I Have a Phobia

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    I have a phobia with spiders,

    my mother and most of my friends are afraid of spiders too. I'm not afraid of all kinds of spiders, just certaint kinds, I can't even watch Youtube videos that involve those certaint kinds of spiders because i'll end up having a weird feeling of one crawling up my leg or...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2016

    Fear Of Failure.

    I suffer from Atychiphobia, which basically just means: Fear of failure. I've had it since I was very young child. Fortunately, I don't suffer from it very badly, it doesn't make me...'crazy' shall we say. It just means I hate failing, I absolutely despise it. Everything I've...
    xSimplyBellax xSimplyBellax
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 8, 2011

    I've This Strange Phobia That Effects Me

    Well i can handle most of the things that usually people associate their phobias with like water, Height, Animals, Bugs but i've a strange phobia i am afraid of large groups of people by large i mean more than 5 or 6 people (Strangers or people i don't know too well). I cannot...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 21, 2010

    I have Mottephobia and Siderodromophobia

    which is the fear of moths and trains. I've tried many times to get over both of them because I know that they're a tad ridiculous but nothing has worked. I can't even face a house moth without getting a rapid heart beat and sweating profusely. As for trains, it's all about the...
    Niran3 Niran3
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2015

    A Phobia Of Wasps And Bees.

    Okay, this phobia developed from a fear about 8 or 9 years ago roughly? I don't know exactly how it developed or where it came from which is rather frustrating. It has got worse every year when it is time for them to come out, and now I am at breaking point where I am absolutely...
    VirgotheArtyFarty VirgotheArtyFarty
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Apr 18, 2012

    I'm extremely terrified of wasps I know a lot

    of people are scared of them but I can a strong phobia of them when we I see one in real life I'll scream from the top of my lungs and run as far as I can. Even showing me a picture of one or talking about them in conversation with someone will make me shake in suspense idk why...
    polarbearlove polarbearlove
    18-21, F
    Aug 15, 2015


    WARNING WARNING... EXTREMELY MOCKING AND SARCASTIC TEXT... I hope none of you here have phobophobia... cause it is really terrible... Likewise terrible is having Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia... Logophobic people shouldn't read this! People suffering from...
    myspip myspip
    18-21, M
    5 Responses Aug 11, 2007

    I Have Just Developed a New Phobia!!!

    Last night I couldn't sleep because there were like literally hundreds of coyote's just outside my house and they all started screaming and howling all at once at like 3:00am! I was so terrified that they were too close to home! I have lived in this house for about a year...
    SealedWithAKisss SealedWithAKisss
    36-40, F
    Sep 3, 2009

    I'm suffering from speed phobia šŸ˜” can't

    drive over 80-100 (car) 50-60 (bike) ....what should I do to get over it !!!!!!
    JatinKapoor JatinKapoor
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2014
    sascha168 sascha168
    26-30, F
    Feb 2, 2014

    I have a phobia of doing sommersalts on any

    kind of surface, even water! Sirens and helicopters at night freak me out.
    ihazbattlescars ihazbattlescars
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2014

    I have four; acrophobia (feat of

    heights/falling), coulrophobia (fear of clowns), claustrophobia (fear of confined/small spaces), and achluophobia (fear of darkness) ā€” this ties in with my claustrophobia because when I can't see anything or even tell if my hand is front of my face, I start to get extremely...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    I can't deal with throw up.

    ... Not even on tv or in movies. Ever since I was younger, I couldn't stand throw up... Whenever someone threw up, I didn't want to see it, smell it, or hear it. I love the movie pitch perfect... HATE, HATE the 2 throw up scenes in it. Thought watching it might help my...
    36-40, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    i'm not afraid of bugs.

    i'm TERRIFIED! i know i sound like exaggerating it but i really do have a phobia of bugs! one day, i was sitting in a nice restaurant with my friends. it's a really nice restaurant, we should dress up to go there, it's in a nice mall. i sat right in the middle of the table and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 2, 2014

    Actually I have two phobias

    but the other is of non importance reguarding this particular subject. So I will start by saying I started back to college yesterday. I havent been in a school desk for alittle over a year so I was completely terrified for my first classes. So heres my problem. Every major...
    whitwankstah whitwankstah
    22-25, F
    Jan 9, 2014

    It is quite sad, but I have a fear of boats.

