Phobias take the form of specific irrational fear which can result due to anxiety. There exist three main categories of phobic disorder that have been identified till as yet. These include simple phobia, social phobia and agoraphobia.
The fist classification pertains to simple phobias. This is a persistent as well as a irrational fear of an object or a situation. The individuals suffering form these phobias tend to avoid such instances. This kind of phobia can cause distress and but do not constitute a mental disorder. This phobia can be acquired due to personal experience in life and can stay with the individual for a large part of his/ her life.
The second category of phobias pertains to the social phobias. These are more specific in nature and depicts that the individual suffering from them tends to avoid social gathering or situations which might be publicly humiliating or embarrassing.