Top 3 Phobias

@maria1081 (1252)
Philippines
January 17, 2010 12:33am CST
Today I have learned through watching TV that the top 3 Phobias experienced by people around the world are Achrophobia, Claustrophobia and Arachnophobia. Acrophobia is an extreme or irrational fear of heights. It belongs to a category of specific phobias, called space and motion discomfort. While Claustropobia is fear of closed spaces or being shut in elevators, tunnels, or any other small confined space. Lastly, Arachnophobia is fear of spiders. In the three I can say that I'm a bit more afraid of closed spaces than heights and spiders. How about you?
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@maiohmai (82)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
I fear nothing among those three but i have a mild fear in riding vehicles, any kind... I got this fear sometime ago when i watched this graphic video of those people who were involved in vehicular accidents showing how they lost part of their bodies or even their lives.. I just don't wanna die that way so everytime i ride cars or buses i make sure i got my seat belt on or grab on to something.. I always get nervous.. The term for this kind of fear is OCHOPHOBBIA or AMAXOPHOBIA (see http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Ochophobia)
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
I see. Thats why i dont like watching documentary films featuring vehicle accidents because its too traumatic. thanks for sharing.
• United States
18 Jan 10
None of those scare me at all. If anything I'm shark attack-a-phobic and hitting-the-ground-a-phobic from great heights!lol
@ybong007 (6656)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
i fear heights and also spiders by it's not that extreme. I just have that uneasy feeling when i'm on the roof top of a building staring down. I also feel uneasy holding spiders but i use to play with it when i was a kid. I even recall waking up early in the morning so i can still see their cobwebs. So i guess, being uneasy does not equate to one having a phobia does it?
@maezee (38833)
• United States
17 Jan 10
I guess I'm a little different. My top three fears are: 1.) NEEDLES (I forget the actual "..phobia" word for this, sorry!) 2.) COMMITMENT (yes. lol.) 3.) DROWNING. I don't know why I'm so freaked out about this concept. I know how to swim. But it still freaks me out.
@Trojin (188)
• United States
17 Jan 10
I'm afraid of failure and losing my girlfriend.. I mean terrified of it. I never want to lose her.. I'm slightly afraid of the dark but I will go out into it as a kind of.. therapy. I used to be afraid of sticking my feet out over the bed at night, so I stuck them out whenever my feet weren't cold to get over it. I'm afraid of falling, too.. so I climb up high. Hehe. I kind of do the opposite of all my fears sometimes.
17 Jan 10
I have a phobia of ventriloquists dummies, they completely freak me out! I cant look at them at all. I looked it up and its actually called automotonaphobia! I also dont like spiders much but thats obviously a common one.
• India
17 Jan 10
I have avio phobia that is fear of flying,and also the hydro phobia that is fear of water, i do not know swimming ,so i am fear about the water,that's why i am in hydrophobia, when i am in flying that also very fear for me, that is when i am in travelling in aeroplane i feel fear in that time , that's all i fear in the phobias list.
@arym72 (49)
• Philippines
17 Jan 10
Mine has always been acrophobia and the fear of deep waters like the ocean.But I think there is none that can describe what kind of phobia it is....