What is your phobia?

Anne Anne
When I was a junior in high school, I had to write a big research paper on phobias. A phobia, by definition is an irrational fear of something that is harmless that interferes with your daily life, not to be confused with fear, which is rational. I wonder what is the most popular one of them all. Mine is spiders, I can't stand them at all... looking at them, dealing with them, having them crawl on me. What's your phobia?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Spiders (excluding black widows and brown recluse) - Arachnophobia
25
Heights - Acrophobia
15
Water, like swimming in the deep end - Aquaphobia
6
Blood - Hemophobia
1
Snakes (non-poisonous ones) - Ophidiophobia
6
Lightning or thunder - Astraphobia
3
Needles - Trypanophobia
6
Germs - Mysophobia
4
Closed spaces - Claustrophobia
10
Slime or Slimy things - Myxophobia
4
Flying, like in a plane - Aerophobia
5
The Dark - Nyctophobia
5
Death or dead things - Necrophobia
12
Clowns - Coulrophobia
6
Dogs (often resulting from a bite or attack) - Cynophobia
3
Public Speaking - Glossaphobia
15
Dolls - Pediophobia
3
Other
18
Total votes: 147 (55 voters)
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07/16/2012
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Geogeo Geogeo
Heights the most.
07/16/2012
Peggi Peggi
I have Queunliskanphobia which is a phobia of saliva, if it is in excess. I can share drinks with people as long as they don't leave spit on the rim, and the best thing to do to gross or freak me out would be to threaten to spit on me or lick me LOL

I also am afraid of spiders (although I'm okay with them as long as I come to THEM and can even keep them as pets, but if they start crawling at me I panic)

I'm also afraid of heights and germs.
07/16/2012
clp clp
Zombies zombies zombies zombies zombies.
Everybody thinks its sooooo funny to tease me about.
It isn't funny at all.
07/16/2012
clp clp
Zombies zombies zombies zombies zombies.
Everybody thinks its sooooo funny to tease me about.
It isn't funny at all.
07/16/2012
clp clp
Double post! Sorry!
Zombies.

TRIPLE post. I'm a champ.
07/16/2012
Nykatron Nykatron
all spiders!
07/16/2012
Taylor Taylor
Public speaking is the worst! I've got plenty of other fears though
07/16/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I'm afraid of death and public speaking, but I don't know if they are literally phobias just things I'm not looking forward to, lol.
07/17/2012
sexybutterfly sexybutterfly
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
When I was a junior in high school, I had to write a big research paper on phobias. A phobia, by definition is an irrational fear of something that is harmless that interferes with your daily life, not to be confused with fear, which is rational. I ... More
snakes and spiders
07/17/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Spiders and a long list of other creepy bugs, heights, closed in spaces (the smaller the space is, the more I may freak out), being outside alone in the dark, basements, death, tornadoes, flying and public speaking, also big crowds packed close together.
07/17/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Not a big fan of spiders or closed spaces.
07/17/2012
epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
Spiders creep me out among other bugs. I feel really uneasy around heights get that sinking feeling. Scared to die! scared of swimming or being in deep water, like the Ocean, who knows whats down there.
07/17/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I have tons of wierd phobias, such as reality not being real and people to whom I'm talking being not real and just actually an hallucination my subconscious created to cope with loneliness. I also have major social phobia. And I have the phobia that we all are actually dead and reliving our lives on repeat without having the choice to change anything, with the same results everytime, neverending cycle...


Maybe I should stop there, it makes me anxious.
07/17/2012
hot lil momma hot lil momma
ugh public speaking is the worst!
07/17/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
When I was a junior in high school, I had to write a big research paper on phobias. A phobia, by definition is an irrational fear of something that is harmless that interferes with your daily life, not to be confused with fear, which is rational. I ... More
Elevators because i got stuck in one as a child.
07/17/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
Not a fan of spiders and closed places.
07/17/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
Vomit. I have panic attacks every time I'm sick
07/17/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Anne
When I was a junior in high school, I had to write a big research paper on phobias. A phobia, by definition is an irrational fear of something that is harmless that interferes with your daily life, not to be confused with fear, which is rational. I ... More
Spiders except that my phobia is caused by having been bitten by a brown recluse. My system is intolerant of any spider venom (or was up to a few years ago) and I can swell up and be in extreme pain from even the most benign little spider bite. So I guess it's not a phobia in the strictest sense of the word.

I am moderately claustrophobic and also moderately agoraphobic...panic disorders rear their ugly heads for me often enough that I am on medication to manage the symptoms. The weird part is I am claustrophobic in cars but I can otherwise handle being in small cramped spaces so long as there aren't lots of people there.

I'm just weird!
07/17/2012
Rod Martini Rod Martini
Sometimes i'll be taking my shirt off and get tangled in it. I really have to take deep breaths or i'll freak out.
07/18/2012
Ningyo Ningyo
A number of things on this list scare me or are gross to me, but I'd have to go with germs being my phobia. I wash my hands countless times a day and freak out if someone touches something I've just cleaned, even a family member.
07/18/2012
Boyqueen Boyqueen
Those 8 legged creatures of Hell itself. Relative joking aside, spiders send me into giant panic attacks.
07/18/2012
KinkyNicki92 KinkyNicki92
Spiders eek!
11/24/2012
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
The dark. I just do not fair well in the dark.
11/24/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I'm uncomfortable with a bunch of those things, but the only one that really freaks me out is dying. I was never afraid of dying until I had children, now the thought scares me..a lot.
11/24/2012
Livia Drew Livia Drew
I beat my fears to the ground. Spiders and heights. For the first, become a camp counselor or a parent. You'll kill LOADS of spiders. Heights: go cliff jumping.
11/24/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
im almost everything on that list
11/24/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I don't know if it counts as fear or phobia (I guess it depends), but I'm most afraid of getting pregnant / giving birth. to the point where I think I should maybe see a doctor about it.

I would rather sit in a box with a billion spiders than get a positive pregnancy test. (trust me, I'm no fan of spiders either!)
11/24/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
None of those, but I hate worms, if that counts for anything, lol.
11/24/2012
Vanille Vanille
Most of these, and many more not listed. :/
11/24/2012
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