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What are your phobias?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Sum of Awe, Nov 14, 2022.

  1. The Sum of Awe

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    I fricken hate spiders!!!!! I can tolerate them, but they freak me out initially. however, if it's a big fluffy one like a full grown wolf spider then I'll likely be too nervous to go after it (unless it's out in the open where I can see it clearly)
     
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    Impulsive people with guns.
     
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  3. The Sum of Awe

    The Sum of Awe Brought to you by the moment that spacetime began.

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    Very understandable :D
     
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  4. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    - Mildly claustrophobic.
    - Mild fear of heights
     
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    dybmh Terminal Optimist

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    I don't have any real phobias. But everytime I get in my Truck I'm afraid it's not going to start. It's old.
     
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    I have a mild fear of crossing bridges. Actually I'm not afraid of crossing a bridge, but I'd be afraid if the bridge started collapsing beneath me.

    I also have a mild fear of ships, or at least sinking ships. It would be pretty scary being on a submarine at hull crush depth.
     
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    Well, you answered the question for me.

    I really hate them as well, they are some sneaky ******** :D
     
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    Dead animals, especially decaying ones.
     
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    Suffering when dying. I want to go peacefully in my sleep or quick and instant.
     
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    I'm the opposite... I'd prefer to go out slowly and aware.

    I don't want to die at another's hands, though.
     
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    Terminally ill people/animals I think as an extension of a fear of loss or perhaps death (not my death though). I struggle to visit family members that are dying, and I struggle to care for my animals when they are sick. My heart pounds, I get cold sweats, etc. Fear response. I do my best to ignore the feelings though, because the moment isn't about me, and my fear is just a feeling. My family member deserves my support regardless.

    It's a guilty fear for me :(
     
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    That's rational; phobias are irrational - such as my fear of a pandemic of kale.
     
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    I have social phobia, but working in a public place this past year and anxiety meds have been very helpful [^:
     
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    Mock Turtle Hey God, what went wrong?
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    I seemed to have had social phobia for quite some time but that seems to have vanished over the last few decades. I don't think I have any other phobias as to heights, small spaces, water and such, or as to towards any creatures (the UK has little to fear in that regard), although I suppose my outdoor activities must have helped in some of these, since I'm sure I wasn't born to accept these naturally without gradually exposing myself to them - the heights and small spaces. Free-diving a cave sump has probably been the greatest fear I had to overcome - and hardly a phobia, given the numbers who die doing so. :oops:
     
  16. ChristineM

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    Heights is not the problem, it's depths that instill fear, many people get this wrong.

    Think about it
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    I don't mind the depths.
    Being there is calming.
     
  18. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Looking up to heights is ok, being at a great height is ok if you cannot see down. Its seeing down to the depths that gets the glutamate pumping
     
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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    That's the problem with heights,
    ie, awareness of the height.
     
  20. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Or awareness of the depth below you
     
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