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Matt
10th October 2012, 20:17
There must be something you're really scared of. Some phobias are more common than others but all of them but they're all considered irrational.

My biggest two are somewhat common I believe.



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1 Arachnophobia
I HAAAAATTTTEEEE spiders. I understand that most of them aren't dangerous (although we have quite a few nasty ones in Southern California) but they are disgusting and you'll never see me anywhere close to one of these ugly 8 legged bastards. We recently moved into a new house that was empty for a while and they were soooo many of them outside and I couldn't even walk into the house without someone having to remove them from the entrance door.




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2. aerophobia, aviatophobia, or aviophobia
Whatever you wanna call it but it's a fear of flying. The unfortunate part is that I have to fly quite a bit for work so I'm getting a little bit better at it. But I don't think I'll ever going to overcome this fear completely. Maybe it's a control issue thing since I'm not flying the plane (though I dont' believe I have that issue in real life) but every little turbulence freaks me out and I start sweating and you don't wanna sit right next to me at that moment. Ugh.......

Mozz
10th October 2012, 20:54
My phobia is: fear of height.

I definitely have fear of height. I start to sweat and pant and my heart rate goes up in a dramatic way. A few months ago I was biking with a friend and then we had to cross a long long, eeeendlessssss bridge for bikes. I could see the cars, the water, the boats and the land from above. For me it was just terrible. I hated it. I chose to bike in the middle of the path and ignored my left and right visual fields as much as possible.

It was this bridge: the longest bridge for bikes in my country, 780 metres long.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Nesciobrug2.jpg/1440px-Nesciobrug2.jpg

http://www.steigereiland.com/albums/luchtfotos/nesciobrug_2006_met_dank_aan_luchtfotografie_com.s ized.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NRxTIwZvt_o/TXUw1SzBL6I/AAAAAAAACYI/oLGN9qgeCAU/s1600/P1050690.JPG

Matt
10th October 2012, 20:57
That's a gorgeous bridge, but then everything in the Netherlands is gorgeous to me.

So does that mean you don't like roller coasters????

Morty
10th October 2012, 20:58
Spiders. I think it's related to me watching The Exorcist home alone at the age of 11 or 12. One of the scenes in that movie really freaked me out, and I've been scared of spiders ever since. As far as I know, none of the spiders in Norway are dangerous to humans, but I get freaked out by every single one of them. :(

r3gg13
10th October 2012, 21:04
I have a fear of heights (and more specifically falling from high places).

This happens when I'm not "caged" on all sides. What I mean is I have to be enclosed from the exterior to feel fine. For example, I'm fine with being on a high storey building as long as windows are closed. I feel alright in an airplane because everything is tight shut from the exterior. What I can't stand is rollercoasters and being on rooftops, I feel like I'm gonna fall + my fear of heights set in. I went to 6 Flags... ONCE and never again xD

Mozz
10th October 2012, 21:07
That's a gorgeous bridge, but then everything in the Netherlands is gorgeous to me.

So does that mean you don't like roller coasters????

You won't find me anytime soon in roller coasters no....

I like coasters, but not roller coasters.

BTW, I used to have arachnophobia too!!

I still remember like it was yesterday that I watched a (very old) movie one time about spiders (a scientist experimented with a spider and then one night it just grew and grew into a monster and it got babies that were monster spiders too). That night I could not sleep and I had to crawl into the bed of my younger brother :oops: I think was like 9 or 10 y.o. Fortunately all of that is over. I don't even hate spiders anymore (but they need to stay out of my house)

Mozz
10th October 2012, 21:09
I have a fear of heights (and more specifically falling from high places).

This happens when I'm not "caged" on all sides. What I mean is I have to be enclosed from the exterior to feel fine. For example, I'm fine with being on a high storey building as long as windows are closed. I feel alright in an airplane because everything is tight shut from the exterior. What I can't stand is rollercoasters and being on rooftops, I feel like I'm gonna fall + my fear of heights set in. I went to 6 Flags... ONCE and never again xD


I know exactly what you mean. That bridge was awful because there seemed to be so little protection. I kept thinking: just a slight wind could blow me off this bridge.
I will never be able to do this:

http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new-intro-modal/ehow/images/a08/98/4u/experiments-done-fear-heights-800x800.jpg

Matt
10th October 2012, 21:10
You won't find me anytime soon in roller coasters no....

