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I Have a Strange Fear

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7

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    There's A First Time For Everything.

    I am really proud of myself at the moment. Hard to believe... I'm eating in front of people for the first time in 23 years. I just decided that tonight is the night . I'm all alone in a quiet corner of a restaurant at the airport close to my house and I just ordered myself a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 22, 2013

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    Cockroaches

    whenever i see a cockroach i will scream like crazy, those things scare the **** outta me, to get rid of them i try throwing my shoes and **** at them
    Disfiguredreality Disfiguredreality 18-21, M Jun 22, 2012

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    ...

    I don't know why but I am EXTREMELY scared of slugs and snails. Some nights, I even have nightmares about them... I am so weird :p
    0XxoOoxX0 0XxoOoxX0 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    Cockroaches and Magets

    I have this fear of magets and Cockroaches.  I have dreams were I'm in my bed and their crawling all over.  AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!   I can't stand it.  It's a strange dream but it's disgusting. 
    zoigirl zoigirl 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2008

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4

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    I have a fear of the floor falling through

    because of weight placed on it. I've felt like this since I was little. If I'm ever on a second story of a building I get horrible anxiety about the weight of furniture etc causing the floor to fall through. I know it's not logical and not possible but the fear remains.
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F Apr 12

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    Okay this is embarrassing i have a fear of

    zombies and its kinda silly with me I LOVE ZOMBIES i watch every zombie movie and show :) walking dead but when i go to sleep i always feel like zombies are gonna run through the door and i got nothing tbh i would kill myself getting bit sounds painful and idc if i went to hell...
    Drags700 Drags700 26-30 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Metal Tape Measures

    When I was tiny, my dad told me that if I played with the tape measure, it would cut my fingers off. It's got to the point where I can't be in the same room as someone as they use it.  The metal ones that zip in and out of the case really quickly.. just typing about it...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 13 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    Moths, Butterflies, Etc.

    I'm terrified of moths and butterflies. I hate pretty much all insects but moths and butterflies are at the top, with ladybugs right behind them. I've hated them for as long as I can remember. I also have a fear of eye injuries, such as seeing one even if it's only a movie or tv...
    GrimTron GrimTron 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I have two strange fears the first is cotton

    wool I just hate the way it feels. The second is sleeping with my curtains open I get horrible night mares if I do and I am scared some one would stare at me sleeping. Xx
    EmmaFord EmmaFord 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 10

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    Chronophobia.

    Nothing scares me more than time. I am afraid to waste anytime because no one has any idea of when they have no time left. I rarely do anything that I do not find productive towards following my goals and dreams. I don't watch TV or movies. I don't sit around on the internet 5...
    TristVinter TristVinter 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    I don't want to change my clothes ever again.

    ..because that means I have to remove them. I don't want to, because something bad will happen if I do. If I am in serious need for a bath or shower, I'll do it fully clothed because if I pass out, I don't want to be seen...you know. If I go swimming, I will also do it fully...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 18-21 Apr 24

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    I fear the ocean so badly!

    Yes it's ok from the car I may even walk the beach but going in it nooooooooooo way! It's hilarious because I love my family's beach house on the ocean but going in it? Nope; no way no how never, never, never!
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Not totally strange,

    but had the fear of driving for the longest time. Especially for a guy. Conquered that fear. Not just a fear but a burden off my shoulders.
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Eyeballs

    I don't know where this strange anxiety came from, but the one thing I have always feared is getting a paper-cut on my eye ball.  Actually, I fear any sort of damage to by eyeballs.  I don't really know why paper-cuts stand out, hmm.  But I know...
    Cade Cade 18-21 3 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    A Series Of Unfortunate Events

    I have ichthyophobia. It's the fear of fish. i guess it all started when i was a 5 years old, short legged kid. One day, my late grandpa took me to an aquarium store. in the middle of the store, there was a huge pool. I could'n see what was in the pool, so i climbed the pool's...
    mistfox mistfox 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    I don't know if it's strange

    or not but I don't know anyone else with this fear. I fear not having control. Like, something takes over my body and I'm still inside screaming helplessly. If a zombie apocalypse were to happen, I wouldn't want to turn because I think it's a parasite, and it would just control...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F Apr 14

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    Fear Of Animation.

