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lauren18uk July 7th 2009 05:01 PM

What is your phobia?
 
I was just wondering what everyone's biggest phobia was, and how come you ended up getting that phobia to begin with. My biggest one isnt very original but its rats, oh my goddd i cant even say the word out loud i usually spell it out when saying it to people. Before now ive had panic attacks when seeing them on tv, though i have got much better now, i can see them and not completely FREAK OUT, i just cringe and look away. I blame my mum for this phobia, she is terrified too, and irrationally passed it on to me! lol

Prozac July 7th 2009 05:07 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I'm terrified of emus and ostriches. I've had unpleasant encounters with them more than once in a safari park/zoo-type thing.
Probably sounds hilarious, but it wasn't at the time. :p
NEEDLES....especially having my blood taken because it's actually taking something out...ew. I hate seeing veins aswell, it's making me feel weird just thinking about it.
Public speaking is a massive no. You couldn't pay me to do that, it's terrifying.
I also dislike deep water. -_-

Lil-x July 7th 2009 05:08 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Daddy-long-legs....man I hate those things. Euggghh. :unsure:

Marshmello Kid July 7th 2009 05:26 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I'm terrified of the ocean/lakes. Thunder storms frighten me, too. Being alone(as in, with no one else I know) is horrible. . . I get scared and go hide in a washroom.

Eh, there's probably more. I'm scared of everything. xD

Magical Forest. July 7th 2009 05:30 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Chickens. I don't know why, nothing has happened for me to be scared of them, but I can't look at one... alive or dead.

Fireworks. Because of an incident.

DVD Menus. Yes, I am that weird. I have to skip them all the time, I freak out if someone leaves one on.

Needles. Can't watch them or else I'll faint. Actually I can feel dizzy just thinking about them. Ahhh.

Voldemort July 7th 2009 05:42 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I know it sounds a bit strange but I can't stand motzerella cheese. The really chewy type. That stuff freaks me out and I can't eat it at all. Erm.. probably because some got stuck in my throat a while ago and I choked on it :p Sounds funny now but I recon I would run and scream if I saw some. :grin: Serously it gives me the creeps and I can't swallow when I think of it :sad:

Magic. July 7th 2009 06:00 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Falling. Not the hitting the bottom, but the pit of the stomach churning feeling. I got it because I had a lot of bad dreams as a child when I stayed at my nan's house that someone pushed me down the stairs except they disappeared and I just kept falling.
I can't even fall off a bed now, I'm terrified. And I get incredibly angry at friends who think it's funny to pick me up and drop me. :(

lauren18uk July 8th 2009 02:47 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
there are some bizarre phobias aren't there? i heard 2 of the biggest phobias is a person getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of their mouth, and also cotton wool in someones mouth?? lol one of my bizarre phobias is seals. Everyone but me thinks they are cute but i am totally scared of them - but only in the water, not out of the water. Not knowing where they are.. how deep they can go in the sea.. omg freaks me out!

Prozac July 8th 2009 02:51 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lauren18uk (Post 181504)
cotton wool in someones mouth

Oh gosh, I hate that feeling when you compact cotton wool, if you put it between your fingers and it squeaks when it's pressed together. *shivers*

~ginaa32~ July 8th 2009 03:47 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
spiders
allys
tornados
bugs in general
frreakin birds!! ah

ElToroLoco July 8th 2009 03:54 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
social interactions
public speaking
and heights :O

braidenowns July 8th 2009 04:21 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Ties - you know those ones that professional people where? Yes, those ties.
Shoelaces - therefore I wear shoes without them.
Spiders
Snakes
Birds
Trains
Small Spaces with too many people - I wish I could rave. lol. But I'm scared.

I have tonnes, but you'd think that I was secretly a woman if I told you. haha. I'm not manly at all.


Braiden.

Algernon July 8th 2009 05:02 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I'm afraid of being buried alive. I don't want that to ever happen to me. You would slowly just die in a box underneath the ground and many other things... I don't ever ever want that to happen.

I'm Claustrophobic. I found this out a little while ago. We went to explore caves, and It was like 400-500 feet underground. The opening to the cave completely surrounded me down the stairs... It's a horrible feeling. I never thought I was claustrophobic.

I detest maggots. When I lived with my mom, she brought in some kind of matress, and we think that's where the "worms" came from. They infested our house, and they were in the carpet wiggling and... My mom wouldn't let me live anywhere else at the time. Now, I have a huge problem with them. Another reason why I don't want to be buried. I don't want them to get me.

losing touch. July 8th 2009 09:39 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
i don't want to say because a lot of people find it weird and pretty funny.. also it kinda freaks me out seeing it written down. my mum even sent me to therapy for it about a year ago because it got pretty ridiculous.. but i'm a bit better about it now. i've never met anyone with the same phobia.. meh.

also.. i'm pretty scared of needles.. but i'm getting better.

