Your Most Irrational Fear

Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
What are you most afraid of that either isn't too realistic of a threat, has no real reasoning, or is just a much larger fear than the feared thing deserves? And how irrational your fear is is entirely up to you so no judgments on this one.
10/29/2010
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Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I'll start - I'm afraid of snow. And not a little afraid of snow - crazy, panicking, afraid of snow. And not a LOT of snow. Pretty much anything that will stick to pavement is reason enough to lock myself in the house until spring starts. And as soon as I see the flakes falling, I anticipate all hell breaking loose - 30 car pileups, caved in roofs, ice on every possible surface - when in reality they take REALLY good care of the roads here and most of the time the worst thing you see is a little fender bender. This sucks because I live in northern NJ and it snows every couple of days all of January and February. I'm already anxious just thinking about it....
10/29/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Guys in ballcaps driving pick up trucks. They scare the smeg out of me because I'd been verbally assaulted by them in my mid-20's (several times over a period of two years, and never the same guy, either). I panic whenever I'm a pedestrian and I see one coming up, fully expecting them to shout shit out their windows as they speed by.
10/29/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I'll start - I'm afraid of snow. And not a little afraid of snow - crazy, panicking, afraid of snow. And not a LOT of snow. Pretty much anything that will stick to pavement is reason enough to lock myself in the house until spring starts. ... More
I grew up in Northern NJ and I hated all the snow, I never minded the snow itself I was just soooo afraid of driving in it!
10/29/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
Cows
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00 00
Spiders. Any size. Any color. Any kind. Real or fake.
10/29/2010
Kindred Kindred
My parents took me to see Jaws in the theater when I was young and it scarred me for life. Anytime I'm swimming I think about sharks even if I'm swimming in a pool.
10/29/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Guys in ballcaps driving pick up trucks. They scare the smeg out of me because I'd been verbally assaulted by them in my mid-20's (several times over a period of two years, and never the same guy, either). I panic whenever I'm a ... More
Your fear is totally understandable. I'm sorry you experienced such terrible verbal abuse. ((hug))
10/29/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by Kindred
My parents took me to see Jaws in the theater when I was young and it scarred me for life. Anytime I'm swimming I think about sharks even if I'm swimming in a pool.
My boyfriend has the same fear! He's 42, we live 2 hours from the beach, and he'd never been in the ocean because he was convinced he'd be eaten alive by sharks. I finally got him to go in this summer but only up to his waist
10/29/2010
meganthomas meganthomas
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Originally posted by 00
Spiders. Any size. Any color. Any kind. Real or fake.
It makes me feel better that somebody else put this! My hubby makes fun of me because they can even be fake and all cartoon-y and I freak out!
10/29/2010
Kim! Kim!
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Originally posted by Kindred
My parents took me to see Jaws in the theater when I was young and it scarred me for life. Anytime I'm swimming I think about sharks even if I'm swimming in a pool.
Aww, that's seriously my 4 year old's favorite movie! He saw part of it while my step dad was watching it and made me buy it for him. He'd odd though.

I don't know that any of my fears are horribly irrational. I'm terrified of needles, like to the point where I border on passing out and end up sitting there for an extra half an hour but that stems from a bad childhood experience. Piercings result in a bit of vomit because I suck.

Maybe putting my head under blankets though, it freaks me out a bit and I have absolutely no clue why.
10/29/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
My biggest fears do not involve any of the 'normal' stuff.

Like a lot of parents my biggest fear is that something bad will happen to my wife or kids. It's mostly irrational because 98% of the time you're not in a position to do anything about it - but I still worry!
10/30/2010
Trashley Trashley
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
What are you most afraid of that either isn't too realistic of a threat, has no real reasoning, or is just a much larger fear than the feared thing deserves? And how irrational your fear is is entirely up to you so no judgments on this one.
Ants.
Lunch meat.
Fluid other than water in my navel.
Also, being a gay pastry chef.
For some reason, it's my "you've failed" occupation.

I'm bisexual, so being gay isn't something strange to me.
I'm also a more than experienced cook, so pastries also aren't strange to me, although difficult to master. I really don't know how it came about... I think I was reading a book with a gay pastry chef when I had a panic attack about something completely unrelated and the two just became related.. weird, I know..
10/30/2010
Trashley Trashley
Also, I fear that people judge my intelligence based on how fast my windshield wipers go.. someone once wrote a postsecret saying that they do and it ruined my rainy days for life :[
10/30/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Guys in ballcaps driving pick up trucks. They scare the smeg out of me because I'd been verbally assaulted by them in my mid-20's (several times over a period of two years, and never the same guy, either). I panic whenever I'm a ... More
OMG that is horrible Hun! You should have the right to cary a paintball gun on you at all times...a high powered one with scope! That way they would be marked so we could cat call them and generally make their lives hell.

I am terrified that my lovers will walk out the door and somehow die. I think I could handle being left for say another woman but to have to be brave and go on with my life without them in the world somewhere scares the bejezus out of me. I have warned them that I will make their afterlife HELL if they leave me behind...

