Fears (especially the irrational sort)
I was wondering if anyone cared to share some silly fears of theirs - not necessarily full-blown phobias, stuff like being afraid of cockroaches and rats (know so many people who are) or very unlikely scenarios (plane falling out of the sky).
Anywho...I'll freely admit I'm terrified of cattle LOL. Not calves, but full-grown? Yes! You'd have to physically force me into a field of cows and if they started to approach me, barbed wire or electric fencing wouldn't hold me back!
I have no issue with big horses or elephants or other large animals - in fact there's nothing else I can think of that frightens me. But cows? AAAAAAAGH!!!
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Bees! Completely irrational, break down in tears, lose my life fear. I have only ever been stung a handful of times and clearly remember thinking last time that it wasn't actually that bad, BUT it does not stop my complete panic. If a bee gets in the car, I will jump out and leave the doors wide open. I have had to do this in public :( Very embarrasing but I can't help it, I get to the stage where I can't catch my breath. I'm struggling with my little girl and find myself telling her "if you leave it alone it wont hurt you" but my brain is screaming "run! get away! its going to kill you!".
I am terrified of, water, roads/cars/driving and the dark/not being able to see :/
I can't stand water, looking at it makes me sick and If I have to stand in anything deeper then my ankles I have a complete breakdown. In the shower I keep my eyes open and if I get water on my face I loose my bananas. Actually the other night I got shampoo in my eyes and I was freaking out because I couldn't see and I had to put water on my face, it was very scary for me :/
Roads/cars/driving, I get nervous around roads and other peoples driving skill. Im always scared that someone will come flying around the corner and hit me. I also get very nervous driving :/
I have been terrified of the dark since I was very little. No way I would even walk down hallway without the light on. I also get very scared if I can't see, like if someone covers my eyes or I get something in my eye and I cant open them.
Yeah... Im a complete loony who is scared of everything, but I make the most of what Im not scared of :P
One fear I have is coulrophobia, and I've had it ever since I can remember. I'm also afraid of heights, but not when I'm in an actual airplane. I'm only afraid when I have to climb up on something.
I have a deep loathing of monkeys and apes, but it's not a fear. I also intensely dislike anything that flies that has a stinger or painful biting apparatus. But again, it's not a fear so much as extreme distaste.
I'm a bit of a wuss and there are many things that I'm terrified of or paranoid about. My pretty normal fears are of stinging/biting insects and spiders (I'm allergic). My phobia of heights is also pretty normal.
I also have a phobia of drag queens with over the top make up and costumes. I have no problem with transexuals or clowns at all, but drag queens terrify me. Even looking seeing a profile picture of a someone in drag on Facebook can make me shake and freeze up. My friends thought that I was just hateful of drag queens until a guy had dressed up as a drag queen for our weekly karaoke and I freaked out. I sat there shaking, bawling my eyes out and hyperventilating until someone took me into the bathroom and calmed me down. I have no idea what caused this fear, I think it may have been something from when I was really little.
This isn't so much a fear, but I'm really paranoid about cars parked on the side of highways while I drive past or cars driving past me while I'm walking/riding. I get really worried that they're going to shoot me as I'm driving past.
Fish - I'm horrified of being touched by or touching fish. Not fish in general - one of my favorite places to visit is the aquarium! But those fish can't touch me. It doesn't matter if they're dead or alive. Can't be around seafood that looks like it's a whole fish or around crabs and lobsters and all that. If it's in pieces though, it's okay.
Unsupported heights- I can stand on a cliff and be fine. I went ziplining in Alaska and was a couple of hundred feet in the air and was OK. But things like cable cars, elevators, airplanes, ladders are scary. Things that are really high in the air that have nothing under them holding them up or things that don't feel securely held.
Horse injury- I get very worried about my horse getting horribly injured, particularly of falling into gopher holes. I think it's a result of the last place I boarded - where I worked. I get nervous about gopher holes, even though the new place I'm at has mostly clay in the fields and very few gophers. They also actually groom their trails but I still get worried about running in the fields so I scout them out first.
Rape- I'm violently afraid of it. Can't watch it on TV, can't really read about it. I generally can avoid shows and movies with it, or at least fast forward those parts. It makes me intensely angry and turns on my fight response in a BIG way.
Standard "girly" fears of bugs, spiders, snakes, worms, etc.
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calling people. I can not do it. I absolutly have a huge fear of it, and will shake to the point of shuting down over it. I can't even call my friends.
Germs. Practically everyone in my grade knows me as the germaphobe. I'd rather run gym class completely dehydrated than drink from someone else's water or the fountain. I don't eat lunch in the cafeteria because they use the same mop to clean the floors/tables. I can't eat any food if someone's already eaten directly from the bag. My band teacher lent the body (sans mouthpiece) of a couple of my instruments to younger kids in school, had to send the whole thing in for sanitising. Bath and Body Works probably knows me by heart by the amount of hand sanitizer I buy...
But strangely enough, I'm really not in the least scared of horse-related germ activities. I'll muck out stalls and eat right after, drink from the hose etc.
I'm also terrified of the dark, mainly because of Slenderman, but in general too, slender just makes it worse as of lately..
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Also, not phobias, but afraid of clowns and any type of monkeys, chimps, gorillas,etc.
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