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post #1 of 78 Old 02-27-2012, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Phobias

It has been a long boring day for me and I was looking up the names of the fears or phobias, there is some ones that are rather interesting. And was wondering if any one has any out there?

I'm not scared of snakes, small places, spiders and only have two fears.

One is balloons popping long story but because I've had ear problem that made me scared of the noise not a fan of explosions or gun fire either but as long as I know it is going to happen I'm okay. I tell people I'm allergic to them.

Two being touched, I don't care if I know you or not, if you don't want broken fingers, and both knee caps in place don't touch me. A old friend when I first met him touched my shoulder after I told him not to and I slapped him in the middle of class, got in trouble too but were friends for 3 years before he moved. I usually flinch at the thought of someone touching you, kind of sucks if someone wants to be close, and I can't help it.

Whats your fear, or phobia? If you know or can spell the latin name add it in.
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post #2 of 78 Old 02-27-2012, 09:11 PM
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Arachnophobia (fear of spiders). That's a secret I've tried to keep closely guarded because of the jackasses I hang around with...but since none of them have horses I feel kinda safe sharing here. At one time I couldn't be in the same room with them, but I felt like a wuss and started doing "spider therapy." Sledgehammers were overkill, but you have to start somewhere. I finally got to the point, after many years, where I could kill one with my hand. Now I'm at the point where I just leave 'em be unless it's something dangerous like a black widow. Can't pick'em up though.
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Snakes. I'm terrified of them!

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post #4 of 78 Old 02-27-2012, 09:41 PM
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Spiders, small places, clowns, and slight touch-a-phobia.

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post #5 of 78 Old 02-27-2012, 09:57 PM
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I'm very afraid of animals walking on two legs like a human.

It started when I was smaller and watched a documentary on the chupacabra. Images of that creepy thing were burned into my brain forever. For years, I couldn't even look at pictures. I always saw them in the dark and at the end of hall ways... I was terrified to go outside at night. I wouldn't even go close up the chickens by myself.

And then there was the werewolf movie. Dear me... It was like the chupacabras, only ten times worse.

Gradually, any animal walking on two legs started scaring me. I was scared of kangaroos, apes, bears...

I am still scared of werewolves and stuff. I never drive alone at night because I'm afraid one will run out in front of my car. I can't go the barn at night. Which is stupid, because none of it is real. But anywhere lonely and dark... *shiver* Even my front yard!
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Small places, Crowds, all spiders but daddy longlegs, but I have to know it's there. I freak at spiders, and get force to deal with them. My dad did almost lose his finger to a spider, which worsen my fear, to the point I can't get close enough to kill them.

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I can't do stink bugs..I just can't. After spending many nights at Drew's house during the weekends and before/after shows with him throwing them at me, I got to the point where I can suck it up enough to flick them away from me, but they still sen me running occassionally.

Another thing, like a few of you guys, is that I can't stand people touching me unless I know exactly when, where, how hard, etc. I was down at my friends' apartment a few months ago a bit after I met the second guy who became a friend, and while I was talkin with two other people, he squeezed my shoulder as he walked past an I freaked out. I pretty much jumped out of my skin, scared him, scared everyone else, scared the h*ll out of myself, and had everyone laughing. ;; I'm not faking it guys, swear, haha.

I also have a fear of coming right out of my saddle, over the cantle, landing on my horse's butt while it's running, and then sliding off and getting kicked in the face..I had the slide/pop right over the cantle and land on their butt happen before and bailed to the side and away..and I'm terrified of hit happening again. I actually have pictures from a show I went to after that happened and caused my fear, I look like I'm holding on for dear life to the horn. I don't post them because of how embarrassing they make me look. O.o"

Brighteyes, I've actually been down in the woods (and driving past woods on dark backroads) and could've swore I've seen what look like werewolves. ;; Truthfully, though I may be thought of as crazy, I think all that stuff is real, just very hidden. Not like the movies, but what the actual legends are made of. That probably doesn't help your fear any though, sorry! D:
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post #10 of 78 Old 02-27-2012, 10:46 PM
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Talking on the phone/calling people, some people laugh when I say that, or say I need to practice at it. They don't get I am truely TERRIFIED of it. I shake, and get sick at the thought of it.

I'm not a fan of driving either, I will do any thing to avoid it, even if it means not hanging out with friends.
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