    I'm not sure what to call it other than fear of animation, especially computer animation. I can tolerate video and computer games, but I panic when I see any medical and forensic animation. It's gotten to the point I won't watch the show Forensic Files (which used to be my...
    nhyce83 nhyce83 26-30 Apr 15, 2012

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    Buzzzzzzzzzzz!

    Bees, bees, i'm terrified of bees. 10 years old, stepped on a fallen bee nest. had jeans on. jeans that were soon full of angry bees. not fun. you'd hate bees too. i still freak when i see one.
    Pheonix Pheonix 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    Agliophobia

    My fear is of pain. I find this to be a strange fear because there are many things I have to do to avoid pain. I don't play sports for the fear of falling or getting hit with something. I avoid going to the doctors for the fear of needles. I won't pet the faces of my animals for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31, 2013

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    Seeing people hold towels between their teeth

    makes me gag. The thought if a towel coming anywhere near my mouth makes me want to vomit.
    oceanicdreamer oceanicdreamer 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    My 'fear' is mind readers.

    I say 'fear' because I don't mean a full fear- I'm not truly scared of them- it's just a slight fear. I don't really want my thoughts to be read by others so it makes me slightly uncomfortable but I know that they don't exist (probably) and that it isn't as major as a fear of...
    thomasmacaroni thomasmacaroni 13-15, M 2 Responses May 29

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    Spiral staircases. I don't know why.

    ..they just scare the crap out me. I cannot walk up or down them.
    tiner92 tiner92 18-21 1 Response Feb 10

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    I absolutely hate tissues.

    Clean or dirty. My friends know this so when I go away with them over night. They put clean AND dirty tissues right next to my face. I don't mind them if I am going to use it but I just hate hate hate being around them. I don't know exactly why I hate them but I do. Anyway. That...
    akg135 akg135 13-15, F Jun 25

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    I am completely revolted by these silly little

    catchable toys, a rubber spiked ball where the spikes are all wibbly wobbly. They make me feel sick and remind me of spiders legs. I'd shudder if one was in my toy box. People would laugh at me and hide them under my pillow, or they would get thrown at me and I'd scream. It...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 1 Response May 10

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    Weeping Angel Statues.

    .. Thanks a lot, "Doctor Who."
    AnnaliseLeah AnnaliseLeah 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Police

    I'm an average, honest, law-abiding citizen, but since I was arrested for a bullshit bogus disturbing the peace charge six years ago, I have had a severe and debilitating fear of police officers.
    djekic djekic 36-40, F Feb 18, 2012

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    Anyone else have a phobia of pipes?

    Not the smoking kind, but like drainage or coverts, etc.... Has anyone ever even heard of someone having a phobia of pipes? I hate those things....
    WAWM WAWM 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I guess its not that bad

    but i have something called Psellismophobia well at least thats what my counciler said. Since i was little i have had a stutter. It has gotten alot better over the last 5 or so years. But basically i get so freaked out when i talk because i dont want to slur my speak or stutter...
    1996Liam 1996Liam 18-21, M Jan 15

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    I Feel So Stupid

    I am so irritated but I really dont know from when or how I got this strange hesitation or fear in traveling alone...I really didnt have this brfore!
    Sia1992 Sia1992 18-21, F Feb 8, 2012

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    Dolls

    I'm absolutely terrified of dolls. Especially ventriloquist dolls. This isn't a result of watching horror movies with dolls in them or anything, I hadn't seen one of those before I started being afraid. I get panicky if there are dolls looking at me, even if there are a bunch of...
    Nocturne888 Nocturne888 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2007

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    I have a fear of being completely alone.

    Even when surrounded by loved ones I am alone, no one is One with me. Connecting to every piece of the puzzle that is me. So I am alone, fractured, in the sense that I do not drift away because some parts are held in place by connections with people yet other parts remain...
    Feyteulen Feyteulen 31-35, F 2 Responses May 21

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    Odd Fears.

