Do you have any phobias?

United States
July 7, 2016 11:19am CST
I have Galeophobia whether I am in the ocean, swimming pool, or shower. I never take long showers because I freak myself out thinking a shark is going to come through the drain and eat me. I have Thalassophobia as well which would make sense because sharks are in there and so are a lot of other things in there that are scary. Also Bathophobia... deep dark waters freak me out and then I think of sharks eating me again. I have a problem with water in general. I can't go to aquariums because of the sharks and because I don't like the idea of being surround by water. Even being around a lot of fish tanks and hearing the bubbling makes me nerves. I don't have a fear of drowning, though.
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@MALUSE (40332)
• Germany
7 Jul 16
Eaten by sharks in the shower - that would be a film-worthy end! I fear heights, crowded places and narrow spaces.
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• United States
7 Jul 16
Yea it would be. I know it can't happen but the mind can make you believe anything. It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't freak myself out about it.
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@Deepizzaguy (13129)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Jul 16
Fear of heights such as jumping off a diving board.
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@meowch (1056)
• United States
8 Jul 16
I fear of water especially getting drowned. I can't even swim in the water or swimming pool. I'm afraid of crossing the streets as I might die from being hit buy a car. Lastly I am so afraid of dogs as they might bite me. It's irrational fears but I can't help it.
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• United States
8 Jul 16
I understand
@rina110383 (24134)
8 Jul 16
Fear of snakes, bodies of water (including pools)
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• United States
8 Jul 16
Bodies of water also freak me out. I worked at a pet store for a while but could continue because I could walk down the isle with the fish tanks because the sounds of the bubbles made me panic. The sounds made me feel like I was being surround by water and when I think of that I think of sharks.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jul 16
I haven't heard of these phobias. So would you ever consider going on a cruise?
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• United States
8 Jul 16
I would never go on a cruise. Even the thought of being in the middle of the ocean like that makes me panic. haha
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• Austin, Texas
22 Jul 16
Nope. No phobias. Been there. Done there. Don't want to do it again! It was a bad experience. Glad I got over it!
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@UncleJoe (9970)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
8 Jul 16
He had to buy a shark guard and install it in our shower drain. Finally, peace of mind.
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