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        07-29-2012, 02:20 AM
      #101
    Foal
    I've always worked well with flighty, nervous horses, because I can relate to them. I'm a ridiculously paranoid person, my list of fears is so long that there are very few situations when I'm comfortable. So how can someone who starts shaking every time they think of CASHEWS, get mad at a horse whose scared of a plastic bag?

    These are a few fears that make me sick to my stomach and cause me to shake when just thinking about them:

    -Cashews and cooked onions
    -The downstairs hallway of my house
    -Any kind of shadows
    -Being in a room with only one "escape route"
    -listening to phone messages
    -Being watched in my sleep



    ... Those are just a small number of irrational fears on my list.
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        07-29-2012, 09:17 AM
      #102
    Weanling
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    -Any kind of shadows
    -Being in a room with only one "escape route"
    -listening to phone messages
    -Being watched in my sleep



    ... Those are just a small number of irrational fears on my list.
    Are you a Doctor Who fan by any chance? That show will make you afraid of shadows, gas masks, British children in general, stone angels... Seriously, every time I see an angel statue now it sends shivers down my spine!
         
        07-29-2012, 09:28 AM
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    Are you a Doctor Who fan by any chance? That show will make you afraid of shadows, gas masks, British children in general, stone angels... Seriously, every time I see an angel statue now it sends shivers down my spine!
    Haha me too - and dark libraries!
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        07-29-2012, 12:34 PM
      #104
    Trained
    Haha, dark libraries. Spooky. I don't like dark, low ceiling buildings. I don't know why people live in them....for heaven sakes, get some white paint, bright lights, and put in some fricking windows! Who buys dark paint? It should be regulated. :) The worst....dark dwellings with clutter, oh gees....just get me out!
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        07-29-2012, 08:45 PM
      #105
    Weanling
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    haha, dark libraries. Spooky. I don't like dark, low ceiling buildings. I don't know why people live in them....for heaven sakes, get some white paint, bright lights, and put in some fricking windows! Who buys dark paint? It should be regulated. :) The worst....dark dwellings with clutter, oh gees....just get me out!
    LOL!!! You would HATE my house then... I'm sort of a reverse-claustrophobe. I feel... vulnerable and exposed in big open spaces. (And my husband wonders why I hate living on the prairies...) Apparently when I was barely old enough to crawl I would crawl into boxes, under beds, behind furniture... If I could live underground, I would!
         
        07-29-2012, 11:41 PM
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    LOL!!! You would HATE my house then... I'm sort of a reverse-claustrophobe. I feel... vulnerable and exposed in big open spaces. (And my husband wonders why I hate living on the prairies...) Apparently when I was barely old enough to crawl I would crawl into boxes, under beds, behind furniture... If I could live underground, I would!
    Gosh I know what you mean!! I desperately want to live in a submarine boiler room. Warm, cramped and no sunlight
         
        07-30-2012, 03:01 PM
      #107
    Trained
    Okay, evil...I don't know if you are goshing or not. Hmm.

    It is interesting that people have "extreme opposites", such as want to be in a "den", vs - out in the open. The later being claustrophobia, the former being? I wonder if there is a name for that. I am have to have "out in the open", we have skylights in every room including closets, it would suit me if the entire roof were glass - obviousely, I wouldn't make a good submariner.
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        07-30-2012, 03:02 PM
      #108
    Green Broke
    ^^ me neither. I would feel trapped and go insane! Gosh its creeping me out thinking about it..
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        07-30-2012, 03:07 PM
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    It is interesting that people have "extreme opposites", such as want to be in a "den", vs - out in the open. The later being claustrophobia, the former being? I wonder if there is a name for that.

    Agoraphobia. The fear of open spaces.
         
        07-30-2012, 03:26 PM
      #110
    Weanling
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    Agoraphobia. The fear of open spaces.
    Interesting... I had always associated agoraphobia with people who were afraid to leave their houses. After reading the ACTUAL definition though, that makes sense - I suppose I might have a very mild case of agoraphobia. I'm not a fan of self-diagnosis so I'm not going to go around proclaiming myself to be an agorophobic but it's interesting to read about.
         

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