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Phobias
« on: February 02, 2009, 08:03:26 AM »

So, what are you really scared of?

Fish are my biggest phobia. I think they're the most disgusting creatures on earth. Seriously, if you want to freak me out you'd have a better shot with a goldfish than with a tarantula or a snake...
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 08:09:07 AM »

^  Do you eat fish, though?

I'm not crazy about some fish.  I don't think they're a phobia for me, but some look really disgusting.

I am afraid of...

Spiders/insects
The dark (if I'm all alone)
Ventriloquism dummies
Really violent/scary films
Shots, blood, doctors, needles...maybe anything medical-related.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 08:14:34 AM »

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^  Do you eat fish, though?

No. And not just because I'm a vegetarian, even when I still ate meat I never ate fish.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 09:29:49 AM »

I'm ok with most creatures i can pick up a Spider or Snake , not keen on Rats but it's more the vermin aspect with them rather than a Phobia .
I think Dolls maybe i've had nightmares were i'm been chased by Dolls , those one's with glass eyes that blink when you move them are spooky (afraid5) (crosseyed5)
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 10:07:21 AM »

Flies. They make me physically ill. I wouldn't say it was a full blown phobia, but it's pretty bad.

I also have no problem with snakes. I once had a friend who kept them. I had one on my lap and another around my shoulders, both fell asleep listening to Marillion!
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 10:25:42 AM »

I'm scared of bees .



After they chased me when the teacher in math class was explaining something. I ran around the room. It terrifies me when i see one.

The trauma.... ever since that event i was scared of Bees
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 11:10:32 AM »

Clowns ever since one chased me down the street durinf The Edinburgh Festival, never been back to a Circus
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2009, 07:12:11 PM »

I am scared of insects.
And lately I`ve found that I am scared of elevators, being stuck in them. About 3 weeks ago the elevator I was in got stuck. Though I stayed in it for only about 10 minutes and in a nice company (a very handsome guy happened to be there), I started to panic, it seemed there wasn`t enough air, and I felt I was about to die! It is really scary, those who had the experience are sure to confirm it.
And once the underground train had to stay in the tunnel for 20 minutes. It was awful, again seemed there was no air, impossible to bear the whole thing.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2009, 07:23:02 PM »

^ Scary yes, but is it a Phobia?

Phobia
"a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it."

I can understand your fear being stuck in an elevator, but do you now have an irrational fear of them? Does it, for instance, make you nauseous to think about them? I mean any elevator, not the time you were stuck in one.

I empathise with being stuck in a train tunnel. Once when there was a fire at South Kensington station my train was stuck in the tunnel for 3 1/2 hours. It was the kids that kept us all going! But I'm not scared of trains.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2009, 07:31:22 PM »

I have some family members with really weird phobias.

My mom has a phobia for buttons on clothes. She can't touch them. She once tried to explain it by saying that touching a button is like petting a beetle to her.

My brother has this weird thing that if he doesn't like a certain kind of food, he can't even stand to have that food within his sight. If you want to put a slice of cheese on your bread for instance, you've got to keep it out of his sight or he'll just walk away.

I have an uncle who is so extremely claustrofobic that he can't sleep next to a wall.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2009, 07:34:11 PM »

You are right. Then it`s not a phobia, cause I continue going in elevators and underground.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2009, 07:44:27 PM »

SPIDERS!!!!!
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2009, 07:46:40 PM »

I remember as a kid i would'nt step on a crack in the pavement as someone told me if you did your mother would die , i spent about two years carefully avoiding cracks in the pavement , it was a nightmare when dad put crazy paving down in the back garden (teeth1)
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2009, 08:00:25 PM »

Here's a few that have been mentioned:

Coulrophobia
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2009, 08:07:18 PM »

Wasps

And tight caves. I'd never go inside... WOOAAAA

Ocean liner. I'd never travel on one.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2009, 08:09:06 PM »

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I remember as a kid i would'nt step on a crack in the pavement

That's not a phobia but compulsive behavior.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2009, 08:11:08 PM »

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Here's a few that have been mentioned:

There actually is a word for what my mom has... Koumpounophobia is the word for phobia of buttons.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2009, 08:17:17 PM »

Since I was little I've had this stupid irrational fear of garden gnomes.  I hate them with their creepy beady eyes and pointy hats....
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2009, 10:18:10 PM »

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Since I was little I've had this stupid irrational fear of garden gnomes.  I hate them with their creepy beady eyes and pointy hats....

What is it with people who stick garden gnomes all over their yards? I really don't see the appeal at all. Ech.
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Re: Phobias
« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2009, 11:03:13 PM »

I have frogophobia.  Urgh just the thought *shudder*
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