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I Have An Irrational Fear

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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 5 days ago

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    Sometimes when I wake up to ise the bathroom at

    night I get spooked. I start looking behind me to make sure no one is following me and my reflection gives me the willies.
    tremille1 tremille1 36-40, M Jan 9

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    Absolutely terrified of moths

    and butterflies??
    Chocolateebear Chocolateebear 41-45, F Jan 23

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    I can't stand being in an elevator.

    ..i once walked up 5 flights of stairs because i refused to take one.
    J4ckie123 J4ckie123 13-15, F Aug 2, 2014

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

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    DeeDeS DeeDeS 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Trains. Like the freight trains.

    Monorails and trolleys don't bother me....although subways creep me out a bit
    Risingabovetheashes Risingabovetheashes 70+, F Jan 8

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    socks! not just any socks

    though ankle socks and knee highs are fine but socks inbetween those two sizes. nope can't even think about it ahhhhhhhhhh! oh and chalk. the feel of it watching other people write with it. yuck!!!!
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I could never breathe out of my nose

    and was constantly terrified that I would get abducted and they would put tape over my mouth and I would suffocate.
    jdanyone jdanyone 41-45, M Apr 16

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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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    The damn snuggle bear.

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

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    the american penny. i **** you not.

    i cant look at them or touch them at all. ugh. no no no.
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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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 am scared of the purple teletubbbie.

    I dunno why but if i'm about to fall asleep and I think about him I won't sleep anymore :(
    September19 September19 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    I am afraid of vomiting.

    This includes myself and others. Watching, hearing, smelling, doing the act is a big fat NOPE. Of course, along with this fear, comes an avoidance of public restrooms and, along with this, an inability to drink at a bar, etc. It's just...ugh.
    marinderso marinderso 26-30 Apr 16

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    Ok so Im afraid of phone updates

    and going into Walmart alone... Anyone else with a weird fear?
    redhouse97 redhouse97 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    sashanic0le sashanic0le 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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

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    I can't swim by myself

    and I'm secretly terrified of swimming in a lake and having a shark come and kill me. Why did this have to be a thing.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F Jan 22

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    Of any stomach aches

    and pains, and throwing up.. x__x Also, of needles, blood, and having blood taken.. T^T
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I am deathly afraid of caterpillars.

    It's completely irrational because they're so small and harmless, they only live to eat then cocoon and turn into flying caterpillars (oh, I mean butterflies). I work at a preschool so every spring we do science projects and talk about them and I have to wear sunglasses and a...
    PepperGrrrl6669 PepperGrrrl6669 26-30, F Jul 17, 2014

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

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    PandaGirl17 PandaGirl17 16-17, F Jan 8

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    One Of The Scariest Things Ever...

    Kelp. Yes, you heard correctly. Kelp freaks me out to the point of panic attacks. It's not the kelp you find washed up on the beach either. I went on a boat one time that not only had a glass bottom, but when you go under the deck, all the sides were glass as well. They fed the...
    lilacoda lilacoda 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2011

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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 4 Responses Apr 16

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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 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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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.
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M Apr 16

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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

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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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    ohmyele717 ohmyele717 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 2014

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    i have an irrational fear of being

    where I'm not wanted.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Jan 8

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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 3 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    I have a fear of clownsand dolls.

    (Thanks Chucky and IT) I also fear the dark. But more specifically that somone is watching me Or is going is hurt me when I close my eyes. I so also wonder how I have no problem sleeping but oh well.
    NirvanaReyes NirvanaReyes 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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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 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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'
    wereuniverse wereuniverse 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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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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    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 10 Responses Apr 10, 2010

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    Well, not a fear, but an intense dislike of the

    oogly, jelly crud inside a tomato that holds the seeds. That stuff is like some sort of alien ooze. Just thinking about it is making me want to barf. But, I just LOVE things made WITH tomatoes - Heck, I was raised in an Italian family, tomatoes are the next best thing to...
    CalledByTheVoid CalledByTheVoid 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I don't tell many people,

    but I'm terrified of the ocean. Ever since I was a child I've had this recurring nightmare in which I'm stuck in the bottom of the sea, surrounded by who knows what? I guess you could call it a fear of the unknown. Anyway, that nightmare has led to some pretty serious insomnia...
    kingofmonroeville kingofmonroeville 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 17

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I am afraid of being picked up.

    I guess when I was small my cuz picked me up and dropped me a lot so now if someone picked me up I freeze like a puppy.
    ptbl ptbl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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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 2 Responses Apr 17

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    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F Apr 16

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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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    This fear developed after my mother had told me

    a story about a video she had seen on the internet. This video was in China and depicted a young toddler walking around. She wandered into the street and was hit by a truck. The truck couldn't go over her so it backed up and ran over her again. Then car after car ran her over...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 14

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