FANDOM


Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

This list of Adrian Monk's phobias is by no means comprehensive, especially since there is no definitive number attributable to his phobias. All phobias are listed in alphabetical order.

Greatest FearsEdit

  1. Fear of dentists (dentophobia) (heightend by his encounter with Dr. Bloom in Mr. Monk Goes to the Dentist)
  2. Fear of needles (trypanophobia or aichmophobia)
  3. Fear of snakes (ophidiophobia or ophiophobia)
  4. Fear of germs (mysophobia, verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia, or bacteriophobia)[1]
  5. Fear of heights (acrophobia)
  6. Fear of crowds (enochlophobia, ochlophobia, or demophobia)
  7. Fear of death (thanatophobia; also known as death anxiety)
  8. Fear of lightning (astraphobia, astrapophobia, brontophobia, keraunophobia, or tonitrophobia)
  9. Fear of elevators (possibly a subtype of claustrophobia or a variation of agoraphobia)
  10. Fear of mushrooms (mycophobia)

Other FearsEdit

AEdit

  • Fear of airplanes (aviophobia)[2]
  • Fear of animal exhaust (possibly a type of zoophobia)

BEdit

  • Fear of bees (melissophobia or apiphobia)[3]
  • Fear of bees in blenders
  • Fear of births (tokophobia)[4]
  • Fear of blankets (possibly a subtype of claustrophobia)
  • Fear of blenders (possibly a subtype of mechanophobia; also inofficially referred to as "blenderphobia")
  • Fear of boats (naviphobia)[5]
  • Fear of bridges (gephyrophobia) [6]
  • Fear of bullies[7]
  • Fear of buses (trochophobia)[8]

CEdit

  • Fear of cats (ailurophobia, felinophobia, or elurophobia)
  • Fear of caves (possibly a subtype of claustrophobia or cleithrophobia)[9]
  • Fear of chalk (calxophobia)[10]
  • Fear of change (metathesiophobia)[11]
  • Fear of charcoal[12]
  • Fear of clouds (nephophobia)
  • Fear of clowns (coulrophobia)[13]

DEdit

  • Fear of darkness (scotophobia or lygophobia)[14]
  • Fear of decaffeinated coffee[15]
  • Fear of dirt (rupophobia)[16]
  • Fear of dirty hands (possibly a subtype of mysophobia)
  • Fear of disappointing his father[17]
  • Fear of disorder (ataxophobia)
  • Fear of dogs (kynophobia)
  • Fear of driving (vehophobia)
  • Fear of dryer lint
  • Fear of dust (amathophobia)[18]

EEdit

FEdit

  • Fear of fear itself (phobophobia)[21]
  • Fear of feet (podophobia)
  • Fear of fire (pyrophobia)
  • Fear of frogs (ranidaphobia or batrachophobia)[22] (ranked equally to possums, soccer riots, and hailstones)

GEdit

  • Fear of glaciers[23]

HEdit

  • Fear of hailstones (grandophobia)[24] (ranked equally to possums, soccer riots, and hailstones)
  • Fear of harmonicas
  • Fear of hospitals (nosocomephobia)[25]

IEdit

  • Fear of imperfection (atelophobia)
  • Fear of infections (germaphobia or germophobia)

JEdit

None.

KEdit

  • Fear of kissing (philemaphobia)

LEdit

  • Fear of ladders (stepnophobia)[26]
  • Fear of ladybugs (coccinellidaephobia)
  • Fear of lasers[27]
  • Fear of lepers[28]

MEdit

  • Fear of mice (musophobia, murophobia or suriphobia)[29]
  • Fear of monkeys (pithecophobia)[30]
  • Fear of milk (galaphobia, lactaphobia or lactophobia)[31]
  • Fear of mixed vegetables (brumotactillophobia)[32]

NEdit

  • Fear of nature (biophobia)
  • Fear of new places (neophobia)[33]
  • Fear of nudity (gymnophobia)[34]

OEdit

None.

PEdit

  • Fear of pills (possibly a subtype of pharmacophobia) (especially regarding multi-colored pills)
  • Fear of possums (didelphiphobia or didelphophobia)[35] (ranked equally to possums, soccer riots, and hailstones)
  • Fear of public speaking (glossophobia; also known as speech anxiety)[36]
  • Fear of puppets (pupaphobia)

QEdit

None.

