Get Your Freak On – Top 10 Phobias

More PHOBIA FUN on the Escape Publishing Blog!

The Escapades

by Sandra Antonelli

You may know, on a deep cognitive level, that you are 5 billion times bigger than that itsy, bitsy spider on the garden spout, that thunder is just God bowling with the angels, and that the elevator you are trapped in with your new boss is not going to run out of oxygen, which is what Olivia tries to explain to wigging out claustrophobic Emerson in my new smart-ass romantic comedy Driving in Neutral.

Everyone’s afraid of something. So what scares you? Odds are it’s one of these Top Ten Phobias.

  1. Arachnophobia: The Fear of Spiders, Research shows arachnophobia affects more women than men. No surprises there.

    Your mileage may vary Your mileage may vary

  2. Acrophobia: The Fear of Heights.


  3. Cynophobia: the fear of dogs.


  4. Agoraphobia: The fear of crowded places or any place where a quick exit is not possible.
  5. Claustrophobia: The fear of confined spaces (like elevators)


  6. Coulrophobia:…

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