Phobias I have... that you may have too

Dolphin Bananas
@sabtraversa (13331)
Italy
April 17, 2017 10:51am CST
Because I think I'm not that abnormal after all. Astraphobia: fear of lightnings. Very common, I think. I'm just afraid of being struck by one. Or that a lightning damages something, such as breaking a tree and letting it fall on a car. Globophobia: fear of balloons. I hate balloons. I'm scared at the thought they can burst. The sound of them exploding freaks me out. Period. Spheksophobia: fear of wasps. It makes sense. It just makes sense. And now, a few weird fears (I don't have). Achievemephobia: fear of success. Like... how? Is that a thing? Euphobia: the fear of good news. I don't know what to say. Katsaridaphobia: fear of cockroaches. This one isn't too odd, but it sounds funny to Italian speakers. That's it. Bananaphobia. Exactly, that's what you're thinking. Bananas. I think they're stinky and not as delicious, but I'm not really frightened by them, although they're something I try to avoid. Photo by MaxPixel at FreeGreatPicture.
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@LadyDuck (176471)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 17
I also fear the wasps and the cockroaches, my phobias are claustrophobia (fear of confined places) and acrophobia (fear of heights).
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
17 Apr 17
Cockroaches don't scare me instead, I wouldn't like having them crawling on me while I sleep, but I wouldn't like anyone crawling on me while I sleep! Claustrophobia can be strong if you're in a small room with people who ate beans, I can imagine.
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@LadyDuck (176471)
• Switzerland
17 Apr 17
@sabtraversa My claustrophobia is pretty bad, I cannot visit caves and many places because I feel really bad. In reality I do not fear the cockroaches, they simply disgust me.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
17 Apr 17
@LadyDuck Oh I see.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
17 Apr 17
For me - a fear of lightning most definitely.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
17 Apr 17
Yes, it's a popular phobia. The risk of getting struck is very low, but still, we can't do anything but expect the worst.
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
26 Aug 17
Ha sounds funny to me. Maybe I have Achievemephobia, I fear success. Don't you have trypophobia or fear of holes. It's yucky
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
26 Aug 17
@sabtraversa I fear to be very successful. I want to be successful. I made a wrong answer
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
26 Aug 17
@averygirl72 The responsibility that comes with a huge amount of success can be frightening too, it's all about the intensity. Same for the typophobia: if the hole is on the cheese, fine; if the hole is on my foot, another story.
• Algeria
18 Apr 17
i have no fear at alll.. but i can understand others who have fear from something.. cuz i am sure they have it because they had bad event which made them have fear.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
18 Apr 17
True, that could explain weird fears such as the one towards bananas.
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• Algeria
18 Apr 17
@sabtraversa trust me there are big stories, behaind any fear..i even met some people who have fear from some kind of food.. that cuz maybe they had terribles of eating that.. so when we met someone has fear from something we have to listen to him and understand him and find out whats the matter made him or her fear this... even we can help them to heal therivles and make them more confident.. good company can make others feel stronger.. so i all the time try to be good with my friends and help people as much as i can..
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• Algeria
18 Apr 17
@sabtraversa in todays world most of people have fear and stress.. so we have to be more emotional and feel what others are suffering.. lets help each other to make world better place for living. lol
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@alberello75 (18671)
• Genova, Italy
4 May 17
I do not have such phobias, but a mental disorder called OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) Bad thoughts go through my mind all day, every day. However, the thoughts have NO value!
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
25 Jun 17
I've been looking at past responses and I got to yours, I see I didn't interact with it. Thoughts have value if you give them value, I think. All we can do is try to think positive when we start thinking negative. It takes some practice but we can control ourselves somehow. I don't have OCD but I'm likely to have OCPD, I decided to accept it but not let it rule over me, I try to be the one controlling it.
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@alberello75 (18671)
• Genova, Italy
25 Jun 17
@sabtraversa I continue to stay with the idea that, my thoughts, DO NOT HAVE ANY VALUE! Do you know some strategies that I can use to expel some bad thoughts? Can you explain me what's your OCPD? Thanks in advance Alessandro
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
25 Jun 17
@alberello75 If I have continuous bad thoughts I go for guided meditations on YouTube. I find the "Meditazione guidata pulizia emozionale" by Ana Maria Ghinet to be a good one. Otherwise the best thing to do is to get distracted and do something you like, maybe something useful that doesn't cause any harm. You can take photos, for example. I'm posting an article about OCPD, that's the shortest I could find so you can easily read the symptoms. They forgot to add parsimony and hoarding. I also wrote a discussion about OCPD a while ago and I think you've read it, but I guess it's easier for you to read something in Italian now.
Disturbo ossessivo-compulsivo di personalit?
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@pgntwo (22544)
• Carthage, Tunisia
17 Apr 17
I love that picture of the banana dolphins, it's on Pixabay too - good choice, even of you don't like them. Good that you are not a Sesquipedalophobe, someone who is afraid of long words... ;)
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@pgntwo (22544)
• Carthage, Tunisia
17 Apr 17
@sabtraversa Or someone having a particularly heavy sneeze...
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
28 Jun 17
I laughed at the last one. My biggest fear is heights and it has been a challenge getting down after stacking hay bales really high and then looking down to see where the ground is located. I do have a fear of the first one, as several people have been killed during lightening in this area.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
28 Jun 17
I guess none wants to fall down. As long as the height is impressive enough to let me die and not suffer, I won't be afraid. Yes, lightning causes some real damage, that's a very rational fear.
