Do you have any phobias?

United States
September 30, 2008 11:04pm CST
Almost everyone I know has some kind of phobia. I've even seen specials on television where people are afraid of crazy stuff like balloons. I guess I can understand why people have some fears like spiders or small spaces, but how can someone develop something such as being afraid of peanut butter or something. I used to not be afraid of anything when I was little. But I have noticed as I've gotten older, I have developed a of couple phobias. Fear of heights is the main one. I can ride in rollercoasters and be okay, but when I am in the air and not strapped in securely, I am terrified. Like the kiddie rides where you are in a swing and it just spins around in the air. I am soo scared of those. I am also claustrophobic. Just thinking about crawling through a small space or being in a space where I can't move freely gives me the creeps.
7 responses
@jayoti (66)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I am afraid of lizards small or big... and in some places of my home country they make weird sounds. which scares me a lot. Another thing i am scared of is snakes. Even a small harmless snake will cause me terrific nightmares.
• United States
6 Oct 08
Creepy. That reminds of that movie, Holes, with those hissing lizards that could kill you with one bite. But I really don't think that they even exist.
@radinrr90 (157)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
I am phobia to height. I also afraid of insect larvae, really disgusting.
• United States
2 Oct 08
I suppose almost everyone is afraid of heights. And insect larvae is pretty sick too.
@Metalchick (1391)
1 Oct 08
I too have a couple of phobias...well three if i'm honest. One being spiders but I think this is a very common one there's not many people who like the way they look or move across a wall...urgh gives me the creeps just talking about them. My next is clowns. Can't stand them. Guess i've just seen way too many movies when the clown turns out to be the bad guy. But it is horrific to look at I mean when you really look at a clowns face it's far from funny. It used to traumatize me as a kid. And finally like you I hate heights. Rollercoasters and theme park rides I can deal with but never forget when I was younger went on a big wheel ride which moved really slowly to give you a good view of the park...I could just about bear it but I had to share a carrage with a girl aged about 5 who obviously wasn't afraid and she bounced about inside it making it wobble to and fro suspended in mid...argh.
• United States
1 Oct 08
Spiders give me chills when I look at pictures of them, but they don't bother me as much as they do other people. And finally, someone who understands where I'm coming from. Most people think I'm crazy when I say I can handle the big rides. That's exactly what it is though. They are so slow that they give you a chance to see how high up you really are.
@tashanda (58)
• United States
1 Oct 08
The summer before i turned six i fell out of a swing at the playground and knocked myself unconscious and I almost drowned while my family was on vacation at a hotel in virginia. So since that summer i have been afraid of heights and cold water.
• United States
1 Oct 08
Oh my gosh. I can imagine why you would be scared of those things. All that happened in one vacation? Sounds like a nightmare.
@chirantani (1382)
• India
1 Oct 08
I do have exam phobias. I was pretty scared every time before the exam starts.I am tensed and I also take pills to reduce it.
@YoungInLove (1254)
• Canada
1 Oct 08
IM afriad of bees and wasps. I get a shiver down my spine everytime one comes near me. And im actually very afraid of natural disasters. Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Earthquakes, etc. Ever since I watched the movie twister I have always been scared of tornadoes, I even have nightmares about it. I think thats the only really big thing Im scared of. Im kind of scared of spiders and snakes, but not like severly, just really dont like them
• United States
1 Oct 08
My husband always freaks out when he says bees or wasps and spiders too. I have also had nightmares about tornadoes. They are so scary! But I wouldn't say that I have a phobia of them.
• India
1 Oct 08
i donno why ppl have such kinds of phobias ...but i have a problem that whenever i think a thing that will ferar me ..i tend to do that ..to win my fear ..i donno why ..but thats it