My mother is terrified that when she dies someone will put a pillow over her face and she won't be able to breathe. Talk about odd fears, no?
10/30/2010
popples popples
The obvious snakes and spiders but what really gets me is spit. I can't stand it. Just thinking about it makes me want to throw up.
10/30/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Spiders and snakes!
10/30/2010
deletedd deletedd
BUTTERFLiES, &&Caterpillars
10/30/2010
Blinker Blinker
Drops of water on the bathroom floor. When I see any kind of droplets on the floor of my or my boyfriend's bathroom, I have to clean it up. They can't clean it up the right way (so says Blinker's brain) so I have to use Lysol and wipe everything up. It may be pee, it may be just water but either way it's grossgrossgross and I can't deal with it.

The ocean. I haven't ever been to the ocean. I was at a big lake once and freaked out because I couldn't see the fish. I didn't know where they were. Oddly enough I'd like to eventually get diving lessons and go in the ocean, as long as I can see what's around. Dark, turbid water freaks me out.

Giving birth vaginally. The thought makes me nauseous.
10/30/2010
Kindred Kindred
"Giving birth vaginally. The thought makes me nauseous."

This is coming from a guy, but there's nothing irrational about this. I would not choose to squeeze a watermelon through my penis...
10/30/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
I have three main fears.

Large spiders terrify me. Mostly Granddaddy Long Legs. Shivering just typing this out. I once jumped from a moving vehicle because there was one crawling up my leg - that's how bad I am with them. The pavement tearing me up was preferred over the damn bug. My brother used to throw them on me even tried to cover me in them when I was a little girl and I have never gotten over it.

Being forced down. I was attacked when I was younger. I'm working on this one but I still can't tolerate being held down. I'll tie hubby up in a heart beat but he doesn't get to do it to me. Really trying to get over this one.

Mostly though I think the biggest fear is for my family. I always worry something will happen to my babies or hubby. We are so close and so apart of one another I couldn't even imagine how we would continue.
10/30/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
Bridges and overpasses. Whenever I'm driving over a bridge, my heart starts to race and my palms get sweaty. I don't know why I think I'm going to bring the bridge crashing down or accidentally drive off the side, but I get really freaked out. Same thing with overpasses. I even think that when driving under them that they might fall on top of me.
10/30/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
Oh jeez I forgot claustrophobia! Yeah...that's a biggie for me too and seriously I don't really believe anything can happen in a small room. I just can't breath in them. Can't even be in a doc's office if he has no windows in the exam rooms.
10/30/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Reminded of another one (because of Halloween movies): internal stuff. Organs. Guts. Inside the body. I get nauseous whenever my mother would leave her medical books around (being an RN while I was growing up and now she's in school again). My biology teachers thought I was crazy because I would completely shut down in class. I look at the floor in examination rooms because of those damn posters. Slasher/gore movies - even catching a second of screen time - will give me nightmares for two days. It can be drawn or photographed, it doesn't matter. Seeing the inside of the human body or anything outside of it that isn't supposed to be makes me sick.
10/30/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I'll start - I'm afraid of snow. And not a little afraid of snow - crazy, panicking, afraid of snow. And not a LOT of snow. Pretty much anything that will stick to pavement is reason enough to lock myself in the house until spring starts. ... More
It actually sounds like you're afraid of killed hurt or killed by stupid people in the winter.

Stupid people scare the hell out of me; the depths of some people's ignorance or disregard for others safety is what scares me.

I'm also afraid of swarms of things...there's a thread about this somewhere (looks under couch).
10/30/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
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Originally posted by Trashley
Also, I fear that people judge my intelligence based on how fast my windshield wipers go.. someone once wrote a postsecret saying that they do and it ruined my rainy days for life :[
OMG! I fear I would fail that "intelligence" test.

People, fear of spiders is a rational fear. At least it is if you swell up like I do when you're bitten by them. My husband wants me to carry an epi pen for it, but I don't think my reaction is quite at that level.
10/30/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
It actually sounds like you're afraid of killed hurt or killed by stupid people in the winter.

Stupid people scare the hell out of me; the depths of some people's ignorance or disregard for others safety is what scares me. ... More
LOL that could be the case.

And I know there's a 'biggest fear' thread out there but I thought this twist would be a little more interesting
10/30/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
Hitting an animal with my car.

I live in the Northwest, and I do a lot of backroads travelling, and I'm SO incredibly afraid of hitting an animal, be it a squirrel or rabbit or dog or cow or whatever.

Not to mention, hitting a deer or elk would be just about "certain death" for myself and my passenger.

*shiver*
10/30/2010
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Don't as me why. I *think* i must have had some reoccurring dream of this when I was little that scared the crap out of me and now it is embedded in my brain for life.

...

I have a fear of giant walls of fish tanks. Like you know when you go to a fish only store and there are just aisles and aisles of tanks that go all along the place and right up to the ceiling. And there are the ugliest fish you have ever seen that look at you as though they want to eat you for lunch. Those. I have this vision of them jumping out of the tanks at me. I will slip on a slimy fish and his buddies will just out and bite me.

..

*facepalms*

I can't believe I told you guys LOL!
10/30/2010
Unconventional Unconventional
I love the ocean, but I went to the Museum of Natural History in NY too much as a kid. Now every time I get in a boat, I imagine giant ass whales underneath me. I love whales, but that concept freaks me out.
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