Do you freak out when you see a spider?

@shlooper (309)
United States
July 14, 2008 12:04am CST
I don't like spiders but they do not make me scream. My friend on the other hand saw a spider, yelled, and has been searching for it for 5 minutes to "destroy it". I believe that they are just another part of life and if I don't bother them they wont bother me. What is your attitude towards spiders? Do you scream and hide, ignore them, try to catch and release them outside, or immediately kill it? Why do you think that some people are so afraid of them when really very few are dangerous?
6 responses
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
14 Jul 08
i am not afraid of spiders at all, of course i am a guy, but someone else i know(shes a girl)i have literally saw her freak out and scream when she saw a spider and she screamed for someone to come and kill it, it was unreal because she screamed so loudly and she was really afraid, she says that their really scary and creepy,wiht me i just step on it or something and nothing else is said abut it lol, the ones that are very dangerous that could like kill you or something im not a fan of but i just kill them the same(but using something else and not my shoe) i don't know why some people freak out about different things, like me i hate heights so badly, so i guess everyone has their fears!
@shlooper (309)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Well, being a guy doesn't make you immune, my friend is a boy too, he is embarrassed by his fear. You are right about everyone having their own fears. Plus there are people who really like spiders as well. I am certainly not one of them, but I know that they are out there and I think it is good that somebody does.
@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
14 Jul 08
Spider?I hate it very much.To our people live in the city,animals like spiders is so loathful.We like our living environment always keeping tidy,and a animal like spider will let people feel disgusted.
@shlooper (309)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I suppose that spiders do like places that are dark and have insects, they could be a sign of uncleanliness. That kind of sounds like how mice are viewed here. I don't really like them very much either.
@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
25 Sep 08
[i]Hi shlooper,I grew up always hanging out with male cousins who loves to play spider, so, I used to touch them and learned how to hold them so that they can't bite you..LOL! So, this will not freak me out![/i]
@enzabird (130)
• United States
21 Jul 08
hecks no, I see a spider and it is Safari time. Bring it on Charlotte! I'll squish your _ _ _ _! WA HA HA HA!
@Hayley_N (526)
• Argentina
14 Jul 08
Because they are hairy and disgusting. It also probably doesn't help that my father used to chase me around the house with them when I was young.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
14 Jul 08
I think they call the abnormal fear of spiders as arachnaphobia. If i remember well there was a movie by that name. They do tend to give that creepy feeling. I just tend to brush them away. The cobwebs they leave around especially in some high and unreachable corners can be quite a pain though.