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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    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...
    CGFE CGFE 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2009

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    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

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    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...
    SWFinNY SWFinNY 31-35, F Apr 1

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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    Whale Phobia

    since my childhood i have been so afraid from big stuff and the whales were the most of them i  had many nightmers about giant whale i cant stand looking at them
    cutekakashi cutekakashi 22-25, F Mar 7, 2011

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    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 22-25, F Nov 6, 2013

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    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 22-25, T 5 days ago

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    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...
    dasosleefi dasosleefi 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    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 26-30 Nov 9, 2013

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    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

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    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

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    Arrrrgh! :P

    I have Apiphobia and Sphexiphobia (irrational fear of bees and wasps) and I have a panic attack whenever I see a bee or wasp (no kidding!). When I was 12 years old I was sitting with my friends at school-there were 4 of us-and we were all sitting on this deck/platform thing...
    llama4lifex0x0 llama4lifex0x0 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2009

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    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

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    Tendons

    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 18-21 Jun 13, 2009

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    sascha168 sascha168 22-25, F Feb 2

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    A Very Mild

    Fear of being alone/abandoned Fear other loved ones dying Fear of small spaces Fear of Potato bugs Fear of spiders Fear of heights Fear of the dark Fear of germs..without being a germaphobe...Im not obsessed with it ...thats all I can think of at the moment
    YoucancallmeJuliet YoucancallmeJuliet 26-30, F Dec 18, 2009

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    JoshyMB JoshyMB 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    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 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I've had a fear of people

    or myself throwing up since I was little.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    Scared of Too Many Things!

    I read a study that the average teenager has 4 Phobias. 2 major and 2 minor. Well for me i have many major phobias and very little Minors and more than 4!!!!Theese are my majors: Blood Water Bugs(not Spiders) Open spaces Heights and Bacteria im constantly being made fun of...
    sadieblue44 sadieblue44 18-21, F Jul 17, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F Sep 3, 2009

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    Several...

    I have several phobias..chief among them, fear of heights and fear of abandonment. Penny Webb
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F Sep 3, 2009

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    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

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    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 70+ Apr 24, 2010

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    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 36-40, F 1 Response May 3

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    Water...

    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 18-21, M Jun 13, 2009

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    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...
    lazyangel lazyangel 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    Std Paranoid

    I was bullied as a child. I dont know why but it always seemed to follow me which I may think have caused my current condition. I was in high school sick of it. Smoked alot of weed. Than I started to make friends. Next I knew they started acting weird. I had unprotected sex with...
    Miketold Miketold 22-25, M Sep 20, 2012

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    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

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    Coulrophobia = Clowns

    Ugh .... who has seen the movie IT ? It's that stupid *** clowns fault that i'm the way i am .... on top of that i have asthma .... so one day while i was in my foster home we all took a trip to the Universoul Circus and i tried to tell that damn lady i will die and scream and go...
    CallMeDizzy CallMeDizzy 18-21, F Sep 29, 2012

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    I'm suffering from speed phobia 😔 can't

    drive over 80-100 (car) 50-60 (bike) ....what should I do to get over it !!!!!!
    JatinKapoor JatinKapoor 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Its Lions!!! You see lions in discovery channels

    and Madagascar but i saw one, and i almost peed in my pants. It was back in highschool,...in my country everyone after finishing primary or some know it as eighth grade they must join boarding school and the high school i got was a school in the middle of a national park. Like...
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    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

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    I Live In The Land Of 10,000 Lakes...

    and yes I'm still afraid of bodies of water. It all started when I nearly drown on two separate occasions, I swear water has it out for me. I'm not even going to see if the third time is a charm. :P It took me ages to get my head underwater again. I still can't swim very...
    wack1985 wack1985 26-30, F Feb 22, 2010

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2013

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    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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    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 18-21, M Nov 2

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    Haphephobia

    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 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Phobophobia?

    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

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    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

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    My Fear

    i have a fear of losing control. like breaking down or being vulnerable. i'm afraid to let people in and trust them. up until recently i never let anyone one in. but i'm trying to let go of it. but for now i can honestly say a have a phobia for vulnerability. a need for control...
    DarlingPossession DarlingPossession 13-15, F Oct 1, 2012

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    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...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Aichmophobia, I can only rest easy if im the one holding the object to make sure it doesnt hurt anyone.
    TropicalArctic TropicalArctic 18-21, M Dec 8

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    I have Emetophobia. The fear of myself or other vomiting or being in the vicinity of vomit. Some people with this phobia even fear the word. I guess it's the 8th most common phobia...
    sparrow412 sparrow412 26-30, F Nov 28