I like coasters, but not roller coasters.

BTW, I used to have arachnophobia too!!

I still remember like it was yesterday that I watched a (very old) movie one time about spiders (a scientist experimented with a spider and then one night it just grew and grew into a monster and it got babies that were monster spiders too). That night I could not sleep and I had to crawl into the bed of my younger brother :oops: I think was like 9 or 10 y.o. Fortunately all of that is over. I don't even hate spiders anymore (but they need to stay out of my house)


I can't afford having a fear of heights cause I loooooooove roller coasters.

But I can't just see myself overcoming my fear of spiders. They're evil and need to be destroyed, Period.

Though I feel good about my flying issue, plus a little Rum at the airport bar doesn't hurt either ;)

MyHeartIsYours
10th October 2012, 21:10
I've got the same phobia's as Matt actually :p On planes, everyone always seems to be able to relax sleeping, chatting, whatever, Im just sat forward in my seat feeling like xpuke The only bit I like is taking off, after that it's hell!

Mozz
10th October 2012, 21:12
I can't afford having a fear of heights cause I loooooooove roller coasters.

But I can't just see myself overcoming my fear of spiders. They're evil and need to be destroyed, Period.

Though I feel good about my flying issue, plus a little Rum at the airport bar doesn't hurt either ;)

Sometimes I feel sorry for the (few) spiders in my home, because I know they just die and (literally) crumble after a while. There's simply nothing to eat, just dust.

PS. You could try cognitive therapy. For example flooding therapy.

Matt
10th October 2012, 21:13
I've got the same phobia's as Matt actually :p On planes, everyone always seems to be able to relax sleeping, chatting, whatever, Im just sat forward in my seat feeling like xpuke The only bit I like is taking off, after that it's hell!

Whatt?????? The take off part is the worst part to me, the landing is nice though. The closer to the ground I am, the better. It sucks cause I go to Europe on a regular basis and from California that's quite a long journey with no sleep. My flight to Malmo (Copenhagen airport) takes over 10 hours....yikes.

alca
10th October 2012, 21:14
Spiders. I think it's related to me watching The Exorcist home alone at the age of 11 or 12. One of the scenes in that movie really freaked me out, and I've been scared of spiders ever since. As far as I know, none of the spiders in Norway are dangerous to humans, but I get freaked out by every single one of them. :(

Please tell me that applies to Sweden as well. I can't say I'm afraid of them. I just don't want them near me. I found a couple on me while sitting on the grass at the campus and I just flicked them off me. :p I find them disgusting! Especially those with the hair on their legs. Ew. But generally I'm fine with any kind of bugs as long as I know they can't harm me.

Matt
10th October 2012, 21:15
Sometimes I feel sorry for the (few) spiders in my home, because I know they just die and (literally) crumble after a while. There's simply nothing to eat, just dust.

PS. You could try coginitive therapy. For example flooding therapy.

Maybe I should...but then maybe I wanna hate spiders. It wasn't really a big problem until recently. There aren't that many spiders in Florida (at least not in or around houses) but they're everywhere here and it totally took me off guard. I mentally prepard myself for earthquakes, tsunamis and Lindsay Lohan but I never thought of the spider issue.

r3gg13
10th October 2012, 21:16
I know exactly what you mean. That bridge was awful because there seemed to be so little protection. I kept thinking: just a slight wind could blow me off this bridge.
I will never be able to do this:

http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new-intro-modal/ehow/images/a08/98/4u/experiments-done-fear-heights-800x800.jpg

Oh yeah, I can never do that neither. Maybe hold on to the ledge will be my limit, but not sitting on it is almost impossible for me. Whenever me and my friends visit high places, I force myself to try to sit normally on ledges like that, but I get too nervous and my palm starts sweating.

daniels1000
10th October 2012, 21:17
My phobia is: fear of height.

