JCC Do you have any phobias?

Discussion in 'Community' started by solojones, Dec 13, 2012.

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Do you have any phobias?

spiders (arachnophobia) 12 vote(s) 25.0%
snakes (ophidiophobia) 5 vote(s) 10.4%
heights (acrophobia) 16 vote(s) 33.3%
crowded or open spaces (agoraphobia) 6 vote(s) 12.5%
small, enclosed spaces (claustrophobia) 11 vote(s) 22.9%
dogs (cynophobia) 3 vote(s) 6.3%
needles (trypanophobia) 3 vote(s) 6.3%
public speaking (glossaphobia) 7 vote(s) 14.6%
other 18 vote(s) 37.5%
I have no phobias 12 vote(s) 25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. yankee8255 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 31, 2005
    star 6
    So you're afraid of being ridiculed by a bunch of geeks and losers on an internet forum?
    harpuah likes this.
  2. GrandAdmiralJello Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2000
    star 10
    I'm not a huge fan of crawlers, but only in real life. And I guess it's more an aversion than a phobia really -- I had to catch, kill, and pin forty bugs for a HS bio project.

    For actual phobias -- hm. Heights and really small spaces. I'd make a lousy spelunker.


    Misa ab iPhono meo.
  3. DantheJedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2009
    star 5
  4. mrsvos Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 18, 2005
    star 5
    I don't like using propane gas devices. I'm afraid they're gonna explode.
  5. harpua Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    Pedosmile! PEDOSMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIILLLLEEEEE!! :_|


    lol... ilu, Dave. :p
    Last edited by harpuah, Dec 14, 2012
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  6. DantheJedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2009
    star 5
    You have every right to. Some Amish farmers who live near me had their house burned down a few years back when a propane gas heater they were using exploded. It was loud, and practically shook my house.
  7. jacktherack Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 19, 2008
    star 4
    i can't believe nobody has said clowns. when i was little i hated clowns.
  8. I Are The Internets Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 20, 2012
    star 7
  9. Darth Somnambulous Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 1
    Coincidentally, I have the same fear. Though I think mine stems from the time when I was 7 and I was climbing over a gate and was at the very top (one leg on each side) when the wasps living in it decided to attack.
    AaylaSecurOWNED likes this.
  10. Darth Guy Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 16, 2002
    star 10
    Shared phobia? That Cathy person I've never heard of is going to be jealous.
  11. Darth Morella Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2004
    star 6
    I have an unspeakable phobia of Ryan Reynolds shirtless. Please, PLEASE do not post pictures.
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  12. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 31, 2002
    star 6
    I share mrsvos' phobia, too. I used to be afraid of the dark, then I found 'nightlights.'

    I have an absolute terror of spiders. Small places make me very nervous. And I get vertigo if I have to stand on anything higher than a stepstool. Went on a backpacking trip once and had to cross a ledge above a lake, with my backpack on. Faced the rock wall, literally 'hugged it' and very slowly made my way across the ledge, which seemed very narrow to me but was probably 3 ft wide.

    I'm totally calm when faced with blood or injuries, tho, I guess because I know what to do in those instances.
  13. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2001
    star 9
  14. I Are The Internets Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Nov 20, 2012
    star 7
    I'm actually deathly afraid of wasps and other insects with stingers. Sucks because my mom bought a bee farm this summer, and it's out in our front lawn. [face_nail_biting]
  15. Darth McClain Arena Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Feb 5, 2000
    star 6
    That looks like it would be fun. And, besides, they're attached to the face of whatever it is they're climbing.
  16. DarthHutt Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 2, 2000
    star 5
    Holy crap, I'm a mess!
    I checked 7 of those boxes. :(
  17. Count_Drabbu Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 30, 2007
    star 2
    No, it's nothing to do with the ridicule itself, and that's just the issue. If you don't understand what it means to have a phobia - and I mean a truly intense fear, not just a mild dislike of something - you might see a bit of ridicule, or even just some harmless good fun. Many people can't (or choose not to) grasp that, for the person with the phobia, it can be psychological torture.

    And I'm not angry about it, because I loooong ago came to recognize and accept that most people wouldn't understand. The best solution was just to never give anyone the weapon to use against me (whether from malice or ignorance), so I'll admit to being phobic if it's relevant to the discussion, but I won't admit what I'm phobic of.
  18. Platelet Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 2
    I'm slowly recovering from arachnophobia, now that I live alone and have to kill the things.

    I am more terrified of centipedes than spiders, though. The last time I found one in my bedroom, I slept on the sofa for a month. True story.
  19. harpua Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 12, 2005
    star 8
    Whatever... the opening sentence of the thread is...

  20. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 31, 2002
    star 6
    Ha ha. Pictures of bugs, including spiders, dont' scare me. You'd have to send real ones and I'd just hit the package with an intense dose of Raid. :)
  21. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2000
    star 8
    I was kind of being facetious and I was mostly just pointing out that I supported Drabbu's decision not to share his phobia.
  22. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 8
    I have a phobia of spiders, heights, and free fall.

    The only childhood thing I can think of for spiders is the fact that the area I grew up in has a lot of black widows. Because of that, we were always taught to be afraid of spiders just in case they were deadly.
  23. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 4, 2011
    star 7
    At a park, my sons were looking into a gutter or drain of some sort when one of them said, "Look! Spider-Man!" I looked, and it was a black spider with a red mark over its belly.

    It took them awhile to figure out why the Spider-Man spider made Mommy go ape**** and yell "GET AWAY FROM THERE!"

    Yeah, I don't like spiders.
  24. DantheJedi Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 23, 2009
    star 5
    My mother didn't like snakes and frogs. One time when I was little and brought a frog up to the house I found in the woods to show her, she was like "AAAAAAHHHH! Get that away from me!".
  25. Force Smuggler Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 2, 2012
    star 6
    I don't like bees or other flying stinging insects. I can stand them if they are a little way away from me but if they fly at me I'll freak out a bit and hightail it out of there

    I also don't care for public speaking. I can do it but don't like it.
    Last edited by Force Smuggler, Dec 15, 2012