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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 5 Responses Jun 10

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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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    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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    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

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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 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

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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

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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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    Like Augustus waters I fear oblivion.

    . I fear fears I let them rule my life
    fashionanxiety fashionanxiety 18-21, F Jun 25

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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

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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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    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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    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 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 Aug 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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    i am scared of whales.

    whenever i see a scene on a movie where someone is on a little watercraft and a giant whale pulls up next to them I FREAK OUT.
    thenew72 thenew72 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 16

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    DemiWilliams DemiWilliams 18-21, F Dec 10

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    For reasons I'm not sure of,

    I'm afraid of closing my eyes while I shower. I can do normal blinking and all that but if I have them closed for more than a few seconds (such as when I'm washing product out of my hair or face) I panic and imagine the girl from The Ring (or The Grudge?) will be in front of me...
    Parker33 Parker33 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 15

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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 5 Responses Dec 3

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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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    Pot1023 Pot1023 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 3

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 2

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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

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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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    perfectionistoofaraway perfectionistoofaraway 18-21, F Mar 4

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    I'm damn scared of girls.

    . idk y (I'm not a gay or anything) When a girl pops out from nowhere I be like '...' What's the cause?
    Punisher001 Punisher001 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 4

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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

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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 2 Responses Dec 3

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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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    Weeping Angel Statues.

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

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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

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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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    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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    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 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

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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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    Ears. Like I can look at ears from a distance

    but if they're lik zoomed in and clear then I freak
    SairaE SairaE 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 3

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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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    xxjellybabyxx xxjellybabyxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 3

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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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    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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    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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    I have a fear of intimacy,

    causes panic attacks around any sexual situation or the idea of it. aka genophobia
    lbear57 lbear57 16-17 Dec 3

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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

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    I'm scared of cows hahaha

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