I definitely have fear of height. I start to sweat and pant and my heart rate goes up in a dramatic way. A few months ago I was biking with a friend and then we had to cross a long long, eeeendlessssss bridge for bikes. I could see the cars, the water, the boats and the land from above. For me it was just terrible. I hated it. I chose to bike in the middle of the path and ignored my left and right visual fields as much as possible.

It was this bridge: the longest bridge for bikes in my country, 780 metres long.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1d/Nesciobrug2.jpg/1440px-Nesciobrug2.jpg

http://www.steigereiland.com/albums/luchtfotos/nesciobrug_2006_met_dank_aan_luchtfotografie_com.s ized.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-NRxTIwZvt_o/TXUw1SzBL6I/AAAAAAAACYI/oLGN9qgeCAU/s1600/P1050690.JPG


that's a beautiful bridge :o :o

Mozz
10th October 2012, 21:19
Maybe I should...but then maybe I wanna hate spiders. It wasn't really a big problem until recently. There aren't that many spiders in Florida (at least not in or around houses) but they're everywhere here and it totally took me off guard. I mentally prepard myself for earthquakes, tsunamis and Lindsay Lohan but I never thought of the spider issue.

You could buy a seperate (cheap) vacuum cleaner just for the spiders. That's what I would do. The thing is: they constantly have babies, so they should not be just ignored.

You just need to cover the hole of the vacuum cleaner with a cloth or something else, so they can't escape. At night. While you're asleep.....

alca
10th October 2012, 21:22
You could buy a seperate (cheap) vacuum cleaner just for the spiders. That's what I would do. The thing is: they constantly have babies, so they should not be just ignored.

You just need to cover the hole of the vacuum cleaner with a cloth or something else, so they can't escape. At night. While you're asleep.....

Somehow that sounded really funny! :lol:

MyHeartIsYours
10th October 2012, 21:23
Whatt?????? The take off part is the worst part to me, the landing is nice though. The closer to the ground I am, the better. It sucks cause I go to Europe on a regular basis and from California that's quite a long journey with no sleep. My flight to Malmo (Copenhagen airport) takes over 10 hours....yikes.
No take-off's awesome, landing I can never enjoy because my ears go into agony with the pressure changes, the pain's actually indescribable and I go almost deaf! It's awful! I dont have the phobia feeling on landing like the plane's going to come down, but I get that pain instead =/. I've not done long-haul yet but I always wonder about people doing Trans Atlantic or to Australia, I wouldnt cope :lol:. I find the phobia isnt as bad with lots of cloud, it's when it's clear it's worse, I remember coming back from Ireland last time it was totally clear and you could see the sea looming like thousands of feet below, I went into total panic and the flight's only 55 minutes! :lol:

daniels1000
10th October 2012, 21:24
I don't have actually fear of spiders but I totally hate them SOOC They are so annoying.

And what I hate even more are mosquitos - and there are a million of them in my place xgaah

Mozz
10th October 2012, 21:31
that's a beautiful bridge :o :o


It IS. Just as long as I'm not ON the bridge.

It's the Nesciobrug and connects the old part of the city with one of the newest parts.

And only because of that bridge I would probably never move to that area.

Narmina
11th October 2012, 08:29
I'm afraid of height

SpZ
11th October 2012, 11:26
Well the usual heights thingie (not afraid of planes at all though).

I don't have it anymore, but i had it when i was younger: cars. Or more specifically that if i drove in a car that either a) the door of the car comes out and i somehow get thrown out of the car during the ride b) the bottom of the car somehow comes off and i fall out of the car (which is completely not logical as the distance from the bottom of the car to the road is only a few decimeter's.

Nikkita
11th October 2012, 11:54
I'm scared of death and that makes me have phobia of everything dangerous.

VasilijeM
11th October 2012, 14:46
I'm scared of earthquakes...

Morty
11th October 2012, 15:43
Please tell me that applies to Sweden as well.
Sweden and Norway tend to have the same animals, so you should be safe. :) But finding a spider on me leads to instant panic. It usually takes me a few minutes to settle down if I feel a spider web in my hair...


No take-off's awesome, landing I can never enjoy because my ears go into agony with the pressure changes, the pain's actually indescribable and I go almost deaf! It's awful!
Me too. I eat some gum on take-offs and landings, to try to even out the pressure somehow, but it's not working as well as I want it to. And for some reason, it's always on the way home it hurts the most, so I always have some hearing problems when I come home after flying somewhere... Kinda annoying. I don't have a fear of flying tho.

alca
11th October 2012, 15:57
Sweden and Norway tend to have the same animals, so you should be safe. :) But finding a spider on me leads to instant panic. It usually takes me a few minutes to settle down if I feel a spider web in my hair...


Haha I panic as well if they're big but then I kill them. 8-) By the way, this is the 4th apartment I changed since I moved to Sweden. In all previous 3 (one was a house) I found quite big spiders in my bedroom. Hope I don't find any of them here...

MyHeartIsYours
11th October 2012, 21:11
Me too. I eat some gum on take-offs and landings, to try to even out the pressure somehow, but it's not working as well as I want it to. And for some reason, it's always on the way home it hurts the most, so I always have some hearing problems when I come home after flying somewhere... Kinda annoying. I don't have a fear of flying tho.
My ears pop on take-off but they dont hurt, no idea why. It's as soon as the plane starts decent they go bad. I have chewed gum and sucked on sweets but it makes little difference really I just try pressing my ears as hard as possible and it seems to make it a bit less bad, though that could just be an illusion :lol:.

CypriotGirl
11th October 2012, 21:58
I have "katsaridophobia"! I don't know even if this thing exist, so I created the word myself, since all phobias have Greek names, why not this one too? I'm afraid of coakroaches. I hate them. They are disgusting. I cannot even kill them because I'm afraid that they will escape and fly on me! Fortunately we don't have in my house because my dad keeps the drainage clean by using something that kills them all, but some of them come from outside during summer. It's the most disgusting thing ever, I will never overcome it, even in 1000000 years!

I kinda have fear of heights and sometimes claustrophobia too, but I cannot say that it's in an extreme level.

Ah, and I don't have arachnophobia at all when it comes to the tiny spiders that are very common everywhere, but I'm afraid of the bigger ones, they are disgusting too... But the small ones, I can even take them with my hands, why not? :lol:

Mozz
11th October 2012, 22:40
I'm afraid of the bigger ones, they are disgusting too... But the small ones, I can even take them with my hands, why not? :lol:

OMG. I hope Matt won't read this.

CypriotGirl
11th October 2012, 23:47
OMG. I hope Matt won't read this.

My best friend from my childhood had arachnophobia in an extreme level, so I know how Matt will react when he'll read this! xrofl3

alca
12th October 2012, 00:26
I have "katsaridophobia"! I don't know even if this thing exist, so I created the word myself, since all phobias have Greek names, why not this one too? I'm afraid of coakroaches. I hate them. They are disgusting. I cannot even kill them because I'm afraid that they will escape and fly on me! Fortunately we don't have in my house because my dad keeps the drainage clean by using something that kills them all, but some of them come from outside during summer. It's the most disgusting thing ever, I will never overcome it, even in 1000000 years!

I kinda have fear of heights and sometimes claustrophobia too, but I cannot say that it's in an extreme level.

Ah, and I don't have arachnophobia at all when it comes to the tiny spiders that are very common everywhere, but I'm afraid of the bigger ones, they are disgusting too... But the small ones, I can even take them with my hands, why not? :lol:

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha xrofl2

CypriotGirl
12th October 2012, 00:31
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha xrofl2

Perhaps I can make it sound more ancient...

Cantharophobia! xrofl3

alca
12th October 2012, 00:36
Perhaps I can make it sound more ancient...

Cantharophobia! xrofl3

xrofl2 xrofl3 Stop it!

Rose82
12th October 2012, 23:24
Aerophobia and fear of heigth :(

amateur
13th October 2012, 00:28
I suffer from social anxiety and unfortunately it affects me in my every attempt to converse with people I don't know very well.

