Do you have an irrational fear?

United States
July 13, 2008 1:54pm CST
I talking of fears you know make no sense but your scared none the less. I am not scared of an animal or an object of any sort. My fear is of going into stores by myself. What makes that irrational is why i am scared of going into stores by myself. I have a fear that when someone laughs or i find looking at me, i automatically think they are making fun of me. The worst part is i know there not, or if they are what does it matter i can do nothing to change there opinion of me. I must say though that being afraid to go into the stores doesnt stop me from doing it, i just have to talk myself into it first. But that is my irrational fear and was wondering if others had irrational fears.
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@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I have a rather irrational fear of heights. Its really very strange if i am inside and look up and see the ceiling it scares the crap out of me but if i'm outside and look up i am just fine.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Interesting thanks for sharing.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
Yeah i know its really weird. I wish i knew why it was like that.
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@coopstar (282)
• United States
13 Jul 08
This ones sort of strange, I dont like to go by lawnmowers, I always think a rock is gonna shoot at me.But I can care less if someones got a problem with me.
• United States
13 Jul 08
Thats a first for me i have not heard of that before. And i envy you that you could careless if someone has a problem with you, i am working on getting to that point.
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• United States
13 Jul 08
i always think of that case that has to be like over 10 years ago that a guy was mowing his lawn and some kids were playing and one was running to get his dads attention whom was riding the riding mower and slipped right into and got his legs chopped off.. but im scared of the rock thing too
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@coopstar (282)
• United States
14 Jul 08
You know what ,we all feel weird inside about one thing or another.Alot of times we just want to feel like we belong.Dont let other people rent space in your head. I have a saying ,if someones not gonna take the time to get to know me then i dont need to know them.
@Annmac (950)
13 Jul 08
Mine is Earwigs! I'm fine with any other insect and animal, it's just earwigs. I don't know why but I've had this fear of them all my life. I don't even understand what I'm frightened off. It's not as if they are poisonous. My daughter is like you, she has to 'force' herself to go into stores by herself, but hers extends to anywhere there are a lot of people.
• United States
14 Jul 08
Okay i am clueless here what is an earwig?? My fear of crowds has actually gotten better. To the point i went to a indy car race yesterday(which was packed with people) and did not freak out.
@Annmac (950)
14 Jul 08
It's a half inch long brown winged insect and has curved(male) or straight (female)forceps on it's tail. It's totally harmless, and very common in the UK, (not sure what they're called in other Countries). They are often found on Dahlia bushes, so I won't have them in the garden or have the flowers in the house. It's such a silly thing to be scared of, isn't it.
@setroc (853)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
you are right that is irational, its sounds like paranoia but you said it happens only when you are in stores, paranoia is an everyplace kind of thing, what you have is very unique, and so irational it is kinda funny, a little, no ofense, well its a little silly, but i see you can handle it well so i guess youre okay, me im scared of big spiders but after having a one year panic attack i develop a fear of heights, kinda sucks but what can i do, thats it, those are the irational fears that i have, with spiders i handle it by killing the damn thing, quickly and dispose it, with hieghts, places like balcony or rooftops have to have a barrier atleast chest high or i wouldnt feel comfortable walking around, there
• United States
13 Jul 08
Oh trust me i know my fear is funny, along with embarrassing sometimes. I never really been afraid of spiders because i can just kill it and heights have never been a problem for me. Thanks for sharing. :)
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@setroc (853)
• Philippines
23 Jul 08
thats is what i dont understand, they said if you face it then the fear would die down, no matter how many spiders ive killed they still have that weird effect on me
@Bugsey (775)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I have an irrational fear of bats because I have this imaginary perception that it could attack humans. I also have an irrational fear of roaches and I scream like mad every time I see one!
• United States
14 Jul 08
If i saw a bat i would so run. I don't trust the things. Roaches i just kill them so they dont breed and make more of the nasty little things.
@ocean4 (236)
• Canada
14 Jul 08
Im not really sure if my fear is irrational, but im afraid of spiders. If I see a tarantula il either A) Freeze up B) Scream like a little girl C) Run like hell D) Faint Not making fun! ^.^
• United States
14 Jul 08
Actually being afriad of spiders isn't irrational, and fairly common. Spiders when bitten by the wrong kind can be very dangerous, which justifies the fear. Being scared to go into a store when knowing there is nothing really to be afraid of is what makes my fear irrational.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
14 Jul 08
I'm scared of cockroaches, especially those that fly. It's the scratchy feeling (if they should land on any part of your body) that's very eerie...plus that smell - I can feel that cold tingling up my spine!
• United States
14 Jul 08
I am not afriad of them i just get seriously disgusted with them.
@Marley76 (109)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I have a horrible fear of people touching my face. I stop breathing if someone tries. I don't know why I am like this. I have been like this since I was a baby. My told me that if she tried to wash my face I wouldn't breath. It makes doctor appoitments and dentist appointments very hard. I usually have to be sedated. I don't even like children or babies to touch my face, not even my own children. I hate the wind blowing in my face. I know it if very wierd.
• United States
14 Jul 08
I never heard of that fear before and thanks for sharing it.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Yep, spiders. All sizes, all shapes and colors. I've been afraid of them my whole life. Imagine my horror last year when I suddenly was home alone and found 5 tarantulas on my porch. I found a new use for my set of crutches that were leaning there. I now don't sit on my porch at night and I never EVER go out barefoot anymore.
• United States
14 Jul 08
A lot of people seem to be afraid of spiders. Thanks for sharing.
• United States
13 Jul 08
that isnt an irrational fear.. its actually one of the most common ones with social anxiety