Men are more prone to these types of fears

Fear is a strong uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat. It occurs depending on the circumstance and a person’s mental and emotional condition.  The following are the different types of fear.

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April 8 th, 2015

Claustrophobia: This type is the most common. This is the fear of having no escape and being in closed or small spaces or rooms.

Agoraphobia: is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed.

Brontophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of weather like thunder, lightning and strong winds that cause undue anxiety, even though sufferers realise that thunder itself poses no threat to them.

Acrophobia: Extreme or irrational fear of heights even there is no risks of danger. Symptoms include feeling like you will fall or jump off the edge, panic attacks, dizzy spells and feeling faint.

Aerophobia: Fear of flying even though sufferers usually realise that the flying does not pose a threat proportionate with their fear.

Cancerophobia:  An abnormal fear of developing a malignant growth.  Even a little sore throat can make the sufferer develop a fear of having cancer.

Hemophobia: Fear of blood.

Emetophobia: Fear of vomiting. Vomit phobia occurs in men and women, children and adults. Sufferers often have digestive problems.

Latrophobia: Fear of going to the doctor. The phobia could result in someone not receiving the medical treatment they need.


It is advisable to consult a psychologist when any of the symptoms occur. There could be factors that cause your mind to cultivate certain (irrational) fears.

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