The 20 Most Common Phobias That Frighten People

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Nearly everyone has some kind of fear. Sometimes these fears are rooted in actual experiences, but that isn’t always the case. So, what’s a phobia? Most commonly, it’s defined as an overwhelming and often debilitating fear of something. Additionally, phobias are commonly broken down into subcategories, including animals, environmental, injury, situational and other. Here are the 20 most common phobias that folks experience.