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I Am Scared of Heights

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    Friggin' Stairs. - I'm scared of heights but stairs bother me the most.  Looking up isn't a problem but at the top looking down freaks me out!  I picture myself sailing down the...
    asiansprinkles1 asiansprinkles1 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2011

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    Don't Look Down... But I Just Have To! - I don't feel too guilty about fearing heights, it's sensible and evolutionary. I don't have many problems with natural highs - up trees, on...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Dec 23, 2011

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    I Am Scared Of: - not height, not falling, more hitting the ground at high speed
    tearaway tearaway 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Wish I Wasn't Afraid Of Heights But I Am - I've always been afraid of really high heights but it seems worse as I got older.  It's the worst when I'm out in the open air like near...
    PC2629 PC2629 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    Was Once Grave - I was never afraid of heights to begin with it was just a normal thing to be high of the ground and look down, so what happened.... I was at the mall with my close...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 8, 2013

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    Height Phobia ! - yes!!i am scared of height..i cant cross pedestrian bridge..i cant look outside while i am flying at plane...i cant look down when i am very height of building...
    poisonlady poisonlady 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 2, 2013

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    Why Shouldn't I Be? - Sometimes I feel like a baby for being afraid to go to any appreciable height, whether it's on a ride, or even climbing a ladder. The more I thought about it...
    Tuva Tuva 31-35, M Jul 7, 2011

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    Height - im scared of heights..maybe because i'm myopic and glasses create this effect but it really freaks me out..feels like "you gonna fall down watch out!!"
    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 16-17, F Apr 19, 2013

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    My biggest fear is heights i get frightened on a Ferris wheel I can barely breathe when I'm up high and I think of the worst possible situations that could happen to me whenever I...
    maceylovesyouug maceylovesyouug 13-15, F Apr 3

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    Fixing The Bulb - Please dont ask me to climb up the ladder though i'm the only who can fix the bulb that's stuck on the 20 feet high ceiling... and why the heck is the ceiling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 11, 2011

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    Didn't Used to Be... - Last summer I fell from a height of 3 feet and broke my arm very badly (snapped the radius and ulna in half and had to have then surgically repaired). Since...
    mspac mspac 21-25, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2007

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    Scared To Death Of Heights - Even stelttos make me nervoius.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2012

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    Plane.... Give Up My Live - I am scared of heights, especially being in a plane. I am scared to imagine what can be happen... accident... fall... crush.... Until now, I always...
    Muramasha Muramasha 22-25, F Jan 29, 2013

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    I Almost Sufficated To Death - I'm a 15 year old girl and I'm in NJROTC. I went to boot camp and we all were suppose to go on a zip line. well, i wasn't to excited about it, but my...
    laurenapack laurenapack 13-15 Jul 1, 2011

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    But - I'm more afraid of falling....
    luvme23 luvme23 36-40, F Mar 12, 2013

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    I Didn't Realize... - How deep my fear ran until this past weekend... I have had moments in the past where I felt a twinge of fear, but was able to block it out... But this weekend...
    CaliGirl3 CaliGirl3 36-40, F 4 Responses May 13, 2009

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    You Won't Get Me Up There - I have always had this fear as far back as I can remember if I climb a ladder for instance I know immediately if I have gone to high because I just...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    Doesn't Matter How Secure Or Safe... - Top of the Empire State Building.  Standing on a 6 foot platform during a production of Songs For A New World.  Climbing a ladder...
    Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2007

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    And I Hate Ladders - When did I realize this for sure? Some when about the age of 35.  Two episodes from way back then.I was a close friend of the woman who was the adult in...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 10 Responses Feb 6, 2011

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    Anyone else get this fear? I'm scared of even small heights if the drop is bad enough for me to break some bones I'll be scared. It means I can't even go to certain shopping...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M Feb 25

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    Thankfully, I am not as bad as I used to be. Plus, there are certain things I can actually do, even if it is high. But, I will not do anything that requires me to be at a certain...
    MrsGrisham MrsGrisham 22-25, F Apr 3

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    My Worst Fear - I am scared of heights. Heights have always been my biggest and worst fear. I can't do elevators that go up too high, rollercoasters, plane rides, or anything that...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2008

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    Not So Much Heights It's More Like An Uncontrolled Fall Followed By A Sudden Stop. :/ - it's not so much scared of heights, it's more afraid of falling err I mean the sudden stop...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Aug 14, 2010

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    Panic - when i was young i wasn't at about 26 years old i discovered i was! I find it strange now i have panic attacks when i am high up .
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    The Fall - I'm only scared of heights cause i'm fat. I'm afraid i'll break whatever i'm standing on. So it's not really the heights that bothers me it's the fall.
    robotmusic7 robotmusic7 22-25, F Jun 1, 2012

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    I'm Scared Of Heights - You won't find me in an airplane or near a cliff.  I have a fear of height
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 Dec 16, 2011

