Over the last few months I have been talking to a friend of mine about phobias. I have several and it has been a long discussion we have had. I have looked right into phobias and was amazed by the number of phobias that are out there. Do you have any phobias? I have: claustrophobia - an irrational fear of being in a confined or enclosed space arachnophobia - an abnormally strong fear of spiders and coulrophobia - an abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns.