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Old January 20th, 2013 (06:17 PM).
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Everyone has fears of some kind. What are some of those phobias/fears that give you the goosebumps and makes you break out a sweat? Also, if you don't mind sharing, how and why did these fears develop? Any incident that triggers this phobia?

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Old January 20th, 2013 (06:23 PM).
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Damn good question, if I say so myself.

I believe that there's a whole encyclopedia of phobias in this planet. Though there are only a few of them that I do know.

As per the question, I don't think I have a phobia, at least from what I know. I'll have to see the list of all the phobias before I can really decide.
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Old January 20th, 2013 (06:45 PM).
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I have a terrible fear of travelling in anything that doesn't go on land. It's really unfortunate because I love travelling but I guess that's what you get for watching too many plane crash documentaries / Titanic as a child.

Also, elevators. I always take stairs if they're available.
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Old January 20th, 2013 (07:19 PM).
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Lets just say a dog chased me all the way home from school one day when I was little. It was extremely traumatizing... and my friends love to poke fun at it ;;
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Old January 20th, 2013 (08:22 PM).
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As for me, I have a terrible phobia of injections. I'm not sure how this came about as I have been pretty tolerant towards injections until last year. The last time I had to go to the doctor for one, I cried, yes, I cried, and totally refused to let the doctor prick me with that cold, hard, sharp, pain-inducing thing and empty its contents into me. Even if I were to close my eyes, my imagination would take hold and makes things worse. ><
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Old January 20th, 2013 (08:33 PM).
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Extendable umbrellas. In my first year of high school I got (for lack of a better term) shot in the mouth with one and it knocked one of my teeth out. The whole ordeal was very, very stupid in hindsight, but I am stubborn and refuse to take full responsibility.

Also loud, sudden, common noises like biscuit tubes popping open and toasters.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (02:33 AM).
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Old January 21st, 2013 (03:17 AM).
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Old January 21st, 2013 (04:09 AM).
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I don't really have a phobia that a doctor or a psychiatrist told me about, but I'm reaaaaaally afraid of heights, and I don't know if that counts.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (04:18 AM).
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Oh god I have loads of phobias, so many they make me refuse to do certain things.

I have them all here:

Dogs - Ever since watching dog attacks on the news I got even more scared of them, especially if they maul a little kid to death. And the barking always wakes me up if I'm sleeping.

Flying - Yeah, I hate going up high. Went on a plane as a kid, and puked all over the floor due to me getting motion sickness. I'll never travel on a plane again.

Heights - You heard it, going up too high is a no-no for me. I freeze with fear.

The dentist - Every time I have to see them, I'm always worried they'll drill my teeth, and oh god they can be scary.

Knives - The constant hearing of stabbing deaths on the news in my native Australia meant I would never want to handle a knife ever again. And on top of that I'm scared of anything sharp.

Heat - This is why you'll never see me as a future chef, I'm absolutely too terrified to go near hot things, meaning I suck at cooking.

Denim - Yeah, when winter comes I have to wear jeans, that one item of clothing I'm scared of, it's a weird one but true. Denim makes me creep out.

Guns - Don't even remind me of that terrible school shooting in the US last month, and the fact so many people in Australia get shots fired at their houses. Guns freak me out (unless if it was used for comedic purposes).
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Old January 21st, 2013 (11:46 AM).
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I don't have any actual diagnosed phobias but I have some fears:

- Social anxiety isn't really a fear, but because of it, I get extremely uncomfortable when there's a lot of people around or people I don't know. I also have a fear of looking people in the eyes. I'm trying to work on it, but it's just so difficult and awkward. If I can look you in the eyes without fear or discomfort, I probably trust you way too much.

- I'm afraid to get too close to people because people always leave.

- Fireworks are horrible. The sound scares me and caused me to have a panic attack at a football game once. It was embarrassing because people think it's weird to be afraid of fireworks, and I can't help it.

- I haaaate porcelain dolls. I got one when I was 2 and when I was playing with it, I dropped it and it broke at the neck and I was upset. I think that doll haunts me or something cause that's why I hate porcelain dolls so much now lol.

