I Am Scared of Heights

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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 feel that being scared of heights holds me back from things like climbing a rock wall, going hiking and even certain...
    TheWaysOfShelly TheWaysOfShelly
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2008

    I have a fear of heights,

    so when I was a young Army officer, I decided to do something about it and go to the U.S. Army Airborne School at FT Benning. I made it through and got my wings--but my fear of heights intensified. Still can't handle heights.
    BlueStateSaint BlueStateSaint
    51-55, M
    May 28, 2015

    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 the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge climb. Apparently it's the "Climb of Your LIfe". Well, not mine. I doubt I would feel...
    LOOKINGINSPACE LOOKINGINSPACE
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

    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
    1 Response Mar 31, 2012

    I don't like heights at all.

    I am always afraid that I will fall and get injured.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife
    22-25, M
    Dec 14, 2014

    too me, it's not a fear of hights,

    it's a fear of falling from a high place. think about it, say you go skydiving. if your parachute doesn't work, you have a long want to go to die :(
    Azeazal Azeazal
    16-17, M
    1 Response May 25, 2015

    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 the edge of a extreme drop off. You know those beautiful scenic views where people stop my the side of the road?  That can seem like a death...
    PC2629 PC2629
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 10, 2012

    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 at the end of the fall. I like heights as long as I feel safe and restrained and I know I will land safely.
    wack1985 wack1985
    31-35, F
    Aug 14, 2010

    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 back down again lol
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Jan 9, 2008
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    I don't actually experience any heights these

    days because I fear being immobilised,unable to move. This has happened in the past. The first time I noticed the problem was when I was a teenager I went with a girlfriend on 'the big wheel',a sort of Ferris wheel. She was fine but I was white-knuckled holding on to the rail...
    Wyesman Wyesman
    70+, M
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014
    NYPD2495 NYPD2495
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 19, 2014

    I just can't stand it.

    Even a few stories. I don't know why. Is it because I'm really tall and thin im afraid I'll fall out?
    NotgoingsoloAus NotgoingsoloAus
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 29, 2014

    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 tradesman I was usually the one who changed the light bulbs "I'll do it later darl" was a constant comment lol. So...
    stillgrieving stillgrieving
    41-45
    2 Responses Dec 10, 2009

    I am scared of heights.

    it wasn't always like that though.
    Ang012685 Ang012685
    31-35, F
    Apr 8, 2015

    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 on the top. Or being picked up. It's hard for me to trust that the person picking me up isn't going to drop me... But...
    PaperRoses PaperRoses
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Dec 7, 2007

    I'm terrible, my legs start shaking

    when I'm on a stepstool and I can't go more than half way up a ladder! I put Christmas lights up on the front of our house and was absolutely terrified. I can't stand the feeling of not having anything to hold on to, it sends my heart racing.
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    Jun 26, 2015

    I don't mind like low hights,

    I cant go on rollercoasters because most of them go really insanely high and that concerns me. Who else does that?
    Morgee3304 Morgee3304
    13-15, F
    Jan 22, 2015

    I know its crazy but I am ,

    I cant even climb a ladder without getting the shakes .I cant even watch tv if some guy is stood on the edge of a building or cliff etc looking down gives me a sick feeling in my guts and I have to look away . It makes no sense but there it is probably my worst weakness.
    nakednudist nakednudist
    46-50, M
    Apr 6, 2015

    I always imagine falling down from

    that height and it's never pleasant. My legs turn to jelly, I start to sweat, and I can only concentrate on walking as far away from edges as possible and getting the hell down to lower ground.
    iiArial iiArial
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2014

    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 freeze and find that I can not move at all. And then if I make the mistake of looking down that's it the dizziness start's. So I try...
    gelroller gelroller
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 30, 2012

    I didn't know about my fear

    until I was three or four, we were in paris and we climbed the tower. So I get out of the lift, see the drop, cover the 1st level with sick then faint. I had to be carried down =/ Normaly I'm pretty outgoing and confident but when heights are involved I make someone else do it...
    Tidgy Tidgy
    16-17, M
    Jul 1, 2015

    I started to get scared of heights

    when I went to Abu Dubai and on the roof of the tallest building in the world and no railing.
    IntellectPeanut IntellectPeanut
    22-25, M
    Dec 14, 2014
    HannahB15 HannahB15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 8, 2015

    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 go up somewhere I high I feel as though I should jump off wherever I am as an alternative to get down from the height but I know that I would get...
    maceylovesyouug maceylovesyouug
    16-17, F
    Apr 3, 2014

    I am deathly afraid of heights.