    I just do not like the rocking of the waves, and the possibility of a disaster. I am just scared to death of them that I will not hop onto one. I was looking the name of the phobia and there was none.
    Profweird Profweird
    22-25, M
    Nov 2, 2014

    I Have A Phobia For Phobias So To Speak!!

    So I really try to get rid of mine.. was able to control a few but still I am scared of snakes (any kind.. I'm out of thr), deep water(I don't go newhere it) and really scared about losing my temper( wen I do I always end up hurting somebody I love..so hate it)..so will always...
    Pm227 Pm227
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2013

    I am so freaked out by those awful house

    centipede things. Oh good god, they give me an hour's worth of revulsion when I see them. I just went to put away the Easter decorations in our basement and one of the dreadful little hell-bugs went running across my path and now I kind of want to die. Or shower in boiling hot...
    farawaymae farawaymae
    41-45, F
    May 3, 2014


    Even the word makes me cringe, I hate them so much. I just imagine them being rubbed and looking like white strings which twang when they're plucked and make a squeaky noise. And then when in films they snip the tendon at the back of the foot, I just leave the room...
    ourdoubtsaretraitors ourdoubtsaretraitors
    Jun 13, 2009

    I Just Spent The Last 20 Minutes...

    Strategically hunting and incapacitating a s- s- s- ...thing. I used rubber gloves and a *whacking device* - namely a tissue box. It took two whacks, I then held my breath and leaned in with a couple of handfuls of kitchen roll to dispose of the... *shudder* ...body. It went...
    newmurderer newmurderer
    Apr 24, 2010

    I have a phobia of needles

    and any sharp, needle-like object, like an insect stinger. It sucks when I need a flu shot, because even though I KNOW it won't be that bad, I panic! It's especially humiliating when I'm panicking in front of everyone in the pharmacy section of the drugstore.
    ADawnS ADawnS
    18-21, F
    Oct 17, 2014

    My Aichmophobia ...

    Okay so i have Aichmophobia .. The phobia of sharp objects, yes it sounds strange coming form a girl that used to cut... Well i have to go have blood work done soon and i'm absolutely terrified... I will sit there and bawl my eyes out the entire time, i don't move but i tense up...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 9, 2013

    An Early Example of My Phobia

         I was young, 18, and had been married about six months.  My husband and I were going to eat at a nice little Italian restaurant that was located near a creek.  We had just gotten out of the car and begun to walk up the sidewalk when a huge (big...
    LunarPanda LunarPanda
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Apr 22, 2009

    I'm scared of Ferris wheels

    and touching cotton balls idk y I have These 2 phobias
    angel618 angel618
    16-17, F
    Sep 22, 2015

    Slight Agoraphobia

    Over the last 8 months I have lived a very boring life. At the end of last year missed three weeks off school because I was scared to leave the house. The reason I was scared of leaving the house was because I was afraid of getting diarrhoea. I've always had a problem with it but...
    JB1871 JB1871
    18-21, M
    Aug 9, 2013


    I have a fear of being touched, or touching. Being sixteen, and going to public school, it's really hard. Nobody will ever want to be involved with me because I'll just freak out if they ever try to touch me. So ******* stupid!
    ScaredToLife ScaredToLife
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2012


    can't stand it, i can't swim because of it.... i hate going out on boats, i can't dunk my head down into the water and if i get to far into the sea when i was trying to solve it then i just lose it and its like i have to run... i dont care to change it anymore though... its not...
    lmpulsive lmpulsive
    22-25, M
    Jun 13, 2009

    I'm terrified of wasps/bees/anything

    that stings. I know that it's probably common but I just can't even deal with them. If I see one in my way when I'm walking, I will go out of my way to turn around and find a different way. One time I went to go laser tagging with my boyfriend and friends and there was a...
    classact45 classact45
    22-25, F
    Jul 4, 2014

    Trypophobia ...Feeling Uneasy

    I am a trypophobe - never had a name for it until about a month ago, but it plagues my life :S
    lostinmytwenties lostinmytwenties
    26-30, F
    Nov 6, 2013

    I have tripophobia and I'd really like some

    tips on dealing with that when I'm unable to get away from it
    JellyfishPrincess JellyfishPrincess
    16-17, F
    Mar 4, 2015

    I'm scared of having my picture taken.