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
28 Jun 17
@sabtraversa I was selected to stack because of how straight I could get the bales or my brother would have been up there. One of my friends use to come out at least once a week to stack, as he had seen my white pale face and was nice to ease my discomfort. His girlfriend even came out a couple times and she said that is sure hard work. He married his girl friend and they bought a farm, so she spent a lot of time stacking hay bales; however, the bales were smaller, so she could move them easily.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
28 Jun 17
@Fishmomma Aww, at least it was kind of your friend to come help. Wish these hay bales could take less room.
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@skydream (1140)
• Agate, Colorado
18 Apr 17
I have a few fears though i don't know the actual name for them. I'm scared of the future, of moths, of owls and of small closed spaces.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
18 Apr 17
Chronophobia, literally the fear of time passing, fear of future, common among elders. Mottephobia, fear of moths, is it because of some superstition? Oclaphobia, I guess the same reason as moths, but owls are so cute. And claustrophobia, that one is quite common.
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@skydream (1140)
• Agate, Colorado
18 Apr 17
@sabtraversa I'm not sure why I'm afraid of moths honestly. They just creep me out and i can't stand being in the same room as one, the owl one it just scares me how they can move and their eyes lol.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
18 Apr 17
@skydream I see, I have a weird attraction towards "the creepy" instead.
@responsiveme (16816)
• India
19 Apr 17
The lightening one is what I have too....there was lots of lightening from the morning itself...but now the sky is clearing up.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
19 Apr 17
So you woke up to lightnings? Glad the weather is getting better, here it's been pretty windy instead. But sunny.
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• India
22 Apr 17
@sabtraversa yes, scary for me too.
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@mythociate (15958)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
17 Apr 17
I made up a phobia: mysentomophobia---fear that The Bugs Will Come because an area is Contaminated (from combining "Mysophobia" - the fear of contamination - with "Entomology" - the study of insects). My 'fear' arises from the fact that--when I had the habit of sleeping on a bare mattress (and not covering it with a sheet I could regularly wash)--it attracted infestation-after-infestation before I finally realized what I was doing That also reminds me of "hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia"---fear of long words.
List of definitions for phobias, or pathological fear of things
@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
17 Apr 17
Gotta love these words you can make up. And that's one justified phobia, definitely. It sucks to have a phobia you can't even pronounce, the long words one.
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@mythociate (15958)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Apr 17
Protected from Fear
@sabtraversa Maybe--on top of saving you [i]Hundreds of Dollars[/i[--myLot can also protect you from wasps, lightning and balloons http://www.mylot.com/post/3055554/i-saved-hundreds-of-dollars-simply-by-switching-to-mylot
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@kepweng (18622)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
7 Oct 17
your photo is funny im afraid of rats and heights whats yours?
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
7 Oct 17
@kepweng I may be afraid of all animals if they look hostile towards me. Then all the other phobias were written on the discussion itself.
@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
3 Sep 17
I have not heard of bananaphobia. I have snakes phobia but not cockroaches.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
3 Sep 17
@thelme55 It seems like people can be afraid of pretty much everything. I think cockroaches are usually disgusting to most people, not really that scary.
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@Ceerios (4753)
• Goodfellow, Texas
25 Apr 17
@sabtraversa - Ms Sabrina - I would have a super case of shaking bananaphobia were I to try taking a banana from a bunch of them and find out that it had jaws and eyes and liked to swim in the salty ocean. -Gus-
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
26 Apr 17
That would be creepy, I understand.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
20 Apr 17
anyone who does not be careful of lightenng is stupid but balloons oh no that s pretty slly and bananas I love to eat them lol lol
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
20 Apr 17
Fear of lightnings is justified, but balloons and bananas aren't really that harmful.
@hereandthere (32778)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
lightning and balloons - sometimes concerned, but not really afraid i chase cockroaches with a slipper or flyswatter, but never mess with mice and rats in case of bites and rabies i probably have achievemephobia. i'm afraid to be like the "successful" people i know. haha!
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
18 Apr 17
Lightning and balloons on the same level? Nosophobia (fear towards diseases) is more than justified. What's wrong with successful people? We'll never know how we'd be like once we become successful, I'm more curious than frightened.
@amadeo (73229)
• United States
17 Apr 17
Right now.Tick is worry us here.We have to check out self out every day.Once we get settled.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
17 Apr 17
Ouch, ticks, they're kind of gross.
@Hate2Iron (8022)
• Canada
17 Apr 17
I would say for me... it would be fear of the future!
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
17 Apr 17
Chronophobia. What scares you about the future, exactly?
@Orson_Kart (4487)
• United Kingdom
17 Apr 17
I share your fear of balloons. Not only the popping of them, but also the horrible noise made when someone rubs their fingers down slowly. It makes me cringe. However, I am disappointed to hear you dislike bananas. They have often popped up for discussion here on myLot, and usually they are a welcome sight. Shame.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
17 Apr 17
Popping? They don't pop, they EXPLODE! The noise of rubbing balloons makes me cringe as well. I can cope with bananas, no worries.
• Nanjing, China
17 Apr 17
I have a fear of clowns, insects, and arachnids, all of which I would think is a fairly common phobia, right? Clowns are evil and insects and other creepy crawlers are just a major nope to me. Now that you mention that there's a fear of success and good news, I'm actually quite the opposite for both. I fear of failure pretty often, and I definitely don't like bad news.
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@sabtraversa (13331)
• Italy
17 Apr 17
Yes, those phobias are common. Poisonous insects and spiders are obviously a hazard, I wonder why the fear towards them is labeled as "phobia", as it isn't an irrational fear. Clowns just piss me off, thankfully. Right, the fear of success and good news sounded too odd, just like the fear of being alive. They don't really make sense to me, their opposite phobias are somehow common instead, I believe.
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