- Elevators. Ever since an incident happened with me getting stuck in an elevator with lots of people. My fear of elevators is also why I refuse to go inside elevators, I just usually use the stairs when the gap between the floors aren't big, and when I do use elevators, I usually take the one with the fewest people.
- Falling. I realized that not only falling from heights make me scared, also that even if I fall from a bike (no matter how small it is) make me scared as well.
- Cats. I find them really cute, but their claws intimidate me.
- Insects. Not the butterflies, ladybugs and the small ones of course, but the ones the size of the light switch are just..scary.
I probably have more fears than these, but these ones are my "main" fears.
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I can take pretty much anything. Heights, not fond of but they don't really terrify me. Needles, I'm a diabetic and take 2 to 4 shots a day, so no phobia there. Horror films mostly bore me. I'm not scared of - just hate clowns. Like the dark for the most part. There is really nothing that scares me, but if I see a single roach, I run screaming. My cats try to play with it if they find one - in which case they are disowned for the next week - but I'm too busy running in the opposite direction screaming my lungs out and mowing down whomever's in my path. I can't sleep if there is even a hint of one alive anywhere near my house and have been known to use a half a can of bug spray on just one.
Many, many years ago in my early teens we lived with my sister while waiting to move into a new house. I stayed on her couch and in the middle of the night I felt something drop on my head. Absently, I reached up...and you will never, ever, see anyone move as fast as I did in that moment. My head was flopping everywhere and I was screaming at the top of my lungs. The entire house was up - my nephew thought it was hilarious - and I would not go back into the living room until it was dead, the body had been decimated and it was on its way to the city sewage plant.
Even then, I didn't sleep for the rest of the night.
Cordelia, in one of my favorite shows Angel, put it eloquently in one episode where she found out her new apartment was full of roaches: Rm w/a Vu
Cordelia: Get this. I tried to call Doyleâ€”I have sunk that lowâ€”and there was no answer. So here I am. Not that you were the last resort, it's just that I had nowhere else left to go. Roaches! Live ones, dead ones, all skinny feet and creepy antlers.
Cordelia: Oh my God, I wonder how many stowed away in that bag!
It's got so bad that at 22 I still can't drive, because if I drive I'll have to get car insurance, and to have car insurance I'll have to phone someone. They'll have to talk to me because it would be my policy. Even thinking about this is making me shakey and I'm sweating a little.
I think it started when I was four years old. My mum got a phonecall one night, and went into another room and shut the door. She came out crying, turns out the phonecall was saying my Nan had died. I would assume that's where this all came from, but I barely remember her as I was so young and she lived quite far away.
The whole thing is just ridiculous, and I get so angry at myself when I decide to try and overcome my phobia by ringing my Mum or something, but I just can't do it!
I've often thought of going to a doctor and finding out if there's a group I can be sent to, or someone I can see, but it's extremely difficult to get a doctors appointment when you can't ring up when they first open I have to walk down and make an appointment, and sometimes have to do it several days in a row because all the appointments have been taken by people who can use a phone.
Not only that, but I have this fear that I'm overreacting and the doctor will laugh at me if I go when I'm not at deaths door (even though he's the nicest guy in the world).
I also have a slight social fear, I wouldn't call it phobia, because it's not that bad, but I start to panic a bit when I have to talk one-on-one with someone. Two or more people and I can't shut up, no fear of public speaking or making a fool of myself, but if it's just me and one other person, I clam up. The only person I can do one-on-one with, is my boyfriend. I can't even talk to my parents or sisters unless there's someone else in the room, so I have to try and scedule visits where we'll all be there or I can't do it.
So... That's crazy ol' me
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I have a weird fear of heights - as long as there's something non-see-through between my legs and the height, I'm fine. Big stone castle walls for example - I can happily look down at the moat/valley some way below. See-through barrier or no barrier - not good. I have to stay well away from the edge. It's a bit stupid as it's not like my ankles can see, but there you are. I suppose fears aren't terribly logical.
My other fear is trains. Not inside trains, I can go on them quite happily, it's trains from the outside and track level. So I suppose you could say I'm afraid of railway crossings. My Mum is a bit too: once we were crossing one on holiday and the siren started to go and we both screamed and sprinted to the side as fast as we possibly could while my grandparents stood there and laughed.
I have a phobia of IVs. Specifically, the IV moving inside of me. I get them kinda often, (most recently a few weeks ago) and the idea of me moving and the IV ripping out or moving in my vein or someone touching it makes me sick. My mom LOOKED at my IV when i was in the hospital a few weeks ago and i got sick.
I have an issue with bugs in my house. Just no. No.
I hate deep water, like oceans and murky lakes and even deep pools.
I have bad panic attacks when i sleep somewhere other than my house or with people i really trust. I really hate this one
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I'm most afraid of small holes .. makes me shudder ..
Trypophobia. I have it too and it's awful. It's awful because there's no way to know if you'll see something that'll bother you, and it's awful because people don't understand what the hell you're talking about. I just saw a picture on Reddit of drained spaghetti-o's in a pattern and it freaked me out. Then someone linked to a picture of tiny toads emerging from a large toad and I'm pretty sure that ruined my whole day/night. I also saw a branch in a craft store and it scared me so much I ran into another aisle. The cell unit in biology was hell.
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- Stinging bugs.
- Being alone in the dark.
- Uncovered windows at night.
- Moose. (Long, confusing story.)
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Trypophobia. I have it too and it's awful. It's awful because there's no way to know if you'll see something that'll bother you, and it's awful because people don't understand what the hell you're talking about.
The way I dealt with it is nearly as ridiculous as the problem itself: I stuck a neon green Post-It note over the hole - it was more obvious afterwards but it no longer bugged the heck out of me!
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I don't like bugs either and I live in Arizona, so will occasionally find a scorpion in my apartment every now and then.
I can handle heights as long as they are stable. I can walk out onto a balcony of a tall building and look down. I don't do ladders because ladders can fall. I also hate Ferris Wheels because I went on one when I was a kid and the person who took me on it was rocking the seat we were sitting in.
I also have a fear of vomiting. Does anyone else have that? I can't even handle seeing or hearing someone else who is vomiting. I apologise if someone already mentioned it because I admit I didn't read through this entire thread.
I really dislike stairs, in that kind of way that if I don't have anything to hold onto, I might trip and fall backwards. I get weird thoughts of falling if I'm forced to walk up really thin stairs though, haha.
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