    Don't know why but I just am.
    NoGlassesNoLife NoGlassesNoLife
    22-25, F
    Aug 22, 2015

    I Want Help

    I have 3 major phobias that rule way to much of my life and I want them gone! I've tried letting go of them but it's like they are glued to my palms and no matter how hard I try the fears are still eating away at me. PHOBIA ONE: pain. i'm afraid of pain and even...
    FancyThis FancyThis
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 5, 2013
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    I have Trypanophobia,

    a fear of injections
    CatalinaPetrova CatalinaPetrova
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015

    I am scared of vehicles on road.

    Very scary when the road is narrow and vehicles pass by closely.
    vinirose vinirose
    31-35, T
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    Leaches Yuck!

    I have a serious fear of leaches. I know they can't hurt me, but they freak the hell out of me. I had one on me last week at work ( in a vineyard), I screamed and cryed and carried on, squeeling " get it off me, get it off me" etc etc. Some of the blokes laughed. They...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Sep 18, 2007

    Whale Phobia

    since my childhood i have been so afraid from big stuff and the whales were the most of them iĀ  had many nightmers about giant whale i cant stand looking at them
    cutekakashi cutekakashi
    26-30, F
    Mar 7, 2011

    7 Bad Phobias! =s

    Lets see In order of how big the phobia is   #1 - Spiders!!! UGH! When ever I see them, no matter how big or small, I scream, sometimes freeze out of fear and then am paranoid the rest of the day.   #2 Needles - I don't know why, I'm horrified whenever I need a...
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 16, 2009

    Electrocution Fear

    A phobia or fear, either way. I have a fear of electrocution. I don't think I could ever change a lightbulb because of that reason. I am cautious around power outlets too. I've been electrocuted many times before, the thought just freaks me out now. It's the worst feeling, it...
    Mediocre Mediocre
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    Common One

    Heights but also to answering the door or phone to people I don't know, stupid I know!
    mum8 mum8
    51-55, F
    Aug 20, 2008

    I don't know if this is truly a phobia

    or not. But I have become a lot more afraid of spiders than I used to when I was younger. I might have arachnophobia, but i'm not sure if it's that extreme. For example, I was looking at a list of things people say not to google. A clock spider was in that list. I went ahead...
    moose73630 moose73630
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 30, 2016

    Phobia Of Water ..

    I never learned to swim in my life. It's not really my fault. I am allergic to the chlorine that they put in the swimming pools. No swimming pool, no swimming lessons. So yes I am 14 years old and I can't swim and I will never swim now.. Last summer, I was on a school tour and...
    LittleMissDimples LittleMissDimples
    18-21, F
    Apr 14, 2012

    The Origin of My Phobia?

         Thru the years, I have talked to several therapists about my phobia.  Here follows my first memory and maybe the origin of my phobia.  I was about 13 and it was the end of a long, hot summer in Texas.  I had finished seventh grade ...
    LunarPanda LunarPanda
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Apr 22, 2009

    I have a phobia of bugs,

    but it's reallyyy bad. I'd rather not explain too much of it for fear the trolls might take advantage to make fun of it, but let's just say it's much worse than the average teenager squealing about an earwig. ironically, I'm pretty fine with spiders. just not bugs... :/
    Cyreai Cyreai
    26-30, T
    Dec 14, 2014

    I've always had that crazy fear from

    cockroaches ever since what happened to me once as a kid. One day I had my window open and slept,I remember turning my face to the other side of the pillow and opening my eyes to find one right infront of my face with its freaky antennas moving and almost touching my nose. The...
    Rainatmidnight97 Rainatmidnight97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2013

    I have a really odd phobia.

    I am terrified of public bathrooms. It's pretty weird and my friends think it's hilarious. My 2nd phobia is normal. I am PETRIFIED of spiders. I absolutely hate them. Even the smallest spider can make me burst out info tears. If I see a spider I start panicking and I literally...
    Xguzman97 Xguzman97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2014

    Weird Phobias

    I have more than one phobia: driving, loose hair or greasy hair, (i know weird) talking on the phone, dialing a call, and lastly fear of touching others or being touched. I know they sound really weird. Anyone else have any of these??
    cre8jeni89 cre8jeni89
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2008
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