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Old 03-06-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Default The phobia thread

Well, lets hear em! What area your phobias? Include reasons too.

Mine? Fear of heights. I dont like being anything more than 15 floors above the ground, especially outside on a balcony or something. Makes me woozy and weak feeling. Im perfectly fine on standing out a mountain that is 5K feet above the city below, but anything manmade? No way, Jose!

I also have a fear of the ocean for some odd reason. I cannot stand to be in the ocean and go past my waist in the water. If I were floating out in the middle of the ocean all by myself, far from land or people, I think I would have a heart attack, seriously. Ever seen the movie "Open Water"? My worst nightmare ever! lol
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:43 PM
 
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I don't think I have any.
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:53 PM
 
Location: bumcrack Nebraska
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Roaches. Its more than a dislike for them. If I see one I'm literally paralyzed with fear. They're just unnatural. I can't see one on TV without freaking out. Just talking about it now makes my heart rate go up. And yes, I know I'm a dork.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Definitely heights-I can't breathe. We went to the Badlans in SD 2 yrs ago. Paid $15 to drive into the park, I panicked and we left in 5 min.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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Let's see, heights, don't feel steady on a ladder. I can't swim in water over my head. Crowds as there is always some crazy person who might get voilent. Public transportation, again with the fear of crazy people. Driving, I try to avoid being behind the wheel at all costs, not a happy passenger either. I used to commute to Manhattan via the subway. Now I live in a small town in AZ and work from home much calmer, less stress. That is all I can think of now. Oh, fire crackers scare me too. I'm sure as more members list their phobias I'll be in agreement with them!
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:32 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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Bridges.I cannot drive (if I'm driving) over large bridges it freaks me out.Funny that some bridges don't bother me the next time the same bridge does.

But huge bridges........no way.My dad took me on the Maryland Chesapeake bridge and I freaked as soon as I saw it coming.Since he drove I handled it but me driving no way.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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My phobia was “work” I was so afraid of it at first. Then I was able to control myself and found that I no longer had a fear, I was able to lie down beside it and fall asleep ~ no fear of it at all.

I also don’t like heights, roof tops, climbing trees, outside glassed in elevators etc.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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The only thing I am truly phobic about is snakes.

I am affraid of heights ONLY when there is a chance of me falling, like when I am on a ladder. If I am in a high rise, I am fine.

One time a friend of my daughters was in the backseat of my truck. She shoved a fake snake in my face, it was carved from wood and had movement like a real snake. Luckily I had not dirven away yet. I jumped out of the truck, in full panic attack mode, tears rolling down my face. I am not the kind of person who cries easily. It was all I could do to keep breathing.

I think I could face a person with a gun with less fear.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: in my imagination
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The only thing I am truly phobic about is snakes.

I am affraid of heights ONLY when there is a chance of me falling, like when I am on a ladder. If I am in a high rise, I am fine.

One time a friend of my daughters was in the backseat of my truck. She shoved a fake snake in my face, it was carved from wood and had movement like a real snake. Luckily I had not dirven away yet. I jumped out of the truck, in full panic attack mode, tears rolling down my face. I am not the kind of person who cries easily. It was all I could do to keep breathing.

I think I could face a person with a gun with less fear.
Actually I can't stand those either.
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Old 03-06-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Saylorsburg
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I am afraid of sharks. So much so that I dread the thought of ever flying in an airplane. Because I know the plane will crash, and I will be the only survivor floating in the ocean waiting ro be chum. Irrational, I know, but there you have it.
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