Top Ten Fears People Have


The Top Ten

1 Fear of death

Look at all the rest on this list. Sharks, snakes, heights, spiders, wasps, and vampire bats? Those are scary indeed, but dying is another thing. You literally never know what happens to you when you die or after you die. No one really knows. I have other fears too, but I fear death the most(though it's pretty interesting and you will never be able to avoid it). - supervg123

I don't fear death, just dying in a bad way. - Therandom

I don't have this fear either. It's inevitable, really, so there's no reason to fear it. - keycha1n

This is not only the most feared thing, it's also that thing EVERYONE fears.

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2 Fear of sharks

When ever I go in a pool or the sea I'm always really scared of sharks, it's mainly because of movies such as: Jaws and because if one person gets attacked by one the news is spread really quickly, but it might turn out the man that got "attacked" by a shark just had a shark near him

Fear is in your mind - Mewtwo_

Don't go into a sea or ocean. - Userguy44

3 Fear of spiders

I used to hold spiders and play with them. Now they're like my worst fear. - Catlover2004

I hate spider even little and teensy weensy ones

4 Fear of the dark

I'm honestly still a little afraid of the dark and I am 18 years old. It's not the fact that it's dark, it's the fact that you can't see that much. Then the weird faces come to mind. - cjWriter1997

My mind plays tricks on me in the dark. I see things that I am not supposed to see and they scare me out of my mind. - Daviddv0601

I defanetly don't have this fear - Nateawesomeness

5 Fear of snakes

I once died of a snake bite!

I just can't stand snakes

6 Fear of wasps

Makes sense. - Userguy44

7 Fear of vampire bats
8 Fear of dogs

Dogs scare me when they bark at me. - Martinglez

I�'m sometimes scared of dogs, specially whent they bark at me - Martinglez

This is mine. It’s more like paranoia for me, however. If I hear a big dog barking or see an image of one, I won’t be able to sleep that night. - Camaro6

9 Fear of water

I had this in my youth. - Userguy44

Wait. Hydrophobia? - Camaro6

10 Fear of confined spaces

The Contenders

11 Fear of heights

I'm afraid of heights only when it's possible for me to jump or fall, like one time I went high up in the mountains or something, and there was a cliff side that freaked me out because all it takes is one leap and your gone

It's really only when I am looking over a ledge that looks down multiple floors, but, BOY, do heights freak me out then. - BKAllmighty

When I got on a plane I checked my belt 11 but then it was epic!

12 Fear of being alone

Is it bad that I like being alone? At family gatherings I'm always away from everyone. At parties I'm also away from everyone too. But if my best friend is there me and him just stay away from everyone and just talk - SirSkeletorThe3rd

I' not afraid to admit this. I'm only human. No one wants to be alone. - Britgirl

Being lonely makes me happy in class. - SamuiNeko

I just started getting terrible nightmares about everyone dying and me being the only one on earth :/ desperately trying to run away from the killer, the disease or fire, (it's a new way to die in every dream -.-) but also hoping they kill you. I don't care about being alone in my room. It's just the thought that you will be totally alone, no one there to help you, or protect you. I kind of have a phobia of close people dying too :/ - SansTheComic

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13 Fear of meteors

Well, who isn’t afraid of meteors anyway? - Userguy44

14 Fear of loud noises
15 Fear of fire


16 Fear of atomic bombs
17 Fear of being murdered

You don't want to be murdered right? - Userguy44

18 Fear of Ebola

I'm not making an Ebola joke,but Ebola is the most feared disease,so that's why it's here - Nateawesomeness

19 Fear of war

War is horrible. - Userguy44

20 Fear of ghosts
21 Fear of torture
22 Fear of toothpaste

Haha, Does anyone ever hate mint? - kontrahinsunu

Who's afraid of toothpaste

I hate and am scared of only mint toothpaste

What? - Camaro6

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23 Fear of poop

Wait. This exist? - Userguy44

Huh? - Camaro6

24 Fear of tornadoes

My brother is

Oh oh. - Userguy44

25 Fear of ducks watching you
26 Fear of needles
27 Fear of rats

Even if I see a mouse I'd scream and I'm too afraid to be in the same room, and the weird thing is that I'm a teenage boy.

Understandable - Userguy44

28 Fear of publicly speaking

What kind of idiot makes someone public speak?

Awful. Just awful

29 Fear of being trapped
30 Fear of drowning
31 Fear of snakes in the toilet

Isn't this another word for really long turds? - SirSkeletorThe3rd

Sorry,just snakes,not the toilet - Nateawesomeness

32 Fear of not learning from your mistakes
33 Fear of lightning
34 Fear of zombies
35 Fear of citrus fruit

I still drink orange juice hahaa drink the brethren of my enemies

36 Fear of HIV/AIDS

No one doesn't have this fear

Easy to avoid, I suppose - Camaro6

37 Fear of oblivion

Like Agustus Waters.. good choice I think

38 Fear of people attacking you
39 Fear of vegetables
40 Fear of bees
41 Fear of defecating after taking a shower
42 Fear of falling
43 Fear of roaches

Most disgusting creatures in the damn universe

44 Fear of jellyfish
45 Fear of clowns Fear of clowns
46 Fear of roller coasters
47 Fear of rabid animals
48 Fear of vomiting

I always really, really panic when I feel like I'm about to vomit.

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