans
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Level 75
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 56
Jun 26, 2018
I <3 Quizmaster
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Level 77
Nov 18, 2020
Good, maybe also disallow 'Tallin' for Tallinn, 'St George' for St George's, 'Kingston' for Kingstown, and 'Sana' for Sanaa?
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Level 84
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 62
Oct 24, 2017
If androphobia is a thing, surely gynophobia would also be a thing?
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Level 36
Jun 22, 2018
I have Necrophobia and Hypochondria and no my life isn't easy. Constantly worrying.
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Level 62
Jun 22, 2018
anatidaephobia- the fear of ducks watching you. Look it up, it's a real thing
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
:D I do have that with some other animals, not the fear though, but man I have pigeons (turtledoves) in my tree and ones of them seems obsessed he cant stop staring at me ! Also blackbirds can look at you quite intensly.

And when a dragonfly lands on me it seems like he is keeping an eye on me but it is hard to see due to his multifaceted eyes.

And the jumping spider he is soooo cool, the keep track of you and always move so you stay in its sight, I find them really cute haha

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Level 51
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 85
Jun 22, 2018
trypophobia - Fear of holes in ones body. I have this (google it!)
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
That is the one I meant in an earlier comment. But I believe it is about holes in general, just a lot of them close to eachother, like honeycombs would set them off too
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Level 64
Jun 22, 2018
Bloodyhell: only 50% know xenophobia? How could you not in this day and age!
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Level 67
Jun 24, 2018
It's just called Trumpism now.
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Level 88
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 59
Jun 22, 2018
For xenophobia, you should accept other cultures or even just cultures.
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
no cause xeno means strange/ foreign.. Xenotransplantation is when you get the organ of an animal. it does not really have anything to do with people or culture, it can be foreign cells, things that are alien to the body.

But yes today foreign (really just meaning outside) and alien (meaning other) are words used more in polictics than in any other place.

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Level 76
Jun 22, 2018
"Do you think you have pantophobia, Charlie Brown?"
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Level 71
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 67
Jun 24, 2018
My kids always choose the number 13 for their football and hockey shirts.
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Level 38
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 29
Jun 26, 2018
Got them all.

Well, it helps that I'm Greek! :p

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Level 68
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 22
Jul 27, 2018
Me and Dean Winchester have aviophobia in common
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
Dont you mean B.A Baracus? (Mr T.)
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Level 66
Jun 18, 2019
Lowest I got is fear of the number 13, highest I missed, fear of men.
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Level 87
Dec 31, 2019
I really think a great clue for JetPunk would be

Phobia of being wrong

Atychiphobia

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Level 28
May 8, 2020
You should add Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, the fear of 666
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Level 62
Jun 24, 2020
You should add Phobaphobia, the fear of fears.
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Level 75
Oct 4, 2020
I feel like apiphobia is pretty rare. Most people afraid of bees are likely allergic to, or don't know whether or not they're allergic to, bees. At that point, it is no longer a phobia because the fear is rational
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Level 76
Nov 18, 2020
Hmm, never thought about it like that. So the fact that my daughter has been afraid of bees ever since she was repeatedly stung after driving the lawnmower over a bumblebee nest is a rational fear rather than a phobia? She doesn't even like to go fishing at our pond because we have honeybee hives along the dam. I think at some point her fear becomes irrational or phobic if she allows it to interfere with daily activities, but you still made an interesting point.
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Level 24
Nov 6, 2020
Agoraphobia is not just simply a fear of open spaces. It’s going into places with a bunch of people, being up in front of people; places that make someone fear something could go wrong in front of an “audience.”
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Level 72
May 27, 2022
From looking it up briefly, it appears that agoraphobia can be about anything that might make a person feel unsafe and unable to find safety. Open spaces are very often related to this because there’s a lack of shelter from anything that might cause anxiety.
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Level 73
May 27, 2022
Not necessarily. Agoraphobia is about being somewhere where one feels unsafe, and lacking control. This can mean open spaces, crowds, new/unfamiliar places, public transit, traveling in general, etc. The type of social embarrassment you describe can compound the issue, but isn't a necessary part of it. This is why agoraphobics might be fine with people coming over to their own house (a place they feel safe and in control), but not okay being out alone somewhere unfamiliar.
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Level 52
Nov 18, 2020
Erik Satie’s Gymnopedies came in clutch for me. We’re not going to talk about what the rest of the word means.
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Level 60
Nov 18, 2020
Please accept the answers without the "S" as in Spider for Spiders and Height for heights. Jetpunk never gave much attention to plurality. And may also accept computer for Technophobia?
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Level 66
Nov 18, 2020
What's the phobia of phobias called?
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Level 55
Nov 18, 2020
phobophobia
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Level 77
Nov 18, 2020
Reminds me of Roger Ebert's review of Friday the 13th where he says: 'In my research I discovered that the scientific name for fear of Friday the 13th is paraskavedekatriaphobia. I envision a new franchise: "Paraskavedekatriaphobia: A New Beginning," "Paraskavedekatriaphobia: Jason Lives," "Paraskavedekatriaphobia: Freddy's Nightmare," etc.'
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Level 70
Nov 18, 2020
I tried blood, injury, cuts...

