Why are people scared of spiders?

Philippines
February 15, 2007 11:47pm CST
Personally I am not scared of spiders or cockroaches. But I am really scared of worms. I can hold a snake and put it around my neck but never will I dare to touch a single worm. So what makes a spider scary?
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@simplysue (631)
• United States
16 Feb 07
What makes a spider so scary to me is the thought of them crawling on me and biting me. I've had spider bites before and they hurt. Also, to me, they are very scary looking...expecially the big ones. A worm on the other hand, I can pick up with no problem. LOL strange how different people are afraid of different things. :)
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• Philippines
16 Feb 07
yes people really are different :)
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
16 Feb 07
Cockroach - One of my bigger fear
I can look at worms even if I don't like them, I can touch a spider if it is necessary but when I see a cockroach……….you can hear my scream wherever you are. I haven’t any bad experience with then but I afraid them so much.
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@koh2007 (341)
• Singapore
17 Feb 07
i think people scared spider because of their long and hairy legs.. :)
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
I think its because spiders look so creepy! all those little eyes, and some of them are hairy. all those legs, they spin webs, haven't you ever seen the movie aracnaphobia?! THOSE LITTLE SPIDERS would eat people! i've been scared of spiders since i watched that movie. But i never kill them myself. I always pick them up with toilet paper and flush them in the tiolet i let the water kill them! lol.