My other phobia will have a proper name once CypriotGirl is finished the process of naming her word. :D

MyHeartIsYours
13th October 2012, 00:39
What is social anxiety like you hate socialising?

Matt
13th October 2012, 00:42
What is social anxiety like you hate socialising?

People with social anxiety are afraid that he or she will make mistakes, look bad, and be embarrassed or humiliated in front of others. The fear may be made worse by a lack of social skills or experience in social situations. The anxiety can build into a panic attack. As a result of the fear, the person endures certain social situations in extreme distress or may avoid them altogether

It's quite common actually and I know quite a few people with that phobia.

amateur
13th October 2012, 00:42
What is social anxiety like you hate socialising?

From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_anxiety)

“Social anxiety is anxiety (emotional discomfort, fear, apprehension, or worry) about social situations, interactions with others, and being evaluated or scrutinized by other people that is typically characterized by an intense, ego-driven fear of what others are thinking about them (specifically fear of embarrassment, criticism, rejection, etc.), which results in the individual feeling insecure, and that they are not good enough for other people, resulting in intense fear and anxiety in social situations, and the assumption that peers will automatically reject them in social situations.”

seb89
13th October 2012, 01:50
I'm scared of spiders and rats. If I see a spider, I need to kill it.

Funny thing is, yesterday night a girl in our building screamed so loud in the middle of the night... there was a rat in her room. And now I hear them too in the hallway xcry.

Yoni
13th October 2012, 10:48
Mostly Social phobia :P

and I'm not afraid of spiders much, but it is scary when the spider you've just seen on the wall, isn't there anymore :lol:

aletem
13th October 2012, 11:14
I know exactly what you mean. That bridge was awful because there seemed to be so little protection. I kept thinking: just a slight wind could blow me off this bridge.
I will never be able to do this:

http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new-intro-modal/ehow/images/a08/98/4u/experiments-done-fear-heights-800x800.jpg
This is interesting. I am not afraid of heights really, but I wouldn't stand where those people stand. I would be afraid of fainting or accidently trip, while standing. :oops: I could sit there (I've sat on the open window from my house once or twice :lol:) though.

A bizarre thing I found about myself is that when I went to the CN tower in Toronto, I could never do what most people do when they go there (stand or sit on the glass floor). And it is weird, because that glass is like a high-tech glass, so thick that you can jump on it and won't break. But the feeling of it isn't that pleasant, to me at least. :oops: :lol:
Here is a picture of what I mean:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3649/3596052105_85b6499762.jpg


I am not afraid of spiders or snakes. I've actually killed a snake before (I don't like them). :oops: I used to have a big fear of dogs when I was little (I was attacked by dogs once), but now I don't (as long as it is not a pitbull :lol:).
Not really have any phobias though, but things can creep me out or shake me up sometimes, which makes me cautious from time to time. :)

CypriotGirl
13th October 2012, 12:00
I didn't know about social phobia before... But I can say I got it too in a degree. In the past I was worse, but now I became better!

FrachellyJelly
13th October 2012, 20:00
I have arachnophobia and claustrophobia! (Can actually cause panic attacks, so not just scared, full on petrified) but I hate having them, especially the spider one, I try so hard to not be scared of them, mainly because I want to move to Australia once I finish my studies!

Impressive
14th October 2012, 15:00
I do. I am afraid of nightmares. Because I believe that all of them are messages. And I saw how true is this by myself.

Asiye
21st October 2012, 15:35
It seems Phobia for spiders and height are very common as i read in this thread. About phobia of coakroaches, i think there must be already a name for it because there are a lot of interesting phobias which are defined. Fearing of coakroaches is quite understandable so there must be a name for it.

I have kind of phobia for earthquakes. Sometimes It comes to my mind like "what if it happens now" when i am in bed or not in bad, i feel anxious then. And i had social phobia as well. Actually i still have but it is tolerable now. it was quite severe when i was turning into a teenager. this disease is very common actually but it has grades. it maybe in tolerable grade or it may be really painful. after all, it's a trick of mind like all the phobias. Brain is a bitch.