- I don't like for people to touch me when I don't want them to, especially in crowds. I like to think of myself as a cat. Don't try to cuddle me unless I try to cuddle you first lol. And I hate when I'm in large groups and people are pushing on me or something. It makes me feel really constricted and I'll run out of the crowd or whatever to get away.
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I can't be in a small, pitch black room for more than a second. I'm fine if the room is just dimly lit though, but absolute darkness in a confined room is a not fun for me.
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I do have a few,

Dying in a Tsunami - it's been my #1 Fear for years (since 2004), still traumatized by just seeing on TV or Movies, or real life documentaries (like the ones of Indonesia, Chile, and Japan). Sometimes I get nightmares about them, and wake up sweating, heart-beating fast, and times I can feel tears coming down my eyes, spend an hour in bed before falling asleep.

Disease Carrying Animals - another of my phobias, not technically see the animal, but the fear of getting stung or bitten and catching the disease

Pokemon or Cats becoming extinct - I just hope they will outlive me, especially in nightmares, I realized that I don't get any if I sleep with a stuffed animal or Pokemon plushy next to my pillow, I have one on each side of pillow. My regular symptoms (even if the stuffed animal or Pokemon plushy falls from the bed) sweating, loosing sleep, heart-beating fast, and tears coming down my eyes (even if I'm not physically crying)

and some that I'm slowly starting to get over, not so much afraid as before...

Heights - I remember not wanting to go up a ladder more than the 2nd step, I would be paralyzed with fear, sweating, I almost felt like passing out

Speaking with new people I have not met before in general, or speaking in a group. I'm slowly starting to become a talker, but slowly I run out of ideas and become more quiet, I'm good in writing.

Parallel Parking - I was afraid of messing up, damaging other cars, or other drivers making fun of me for taking too long, I think I got over it by now, but still feel the way I described earlier when I think the parking spot is a little too small.
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Kenophobia. Putting me in any situation that involves some sort of a void make me to say the least uneasy. Oh, and I'm an arachnophobia too.
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Old January 21st, 2013 (02:58 PM).
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I have a fear of bees that I have had for as long as I remember. It's bad enough to where even a picture of a bee creeps me out. Actually, I'm afraid of pretty much any creepy crawler out there.
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My phobias are offensive to some people, soooooo...I'll go with my phobia of my old high school that I live a walking distance away from, and of the many people who still currently go there. :/
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Heights
I have a fear of high places. Even tho when I used to do graffiti I went to high places because my friend kinda forced me :C

Dark
Yes... I have a fear of the dark. When I was small I used to watch tons of horror movies (Which is probably why I love them so much now) and I was always scared of going in dark rooms because I always thought something would just grab me out of the shadows. Now that I'm older, my fear kinda dropped, but I still have a small fear of not knowing what's lurking in the dark.

Small spaces
If I ever get locked into a ver small place, I would freak out like crazy. I really hate small spaces.
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Birds - I've just always found birds to be frightening, and being near them is something I'd like to avoid because of that.

Rodents - Same as above.

Social anxiety - I have pretty extreme social anxiety, so being in crowds or making me have to deal with strangers is pretty much the worst thing ever.
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I fear sudden things, as well as bees. That's all I can think of at the moment.
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I fear the dark, heights, certain animals and game glitches! and I don't know how I developed these fears
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Old January 23rd, 2013 (04:32 PM).
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Quote originally posted by PersianTrainer:
I do have a few,

Dying in a Tsunami - it's been my #1 Fear for years (since 2004), still traumatized by just seeing on TV or Movies, or real life documentaries (like the ones of Indonesia, Chile, and Japan). Sometimes I get nightmares about them, and wake up sweating, heart-beating fast, and times I can feel tears coming down my eyes, spend an hour in bed before falling asleep.

Disease Carrying Animals - another of my phobias, not technically see the animal, but the fear of getting stung or bitten and catching the disease

Pokemon or Cats becoming extinct - I just hope they will outlive me, especially in nightmares, I realized that I don't get any if I sleep with a stuffed animal or Pokemon plushy next to my pillow, I have one on each side of pillow. My regular symptoms (even if the stuffed animal or Pokemon plushy falls from the bed) sweating, loosing sleep, heart-beating fast, and tears coming down my eyes (even if I'm not physically crying)

and some that I'm slowly starting to get over, not so much afraid as before...

