Discussion in 'Community' started by solojones, Dec 13, 2012.
So you're afraid of being ridiculed by a bunch of geeks and losers on an internet forum?
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.
I don't like using propane gas devices. I'm afraid they're gonna explode.
lol... ilu, Dave.
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.
i can't believe nobody has said clowns. when i was little i hated clowns.
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.
Shared phobia? That Cathy person I've never heard of is going to be jealous.
I have an unspeakable phobia of Ryan Reynolds shirtless. Please, PLEASE do not post pictures.
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.
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.
That looks like it would be fun. And, besides, they're attached to the face of whatever it is they're climbing.
Holy crap, I'm a mess!
I checked 7 of those boxes.
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.
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.
Whatever... the opening sentence of the thread is...
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.
I was kind of being facetious and I was mostly just pointing out that I supported Drabbu's decision not to share his phobia.
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.
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.
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!".
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.