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What was your biggest fear as a child?

  1. JMcFarland profile image89
    JMcFarlandposted 3 years ago

    What was your biggest fear as a child?

    I had two big fears growing up.   One was clowns (traumatic experience,  don't ask), and the other one was the blob.

    As an adult I have an irrational and completely ludicrous fear of something sneaking up on me while I'm in the shower.   How about you?

  2. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 3 years ago

    Clowns have been a fear of mine most of my life. Other than that I don't remember any fears as a child. As an adult I find myself afraid of being home alone at night sometimes. I know it is irrational, but any time my husband has to work nights I find myself going to bed early. If I don't I will hear all sorts of random noises that creep me out.

  3. Just Ask Susan profile image90
    Just Ask Susanposted 3 years ago

    My biggest fear was my dad dying. My mother died when I was 3 and I was always afraid that my dad would die too.

    1. AliciaC profile image98
      AliciaCposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This must have been a horrible fear. Losing your mother at such a young age must have been traumatic.

    2. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can understand how that could instill fear in you.

  4. AliciaC profile image98
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    My biggest fear as a child was of going to bed at night with any of the doors or windows in the house unlocked. I had this routine that I would go through each night before I went to sleep. I would ask my father if everything was locked up and he would always say yes very cheerfully, never losing patience with me.

  5. Link10103 profile image77
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    Roaches have been, continues to be, and will forever remain my mortal enemy.

    Had one crawl up my leg in the shower when I was young...gross.

    1. jlpark profile image85
      jlparkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh....thats not going to help JM's fear of things sneaking up on her in the shower..literally UP on her in this case. Nor mine of crawly things on me!....I am in complete agreeance re: roaches.

  6. bethperry profile image92
    bethperryposted 3 years ago

    Wide, open spaces, most especially (and worst) of interior places with ceilings far, far above my head. My dad was a jet engineer and once, when I was about three years old, he took me inside a hanger to meet his crew. I was so terrified they said I had a seizure. And I recall standing on the beach when I was tiny and being horrified of the sky above the ocean. I have no idea what caused my fear, and thankfully this phobia passed in my teens.

  7. jlpark profile image85
    jlparkposted 3 years ago

    Child: Spiders, the dark, heights.
    Adult: crawly whatsits (other than children!), walking alone in the dark, and heights.

    Nothing changed, they only became more specific!

  8. Aime F profile image83
    Aime Fposted 3 years ago

    I'm terrified of clowns but strangely that didn't come about until my late teens and I have no idea why.

    I've always been afraid of insects, crane flies especially send me to into a panic.

    1. Link10103 profile image77
      Link10103posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I hate roaches. I wanted to cry when I learned about palmetto bugs, which are roaches... That fly.
      Give me a hundred scary clowns any day of the week over one of those little demons.

    2. jlpark profile image85
      jlparkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The Huhu beetle in Nz is a huge flying roachy beetle looking thing. Good thing the grubs can be eaten by humans before they turn into them...never tried, apparently like peanut butter

    3. bethperry profile image92
      bethperryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      My daughters were both terrified of clowns when they were little, but grew out of it.
      Roaches are just plumb yucky. I can understand if someone is put off by them.

  9. Rae-LeighDawn profile image60
    Rae-LeighDawnposted 3 years ago

    My biggest fear as a child was being a target for criminals that my dad put away. My father was a police officer (retired now). I used to be afraid that someone would hurt me because they were mad at him for putting them in jail.

 
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