Heights - I remember not wanting to go up a ladder more than the 2nd step, I would be paralyzed with fear, sweating, I almost felt like passing out

Speaking with new people I have not met before in general, or speaking in a group. I'm slowly starting to become a talker, but slowly I run out of ideas and become more quiet, I'm good in writing.


Parallel Parking - I was afraid of messing up, damaging other cars, or other drivers making fun of me for taking too long, I think I got over it by now, but still feel the way I described earlier when I think the parking spot is a little too small.
I know I have more but not so bad that they come to mind. xD
If Pokemon went extinct... I would... I don't even know xD
I love cats too so that would be terrible to never see a cute cat and rather a stupid cat meme with terrible grammar so bad it's like a code you have to decipher just to understand it xD
I have a fear of falling. Not heights. If I'm up high but in a large landmass and not near an edge, sure, but a small landmass with me on the edge... *gunshot* xD
I'm getting over this, I've been so shy as a child where I didn't have 1, not 1 friend 'til I was like 4-5 except my sister, I'm really sensitive because of this and other factors, etc
And more xD
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Here is my list of fears:

Moths. It's the way they fly that has me scared. A few times a one flew so close to me that I literally screamed.

Dogs. I really don't like these animals because most of them are quite vicious. A few have come close to biting me.

Blood. I actually can't stand seeing blood anywhere, unless I know it's my own. I'm scared of seeing blood because it could carry any sort of disease.

Heights. Anything over 15ft and I start to feel really uneasy. Funnily enough, I don't have a fear of flying.

I can't think of any more at this time.
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Old January 23rd, 2013 (05:06 PM).
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Hmm... i'd really have to say i've always feared getting stuck/locked in a small area where there is nothing i can do about it until someone realizes where i'm at.

Just imagine if your locked in a Super Small Area out in the middle of no where and the only thing you can do is hope/pray for someone to eventually come by a say, OH sounds like someone's in there lets check and see.. lol that would be terrifying!

Social Anxiety- For some odd reason it seems that as i've gotten older i seem to suffer from social anxiety, which when i was younger never had an effect on me. Being in large crowds with people socializing with complete strangers is something i personally don't mind but for some reason i get this really awkward & anxious feeling when i'm in those predicaments so i don't prefer to be around crowds like that.
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Old January 23rd, 2013 (05:12 PM). Edited January 24th, 2013 by Sableye~.
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Dogs (from having one try to attack me when I was around 7 years old- since then, I've encountered many angry dogs that could have tried to attack me, but none have)

Being underwater (my friend's brother nearly drowned me a few years ago. I make myself be underwater anyway, in an attempt to get over it.)

My best friend picking up on one of my habits (people can PM me about this one if they're curious)

A few specific things about me becoming known to friends/family (asdfghjkl that would be horrible)

Those are at least some I'm willing to share haha.
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Spiders and heights. I had to deal with both of these on a recent camping trip, actually.

A couple days ago I was sitting at the campfire and brushed something off of my hair, thinking it was a leaf. About 30 minute later I walked into our camper to comb my hair, and OH MY F**KING GOD! THERE WAS A HUGE-ASS SPIDER ON MY SHOULDER. I screamed the most shamefully girly scream ever, then swatted the beast off of my shoulder. I mean, that f**ker was at least two inches big. It hung onto my hand as I swat it off, then fell off, but was still connected by web. I thought it was off, though.

Nope. I ran outside, freaking out, and asked my mom to check me for spiders. She looked at me like I was crazy, but my step dad said "Lift up your sweatshirt a little bit". So I did. AND THE MOTHERLOVING SPIDER WAS UNDER MY SHIRT. You would not believe how scared I was. That fat beast got under my shirt!

Then I spent the rest of the night sitting in front of my brothers because they were on 'spider duty' and if they saw a spider, they had to kill it.

Another day, we were at the pier. The pier was being expanded, so some of the temporary walkways were just thick metal gratey-things. Hanging off the side of the pier.
I walked like an old lady across most of it, hanging onto the side, but then my step dad came behind me and pushed me backwards along the entire walkway. Holy ass I was scared.. I thought he was gonna push me right over the edge. :(

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