Monday, February 27, 2017


Ablutophobia - fear of bathing
Autophobia - fear of being alone or of one’s self
Cacophobia - fear of ugliness
Cynophobia - fear of dogs
Heliophobia - fear of sunlight)
Lalophobia - fear of speaking
Leaukophobia - fear of the color white
Monophobia - abnormal fear of being alone
Odontophobia - fear of teeth
Paedophobia - fear of children
Philophobia - fear of love
Sophophobia - fear of learning
Siderophobia  - fear of stars
Triskaidekaphobia  - fear of the number 13
Artist Mickey Bach also has a lot of wonderful and funny drawings showing some different phobias. Take a look at them below. His collection of Word a Day was popular in the 1940s. You can see a collection of them on this website.



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