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Your Little Phobias


#1

Not much really scares me, but there are a few little things that freak me out.

  1. Hornets. If I see one, I head straight indooors.

  2. Someone vomiting nearby (if I hear it behind me, I flinch)

  3. Deep black water. I'm not a great swimmer, so the unknown depths have a particular dread factor. Yet I'm nearly fearless in the deep clear teal water of the Caribbean, and love snorkeling.

Name yours.


#2

worms- I dunno why. it's sad I know


#3

dwarfs made of solid iron... i have to cross the street and everything


#4

This made me laugh

Cockroaches make me cringe for some reason ... dirty buggers


#5

Leeches. I've never had one on me but I periodically have dreams where I walk out of water and am covered in them.

For that reason, the scene in 'Stand By Me' with the leeches gives me the shivers.


#6

It's funny, because these are pretty much the same as mine.

I don't like bees. Mainly yellowjackets.

I don't know how to swim. I get a little weirded out if I can't see where i'm stepping at the beach.

I cringe at hearing puke splash in the toilet. Yum.


#7

LOL.


#8
  1. Mice
  2. Can't take a fish off a hook
  3. Being exploited for listing irrational fears on a website.

#9

hahaha ... thanks for that


#10

Spiders - Fuck. That.


#11

Heights nail me pretty good. Not in a building or airplane. But rope suspension bridges and shit you can see through when you walk.

And walking on ice on a frozen lake or pond. I fell into one when I was a kid. Its not fun.


#12

I'm in the same boat.

I also have this bizarre fear of accidentally setting off a fire alarm. Any time I walk by one in a hallway I picture myself stumbling into one or snagging it with the straps on my backpack or something. Dumbest thing ever.


#13

Good one... very spooky.

  1. Tornadoes. Not for me.
  2. Earwigs. Creepy as hell.

#14

Zits on other people.

Spiders/bugs with multiple legs. I'm okay with crickets, mealworms, waxworms, rats, and mice - anything you can get at a pet store - but undomesticated vermin is ick.


#15

Cockroaches.

Not quite that bad, but if one happens to make its way into my house, I feel that way. However, no cockroach, once spotted, has EVER escaped alive, and for the methods I use to dispatch of the little hellions, please see the "Would you rather..." thread.


#16

I have fear of country music and yodeling.


#17
  1. Bees, hornets, wasps - any type of stinging bug scares the hell out of me. I kind of defeated my fear of bees after being stung by one in the face. I can handle them pretty easily now, but wasps and hornets - no can do.

#18

People walking closely behind me.
I always let them pass. I always think they will have a knife and cut my throat. I don't know what it is.


#19

Orcas... I don't care what anyone says, if you are swimming in the ocean and they are around, watch out.

The ocean. I've been diving, snorkeling, fishing, etc. But it takes a lot for me to take that plunge into the water.


#20

The dentist.