Do You Have Any Abnormal Phobias?

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@reneous (716)
United States
November 9, 2006 5:46pm CST
I'm a Papyrophobiac myself (it means I'm afraid of paper)... weird, I know! I just can't STAND it though! I get goosebumps just thinking about someone touching my skin with it... bleh..........
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• United States
10 Nov 06
Acrophobia - fear of heights. A funny story for you....my husband and I went to Ausable Chasm many years ago. We were crossing the bridge and I stuck to him like a burdock. My fingers were looped in his belt and my face must have worn a terrified look as passers by would stare at me. Hubby told me to look over the edge, mistake. I nearly puked. I got vertigo and had to turn away fast.
@reneous (716)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Spaghetti Junction - Scary Spaghetti Junction bridges
I HATE bridges! There's a set of bridges that I have to cross over every time I go to and from church... it's nicknamed "Spaghetti Junction"... I feel like throwing up every time I cross over them and get insane goosebumps!
@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I hate heights to...but im not like you...bridges are fine..for me its like the empire state building..now thats a building i wouldnt go. But isnt it weird...i always wanted to go sky diving! :)
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I've been skydiving! It was fun... the worst part was going up in the plane. I was fine jumping out of it :D
• United States
10 Nov 06
THE GREAT OUTDOORS - outdoors in Oregon
I am boarderline agoraphobic. Which means I have a fear of going out in public. Mine is rather mild compared to some people that can't go out of their homes at all. I have a hard time in stores, closed in spaces, where there are lots of people. I can't tell you how many panic attacks I've had at the grocery store or Walmart. I do okay in open/outdoor events usually. I am on medication that helps reduce the anxiety, but I hate taking it unless I have to. Phobias are very real.
@reneous (716)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I can't imagine what it must be like to live with that kind of a phobia. I'm just plain anti-social, but I'm not afraid of people or going places. I used to be a little bit when I was younger, but I think that was just due more to lack of life experience.
@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
12 Nov 06
o wow...same goes for me...im also anti-social..but not that anti-social...i mean i like going out shopping and goin to clubs and all. Im just extremely shy.
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
eh, I don't like clubs... and I'm not a big fan of shopping... I just like socializing with my close friends - not at a party where everyone is getting drunk either... I like to actually be able to talk to people if I'm going to invest the time
• United States
10 Nov 06
I'm afraid of bananas.
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@reneous (716)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Lol... are you serious? I love bananas! What is it about them that scares you?
• United States
10 Nov 06
I don't know what scares me about them. I didn't say it was a rational fear. That's why I would call it a phobia. :)
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Very true, very true...
@gp2sbeta (275)
• Brazil
10 Nov 06
I have photophobiac (I hate photos of my self)
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@reneous (716)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Haha... reaaaally.... I've never heard of that one before!
@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I used to hate photos of myself...but thats when every time i used to close my eyes and never smiled, till the other day i was in my room alone and i had my new digi cam and i started to take photos of me smiling for the first time ever in photos...i liked it...*that picture u see there..those were the pics i took:)*
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Aww see look! You're a pretty girl. A smile can do wonders :)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Good topic! I am completely disgusted by shower curtains. I can't stand for them to touch my skin, kind of like how you are with paper. They give me the creepy crawlies!
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@reneous (716)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Must make it difficult to stay clean ;) My mom can't stand plastic the same way I can't stand paper... so if the shower curtain is plastic - she's in your same position!
• United States
10 Nov 06
lol Well I shower, I just try to avoid touching the curtain! I used to live in a place where the ventilation caused the shower curtain to blow all around my legs while I was in there.. it was the WORST!!
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Lol... that sounds terrifying! (I'm not being sarcastic... it really does sound scary! I'd HATE to have paper blowing all around me!)
• United States
20 Nov 06
I wouldn't call it abnormal, but I get afraid of extreme heights. I loose strength in my limbs and get the shakes, I also have a urge to decend or halt. I got it pretty bad when I was climbing, if the rocks are unstable it gets worse, and when I make the top I find the safest place and sit down. I can't stand up there without crouching for fear of falling all the way down.
@reneous (716)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Yeah... that's not abnormal, but it's very real. I hate heights too. I can't ride roller coasters and I've never climbed a mountain...
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• United States
21 Nov 06
You should do both, Rollar Coasters are a thrill and climbing a mountain changes your life!
@mindblast (216)
• Romania
10 Nov 06
afraid of needles, dogs and horses. I got a friend that is afraid of milk.
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@reneous (716)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Milk? Haha... I've never liked milk anyway... unless, of course, it has chocolate in it :D
@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Same here. chocolate..yum:P
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
10 Nov 06
My daughter is like that with cotton balls.
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@reneous (716)
• United States
10 Nov 06
How old is she? Maybe there's still hope for her to grow out of it!
