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Do you have a phobia?

  1. Rebecca2904 profile image76
    Rebecca2904posted 5 years ago

    Do you have a phobia?

    Does anyone here have a phobia or a less severe irrational fear? I thought I'd ask since I've just had my 6'3" boyfriend cowering behind me as I tried to put a spider out of the window, all the while telling me how 'serious' the situation is. I have a phobia of frogs, even thinking about them makes me feel uneasy, hearing stories about them (especially when they're involved in gruesome lawnmower-related deaths) makes me feel sick, and actually seeing them results in me running, screaming and crying like a child.

  2. Oilersmyth profile image79
    Oilersmythposted 5 years ago

    I have a phobia of spiders as well. I can't live knowing there's a spider in my house! I'm also slightly germaphobic.

    1. Rebecca2904 profile image76
      Rebecca2904posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering! I think a fear of spiders is fairly common, because of how different they are to us I think it's natural to be afraid of them? As long as I know they're not poisonous I just see them as a tiny insect though smile

  3. Ciel Clark profile image80
    Ciel Clarkposted 5 years ago

    I don't know anyone with a frog phobia-- is it connected to any incident that you remember? 

    I know of someone who hates foam (like foam mattresses) and I personally hate fingernail files.  Ew, just thinking of that gives me goosebumps.  (I have to turn away and think of something else anytime I see someone filing her nails in a film.  And no, I don't get manicures!) 

    I like frogs and snakes and spiders, but get worried around moths and grasshoppers.  (Not phobic, but don't like things that jump into my hair).  I am definitely phobic about small spaces and breathing underwater. 
    I also recently commented to my husband that I don't like houses that you can see through-- for example when there are windows in the front door and you can see through the house to windows out the back.

    He thought that was weird, but who can tell why we are bothered by certain things??

    1. Oilersmyth profile image79
      Oilersmythposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your not alone about the see through houses. I hate that as well.

    2. Rebecca2904 profile image76
      Rebecca2904posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can remember the first time I was scared by a frog but it wasn't traumatic, I was just outside in my Grandad's garden when I was a little girl and I heard one croak behind me - I ran inside screaming and I don't really know why.