Charly
24th October 2012, 20:38
Scorpions!

Once I was in the dining room table reading a book about animals when I turned the page over I saw an scorpion and I screamed my head and I kinda eel back off the chair on the ground :L

Once there was a scorpion in our garage and then we found 1 I never wanted to go down to it ;L

VasilijeM
24th October 2012, 21:08
I have kind of phobia for earthquakes. Sometimes It comes to my mind like "what if it happens now" when i am in bed or not in bad, i feel anxious then.

This...

Jim
24th October 2012, 22:43
I'm afraid of mostly all the humans. I can't trust them! Only God can save us!

Terence
25th October 2012, 22:37
I've got TWO big phobioas:

heights

cockroaches!


I'm afraid of mostly all the humans. I can't trust them! Only God can save us!

Haha, you're right!

SRBIJA
11th August 2013, 10:32
Elevators. Can go with someone else but alone - never. :p

Jukica
11th August 2013, 19:23
Elevators. Can go with someone else but alone - never. :p

I actually got stuck in elevator once long time ago :/ and about phobias, I would say height and snakes

And I hate spiders and mosquitos, but I don't have phobias on then

pyryniemi
12th August 2013, 15:35
spiders, social phobia, heights and elevators to an extent :(

Gera11
12th August 2013, 15:44
Spiders (xpuke), Social Phobia, Heights, Insect phobia(I hate every insect on this planet! xrofl3), Elevators(I can't say I'm scared of them, but everytime I'm in my block of flats' elevator I have the feeling that I will fall :lol: )

And I hate snakes.

Tinchey
12th August 2013, 16:46
Acrophobia (fear of heights) - it's like I'm terriefied whenever I have to face any height of 5+ meters
And fear of elevator, but that's occasional since I don't use them at all. :D

Avalon
12th August 2013, 17:49
I don't have any phobias.

Not afraid of heights, planes, insects or small rooms. When I was 6, I even held a giant tarantula in my hands. Nothing scary about it to me. :lol:

Celia
12th August 2013, 19:11
Social phobia I guess, I'm awful at meeting people.
I wouldn't say Insect phobia but I'm terrified of big spiders and cockroaches :?

ParadiseES
12th August 2013, 23:13
My big phobia is heights. I have a quite strong vertigo. But also, if I see someone going up to any high building or something like that, I have to do it too. So you can figure it out ... :lol:

Also, needles and almost everything in the hospitals.

Not really a phobia, but I hate closed spaces.

justjazzy
13th August 2013, 09:19
Blood! I'm not bothered if I'm bleeding, but if I see other people bleeding, even if it's just a small cut, I get this weird feeling of nausea mixed with panic. And then say something along the lines of:

"Oh my God! You're bleeding!! Do you need a bandaid? I will get you a bandaid! Don't move!"

When I was little I couldn't even see blood, even my own, with out freaking out.

justjazzy
13th August 2013, 09:23
I'm scared of spiders and rats. If I see a spider, I need to kill it.

Funny thing is, yesterday night a girl in our building screamed so loud in the middle of the night... there was a rat in her room. And now I hear them too in the hallway xcry.

When ever I see a spider I have to kill it too! People say it's cruel, but I say it's Darwinism.

SRBIJA
13th August 2013, 10:59
I actually got stuck in elevator once long time ago :/ and about phobias, I would say height and snakes

And I hate spiders and mosquitos, but I don't have phobias on then

Never got stuck myself thank God but was there when few other people did and it's awful.

SRBIJA
13th August 2013, 11:00
When ever I see a spider I have to kill it too! People say it's cruel, but I say it's Darwinism.


'There is no problem when you see spider, probem is when you don't see it' :lol:


So true.

justjazzy
14th August 2013, 07:25
'There is no problem when you see spider, probem is when you don't see it' :lol:


So true.

The problem is when I don't see it? What a horrible thought! They are coming to get us! xfaint

SRBIJA
14th August 2013, 15:08
EDIT


meh whatever.

