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I Have An Irrational Fear

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

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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 2 Responses Jan 8

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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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    Here Comes Mine!

    wind. it simply paralyzes me.
    belzebub belzebub 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    PandaGirl17 PandaGirl17 16-17, F Jan 8

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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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    COCKROACHES. The most vile creatures I've ever

    dealt with. Small ones. Large ones. Ones you could put a saddle on. They were so bad in Philly I had to leave town. Lousy landlords renting places that are already infested. The last place out me over the edge. Monsters. I was never going to sleep again. Now I'm in the burbs...
    seewhathappens seewhathappens 51-55, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm too scared to suck helium from a balloon.

    ..and I'm graduating this year...that is all
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F Jul 18, 2014

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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 don't care about going to the dentist at all.

    I keep my teeth nice and clean just to avoid it . Even though I was totally fine getting all 4 if my wisdom teeth taken out. I also have had a thing against sheet ghosts. Like the one in paranormal activity 3. I don't know what it is but it bothers me. If I saw something like...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M a week ago

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    Actually have two one is of the water

    but its not really the water that I'm afraid of its the things in the water The other one is the dark and again same thing it's not really that I'm afraid of the dark it's that I'm afraid of what is in it
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M Jan 8

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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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    i have an irrational fear of being

    where I'm not wanted.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Jan 8

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    Let the Bodies Hit the Floor

    I have an irrational fear that my feet will somehow get chopped off if they hang over the edge of the bed at night. It's the same with an arm or a hand. It's silly, I know- but it's all I can think about if an appendage happens to wander off the edge. No matter how much I...
    Bennah Bennah 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 4, 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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    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 1 Response Jan 17

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    ...dolls, and snakes

    and heights 'nuff said
    ThatOneLoneWolf ThatOneLoneWolf 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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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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    So the car I was in got struck by lightning

    today (for anyone that doesn't know, I have a severe phobia of lightning). I ended up in the emergency room and they had to sedate me to stop the anxiety attack. It literally lasted for 2 hours straight. I very rarely cry but... Yea today did not go well⚡️
    Skater1367 Skater1367 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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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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    Snails, Slugs, And Worms

    They can't hurt me but I am terrified of them nonetheless.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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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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    Absolutely terrified of moths

    and butterflies??
    Chocolateebear Chocolateebear 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    ohmyele717 ohmyele717 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20, 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 6 days ago

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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 a week ago

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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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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2014

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    I think I figured out

    why I'm scared to talk on the phone: because of my parents. Every day when I was little, before they left for work they'd say the same thing: Don't pick up the phone unless it's one of us. Don't open the door for anyone, not even friends. Those idiots have been drilling that...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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...
    Saylowman Saylowman 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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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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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2014

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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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    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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    of germs things that are small,

    grouped, and circular of someone stabbing me in my sleep
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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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    "Can't Sleep the Clowns Will Eat Me"

    Irrational fears... lemme see... clowns (freaky man!) spiders (ick) jellyfish (i live in corn country!) the dark (so i'm six, w/e) any bug with really long legs or more then six legs all together (ugh) being lost in a zombie outbreak (okay thats just funny) being robbed...
    freedomsong85 freedomsong85 21-25, F Mar 12, 2008

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    Bananas... stuff makes me puke

    as soon as I see one...
    Headlights Headlights 18-21, F Jan 8

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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 2 Responses a week ago

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    Lizards...No, For Real, They Are Scary

    I think my biggest irrational fear is of lizards.  I grew up in FL so there have always been lizards around.  You would think I would be used to them.  No way, they freak me out.  I swear I have had one try to attack me.  It was in my car on the dash and...
    KiaC KiaC 31-35 2 Responses Apr 29, 2008

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

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    Sometimes these vague scenes appear at the edge

    of my consciousness where something or somebody come up from the side with a bat or a club like they about to smash my computer up. I have a fear that even irrational fears can become reality. I try to ward off the danger by imagining holding up my arm to protect my computer...
    VI55555 VI55555 31-35 Oct 2, 2014

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

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