REdit

  • Fear of rabbits (leporiphobia)[37]
  • Fear of rats (musophobia, murophobia or suriphobia)
  • Fear of risks
  • Fear of rivers (potamophobia)
  • Fear of rodeos[38]
  • Fear of round objects
    • In Mr. Monk's Favorite Show, it is stated that Monk's favorite snack consists of ten round crackers and a glass of apple juice, which is odd considering that he is supposed to be afraid of round objects.

SEdit

  • Fear of spiders (arachnophobia)[39]
  • Fear of spitting (queunliskanphobia)[40]
  • Fear of slime (myxophobia or blennophobia)
  • Fear of soccer riots[41] (ranked equally to possums, soccer riots, and hailstones)

TEdit

  • Fear of taxies (possibly a subtype of motorphobia)
    • Still, he takes a taxi a total of four times throughout the series.[42]
  • Fear of tigers[43]
  • Fear of touch (haphephobia, aphephobia, haphophobia, hapnophobia, haptephobia, haptophobia, or thixophobia)
  • Fear of trains (siderodromophobia)[44]
  • Fear of trucks (possibly a subtype of motorphobia)[45]
  • Fear of tsunamis (possibly a subtype of cymophobia) [46]
  • Fear of tunnels[47]

UEdit

  • Fear of underwear[48]

VEdit

  • Fear of vomiting (emetophobia)

WEdit

  • Fear of wind (ancraophobia or anemophobia)[49]

XEdit

None.

YEdit

None.

ZEdit

None.

TriviaEdit

  • Monk once inadvertently made up the fear of pillows.
  • While claiming to have a total of 103 phobias in one episode, he claims to have 312 in another.
  • Monk's ranking of his phobias shifts constantly. In Mr. Monk's 100th Case, he tells Randy Disher that his fear of nudity is ranked immediately below his fear of death. Similarly, in Mr. Monk and the End (Part One), he states that he prefers dying to having to vomit.
  • Natalie Teeger is required to carry around a list of his phobias at all times and make additions when prompted.[50]
  • Interestingly, Monk doesn't seem to share his brother's fear of wide space (agoraphobia).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mr. Monk, Private Eye
  2. Mr. Monk and the Airplane and Mr. Monk Is on the Run (Part One))
  3. Mr. Monk Bumps His Head
  4. Mr. Monk and the Very Very Old Man and Mr. Monk and the Red Herring
  5. Mr. Monk, Private Eye and Mr. Monk's 100th Case
  6. Mr. Monk and the Other Detective and Mr. Monk's 100th Case
  7. Mr. Monk and the Bully
  8. Mr. Monk Visits a Farm and Mr. Monk Is on the Run (Part One)
  9. Mr. Monk Gets Married
  10. Mr. Monk Goes Back to School
  11. Mr. Monk, Private Eye
  12. Mr. Monk Joins a Cult
  13. Mr. Monk Goes to the Carnival
  14. Mr. Monk and the Candidate and Mr. Monk Can't See a Thing
  15. Mr. Monk's 100th Case
  16. Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever
  17. Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy
  18. Mr. Monk Is on the Run (Part One)
  19. Mr. Monk's 100th Case
  20. Mr. Monk vs. The Cobra and Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy
  21. Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy
  22. Mr. Monk Is At Your Service
  23. Mr. Monk and the Astronaut
  24. Mr. Monk Is at Your Service
  25. Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital
  26. Mr. Monk Bumps His Head
  27. Mr. Monk and the Astronaut
  28. Mr. Monk and the Leper
  29. Mr. Monk and the Captain's Marriage
  30. Mr. Monk and the Panic Room
  31. Mr. Monk and the Astronaut
  32. Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door
  33. Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever
  34. Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy, Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame, Mr. Monk and the Naked Man, Mr. Monk's 100th Case, and Mr. Monk Gets Hypnotized
  35. Mr. Monk Is at Your Service
  36. Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater and Mr. Monk and the Astronaut
  37. Mr. Monk's 100th Case
  38. Mr. Monk and the Astronaut
  39. Mr. Monk's 100th Case
  40. Mr. Monk Gets Drunk
  41. Mr. Monk Is at Your Service
  42. Mr. Monk Stays in Bed, Mr. Monk Is Up All NightMr. Monk Gets a New Shrink, and Mr. Monk and Sharona
  43. Mr. Monk Joins a Cult
  44. Mr. Monk Is on the Run (Part One)
  45. Mr. Monk Is on the Run (Part One)
  46. Mr. Monk, Private Eye
  47. Mr. Monk's 100th Case
  48. Mr. Monk and the Three Julies
  49. Mr. Monk's 100th Case
  50. Mr. Monk Is at Your Service
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.