    I can't do it. I hate elevators the most. You know when you step in one and your fear starts to rise. The number of people that are in the elevator. It all bothers me. My adrenaline goes up and my heart races. And then it starts to move. You can hear the wires that move the...
    Perseph0ne Perseph0ne
    26-30, F
    Aug 21, 2015

    A couple of years ago my family

    and I went to new York and I refused to go up in the empire state building because I am terrified of heights. So my dad stayed at the bottom while my mom and little brother went all the way to the top. I am thankful that my dad understood my fear of heights and stayed with me...
    laurenholliday laurenholliday
    13-15, F
    Sep 29, 2015

    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 constructed that high?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 11, 2011

    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 then, I've been deathly afraid of standing on stools, chairs, getting on a horse, anything that involves my feet off the...
    mspac mspac
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2007

    they are sooo scary! Like,

    seriously how are you not completely terrified?! I want to be short, so on roller-coasters I 'm not allowed to go on, and have an excuse for not going on °-° Also my sister pushed me off a wall in the back of our house, and i broke my arm, so this may be another reason I don...
    FlowerFollower FlowerFollower
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

    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 choose to use car, or bus, or ferry... I think, if something happen I can try to survive my life, but how can I survive my life if...
    Muramasha Muramasha
    26-30, F
    Jan 29, 2013

    Went to the Rio Grande Gorge

    and took a picture of both the gorge and the river. Stunning view and more so in person. But just being near the gorge can give you a heart attack!
    smcmahan smcmahan
    41-45, F
    Jul 19, 2014

    My biggest phobia! I have a complete freak out,

    some times even a panic attack if I have to go up a tall building. Transparent lifts are the absolute worst, you can see how far you are going up and it's just an absolute nightmare for me. My phobia of heights first began a couple of years back when I went on a hot air balloon...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 23, 2015

    It just gives me the creeps.

    .like I feel nauseous and I feel like I'm going to fall down..now I'm referring to TALL TALL heights..not like the heights of a monkey bar or a big waterside..I meant like REALLY TALL!! But I'm fine with planes cuz I'm safe inside :/ yeah I'm weird
    bunnychubz bunnychubz
    16-17, F
    Oct 23, 2014

    Keep me AWAY from high places!

    If you get me up high enough, I will just freeze with fear. I can't even go to the top of 6-step ladder 8 feet off the ground without feeling uneasy.
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 1

    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 falling. But the experience was really frightening and now I just can't stand heights anymore.
    Louisaxxx Louisaxxx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2014

    I am scared but I get on roller coasters just

    for the scare. It always feels good after😂😂I am also scared of midgets, hospitals, spiders, & clowns
    Chocolateloverteam Chocolateloverteam
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2014

    I can go up a tree with ease

    and everything else but when I'm coming down it takes so much effort trying to get down. But I still love to climb!!!!!!!!!
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting
    18-21, F
    Dec 14, 2014

    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 drop offs I freak out getting up in my loft start cold sweating and heart racing and just thinking the worse OMG im gonna fall Im gonna die i hate that im...
    JessBcuzz JessBcuzz
    31-35, F
    24 Responses Oct 13, 2011

    Yeah... I've been scared of heights

    since I was a kid. I'm slowly conquering it tho. My significant other is a roofer, in order to spend more time with him last summer I actually climbed up on the roof and started tearing off because his nephew and friends were helping him and they frankly...errrr... They were...
    Drechavo Drechavo
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2014

    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 mountains, peering over cliffs - it's the man-made stuff that really gets to me.  Tightropes between skyscrapers would be my worst scenario...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Dec 23, 2011

    I'm scared of jumping

    or sliding down high places but yet I want to sky dive.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 24, 2015

    I have a fear of heights,

    I have the fear that my feet aren't touching anything. Like I'm fine if I go to a pool cause I know how deep I am, but if it's like a lake it feels the same as being high in the sky! I'm afraid I'm just gonna drop and it will be over!
    brownzugar brownzugar
    18-21, M
    Jul 24, 2014

    I'm so scared of heights.

    I refuse to ride roller coasters because of my fear. Airplanes are also very scary for me!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 31, 2015

    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 charge of a church youth group. One Saturday the youth group had a project to wash the windows on the outside of the rectory...
    CFOM CFOM
    70+, M
    10 Responses Feb 6, 2011

    Always been scared of heights.

    The shopping centre I stay far away from the railing of the middle section that goes all the way down. Get vertigo, when I think I'm suddenly about to walk off an edge. Also hate the stairs with the gap between each step they are the worst, I have to hold onto the railing and...
    pappa94 pappa94
    22-25, M
    Feb 22

    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, oh lordy lordy... My fear reared it's ugly head big time and I was forced to face it.. My guy took me horseback riding...
    CaliGirl3 CaliGirl3
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 13, 2009
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