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    Random Height Anxiety Attacks... - I admit I'm afraid of heights, for whatever reason it may be. It could be a lot of things...genetics, etc...or it could be falling down the...
    sublimex sublimex 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2007

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    Can't Stand Heights!!! - When I was younger my dad who is also afraid of heights use to have me go up on the roof to clean the gutters from the leaves. There was no way I could...
    KelseyBB KelseyBB 18-21, F 1 Response May 7, 2012

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    Eghh - I always thought I'd be okay with heights. I was wrong. About two years ago I was at my cousin's school. We were decorating the lunch room. It was her job to...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F Nov 10, 2008

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    More Like Terrified - I always have been. My knees start wobbling just from standing up in a chair, or walking up the steps to the attic.  
    explainit2me explainit2me 22-25, F Mar 15, 2011

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    Up Too High - I feel weak and my legs feel like rubber bands when Im up too high. Scary as hell.
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Really Scared - I am so afraid of heights. Everytime I get in a situation where I'm scared of the height of something, I get this huge adrenaline rush and just tense up. I...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2008

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    It Makes My Stomach Do Flip Flops. - I can't stand heights. I remember in primary school I would clime on top of the monkey bars and start crying because I was so high up. I don't...
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood 21-25, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2007

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    What If I Jump? - I think the real reason I'm afraid of heights is that I don't trust myself not to jump.  This wouldn't be a problem if I was suicidal, but I'm not. 
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    Don't Look Down - yea right you say that, and then you do it , once i do it the feeling takes over and ohh, don't look down again and opps i did it , now i will never be able to do...
    saggy saggy 41-45, F Dec 13, 2007

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    Don't Look Down... - l have always been scared of heights even from a young age, i guess it got worse as i got older. I remember i was in Ireland on holiday with my dad and he had...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Oct 21, 2013

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    Never Use To Be. - I am pretty sure I know where my fear has come from, I just don't know what to do about it. I was (still am) married to an electrician and being a typical...
    stillgrieving stillgrieving 41-45 2 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    I didn't use to be when I was a small kid, and strangely enough I'm fine on roller coasters. But when it comes to being high up on anything, or walking on a bridge even, I'm...
    meganmalfoy meganmalfoy 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I Used to Climb Trees - but now I'm afraid I'd fall and break a hip. Bridges and railings are a bad combination for me, as they make me feel sick to be near them. The first time I...
    JackGrey JackGrey 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2007

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    Challenging Myself - There is a little park near where I live. It had a series of short suspension bridges connected by open towers, sort of like small pavilions, about one storey...
    lyn2726 lyn2726 31-35, F Apr 22, 2012

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    It's Terrible - This fear of heights is so bad, i can't even stand on a chair in my bedroom without freaking out. I've been afraid for as long as i can remember. i also have a...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2008

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    The Big Ladder! - At my old job our lobby had a really high ceiling, about 40 feet. When it came to changing the lightbulbs, I refused to do it. They yelled at me because I would...
    toothpastesoup toothpastesoup 22-25, M Nov 20, 2009

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    I Am Scared of Heights - I Am Scared of Heights... Very tall buildings i can't even go near the window... Glass elevators, forget it!! six or seven rungs up a ladder, i'm...
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34 31-35, M 4 Responses Jan 9, 2008

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    Being Afraid of Heights Stinks! - My fear gets the better of me and I miss out on cool rides at parks... I always wanted to do The Hulk, but my hands start to sweat. Oh well...
    PJLover PJLover 31-35, F Oct 17, 2008

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    Heights... :0 - I'm absolutely terrified of heights. I once was to this summer camp where we were made to come down this about 50 feet high tower just by some rope. Before we...
    IdontKnowEther IdontKnowEther 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Actually I love heights! :) I love to look down the side of a tall building, off the side of a Ferris wheel, tall bridge etc. BUT..... I hate what I call "short heights" Anything...
    sadgirlwitharazor1 sadgirlwitharazor1 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    I About Have A Panic Attack I Know Sounds Crazy Lol - Heights is my biggest fear next to spiders .....I live in North Carolina so have to drive on mountains terrifies me the big...
    JessBcuzz JessBcuzz 26-30, F 30 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    It's Limiting - As long as I'm not falling, in danger or falling or the like, I can tolerate heights. It limits my life somewhat. For example, when in Sydney, I would like to do...
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    Well Sorta... ... - Well sorta... I am not like afraid of being up high. It's the unrestrained or the actual chance of falling. Like I hate those outdoor bleachers. I will not sit...
    PaperRoses PaperRoses 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 7, 2007

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    Realization -  I used to think that I was afraid of falling, but recently I realized that's only true if I'm at the height of a single story roof or below. Any higher and I'm not...
    Erinnix Erinnix 18-21, F Mar 9, 2013

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    I am so scared of heights. I never use to be but I have been since I almost died from falling from a great height. Of course why be afraid of heights...why not just afraid of...
    Louisaxxx Louisaxxx 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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