9 Nov 06
ok i am scared of tents yes you have read it right tents. I can not go near one with out getting hot sweats and the shivers. I went shopping the other day and inside the shop was this big tent that people could go in and walk around. I thought ok i give this one a try as it was inside a building and there was lots of people around. As i was walking upto the tent i started to shake and i was sweating. I managed it to the opening of the tent and i fainted. The next thing i know i am sitting on a bench outside of the shop with a guy looking at me asking me if i was ok. I hate this myself as my children love camping but of course that this means that it can never be me who takes them camping. I have tried everything to get over this fear but nothing has worked yet. Please dont think that this is a joke because i am very serious.
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@reneous (716)
• United States
9 Nov 06
I don't think it's a joke at all... dude... I'm afraid of PAPER. Why would I think you're joking about tents?! I'm not a big fan of tents either, but I think it's more of a claustrophobia thing.
• United States
9 Nov 06
Little people. Not like midgets. Like the Littles... or the mini Ashes in Army of Darkness. Smurfs. Gnomes.
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@reneous (716)
• United States
9 Nov 06
Good thing those aren't real!
• United States
12 Nov 06
im afraid to cross bridges, cemetaries, and im SOOOOOOOOO AFRAID OF ROLLERCOASTERS I CRY AND SHAKE WHEN I LOOK AT THEM i hate it cuz all my friends and family lovessss roaler coasters and my bf too and we cant to go much to amusement parks exspecially like 6flags in new jersey bcuz i want to puke jus lookin at them they make me so scared and idk wat to do bout it, if anyone has that fear tell me if u kno wat i can do to solve this phobia, the worst is i get the chills TALKING about roaler coasters=(
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Well, if it helps, I can't do the roller coaster thing either. I've only ever been on one in my life. I went to Six Flags one time and did not ride a SINGLE thing there... I just went in all the gift shops and wandered around all day. I have no idea how to overcome it... and, frankly, I don't really care to!
@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
12 Nov 06
OMG how can you not I loooooooooooooove roller coasters they are sooo much much..the thrill u get in your stomach..the fear and all...fun fun!
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
The puke I feel rising from my stomach... the absolute terror... right... "fun fun" - :P
@disturbedgd (1821)
• South Africa
12 Nov 06
Cars i cant cross the streets easily because im scared of getting hit all the time and i dont wanna learn to drive either i hate driving i tried before but i just couldnt get it right (omw why do i have to reply 100 times before something gets posted?)
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Wow... I'm terrified of manual cars - I've tried to learn but just end up wanting to cry! You have to post 100 times because mylot is kind of being retarded lately!
@fiasco007 (819)
• United States
12 Nov 06
im afraid of being afraid, does that count?
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
It sure does!
@Lxandra79 (1536)
• United States
12 Nov 06
What gives me the creepy feeling is this material thats really just so disgusting..i really dont know what the material is called tho. ahhhh! just talkin about it makes me have the goosbumps!
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Haha... the sense of touch is really powerful
• India
12 Nov 06
No, I am 100% fit.
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Lucky you
@Ynefz0r (834)
• Finland
10 Nov 06
Im afraid of tractors and other heavy machinery stuff... omg! :|
@reneous (716)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Cars Movie Logo - Cars movie logo from Pixar
Haha... I just watched Cars... I'm a little scared of tractors now;)
@lhqxppp (123)
• China
10 Nov 06
never heard such thing
@reneous (716)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Never heard of what? Phobias in general or MY phobia?
@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I am not afraid of anything really. OK maybe i dislike stuff but i am not afraid of anything. paper is OK as long you don't get a paper cut ouch. but here is something i go by "there isn't really anything to fear, only fear within itself" understand that and you can conquer your fear
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
16 Apr 07
Papyrophobiac? What a term.... I didn't know it.... You fear paper and you are a student.... how weird.... I have only one phobia: the blood. I can't stand seeing the blood flowing. Once I liked watching horror films, but now I can't go on watching them because I can't see people dripping with blood. I go mad when I see such spectacles....
@3charmed (453)
• United States
24 Nov 06
It's not abnormal but I'm afraid of the dark. I'm 24 so thats kind of bad. I am just starting to get over my fear of haunted houses which started because of being afraid of the dark and being forced through a haunted house as a kid. I started to work on concuring my fear of haunted houses a few years ago. I felt so stupid because we went through one that we had been through the year before so I was feeling condident, but they changed it drasticly. When we first walked in we were left in a pitch black room for a few minutes and then the next room was barely lit and scary and I lost it. I started crying and had to be led through the rest with my head buried in my boyfriends back. Yeah, so my fear of the dark is pretty bad. The power went out in a few places that I have been in and I was alone in pitch blackness one time and another time there was still a bit of light. This caused me to go into a panic attack. I still have nightmares pretty often that leave me very disoriented when I wake up and being in the dark makes it worse. When I open my eyes I don't see the room, I see whatever was in the dream. My fiance' usually has to talk to me and hold me to bring me back to reality. I clearly remember waking up one time and All I could see was this pattern. I couldn't see the room so I had no clue where I was. It scared the hell out of me because I knew I was awake but I felt like I was in a box. I kept trying to feel for the wall but I couldn't find it because I couldnt see anything and had no clue where I was. CRAZY! Jeez, am I a dipshit or what, and I could still go on and on about this. So there's a bit about my phobias! I'm not a nutcase or anything I just got issues! HA HA!