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post #41 of 143 Old 07-23-2012, 12:09 PM
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I am glad that I'm not alone with some of these... but a couple of mine are pretty irrational, lol.

Mirrors in the dark- I don't know why, but it makes my skin crawl.
THE dark- definitely not what's in it, but the actual dark. It scares me to the point where I will start bawling. Yes, I still have a nightlight.
Spiders- I will lock up and scream. It's making me queasy thinking about it. Weirdly, I used to have fun with them as a kid... don't know what happened.
Tight spaces- I get nauseated and will break out into a sweat, then proceed to start shaking all over.
The weirdest one: automatic toilets- I can't handle them. It does not matter how bad I have to go, if we are in public and they only have automatic flushers, I will hold it. I honestly start shaking all over. I just can't do it! Ever since I was little I haven't used them.

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post #42 of 143 Old 07-23-2012, 12:18 PM
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The weirdest one: automatic toilets- I can't handle them. It does not matter how bad I have to go, if we are in public and they only have automatic flushers, I will hold it. I honestly start shaking all over. I just can't do it! Ever since I was little I haven't used them.
Oh my Gawd, dude I used to be the same way LOL. Every now and then I still flinch when the toilets at Wal-Mart start flushing on their own.... I have such a weak bladder I kind of had to put on the big girl panties so to speak... but yeah, I hate that sound.
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Oh my Gawd, dude I used to be the same way LOL. Every now and then I still flinch when the toilets at Wal-Mart start flushing on their own.... I have such a weak bladder I kind of had to put on the big girl panties so to speak... but yeah, I hate that sound.
Yes! I am not the only one!! I HATE it! It makes me feel like they're going to flush ME or something! I can laugh about it now, but when I'm actually faced with one, I flip out...

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This is a good thread. I often feel like my "phobias" are "judged", and my list is short. I simply avoid places I think I might encounter them, which can sometimes present a problem when you don't want to explain to someone why you don't particularly want to go to specific locations. It seems people think their own phobias are "normal", and yours can easily be cured by confronting the object. Ha!
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post #45 of 143 Old 07-23-2012, 12:53 PM
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I'm afraid of falling off of mountains. The thought that you could be falling and know you have no chance of surviving and there's nothing you can do to stop it just freaks me out. Sometimes I look at mountains and think about someone falling off the side of one and it freaks me out. It's really weird because I'm fine with heights and everything. I've even been sky diving and was fine. (Well, I was nervous because I was jumping out of an airplane but who wouldn't be a little nervous?) But show me a cliff and I'm done.

I'm also claustrophobic in some cases. As long as I know the stuff surrounding me can easily be moved I'm fine. In an elevator full of people? Fine. In a tunnel made of rock? Very not fine.

Another thing that scares me is looking out windows at night. I'm always afraid there's going to be someone out there looking back at me.
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post #46 of 143 Old 07-23-2012, 01:39 PM
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Definitely still scared of the dark. I think I have a fairly active imagination, so that does not help. :)

Snakes and insects with many legs (think centipede). Ugh, I can barely even look at them.

I'm no good with heights.

And I also don't like cows. I just can't imagine what they are thinking behind those big eyes...

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Toilets in airplanes! One day, one WILL suck me out and toss me out of the plane!
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Germs, for obvious reasons. I took microbiology and work in the medical field, I know what's out there. *cringe*

Snakes, I'm absolutely terrified of them. I must kill everyone I see though. Yuck, just, yuck.

Seaweed. I'm disgusted by it. When I'm swimming and it wraps around me or touches me, I flip out.

Also, anything else that touches me when swimming. A fish ran into me once...ewww

Heights, I get lightheaded and nearly pass out.

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I'm afraid of falling off of mountains. The thought that you could be falling and know you have no chance of surviving and there's nothing you can do to stop it just freaks me out.
Yep, I know this one. But horseback....the steers that we ran in the mountains, they love to climb, they are like mountain goats! And going after them in steep rocky places scared me. I always thought what would happen if my horse tripped and fell. I only put my tippy toes in my stirrups so I could get out fast! It never bothered anyone else but me. Scary!

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Seaweed. I'm disgusted by it. When I'm swimming and it wraps around me or touches me, I flip out.

Also, anything else that touches me when swimming. A fish ran into me once...ewww
Both of those too! LOL
I refuse to stick a foot in the ocean but I love swimming in a high mt. Lake or a clear river. One thing that I learned is too get rid of bright pink toe nail polish. Salmon eggs are great fishing bait, and I have had fish nibble on my toes thinking they were salmon eggs...talk about having a super freak out!

And my dad used to chase use on the beach with seaweed....thought it was funny, it terrified me. I hate sushi wrapped in seaweed just for that reason ;)

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I am terrified of deep, dark water. Whether it be a lake or ocean...it freaks me out!!!

Also, not knowing what I truly want in life scares me.
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