Fucking Done July 8th 2009 09:48 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Like almost everybody else says birds. I got attacked at a big public garden by them before ... I'm not one of those people who mnake a huge scene when they are scared though so I just don't take my eye off the bird till i'm far away.

Lugez July 10th 2009 12:38 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Not many people used to know this, but I used to be very scared of snakes. I got over it. You know how?

I BOUGHT one...Haha.

But still my two fears are social interaction, and strangely, the dark. The dark I can deal with, but its something that I'm always VERY uncomfortable in. And dealing with people....Yeah, just forget it.

CanadaCraig July 10th 2009 01:42 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Hi Lauren!! :smile

I hope you're having a rat free day!! :tongue

My biggest phobia is being trapped. Not by some THING but by some ONE. I think I'm getting better [i.e. becoming more assertive] but I still worry intently - to the point of having anxiety attacks - about being with someone and I can't get away. [Because they're mean or doing something stupid or just 'bending my ear' and talking about their problems for hours and hours - which has happened a LOT in my life] I am so worried about being embarrassed or hurting someone else's feelings [Even if they're hurting mine] that I often try to avoid people unless I already feel comfortable with them. WHY do I have this phobia? I grew up in a very dysfunctional family and felt extremely trapped by their insanity.

My other two phobias are spiders and heights.

So if you really want to be mean to me - somehow get me to edge of the roof of some tall building, go on and on about YOUR problems [Without ever asking me about mine] and introduce me to 'squiggy' your pet tarantula!! lol

GREAT BIG HUG
Craig!! :smile

MadPoet July 10th 2009 01:47 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
My biggest worry (I suppose you could call it a phobia) is being hurt by people that I trust. I have been betrayed by a lot of people who I have trusted in the past, therefore I constantly fear that I will say something wrong or make a mistake that will cause the people I trust to back out of my life. It has caused me to draw back from people in fear of being myself, as I am afraid that they will not accept the things I feel or believe.

Bean July 10th 2009 05:31 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Social interaction... it terrifies me. I can force myself to talk to strangers, but I find it next to impossible to meet up with someone I have met once or twice, but if I get to know someone really closely (extremely rare) then I'm ok. Thinking about it, I guess I'm more scared of getting close to people, as in the past I have been very badly hurt by a very close 'friend'.

And dead insects... they are just horrible....

memorybabe July 11th 2009 11:15 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
shoe stores, They have made me cry before. I have small feet (size 5) and no store in town carries my size. it starts out as "Hey? How about these cute sandels--No wait--not for you--its a size six" "How about this other cute shoe?" "No you can't have it." "They don't even make a size five in this one."
if you keep me there for a few hours, "you can't were a size six" turns to "you suck at LIFE!!" it's like constant rejection when my girls have to go on six hour shopping trips for shoes for prom.

kokorocks July 11th 2009 11:42 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
mine is- the dark like extremely when it gets dark out i have to pull all the blinds and hide away from windows that don't have one. I actually broke one of my curtains cause i was so frantic when i forgot and saw it was dark so i pull it so hard that it broke.
wearwolve- i know their not real but this goes along with the dark i'm so afriad of the dark cause i believe something is watching me, like a wearwolf
cheese- i know that sounds stupid but if it ever touches me i get a panic attack and hyperventalate.

HearMeSCREAM July 12th 2009 01:28 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Telephobia.
Im scared to call people on my phone. Im always worried about misunderstanding what they say, making me ask what they said over and over... Making them yell at me. I also dislike calling back people, because I think their parents will answer and that always makes me nervous.. Or I get the wrong number and hang up if someone I dont know answers. I also dont like leaving messeges in voice mail.

Em... July 12th 2009 02:51 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I use to be deathly afraid of dogs, because I was attacked by one when I was little and it left scars on my face. However as I was walking to school one day a puppy came out and licked my legs insanely and it was the cutest thing ever, which helped me get over that fear.

I'm definitely scared or spiders, which sucks because they like to live in my bathroom, I suppose I'm afraid of these things because of movies.

I'm afraid of the dark too. This is because I use to have night terrors when I was little where I could vividly see the horrible things that were happening to me, and I would wake up and see things in my room.

I'm lastly afraid of being alone. I mean like sometimes I wish I were alone, but I always need someone. This is because when I had no one, and I was going through a rough time, I was on the verge of suicide, to the point where I had a plan as to how to self destruct. It was a horrible feeling.