AshleyWright
15th August 2013, 00:57
Its quite common but i am petrified of Clowns. When i was about 5 i went to a circus and a clown came right in my face and since then ive been scared. Imagine my reaction when i watched Cabin in the Woods.

seb89
15th August 2013, 01:53
When I was younger, I was afraid of spiders and heights, but it all mysteriously disappeared :o.

I also was a bit afraid to speak in public, but since I did my teacher training, that's fixed now too :lol:

Leaf
15th August 2013, 03:41
I don't think I have any full blown, true phobias, but I think I have some fears/dislikes that come close:


spiders, social phobia, etc.

I kind of self-diagnose, so it's not proven by a doctor or anything..but still. I didn't know there were so many people here with social anxiety :? Personally things I'll likely do in the future, like trying to get a job, applying to schools, really scares me. I even have social anxiety online. I fear I'm being judged with every word I write on the internet.


I wouldn't say I have a fear of heights, but I do get a bit woozy when I'm high up, because I always think of the possibility of me falling. Even if I'd have to hurl myself over a balcony to fall, I still feel a little bit uncomfortable.

nofuxCZ
15th August 2013, 07:29
I don't think I have any real phobia. I have a stage fright - back when I was still playing the piano and had to perform in front of many people (sometimes it was hundreds of them). That was really awful, I always had a nausea, my hands were cold, sweating and shaking (which is kinda bad when playing piano :lol:). The only thing that always helped me was a chocolate :lol:

EmperorG
15th August 2013, 11:32
Insects xsos When I see an insect except a tiny spider or a fly, I run away most of the times xscared Personally, I love serpents, and I'm not scared of them, but I am from insects - something really smaller. xbike

Avalon
15th August 2013, 13:13
Insects xsos When I see an insect except a tiny spider or a fly, I run away most of the times xscared Personally, I love serpents, and I'm not scared of them, but I am from insects - something really smaller. xbike
http://www.beesies.nl/images/lieveheersb_overw.jpg

But they are so cute and adorable! :3

EmperorG
15th August 2013, 19:29
http://www.beesies.nl/images/lieveheersb_overw.jpg

But they are so cute and adorable! :3

:lol: These really are :p I'm not scared of these :lol:

CypriotGirl
15th August 2013, 19:45
Needles: I almost faint whenever I have to do blood test or to have anything related to needles xfaint

Cockroaches: I hate them, but I'm also afraid of them, just by seeing them I scream. And I can't kill them, because I'm afraid that they'll escape and come over me, or by just hearing that "cratch" I think I'll faint.

Blood: Just by cutting my finger and seeing some blood, I almost faint and I have to lie down. It happens to me when other people cut their finger or have a minor accident and I see the blood. I guess I'd never be a vampire :lol:

CypriotGirl
15th August 2013, 19:50
Insects xsos When I see an insect except a tiny spider or a fly, I run away most of the times xscared Personally, I love serpents, and I'm not scared of them, but I am from insects - something really smaller. xbike

A little present...
http://files.myopera.com/Words/albums/147493/grasshopper.gif

greece
16th January 2014, 13:19
The dark...xshock

zoyuxi
21st January 2014, 05:30
I don't know if they'd truly be considered phobias, but I do really dread them:

Writing essays - I'm not a natural at putting thoughts into words. Essays can be a painfully long process for me. People have said that I'm a good writer, but I don't feel that way at all, because I have to go through a lot of trouble, and thinking, and erasing/editing to get to the finished product. There's a reason why I majored in mathematics.

Needles - I really get afraid when I have to get shots or blood work done. I'd have to look away from the needle.

Spiders and insects - They really freak me out. There's something gross about them. Eeek!

RainyWoods
21st January 2014, 14:23
I have too many phobia's..

Blood, like CypriotGirl I come close to fainting if ever I see someone else is hurt. which leads me to my second phobia.

Eyes, I fear what might happen to my eyes. They are one of the most precious senses we have but oh so delicate. Once the white of my grandmothers eye suddenly went red from a burst blood vessel and I fainted on the stairs and she was the one fetching me water and seeing if I was alright:lol:

And my last major fear is social interaction. I actually suffer with severe social anxiety so in the real world, outside of the internet, I fear face to face communication with people. I'm always worried of being judged and coming across as awkward.


