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I Have a Strange Fear

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    Goldfish... Yes, Goldfish.

    I'm not afraid of alot.. Actually, I have one true fear, and that fear is Goldfish. I am absolutley terrified of the most harmless animal. I can't walk by a goldfish tank without going into a panic attack. I'm not afraid of other fish, just those dang goldfish. It's really weird...
    redheadedstranger redheadedstranger 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    perfectionistoofaraway perfectionistoofaraway 18-21, F Mar 4, 2014

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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....
    UnknownMysteryOne UnknownMysteryOne 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    here's one for strange fears,

    I can't stand it when people touch my wrists, I can't even deal with thinking about my wrists. the fact I have wrists completely freaks me out all together xD
    TheUntrainedSubmissive TheUntrainedSubmissive 16-17, F Dec 9, 2014

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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 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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    I Have A Strange Fears

    My childhood's life was stressful since I was attended to primary school, those teachers were always scold and insulted me infront of other students wherever or whenever I had made some "small mistake",  that made me felt very shame of myself...... Due to the accident I...
    NoFears NoFears 22-25, F Jun 18, 2009

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    My biggest fear in life is talking to the wrong

    person then doing something that will come back to haunt me
    stephenh95 stephenh95 18-21, M Feb 1

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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 dont know how many of you believe in God.

    But I believe that he has us go through things in our lives to prepare us for the future. The thing is everything i have been through not only made me kind and all, but strong. So what scares me though is the thought of what could possibly happen to me thats so bad, it requires...
    londonbr1dge londonbr1dge 16-17, F Jan 6

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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 have a fear of riding a bike.

    I get shaky when I try to balance. I don't know how to get over it. What do I do?
    tinywoman tinywoman 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    I have a fear of body odor.

    I realize it is a strange and irrational fear, but I am terrified of body odor. I take 3 showers a day, always have my lush brand deodorant, and carry perfume with me everywhere. I constantly get told I smell really good, but I just can't help being worried about body odor D; I...
    MaryLiz94 MaryLiz94 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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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    as ridiculous as it may seem,

    I am terrified of carousels. I like to look at them from a distance cuz they are pretty and I like the lights, but to get to close or ride it would not happen. The crazy part is, I dont know why I am so afraid of them....
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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    i get my fear of being judged by others in the

    ***. today i went to my gym and workedout
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 14

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    Weeping Angel Statues.

    .. Thanks a lot, "Doctor Who."
    AnnaliseLeah AnnaliseLeah 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    DemiWilliams DemiWilliams 18-21, F Dec 10, 2014

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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 have an irrational fear of holes.

    . Just the word makes me cringe. So this will be short. I googled it last year for the hell of it and up came trypophobia . I know the reason for the fear and I don't blame my primary school teacher (I was 8) but the fact I followed everyone of my classmates when the teacher...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I have a fear of being outside just

    before sunrise and a black car driving by my house. I'm afraid that they'll spy on me.
    ghostwolf343 ghostwolf343 13-15 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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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    I fear getting pregnant like

    so bad even if I'm not near or with anyone it's like in my head
    StephyLynnJoe StephyLynnJoe 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    Ok, so this may sound a little weird

    but I cannot pop a balloon or be in close proximity of one popping! It terrifies me. I start panicking, sweating and just a really uncomfortable feeling. I don't know what it is, but it's a fear.
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F Dec 2, 2014

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    I am petrified of birds.

    They are freaky little beings that smell fear. As a child I was swooped at by a seagull and then chased by a goose.
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F Aug 15, 2014

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    xxjellybabyxx xxjellybabyxx 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I have two 1) Bridges.

    I've been afraid of Walking across them for all my adult life. Like I freak out if am forced to cross one to get somewhere. It's even worse if a truck rolls by while I'm on it and the bridge moves I freeze right there. I can deal with heights but not bridges. It's because it is...
    newasexy newasexy 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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 have an irrational fear of needles dollar

    coasters and snakes today at I went to my sign language class and the speech class was meeting at the same time one woman did a speech on snakes she brought a real live snake I freaked out and ran to the nearest door some of my friends ran over to hold the snake one of my...
    lealia123 lealia123 18-21, F Dec 5, 2014

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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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    Pot1023 Pot1023 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've some strange fear lying deep within me.

    I don't know what it is. But it keeps me back from living my life at its fullest. Because of that fear, I can't enjoy my life and it's beauty.
    Solutionist Solutionist 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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 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 36-40, F 2 Responses May 21, 2014

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    i cant explain it...

    but for some reason i find little boys wearing jackets and ties really creepy. those little boys kinda imitating how a grown up runs around. its just so unnatural...
    SoccerGirl2000 SoccerGirl2000 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    I'm scared of cows hahaha

    but I actually am
    xoxoemxo xoxoemxo 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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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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    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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    I do not like suprises.

    I don't mean like a surprise party or anything like that. I mean when things jump out at you. It could be anything but when something jumps out at me i get so scared i hate it xD
    craziijessy craziijessy 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2014

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    My greatest fear, which I guess could be

    considered weird, is time. I'm not saying I'll be afraid of a clock, but more of how we use it in our lives. A minute is a larger amount of time than the majority of people think. You can complete any simple tasks within a minute. We seem to waste a majority of our minutes on a...
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M Sep 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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