Are you more afraid of werewolves or spiders? Top 10 phobias that people have.

Of the 7.6 billion humans in the world, it is estimated that 9 percent (approximately 19 million people) have some type of phobia (or fear) of something.

Of the top 10 fears that humans have, fear of werewolves does not make the list. Neither does fear of wolves (also known as lupophobia). Interestingly, however, the most common phobias that humans have cover everything from fear of flying to fear of snakes.

Here is a list of the most common phobias affecting humans:

  •   Arachnophobia – fear of spiders.

This is such a common fear that big blockbuster movies have been made on the subject, including a 1990 movie with Jeff Daniels and John Goodman.  It is thought to be the third most common fear that humans have.  In fact, it is estimated that 30% of the U.S. population has arachnophobia.  With over 35,000 types of spiders in the world, arachnophobes have their hands full.

  • Thanatophobia – fear of death.

Fear of death is known as Thanatophobia, while fear of dead or dying things is known as necrophobia.

  • Acrophobia – fear of heights

Different from vertigo (which is a spinning senstation), studies show that more women than men have a fear of heights.

  • Cynophobia – fear of dogs

Zoophobia is a fear of all animals, while cynophobia is a fear specifically of dogs.  People who have cynophobia can react by feeling dizzy, shaking, feeling nauseous, crying, and sweating profusely.

  • Glossophobia – fear of public speaking

Glossophobia is widely considered one of the greatest phobias that any human have.  It is said that people are more afraid of public speaking than of death – in other words, most people would prefer to be in the casket than giving the eulogy.

  • Pteromerhanophobia – fear of flying

Flying is said to be safer than driving, yet many many people have pteromerhanophobia.  It is said the easiest way to get over this fear is to learn the facts of flying.

  • Claustrophobia – fear of enclosed spaces

Of the many people that have claustrophobia, few of them will ever be in the “enclosed space”  situation they fear most.

  • Entomophobia – fear of insects

People that suffer from entomophobia fear panic and anxiety when insects are present.

  • Ophidiophobia – fear of snakes

Slimy skin, unblinking eyes, and fear of being poinsoned are all reasons people develop a fear of snakes.

  • Tryanophobia – fear of needles

A fear of needles can result in people avoiding medical treatment or seeing doctors, even when sick.

What are you afraid of?

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10 Responses

  1. KitchiLupe says:

    Yay 1st place I’m the first one to comment!! YAY!!!!

    @Buddy plz post more often I’d like to see more posts lol also, this is very interesting and quite useful lol! Out of this list, I don’t have a fear of either wolves or werewolves, but rather closer to having a fear of BECOMING one.

    And I don’t fear death all that much, but I rather do fear heights, spiders, and public speaking as well as (one not mentioned) a fear of getting my pic taken – which is aggravating during picture day at school lol!

    Unfortunately, it’s quite common where I live at least, that people tend to have a fear of learning the truth. They’d get so comfortable in their own reality they would disregard the truth when given.

    A few questions to ask, that I’d like for you to answer in a future post. When someone sleep walks on the full moon, does that make them an actual werewolf or is it just a mental disorder?

    Why is Strength so associated with werewolves?

    Why is it that when people talk about werewolves, they talk about all the “powers” they have more than the actual concept of shifting into a werewolf?

    How would p-shifting into a werewolf work?

    Could you give more detail on m-shifting?

    Can you make a list of all the ways one can SHIFT into a werewolf? (Not ways to become one, I know you have that lol but ways you can shift, like p-shifting, m-shifting, astral shifting, spirit shifting, etc.)

    • KitchiLupe says:

      Tbh I’m not a werewolf, I’m more human than anything.

    • KitchiLupe says:

      And why haven’t spells worked on me that I tried? I tried 40 something spells and not one of them helped me shift. Was there something I did wrong, or do werewolf spells even work?

    • Buddy says:

      thanks KitchiLupe! I’m back posting regularly, and will definitely do some posts in response to your questions! Thank you for the suggestions! 🙂

  2. KitchiLupe says:

    @Buddy yay! Thank you and your welcome! ^.^ this is truly a great site in my opinion

  3. Lucas says:

    This has a lot of useful information!

  4. To young to say... says:

    Hello. If i remember correctly i believe i saw a 6ft wolf turn to a human in the forest i was visiting …

  5. KitchiVulpes (Lupe) says:

    @To young to say are you sure?

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