I actually really like insects. I have a special thing for moths. I get so upset if my cat decides to bring one in to play withxcry1

choyceyn
22nd January 2014, 03:11
oh definitely arachnophobia.

DannyDS
22nd January 2014, 03:42
Ignorantophobia, dumbophobia, etc......

Hegepege
22nd January 2014, 09:48
Phobophorbia

Sultana
22nd January 2014, 15:03
My biggest phobia is flying on plane
I have panic attacks when It takes off and then next 10 minutes I am glued to my seat xfaint
same thing happens in the end of flying. But I always try to run away from the plane as fast as it is possible
There is nothing better in the World than ground

FrachellyJelly
22nd January 2014, 23:03
My biggest phobia is flying on plane
I have panic attacks when It takes off and then next 10 minutes I am glued to my seat xfaint
same thing happens in the end of flying. But I always try to run away from the plane as fast as it is possible
There is nothing better in the World than ground

I wouldn't say there's a fear of "flying" rather a fear of falling - someone mentioned that to me once and made me realise the term is a bit silly, but then falling is a terrifying concept.

Banana238
23rd January 2014, 00:29
Fear of heights xfaint I can't even stand on the top rung on a ladder, my legs would begin to shake xhelp
But I like to "play" with the phobia, I like to try how far I can go without freaking out. For example, I like roller coasters and ferris wheels, the adrenalin rush is extreme for me :D And once I was on a free fall tower... I will never ever do this again :lol: I thought maybe I would overcome my phobia, but I think it made everything even worse :lol:
The worst thing is when I'm not save, when there's nothing that would catch me if I tripped xhelp I can stay at the 97th floor of a skyscraper without problems if there is a railing or something. But when I'm not save... no xfaint

Fierro
23rd January 2014, 13:35
Cancerophobia sometimes. I suspect i can have cancer because for last 2 years i became stupid. Maybe it's brain tumor? :confused:
Oh no, better not to think about that

Odalis
31st January 2014, 14:21
I'm absolutely frightened by everything that crawls: worms, caterpillars, snakes http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/light_skin/bad.gif
Once i almost passed out when found a caterpillar in a head of cabbage.
But interesting thing about snakes, i'm only scared of strangling snakes, i don't care for cobras and mambas.
And i only get scared and sick when i see some python or anaconda moving on a screen, i'm absolutely calm when i see them in a zoo...and i wonder why http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/light_skin/boredom.gif

12Points
1st February 2014, 17:38
I think i'm afraid of being alone in a wide room, especially wide bedroom, more especially wide bathroom xfaint

Fierro
1st February 2014, 19:44
I think i'm afraid of being alone in a wide room, especially wide bedroom, more especially wide bathroom xfaint

о.О this is something opposite to claustrophobia

Magizian
2nd February 2014, 01:05
Not too crazy about heights. It's not as bad as it used to be... I'd say 4/10 on a scale.

Hegepege
2nd February 2014, 01:28
Fright of heights, spiders and snakes are actually good survival skills and quite natural seen from an evolutionary point of view. We all descend from ancestors who were afraid of those treee things, and they lived longer and therefore had more children and grandchildren than people who got bitten or fell down from heights.

12Points
2nd February 2014, 07:17
о.О this is something opposite to claustrophobia

Yes, yes it is :D, do you know the term for this kind of phobia? :confused:

Fierro
2nd February 2014, 08:15
Yes, yes it is :D, do you know the term for this kind of phobia? :confused:

there is similar phobia - Agoraphobia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agoraphobia), but it's not really related to wide rooms

FrachellyJelly
2nd February 2014, 19:13
Fright of heights, spiders and snakes are actually good survival skills and quite natural seen from an evolutionary point of view. We all descend from ancestors who were afraid of those treee things, and they lived longer and therefore had more children and grandchildren than people who got bitten or fell down from heights.

that's so true, apparently people who are scared of spiders are safer in a lot of places because they look out for spiders because they cannot tolerate them so they stay away from the dangerous ones! Same with snakes.