Self Development

32 Things Women Are Afraid Of


According to the American Psychiatric Association, a phobia is an irrational and excessive fear of an object or situation. In most cases, the phobia involves a sense of endangerment or a fear of harm. This list is just a few of the phobias that are especially particular to women and can have a serious impact on their lives. These are just few of the over 500 phobias that have been identified!

What Are You Afraid of?


  • Achluophobia – Fear of darkness.
  • Agraphobia – Fear of sexual abuse.
  • Androphobia – Fear of men.
  • Anuptaphobia – Fear of staying single.
  • Arsonphobia – Fear of fire.
  • Bibliophobia is the fear of books
  • Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness.
  • Chrematophobia is the fear of money
  • Decidophobia is the fear of making decisions
  • Eleutherophobia is the fear of knowledge
  • Gamophobia – Fear of marriage.
  • Genophobia – Fear of sex.
  • Gerascophobia – Fear of growing old
  • Glossophobia is the fear of speaking in public
  • Hypegiaphobia is the fear of responsibility
  • Kakorrharphobia is the fear of failure or defeat
  • Lockiophobia – Fear of childbirth.
  • Mechanophobia is the fear of machines
  • Melanophobia – Fear of the color black.
  • Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things.
  • Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes
  • Opthalmophobia is the  fear of being stared at
  • Peniaphobia is the  fear of poverty
  • Pentheraphobia – Fear of mother-in-law
  • Phabdophobia  is the fear of being severely punished or criticized
  • Pocresophobia – Fear of gaining weight
  • Quatophobia is the fear of being an insignificant and worthless person
  • Socialphobia is the fear of social situations
  • Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women.
  • Wiccaphobia is the fear of witches
  • Xenophobia  is the fear of foreigners
  • Zeusophobia  is the fear of God or gods

On the causes of phobia, latest studies show that there is likely a complex interaction of factors including genetics, brain chemistry, environmental triggers and learned behavior. Treatment ranges from the use of self help advice to seeing therapists

For a longer list of phobias, the causes and treatment please go to the sites below




    Oguntimehin omobolaiji

    December 14, 2009 at 7:25 am

    funny, i think im onlu claustrophobic!!!!!!!


    lara sunmola

    January 7, 2010 at 4:47 am

    it is funny but guess i have some of the phobias too e.g fear of marriage and some others


    oluwaseun ola

    January 11, 2010 at 3:22 pm


    The above seem to describe me but i wonder… r these the correct terms to describe these??? well done guys… am just loving ur works….creative and gripping…suitable for women with depth,good humor and a life. i especially love “shosho”piece on her list of things that make her sexually attracdtive to men and things that make a man relationship material…spot on!!!


    Abe oreoluwa

    January 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    It funny,bt must confess,im onli afraid of agraphobia,wat can 1 do 2 prevent sexual abuse.



    February 3, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Now i’m really confused here! Is it possible that someone can be afraid of all these put together? If so, then it will be catastrophic! God help us women!


    Bomi Jolly - JollyNotes

    May 18, 2010 at 6:17 am

    Wow, didn’t realize there were actually names for several of these!

    Pretty interesting stuff!


    Le Dynamique Professeur

    May 19, 2010 at 2:02 am

    These stuffs are funny o. lol



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    June 6, 2010 at 11:53 am

    pentheraphobia… Hehehehe. God help us.

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