By: Katie S. p.5
The top 5 most common phobias are: acrophobia, the fear of heights. Claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed spaces. Nyctophobia, the fear of the dark or the night. Ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes. And finally, arachnophobia, the fear of spiders.
Some people say they have a phobia when it's just a small fear. A phobia is an irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation. I think clowns are creepy, but I don't have Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. People get phobias from a very bad experience with something. I have Ophidiophobia because someone threw a snake at me.
If you know someone with a phobia, don't make fun of it, make it disappear. Phobias are not fun to have, and even when they sound silly they are pretty serious.
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