Phobias

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  1. seanorjohn profile image78
    seanorjohnposted 8 years ago

    Phobias. Do you know why you are scared of...

    1. profile image0
      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Moths

      Hate the buggers.

      1. seanorjohn profile image78
        seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So do I now I think about them.

  2. tipperary profile image60
    tipperaryposted 8 years ago

    Im scared of flying, never been anywhere only England by ferry.
    Im missing out on so much over this.

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Tipperary I know your campaign for justice. Do not put extra pressure on yourself. The internet can do the travelling for you.

      But you can overcome this fear.

      Having said that I know how difficult it is to drive in the dark from fishguard or holyhead.
      thanks for sharing your fear.

  3. thekidandblue profile image55
    thekidandblueposted 8 years ago

    I'm s*** scared of birds, pigeons mainly which is great living in london

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you probably watched Hitchcock's film "the birds" as a child.I dislike them but don't fear them. I grew up in london and think they should be looked on as vermin. Daren't say more.

  4. Alessia Amnesia profile image55
    Alessia Amnesiaposted 8 years ago

    I'm afraid of orange ladybugs and little people clowns. I don't know why I'm afraid of orange ladybugs. I know why I'm afraid of little people clowns... bad haunted house experience, but I'm not afraid of regular clowns or regular little people.

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      can you tell us about that experience with little people clowns.

      1. Alessia Amnesia profile image55
        Alessia Amnesiaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I went to a haunted house with some friends. I was around 12 years old and easily frightened. In one room, there were lights flashing and what appeared to be statues of little people clowns. It smelled like cotton candy. I walked past one of the "statues," which was holding a knife. I guess some of the props were real because the little person clown lunged at me and hit me in the leg with his knife. I wasn't seriously injured but I was very afraid and I started running. The little person clown immediately felt very bad and wanted to help me so he started chasing me through the rooms. His mistake was that he didn't put the knife down as he was trying to catch up with me. So, as I ran through the horrors (The other actors didn't know I was injured), I kept hearing the little person clown behind me, "Come back here, little girl. Come back here, little girl!" By the time I finally got out of this "fun" house, I ran into a woman dressed as a vampire and she also didn't know I was bleeding so she tried to scare the crap out of me. It worked and I ran even faster, finally couldn't take running on the leg any longer and hid behind a pine tree in the parking lot. This is where the little person clown caught up with me. I was too tired to run anymore so I put my head between my legs and started crying. He finally realized he still had the knife in his hand and he dropped it and took off his mask. But ever since then, I won't go near haunted house attractions unless I know for a fact that there will be no little people clowns. I had nightmares for months afterwards.

        1. seanorjohn profile image78
          seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Wow Alessia !Who can blame you for feeling this way?

    2. double_frick profile image60
      double_frickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      some lady bugs bite. no joke.
      i swear. i know its unbelievable, but one crawled on me and pinched me, and i looked down and there was a tiny bead of blood like a pin pricked me!
      nobody likes to be bitten, lady bug phobia explained. smile

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    snake and high places

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have to admit to the same. thanks for sharing.

  6. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    tall women  and vodka  = I don't know why!

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      seriously? Can you explain.

      1. mega1 profile image77
        mega1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        After some thought - I'm sure that it's because I have known several really mean tall women - and I got extremely drunk on vodka the first time I every got drunk!  mystery solved.

        1. seanorjohn profile image78
          seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks

    2. tantrum profile image61
      tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

      Be afraid of me then !
      I don't know in feet, but I'm 1.80 meters

      1. seanorjohn profile image78
        seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        don't torment the man. Next thing you will be telling him you are calling round with a litre of vodka. Are you a sadist?

        1. tantrum profile image61
          tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Mega is a woman and a friend ! lol
          Or so I think ! big_smile

          1. seanorjohn profile image78
            seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            apologies. Send the vodka to me.

  7. ddsurfsca profile image73
    ddsurfscaposted 8 years ago

    I have a fear of leaving my house, and crowds.  With crowds I get to where I cannot breathe.  When leaving the house I have to go on planned excursions.  I am always afraid that I am going to be arrested for no reason, which has happened to me several times in this county.  I probably leave the house about once every two weeks or maybe less than that if i am having a rough time.

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is a tough way to exist. Hope somene can help here on hubpages to control this. Good luck.

  8. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 8 years ago

    Never used to bother me when I was younger, but over the last several years I have developed a fear of heights. 
    I used to be somewhat scared of leaving my house.  Now I come and go and everything is fine.

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's so strange I have found the same thing happening to me. As ateenager I always found things like the big dipper very boring. Yet a few years ago I took my children for a ride and found myself praying quietly for that ordeal to end.

  9. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    and also Doctor's office waiting rooms

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The two places I dread visiting are hospitals and schools.I must admit I would also be seriosly depressed if I had to work in any medical practice.

  10. lightning john profile image57
    lightning johnposted 8 years ago

    The soup at any buffet!

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Seriously. You have got me worried now.

      1. lightning john profile image57
        lightning johnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        In fact any food that I dont make myself, or by a friend.