I tried other nations other races for xeno...

not liking having to find such a specific word.

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Level 57
Nov 18, 2020
men LOL
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2020
as a greek this is very easy for me.

all words have greek etymology

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Level 76
Nov 18, 2020
Your comment reminded me of the father in My Big Fat Greek Wedding - such a good movie.
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Level 67
Nov 18, 2020
Ak seno! My daughter marrying ak seno!
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Level 54
Nov 18, 2020
I tried farming for agoraphobia.
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Level 64
Nov 18, 2020
I don't really have any of these, but I do have trypophobia.
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Level 52
Nov 19, 2020
I have Agoraphobia. Also Technophobia. But, mind you, not a fear of technology in my case (how do you think I'm typing this comment), but actually a fear of advancing tech. I don't dislike it, I actually fear it.
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Level 45
Nov 21, 2020
I'm surprised there is no Ophidiophobia (Fear of snakes), Coulrophobia (Fear of clowns) nor Trypophobia (Fear of holes). All of those are more common then some listed here.
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Level 75
Mar 1, 2021
Chorophobia as in choreography. I learned this today. Also Terpsichore, the muse of dance, leading to the adjective terpsichorean..
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Level 24
Mar 5, 2021
YOU FORGOT

Tropophobia I have tropophobia Fear of small holes

and cracks weird Designs

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Level 73
May 27, 2022
You mean trypophobia? I doubt it's so much that they forgot, and more like there's only so much room on this quiz and many hundreds of phobias.
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Level 55
Mar 6, 2021
You forgot Sporcleophobia
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Level 56
Oct 18, 2021
Could you please accept "programming interfaces" for apiphobia?

I'm sure, there are a lot of people who are afraid of... what the heck is the plural of api? ... apis? sounds weird...

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Level 59
Oct 27, 2021
You forgot a Jetpunkers greatest fear: Quizmasterbanningmephobia and Stewartbanningmephobia
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Level 59
Nov 2, 2021
I have kidpoolandhottubphobia. Obviously, it is a fear of pools and hot tubs where little kids tend to camp (kind of hypocritical, speaking that I’m a kid my self). I also have deadbugsinpoolphobia, though I love live bugs and I love swimming. Something about the fact that your just swimming around in somewhere with little bodies is just creepy. That might be also part of my kidpoolandhottubphobia, there’s a lot of bugs in those.
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Level 28
May 27, 2022
My love of TV shows got me this quiz; I remembered Triskaidekaphobia from Friends, Agoraphobia from ANT Farm, and Xenophobia from A Series Of Unfortunate Events
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Level 71
May 27, 2022
I got gymnophobia because of Arrested Development. Thanks Tobias "Never Nude" Funke!
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Level 59
May 27, 2022
It really does feel like cheating if you're Greek ;) Great quiz
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Level 70
May 27, 2022
I typed so many things for xenophobia. Other nationalities, other cultures, anything foreign

Just "foreigners" isn't actually...I mean...

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Level 67
May 27, 2022
Can you accept "boys" as a type in for androphobia?
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Level 59
May 27, 2022
As a Greek, I found this very easy :)
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Level 60
Jul 13, 2022
Phobia isn't necessarily a fear, it is also aversion
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Level 37
Aug 7, 2022
Really, this is just a test on Latin.
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Level 45
Oct 7, 2022
Agoraphobia just makes me think of the brother from benchwarmers.
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Level 56
Dec 13, 2022
I personally have thanatophobia or the fear of death.

More specifically the thought of what may come after death. Talking about my fears usually doesn't trigger a reaction but sometimes without warning I just suddenly become very aware of my mortality and barely come out of my room for hours.