What Are You Afraid Of?


I bet you know this by now, but I am very interested in fears and phobias.  I was searching around and found this incredible artist (Shawn Coss) who portrays phobias in such a creative way.  Some of the images are a little graphic, but nothing too explicit.  I hope you find these images as intriguing as I do.  Sometimes I do research on phobias and how the mind interacts with fear when I’m bored (nerd alert).  One of my friends once asked me why I write about fear so much.  Though fear is more of a negative subject, my posts are not necessarily on the negative side; they’re about how relatable these fears are and how you can easily conquer them.  In addition, I find it easier to write about frightening, depressing subjects.  Most of my posts are titled with a certain phobia to educate the audience of that fear’s name and to shed a light on the basic topic of the post.  In a way, they are therapy sessions by explaining the phobia and thinking of ways to overcome it.  The reader is both the patient and therapist. Now, enjoy these chilling illustrations!


Arachnophobia – fear of spiders

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Scopophobia – fear of being stared at

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Cherophobia – fear of happiness

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Somniphobia – fear of sleeping

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Claustrophobia – fear of confined spaces

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Coulrophobia – fear of clowns

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Trypanophobia – fear of needles

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Agoraphobia – fear of crowded places

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Kenophobia – fear of empty spaces

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Athazagoraphobia – fear of being forgotten

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Ecclesiophobia – fear of churches

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Eisoptrophobia – fear of mirrors

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Chronophobia – fear of the future

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Blennophobia – fear of slime

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Philophobia – fear of falling in love

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Pyrophobia – fear of fire

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Epistemophobia – fear of knowledge

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Automatonophobia – fear of human-like figures

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Trypophobia – fear of holes

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Bogyphobia – fear of the bogeyman

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Thalassophobia – fear of large bodies of water

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Tocophobia – fear of childbirth

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Ophidiophobia – fear of snakes

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Apotemnophobia – fear of amputation

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Verbophobia – fear of words

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Nyctophobia – fear of darkness

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Emetophobia – fear of throwing up

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Taphophobia – fear of being buried alive

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Pediophobia – fear of dolls

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Necrophobia – fear of death

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Hylophobia – fear of forests

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WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

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