Something Clever July 12th 2009 11:57 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Thunder
and Spiders >.<

Pour the Teapot July 13th 2009 12:22 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
i'm terrified of spiders. i don't like to kill them because they are innocent creatures, but i can't go near them. if i even see one then i have the heeby-jeebies for days.

bahamachicki July 13th 2009 12:47 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
ohjesus. I have so many.
I have social phobia or social anxiety disorder.

Can't name everything but mainly:
fear of falling
fear of getting old
fear of losing my love
afraid of failure
...

PaigeaRoni July 13th 2009 03:47 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I freak the hell out when I hear people biting on their silverware, the smell of metallic smell makes me wigg out also. I hate the feeling of cotton and styrophone (sp?)

I'm not chlostrophobic, but I do not like going down slides that are inclosed. I also cannot have the skin on my upper thighs touching, even when i'm sleeping. And also when i'm sleeping, I need heavy blankets on my bed covering my feet and between my legs or I will, guaranteed, hallucinate in my sleep. Weird shit.

I was fucked up in my last life :p

Slowly_Losing_Control July 13th 2009 05:14 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I'm terrified of fish, like to the extreme. Let's just say I never go on or near lakes lol. I don't have a clue where the phobia came from. Anytime I'm near fish, I have brutal panic attacks and FREAK OUT!!!! No bueno

AshtrayHeart July 13th 2009 10:43 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Hoovers, I'm not sure why but I hate them more now because I popped a rib carrying it up the stairs, how I managed that I don't know.

Needles.
Birds.
Fire.
Small spaces.
Being alone forever.

Perplexity July 13th 2009 11:56 PM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I've had a phobia of needles ever I since I was younger when an injection went kinda wrong on me. I can't stand to be in the same room with one these days.

Briana July 14th 2009 01:35 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
I can not go on bridges. I will find a way around the bridge. If I have to be forced on a bridge, I close my eyes and hold my breath or listen to music. I am scared that the bridge will collapse.

Heights are also related to the whole bridge thing.

Catsrmything July 14th 2009 02:39 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
Social Interactions - I have social anxiety
Big Open Spaces
Having to do something without being told every detail of how to do it - Makes playing games in P.E. extremely hard also cooking and doing my hair is really hard if I don't have someone standing right next to me telling me every step.

Emzy July 14th 2009 09:44 AM

re: What is your phobia?
 
spiders, fire, some heights, bumps in the night, death.

Em... July 15th 2009 03:33 PM

Re: What is your phobia?
 
okay so i thought of some more of my fears.

stairs. It freaks me out to go down the stairs, though i'm okay with going up them (unless i'm on an escalator)

enclosed slides. they always scare me.

going up on a rollercoaster. you know the part before the huge drop. it scares me because I can't see the drop and i don't know what to expect.

being in a large crowd. too many people + me = not good. it scares me for some reason. I've always been like that.

WhisperingSilence July 15th 2009 04:00 PM

Re: What is your phobia?
 
Thunder, spiders, lots of people in small spaces, cooked fish, i dont mind fish when its swimming but fish being cooked or cooked fish freaks me out.

xCoralinex94 July 15th 2009 04:01 PM

Re: What is your phobia?
 
Well theres a lot..
Needles
Blood.. im gettn over that phobia
Doctors
lol well anything to do with hospitals
Getting old.. just the thought of it freaks me out like getting older than 50 *shudders*
Losing loved ones
Public speaking
It's not quite a fear but i hate calling ppl on there house phone ill call them on there cell phone just not house phone.. im worried there parents will pick up soo it takes me like 10 min to figure out exactly what ill say if there parents pick and for me to actually call them :p
And im not scared of the dark but yet i am... idk its weird like at night i cant have my window open and the blinds have to be down.. i think its cause im scared theres someone outside watching me and i cant see them cause its dark :p
O and i hate being in public alone.. like i cant go into any stores by myself it totally freaks me out and i try to stay as far away from everyone as possible (ppl i dont no) idk its a weird fear...

LittleMsFOB July 15th 2009 06:25 PM

Re: What is your phobia?
 
Tapeworms, cuz I saw a show on Tv once abt a tapeworm in someone's brain...Oh god i'm freaking out just thinking abt it:)

*Faith* July 16th 2009 04:08 PM

Re: What is your phobia?
 
Large crowds of people.

Can't think of anything else right now, I'm not scared of much.

Gabss July 16th 2009 04:24 PM

Re: What is your phobia?
 
ummm suffocating and being trapped :|

WhisperingSilence July 16th 2009 04:44 PM

Re: What is your phobia?
 
i also have a fear of old books, like books my mum used to read when she was my age, i have some in my bookcase but i dont tocuh them they just sit there, i dont know if its the old book smell or if its that i think if i open the books a spider will come out or something will come out of the book.i also am scared of garden sheds and greenhouses dont no why though.


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