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    Elevators and sea gulls.

    They're the most terrifying things to me. Which is totally weird cause I love snakes but I'm completely scared of sea gulls and elevators
    dani012197 dani012197 18-21, F Apr 17, 2015

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    I have a fear of shadows.

    I know that sounds weird, but I have my reasons. First of all, I'm not afraid in the sense that I go to bed with my lights on or would scream, but if I'm in bed and I see a shadow and I can't place what's making it, I'll turn on my lamp to figure out what's making it. The...
    harvestmoon94 harvestmoon94 18-21, F Feb 23, 2014

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    Okay guys don't laugh at me I have a leaf

    phobia. Yep that's right I am afraid of leaves I don't want them to touch me. Now the regular green ones that aren't deteriorating I like but if it has any signs of rotting or holes or eww it just disgusts me I will freak out if a leaf is on me or in my room or even in the car...
    blahblahblahxoxo blahblahblahxoxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2015

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    I don't wanna be caught up in some routined

    life at the age of 30, with nothing to do out be a a zombie and just do the duties assigned to me. I won't last. No way on earth.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16, 2015

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    I fear getting my eyes pricked,

    anything sharp or with a point gets me flinching if it is too close. I tend to avoid scenarios that I come into contact with sharp things, I give myself plenty of room when getting into a car-because of the point of the car door.
    timeb4lapse timeb4lapse 18-21, M May 27, 2015

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    Of Shopping Malls

    I'm ok for a quick period of time. Once in awhile I will visit a mall for like a greeting card from spencers or replacement parts for one of my many piercings or something at the body jewelry kiosk. That is if there is no place else nearby which sells the same sh*t. Like I said...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Sep 1, 2013

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    Always, when I had read stories of women got

    raped. I felt highly touched by it and having the irrational fear getting raped. Maybe it has something to do with my past life...Don't know! I fear this one thing so bad and it is raping that I can't stand. That's, where the fear of men comes in and wanting to be unnoticed for...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    hyperdermic needles

    and injections. Like when i see it i usually just get like a horrible pain through my arm but other times i faint and they are usually the times i am not looking. i remember i was in class once and someone was injecting them self in the stomach on the projector. i knew it was...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2015

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    I am afraid of a particular episode of the

    cartoon Kipper the dog. I kid you not, I'm completely serious. I know it's extremely stupid and irrational, but it's there. I saw the episode first in six grade and it bothered me, and I saw it again a few years ago and it gave me such a horrible bout of anxiety that I had to go...
    BrittaniBear BrittaniBear 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2015

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    Well I have two but one has really been

    bothering me today. I have this fear that if I don't hear back from someone within a few hours I assume that they are hurt or dead. It really scares me, especially when I send a message to my more emotionally fragile friends I assume that they are in a bad mental state and are...
    hyacinth981 hyacinth981 18-21, F Oct 19, 2015

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    I absolutely cannot stand turtles.

    I'm not afraid they will hurt me really, it's more similar to when people are afraid of mice because they're disgusted by them. When they show film of baby sea turtles running for the ocean, I root for the predators. 🐢
    mimstokley mimstokley 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 10, 2015

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    Few days ago my friend told me about an opening

    for a job. I called and got an interview. I cried the day before the interview, on my way to the interview. I was shivering, my hand were shaking..I felt dizzy and lost my focus. This is the first time I do a job interview. I think I ruined it. I think I'm losing my mind. The...
    WisePearls WisePearls 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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    Storms, silence, darkness.

    . Three irrational fears cx
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F May 28, 2015

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    I always worry that what

    if Id die right now? or what if someone broke into our house, or what if this is just a dream, then i woke up as a cockroach i know its weird but, Im scared with 'possibilities'
    xodarapziz xodarapziz 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2015

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    Sour Phobia

    So I have a sour phobia... no, not that I am sour about my phobia, I literally fear sour. Most specifically, I love fruit, BUT the fear that I have is most specifically that I fear fruit that is supposed to be sweet but ends up sour. You can't tell unless you try it. Some people...
    jalfwit jalfwit 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2009

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    Whenever I see an extremely skinny person,

    my body would start feeling all weird. My hands would feel weak, my body would start feeling uncomfortable and itchy and such. And I'd be thinking like, " His/her body looks so fragile, the bones look so breakable. I'm afraid it's going to break. Is it going to break? Oh God...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

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    I have emetophobia. It used to interfere with

    my life lol but it finally is to the point where it doesn't. But I still panic if I think I'm going to be sick and I won't let myself throw up. But that's it so it's not so bad. It used to be that if I would see anyone throw up, even on tv, (even on a cartoon!) I would have...
    sleepysleepy sleepysleepy 22-25, F Nov 24, 2015