    I'm afraid of the standard things that most people are, such as death, speaking in public, etc. I also have some more unusual fears, some of which are sort of broad, while others are surprisingly specific. The first, and strongest fear I have, which could almost be described as...
    kazeldragon kazeldragon 21-25, F 5 Responses Jul 18, 2007

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    If my feet are over the edge of the bed

    when I'm going to sleep I'm afraid something with grab my toes
    eaglesummers eaglesummers 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    I'm afraid a random girl could shoot me in the

    street and, if there were no direct witnesses, get off scott free. You see, as ****** up as it may sound, I'm a tall and intimidating-looking guy, so if she claimed I was trying to rape her, a jury would probably believe it. So she'd probably be hailed as a hero, while I'd be...
    GlassInMy GlassInMy 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 4

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    Yes! I have! But is my only Fear!

    Yeah, That is Clowns! With Knifves! D: So horrible!
    Melotellixx Melotellixx 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    Mirrors

    I hate mirrors; it doesnt matter if its light or dark I dont looking into mirrors.
    DemonKitty DemonKitty 26-30, F Sep 20, 2011

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    mia957 mia957 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I've been dealing with this fear

    since I was a toddler but i don't know how to face it. Does any one know how I can get over my fear of vomiting?
    Jenn9069 Jenn9069 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    Small Breasts.

    I am completely uneasy whenever I'm around or happen to see a picture of a girl with small breasts. I get sick to my stomach and can't look at them. I have always been this way as long as I remember. Everyone I tell seems to find it comical. No one understands how worried I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    Like Augustus waters I fear oblivion.

    . I fear fears I let them rule my life
    fashionanxiety fashionanxiety 16-17, F Jun 25

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    perfectionistoofaraway perfectionistoofaraway 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I don't touch other people.

    I'm afraid that if I do, they'd draw back with revulsion. Rejection of most kinds don't bother me much, and I've never had that particular way happen to me as far as I recall. But I still am afraid to be reacted to that way, so I keep my hands to myself. No hugs or pats on the...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response May 19

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    Technically I'm Not Afraid...

    Chronomentrophobia..... Fear of clocks... And technically I'm not afraid, but if I'm in the room with a clock that has a second hand...   Oh my Gosh! It's smashed, destroyed, annihilated. I can't stand second hands. It's weird.       Anybody else?
    LilahDearest LilahDearest 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    Medicine

    I have this strange behavior. It will kill me one day, I think. I can be terribly sick with something and resist going to the doctor with everything I have including the power of denial. I will deny that I have a bad sickness. Swollen right breast, the inability to get out of...
    Allergic Allergic 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 7, 2011

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    Water Monsters

    When I was little, my siblings got a kick out of telling me about the monsters that dwelled in the pools, rivers, lakes, ocean spots that we frequented. My sister had a book and would show me pictures and make extremely elaberate stories of how 'This one lives in Roslin Lake and...
    YesMonty YesMonty 18-21, F Jul 22, 2012

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    Big And Yellow

    I've always been afraid of sunflowers. They give me the creeps. They give me goose bumps. I think they're ugly. I always have. I just think because I have an overactive imagination, growing up I always thought the middle would turn into a pencil sharpener and eat my face. Plus...
    SomberRemedy SomberRemedy 22-25, F Jul 9, 2013

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    My fear is cotton balls.

    People think I'm weird but I absolutely hate them
    anonymousgirl74 anonymousgirl74 16-17, F Jun 2

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    Resistive Trypanophobia.

    My Mother and the doctor were whispering to one another, I didn't care. I was still a small child at the time, I had other things that seemed far more important then adults talking. Suddenly my Mother said my name, I snapped out of my daze, and turn too look at her. She opened...
    Zeeiel Zeeiel 22-25 Jan 27, 2013

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    The Implosion Of The Sun.

    It is not as much a fear as a concern for me. But I just fear the fact that the sun, a big ball of violent gas, could easily destroy itself. It only worries me after I watched a documentary of it, and though I enjoy being out on a summers day, the thought is always in the back of...
    manonthesilvermountain manonthesilvermountain 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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