phobo-, phob-, -phobia, -phobias, -phobe, -phobiac, -phobist, -phobic, -phobism, -phobous

(Greek: fear, extreme fear of; morbid, excessive, irrational fear, or terror of something or someone; however, sometimes this Greek element also means a strong dislike, dread, or hatred for something or someone)


For more details about the various phobias, visit this Phobias Introduction page to see Phobia Variations Defined and Explained.

There are only two forces that unite men: fear and self-interest.

—Napoleon Bonparte
gatophobia
A detestation, hatred, or abnormal fear of cats.
gelophobia, geliophobia
An abnormal fear of laughter or being around people who laugh.
gelotophobia (s) (noun), gelotophobias (pl)
An abnormal fear of being laughed at.
geniophobia
An excessive fear of chins.
genophobia
An abnormal aversion to sexual intercourse.
genuphobia
A fear of servility or submissiveness (kneeling, a form of submissiveness, because of its reference to the knees).
gephyrophobia
1. An abnormal fear of crossing bridges.
2. An aversion to bodies of water, to crossing on bridges over water, or to traveling on boats.
gerascophobia, gerasophobia (s) (noun); gerascophobias, gerasophobias (pl)
An abnormal fear of, or aversion to, growing old.
gerascophobia, gerontophobia
A fear of growing old that is based on anxieties of being left alone, of being without resources, and of being incapable of caring for oneself both physically and intellectually.
Germanophobia
A fear of Germany, its people, its culture, its language, or of German ideas.
gerontophobia
A pathologic fear of aging or of old people.
geumaphobia (gyoo" muh FOH bee uh), geumatophobia, geumophobia
A fear of unfamiliar tastes or flavors.

There is a disorder known as gustatory agnosia, in which food becomes tasteless or even has a disgusting taste. People who have this condition may also lose their ability to smell or may find that formerly pleasant odors have become offensive.

With an inability to smell, such phobics may fear that since they can no longer smell previous items, they might be eating or drinking something that formerly caused them anxieties.

giraffeophobia
The fear of sticking your neck out. [From Holiday Folklore, Phobias and Fun by Donald E. Dossey].
glossophobia
Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak; which may be associated with stuttering.
graphophobia
1. A pathological fear of writing, a common form of which is severe anxiety or tremulousness if forced to sign one's name while being observed by others.
2. An aversion to writing or a morbid fear of having to write, especially hand writing.

This may be a result of a fear of criticism of one's handwriting and misspellings; as well as, a fear of committing ideas to paper for others to see.