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    .......

    i was going to say women are my irrational fear but its not women in general....women who show any interest in me are my fear anymore....i generally assume they are not really interested in me but instead are toying with me or planning to eventually hurt me. i guess thats...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick 46-50, M 19 Responses Dec 11, 2009

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    I'm also petrified of zombies.

    zombie films sometimes make me have panic attacks. the thought of a zombie apocalypse happening makes my skin crawl if I ever saw a zombie i would commit suicide I couldn't think of anything scarier (apart from vomiting)
    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F May 27, 2015

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    I have three... 1) Caterpillars 2) Dogs 3) The

    dark I have panic attacks if I encounter any off these...
    NothingElseAvalable NothingElseAvalable 18-21, F 1 Response May 26, 2015

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    I have a very irrational fear of my body parts

    either separating or coming off completely.
    ClaireRedfieldFan ClaireRedfieldFan 18-21, M May 27, 2015

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    Deja Vu?

    Deja vus (can that be plural?) are my worst nightmare, I hate them so much that one time I literally had a five minute deja vu and contemplated suicide as a means to get out of it, and it only lasted for five minutes. My heart starts racing, and I instantly stop what I am doing...
    MirrorFace MirrorFace 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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    I have a fear that a duck,

    somehow, somewhere, is always watching me...
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    The damn snuggle bear.

    Eff that guy
    theluckyduck theluckyduck 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 18, 2014

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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    Bees. ever since I was little I've been afraid

    of them. bumblebees and wasps ooh those big fat yellow and black ones are the worst they will fly by your face and smack into it and you can actually feel their weight. I got stung as a kid and I never want it to happen again.
    ashb3r ashb3r 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2015

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    AccioTea AccioTea 16-17, F May 27, 2015

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    peaceinmiles peaceinmiles 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2014

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    I have a fear of oblivion,

    heights, talking to girls that i like cuz i might say something stupid, and i am also afraid of flys...
    screeminganvil8 screeminganvil8 16-17, M May 28, 2015

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    I have an irrational fear

    that I don't know how to kiss properly. I have only ever kissed one person. Now I am left wondering if I actually have no idea how to do it properly. What if I have completely learned the wrong method and the next person that kisses me runs away in confused disgust? I just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 12, 2015

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    I'm absolutely terrified of escalators.

    Whenever I'm on one I just see myself falling down and breaking my neck. Possibly taking out a tween or a granny on my way down. I'm completely fine with stairs and elevators. In the local mall there are all 3. I never use the elevator because of another irrational fear of mine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 27, 2015

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 23, 2015

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    2b5h 2b5h 18-21, M May 27, 2015

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    sashanic0le sashanic0le 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    jellyfishz jellyfishz 13-15, T May 27, 2015

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    of being at home eating fries

    and watching netflix when the world ends.I feel the earth will go on self destruct mode in a year or two and it scares me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 27, 2015

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    Clowns

      I am terrified of clowns. I do not like their painted on fake faces. I do not like their noses. I even hate their big shoes. I just have always been scared of o clowns.  I know that to most people clowns are fun and loving but for me they are hideous and evil...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F 1 Response May 27, 2015

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    Hellogoodbuddy Hellogoodbuddy 22-25, M Jan 13

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    I'm deathly afraid of grass taller

    than my ankles. I'm deathly afraid of water I can't see through (thanks to Lonesome Dove). I freak the **** out when I'm near snakes.
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F Jan 17, 2015

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    So This Might Seem Funny To Some People But...

    I have a fear of escalators. Yes, I am terrified to step on a moving stair case. I realize how silly this sounds. I always think that when I reach the end I'll forget to step carefully and either I'll fall and bust my head open or I'll end up getting sucked under the escalator...
    ElysPerception ElysPerception 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    I don't like to cook raw meat,

    if I saw it raw or handled it, my whole appetite is ruined, I keep imaging it raw, while im eating it, and my body getting infected with parasites n toxins....i know, it is ridiculous! i can eat meat that i handled, but enuff time has to have passed so that the raw, uncooked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 18, 2015

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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    I'm scared of small lights in the dark.

    Even more if they happen to be red. Or blinking. I have to look away from those lights whenever I'm in a dark place. Complete darkness doesn't bother me, though.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack 16-17, F Aug 12, 2015

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    I'm pretty shy and new large social situations

    can be a pain... Kinda like someone is squeezing my chest... But with people who I talk to more I become very comfortable with and open.
    vnon123 vnon123 16-17, M Jan 25

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