        1. seanorjohn profile image78
          seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I can understand that but it must make life awkward. It must seem rational to all of us so you have probably triggured a new phobia amogst us. What have I done!

  11. dave272727 profile image61
    dave272727posted 8 years ago

    Ignorance

  12. double_frick profile image60
    double_frickposted 8 years ago

    i'm deathly afraid of spiders and vomiting.
    i assume i must have died by spider bite one lifetime? i don't know what would make me so scared of spiders.
    and vomiting too. *shrugs* some things the world may never know...

  13. Madison22 profile image61
    Madison22posted 8 years ago

    Recently I seem to be developing a fear of tractor trailers, which I have been trying to keep under control. I am grateful for them because they help transport most of our goods. However, I can't seem to help think of how much damage they cause in a accident. Hopefully it will be a short lived phobia.

  14. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Heights and tornadoes.

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      seems reasonable to me. both dangerous. Yet when we were younger....

  15. megs78 profile image61
    megs78posted 8 years ago

    I recently became aware of 2 phobias that I have developped.  One is of mice. I absolutely hate mice and I don't know where that came from. The other thing is my fear of injuring myself.  Its to the point that I won't ski anymore for fear of falling.  Weird, because I used to love to ski and I never had a bad fall.  Maybe its because I don't know how I would manage with 3 kids if ever I was incapacitated.  hard to say...

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Even the mention of mice sends shivers down my spine.I wrote a hub about this.Yes that is very strange about the skiing. So hard to fathom out.

  16. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    I'm scared of something coming out of the toilet and biting my balls, sort of like in that 80's film classic Ghoulies...truly terrifying!!

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      can't relate to this but it seems very familiar.Even though not seen film.

  17. tantrum profile image61
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    I'm afraid of people when they're really out of their mind, and become dangerous.

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Quite right.Sounds like my neighbours parties.you are right to be scared.

      1. tantrum profile image61
        tantrumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  18. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    I had a gripping fear of heights that controlled me for years. Fortunatly, I was able to face this fear in 2004 by climbing a fire escape in L.A. for a new reality t.v. pilot (never aired). Since then, it's been a lot better. I'm still scared of open places with no solid wall between me & the ground, but other than that, I'm doing very well. I can do escalators and open stairwells, too. So fears can be conquered but in baby steps, ya know? Desensitization....

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well done. Did you do this all on your own? Or did you seek help? This is big news which I never considered when I read you.

  19. RealEstateHelper profile image57
    RealEstateHelperposted 8 years ago

    I am scared of heights

  20. Happyontheinside profile image81
    Happyontheinsideposted 8 years ago

    A  couple of obvious things - needles, falling (i maintain I am not afraid of hieghts, only of hitting the ground from a great hieght) - but I do have a bit of an odd one. When I was a kid I was staying at a friend's and she had all these porcelain dolls lined up on her wardrobe. I was sure they were moving and made her turn them around...then I was sure they were going to be facing me in the morning...Don't think they were but it terrified me and to this day I have to avert my eyes whenever I see one. They just look like frozen children that could move at any second...scares me silly.

  21. profile image49
    probafixposted 8 years ago

    i scare of deep sea


    i feel scary whenever i think of it.

    don`t scare of anything else as bad as it.

  22. jonathanacosta17 profile image55
    jonathanacosta17posted 8 years ago

    i don't think i have any phobias. but my mother-in-law, jeez! she's deathly afraid of cockroaches. whenever she'd see one, she would run around flailing and screaming "it's in my hair, eeeee!" funniest thing i ever saw!

    ooops. if wifey sees this, i'm dead. gotta run.

  23. waynet profile image69
    waynetposted 8 years ago

    I'm scared of religious people!

    1. megs78 profile image61
      megs78posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hear ya.  They are usually the most uncomfortable people to be around.  always feeling judged and looked down on.  I remember turning around halfway through a walk with my two daughters to return home to get my wedding rings after i saw (or imagined)two ladies tsk-tsking when they saw me walking with children and no rings.  can you believe that?  that is def what phobias are made of.

      1. waynet profile image69
        waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Oh dear, I hate it when these bible humping do gooders do that, especially when they knock on your door and say Could I leave this leaflet about Jesus having to be killed on a cross to save us all, I mean who does that, I sure wouldn't go on a cross just to save someone, what a load of pant wetting rhubarb!

        And then they look at what you're wearing and your appearance and you can see their minds working overtime probably thinking yes we can turn them into jesus' disciples praise the lord!!!!

  24. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Flying. I just don't understand why 5 or 6 miles of nothinginess between you and the ground would make anyone feel free, excited or elated.

    Flying is only for birds, dreams and Superman.

    1. megs78 profile image61
      megs78posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am totally with you on that one Frogdropping!  Although I will do it, a good stiff drink is mandatory!

  25. AnythingArtzy profile image81
    AnythingArtzyposted 8 years ago

    I'm afraid of heights, water and horribly claustaphobic. Instant panic where that's concerned. So much so I will be cremated. I know I won't know one way or the other but.............

 
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