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I Have a Strange Fear

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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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    My Fears

    I've 2 fears, not sure if they're so strange... But anyways: - I'm afraid of my head being held down underwater while I can't do anyhting. There's a reason why I have this fear.. When I was 8 years old, I was swimming with my brother. And he went away for a few minutes. When I...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F Sep 12, 2013

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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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    Can I Trust You?

    Hi, I have this weird phobia of trusting others too much. I feel that if I trust them, they'll manage to find loopholes and manipulate me in some way. I'm too scared of trusting anyone, even my parents. When people ask me things, I tend to lie because I'm afraid of telling the...
    MoonlightCiel75 MoonlightCiel75 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22, 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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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...
    thanksforcomin thanksforcomin 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 5, 2012

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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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    Part Of My Wierdo Side.

    Lots of people are afraid of bigger dogs and animals then them and not the smaller ones. but me on the other hand am afraid of smaller animals that I have no experience with , especially little dogs and I don't know why. Yet im not afraid of any bigger animals even if they're...
    halloweenprincess13 halloweenprincess13 13-15, F Sep 12, 2013

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    Weird One

    Whenever I do something that involves removing an item of clothing, whether it be as simple as going to the bathroom, I'm afraid that I'm a crazy person who's hallucinating the bathroom or shower or whatever and is actually humilating myself in public. I have to constantly...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Jul 22, 2013

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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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    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 Dec 15, 2012

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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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    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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    Black Lines In Swimming Pools

    You know those lines on the bottom that help swimmers stay in a straight line? well they creeped me out as a kid and they still kind of do to this day. I think because I started watching horror movies at a young age that I thought the black lines would turn into holes and...
    Foxie913 Foxie913 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 30, 2010

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    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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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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    I Have Illogical And Irrational And Strange Fears

    * i have a fear of being underwater but only in large empty areas of water. Like a lake exept with no fish, or anything. I am not scared of drowning though * I have a fear of gas chambers * I have a fear of falling with a knife in my hand and killing myself * I have a fear...
    BellaRayZamora BellaRayZamora 13-15, F Jul 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 Have A Strange Fear

    I don't really understand why. But I am afraid to touch rough objects. Such as sandpaper, cement, etc. It's not really the rough object, it's just the way it feels when I touch it. I usually start shaking or talking to myself whenever it happens. I have checked the different...
    AliceCookieMonster AliceCookieMonster 16-17, F Sep 20, 2013

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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 4 days ago

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    mia957 mia957 18-21, F Mar 4

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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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    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 16-17, F Mar 4

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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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    Splinters

    I have always been kind of afraid of wooden, metal, or glass shards getting stuck in my skin. They're difficult to remove and sometimes aren't even noticeable until you brush your hand over something and notice that it hurts. They're hard to see. If they're in your right hand...
    Dyssey Dyssey 70+, F Sep 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    A Fear That Could Be Confirmed:

    So, I'm guessing that this fear must've been slowly blossoming in my mind because it makes sense, but it's still kind of abnormal and it just came out of the blue one night. My fear is of a certain situation; I fear of being kidnapped, trapped in a cage, and being forced to sing...
    SapphireTheatreHeart SapphireTheatreHeart 13-15, F Aug 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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 Mar 4

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    Vomit

    Embarrassingly enough, my biggest fear is vomit. Every aspect of it freaks me out whether it's me or someone else vomiting.
    sammib14 sammib14 18-21, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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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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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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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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    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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    My Biggest Fear Of Many...

    Mine is quite Abnormal as I don't know anyone that suffers from the same. I'm highly terrified of going to the doctor! I have to go today and if it wasn't for my best friend making the appointment for me and driving me there I wouldn't go I would rather die...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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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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    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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    Not Many, But A Few

    Driving to work this morning I was randomly listening to the morning DJs talking to callers about their unusual fears. I'm not sure exactly that mine are unusual but I do know I have a few strange fears. I can pinpoint precisely why I'm afraid for most of them some are a bit more...
    ravendarkchylde ravendarkchylde 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 18, 2009

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    Zombies

    I am afraid of zombies coming. I no they are not real but that doesn't help. I feel crazy.
    Zzzmonkey Zzzmonkey 16-17 2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Phobia And Fear

    The first thing I'm scared of is an escalator. Yes, that moving stairs mostly placed in all shopping complex all over the world. I'm having a hard time to step on it. My friends always laugh at me each time they see me trying to land my feet on the escalator. I blamed my dad for...
    thebrokenvow thebrokenvow 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Is it bad I have so many fears. I have a fear of death, I am terrified of death. I can't sleep at night cause I'm worried ill die. I get nightmares every night of me dying or I'm...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F Mar 25

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    I have these fears. Imagined or real. No matter how much they say they care I'm so scared. But at the same time im just there like daring it to happen..It's happened so many times...
    waldeinsamkeit waldeinsamkeit 18-21, F Apr 1