Suffer from phobia

@JohnJeff (722)
Malaysia
October 30, 2009 10:46pm CST
Do you suffer any kind of phobias?.Like me, I'm very afraid of balloons. If i saw someone blew balloons I will run away.This related with my experience when I was a little boy.The balloons that I blew burst and hit my face.Since that incident i will keep away from balloons.Phobia is some kind of phsycological problem.I try hard but until now I can't eliminate my phobia.
7 responses
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
31 Oct 09
...before i'm hydrophobic person, i was drone 2x when i was a kid so i stop swimming 'till recently i got interested to swim again at old age LOL!! i was motivated to swim and face my fear when i was laughing stuff in one of my inlaws party, i can't swim...but now i put my fear behind my back and race with them in 50-100m swim!!!
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
31 Oct 09
..oppts!! typo error, it's drown not drone... LOL!!! cheers!!
@JohnJeff (722)
• Malaysia
31 Oct 09
Thats good.I think i should join 'fear factor' program to fight my phobia.
• United States
31 Oct 09
I have a phobia about snakes. I've heard that this is a very common phobia. I don't know where the phobia came from. I've never been bitten by one or come upon a rattlesnake. My phobia has improved with age. However, I don't want to go to a professional about it. I've found that the most common method to get someone to overcome a phobia is to gradually expose them to what they fear. No thanks! I'll just cover my eyes or leave the room if there is one or more snakes in a movie or tv show. I also stay away from places that have rattlesnakes, my biggest fear. I've even thought about moving to Alaska. They don't have snakes.
@JohnJeff (722)
• Malaysia
31 Oct 09
Did you ever tried to overcome your phobias?.I tried to hold balloons.But my hands automatically shaking.It's remind me what happened to me when I was kid.
@lindiebiz (1014)
• Canada
1 Nov 09
I have a phobia for heights if i am on the fourth floor of a building and go out to the balcony, i start to feel dizzy and feel as if i will fall down. I dont know how i came to have this phobia and have tried to overcome it without sucess, i guess i will keep trying
@jerimiyah (232)
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
i have a phobia of heights. I am also scared of skywalks. teeeheee
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Nov 09
It takes a lot of time and work to get over phobias and some people never really do. I don't have a phobia that I know of but I am very nervous about speaking in front of a crowd. I hate doing it! I actually avoid it at all costs..lol.
• United States
31 Oct 09
I've got two major phobias. They're both pretty managable but they still bother me. I'm afraid of spiders which can be difficult living in a location where spiders are usually pretty common in homes and outside. However, I don't scream and run away or anything, I'd just prefer not to be around them because they really bother me. Secondly, I hate sparklers (you know the fireworks?) I can't touch them unlit or lit. They bother me that much. I even refuse to touch an unopened box of them. This fear came about after I got burned by a sparkler when I was a kid. I was pretty young and the fear has stuck with me so I just deal with it. We don't do much for any holidays with fireworks anymore so it's usually not a problem.
@chookie1971 (2277)
• Australia
31 Oct 09
I am like you. I don't like balloons. Never have because of the sound it would make when they burst. I don't even like swimming with others. I had a bad experience when I was a little girl where I could have drowned if it wasn't for my father. Now, I don't like going into pools, rivers or the beach. We have a little pool. I got in once with my kids. My kids splashed me and I got out. I never went in again. The kids and husband keep on asking me to go in, but I refuse to. Here is a strange bit, I wouldn't mind an outdoor spa.