Do you have a phobia?

Lightening - Terrified of storms
@rosie_123 (6116)
February 6, 2007 10:13am CST
OK - I admit it! I have a total phobia about thunder and lightening! I'm not just scared of it, I am terrified, and hide under the stairs crying whenever there's a storm - luckily not so many here in the UK! I have tried hypnotherapy, and taking valium, and herbal remedies, but nothing works for me. So - come on - admit it - do you also have a real fear or phobia, and, if so, - what is it?
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I am afraid of heights but that doesn't stop me from going on roller coasters. I am terrified of spiders too- my husband says "you are so much bigger then them whay are you afraid of them"- my response is they move to fast with those 8 hairy little legs, yuck!!!
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@rosie_123 (6116)
6 Feb 07
I think dpides is the other most common phobia apart from snakes. I think they're quite cute actually! Once I had a boyfriend who was so scared of them, that I had to take them out of the bath, and remove them from the house, because he was too scared to touch them! LOL!
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6 Feb 07
Im scared of spiders but i once had a house one living in my house - in my livingroom and someone told me its ood luck.
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7 Feb 07
i have both phobias, or heights and spiders.... also snakes....... my phobia for heights... its not so much going up in an aircraft.. i do that very often, but standing on the edge of a 6 foot drop ot higher.... not very likely, have done it before, but i was just so frightened.... that was a few years ago...... but i have found that just going for it is a way i am starting to control it..... through a youth group (ATC) i have been on numerous assault courses, and always had many friends around me urging me on....... for me, the thing look a little scary ont he ground, but on them..... much worse, but once done, not too bad :D
• United States
7 Feb 07
Yup I was attacked by a dog when I was little, I was completly over it and could be arounsd dogs as an adult and then a friends dog attacked me last year. Since then I cannot be around dogs at all..... I am so scared just thinking about gpoing to someones house who has a dog makes me have a panic attack.
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Hmmm I don't have any phobia, but I am little scared of snake. I don't like any reptile at all. But snake, ohh I cna't tolaret them. If I go to a zoo I can't go to near that boxes where the snakes are kept.
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@merkava (1225)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
My phobia is dying. I think I speak for almost every human being. That's why I try to live and enjoy life to the fullest weather it be spiritual, emotional or superficial contentment. That's why I have a saying "life is nothing, living is everything."
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7 Feb 07
I dont think i have a fear of dying but i dont have a parter or ki9ds or anything so i just have the attitude of "Well I aint gonna know about it, if i do die, and if i do know about it then ill be in heaven!!!!"
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I have a friend who is like that?? Was there something in your past that made you scared of it?? I am scared of heights. I am afraid to fly for fear of dying in a plane crash. I am basicllay scared of dying. So I think I'll live to be 125 and then some :)
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@rosie_123 (6116)
7 Feb 07
Well, I know my Mother was afraid of thunder, so I guess I maybe picked that up from her when I was a young child.
@stefg023 (62)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Autophobia: Fear of being alone. Am I weird? ha
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6 Feb 07
I'm not joking I think I have that!!! I didn't know it was real!!!!!
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@sagirji (48)
• Pakistan
7 Feb 07
i think every one has a phobia...yes i hav' a phobia too...the phobia is becoming a poor person over nite nd thn spend my whole life frm hand 2 mouth....
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Yes, I have a phobia about dolls. I find them creepy. The only dolls I can be around are the baby dolls that Walmart has in their cheapie bin, and Liddle Kiddles from the 60's and 70's. Sometimes it's hard, I have 3 daughters, and before they go to bed, I have to have all the dolls in their toyboxes where I can't see them.
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
well i am afraid of snake,cockroaches and bullfrogs.
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• China
7 Feb 07
phobia is just weakness, whenever you have fear just face it later you will get ajust to that fear.for me life is fear wothout money for mr that is really fear.atleast if i have money to life i will be happy
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
7 Feb 07
well, i don't really have any phobia that can make me sick and have to take medication... but the only thing that can really make me scared is driving... i have an accident twice when i am driving by my own and also i have an accident once when my friend is driving the car... i am not seriously injured... but that is enough to make me scared to drive or even sit in a car with a speeding driver...
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• United States
6 Feb 07
I am terrified of heights. My husband, son and I went to the arch and I refused to go up to the top of the arch. I walked around safely on the ground while they went up. Another time we went to the carnival and they had a ferris wheel that had two one on top of the other. My husband tried to talk me to going on it. I told him he was crazy that my feet stays planted on the ground. I told him that he and Tyrone (my son) could go ahead and go but I was not getting on that thing. Anyplace that is high above the ground I will not go. The funny thing about it is unless the person has a phobia themselves they can not understand why you are making a big deal of not doing whichever your phobia is.
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• Philippines
6 Feb 07
i have phobias: spider and heights. everytime i see a spider, i shout and run. i let my mother kill the spider because i really to see it. i dont know why. i also have phobia on heights i cant stand being on the top of a building.
@phen0m (5)
• Canada
6 Feb 07
I have a MILD phobia of spiders...I just hate how there eyes always seem to be staring at you, watching intently on your every move. Freaks me out. It isnt that bad that I flip out and start sweating up whenever I see one, just enough to make me grit my teeth and step on it ;)
6 Feb 07
Poor you, I can't imagine what it's like to be afraid of thunder and lightening, I love a good storm. My phobia is of crowded or cramped places, I cannot stand going shopping when there are loads of people rushing around me and the shopping centre is crowded, I feel totally cramped and it makes me feel dizzy. I also don't like confined spaces, such as going in lifts, I don't avoid them completely but if I ever got stuck in one i'd completely panic.
6 Feb 07
I have a fear of being sick. I really hate it. If either of my kids are sick instead of helping them my instinct is to run away as fast as I can. I want to be a teaching assistant but I can't because I couldn't cope with cleaning up the kids sick.
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• Canada
6 Feb 07
i dont think i really have a phobia, sum tymes i can get really clausphobic (spelt wrong it hink lol) but thats only when i'm in a very tight position and can't move anything but thats about it
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@ebfh2006 (176)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I have a phobia for spiders. Doesn't matter how big. It can be the size of a crumb and I shake with fear. My 21 yr. old son is the same way. So when he visits with his wife we leave it up to her to kill them. It is actually kind of a funny sight. We just scream her name as we run.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Heck, that's common sense! Lightning can kill you! Yes, I have a phobia, and I know exactly how and when it happened. It's just nuts! When I was young, living in the country, we had an outside john. One day out there was very windy. Like, VERY windy! A tree started toppling down while I was inside, and I could hear it, right beside me, and I could NOT move!! It missed, of course, but I'm terrified of wind gusts to this day! Our house has a basement, and I will go down when we have heavy wind gusts up here! The basement needs cleaning anyhow!
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@rosie_123 (6116)
7 Feb 07
LOL! That one made me laugh - sorry!!!
6 Feb 07
I love thunder and lightening actually!!! I used to be really really scared of needles but then I somehow managed to get myself a tattoo and the last time I went to get blood drawn I went in myself and didnt cry. What I am actually scared of is....THE DARK. Im 23 and hate the dark as in in my bedroom and now have to sleep with the light off cos the other week my lamp fell over and burned right through the top book of a pile and the cat had to wake up my sister cos he couldn't get in my room. Annyway to cut a long story short I'm scared of the dark.
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@rosie_123 (6116)
7 Feb 07
LOL - that was brave of you! I'm not so keen on needles either! Thanks for responding.