A phobia is an extreme and unrealistic fear of an object, animal, place, situation or person.

Examples of phobias are listed below:

Agoraphobia: fear of open places or public places

Arachnophobia: fear of spiders

Acrophobia: fear of heights

Astraphobia: fear of thunder and lightning

Claustrophobia: fear of confined spaces

Cynophobia: fear of dogs

Coulrophobia: fear of clowns

Haemophobia: fear of blood

Homophobia: fear or hatred of homosexuals

Koumpounophobia: fear of buttons

Necrophobia: fear of death or corpses

Phobophobia: fear of phobias or fear of fear

Social phobia: fear of social situations

Xenophobia: fear of strangers or foreigners

Zoophobia: fear of animals

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