I Have An Irrational Fear

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    princesskatie7 princesskatie7
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    As an accomplished swimmer,

    experienced outdoor enthusiast, and proud fan of logic, I am ashamed of this fear: Imaginary freshwater monsters. I can't swim in a body of water without knowing exactly what is underneath me. Full panic takes over if the slightest motion disturbs the liquid under my feet and I...
    notsocomplex notsocomplex
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015


      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
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    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
    Sep 1, 2013

    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
    22-25, F
    Feb 23, 2014

    Storms, silence, darkness.

    . Three irrational fears cx
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum
    18-21, F
    May 28, 2015
    Hellogoodbuddy Hellogoodbuddy
    22-25, M
    Jan 13, 2016

    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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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

    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

    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

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

    dark I have panic attacks if I encounter any off these...
    NothingElseAvalable NothingElseAvalable
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    Well since I was ran over I am extremely scared

    of driving and being in parking lots. I am constantly looking around and my heart begins to race if I see a car pulling out. I will only get out of parked right next to side walk so I won't have to walk in the parking lot for any length of time. Driving is horrible altogether...
    DeIuxedEdition DeIuxedEdition
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    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
    22-25, M
    May 27, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2011
    AccioTea AccioTea
    18-21, F
    May 27, 2015

    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
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    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
    Apr 16, 2015

    I have this insane irrational fear that

    if I go to sleep before my fiancé gets home or he doesn't answer a text, then he may be dead and I will never get to marry him...that I will be without him for the rest of my life
    verlassenes00 verlassenes00
    26-30, F
    Aug 17, 2015
    2b5h 2b5h
    18-21, M
    May 27, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    Jul 17, 2014


    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
    sashanic0le sashanic0le
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2014

    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
    18-21, M
    Jan 25, 2016

    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
    Apr 16, 2015

    I know this is stupid

    and childish, but I've always had a fear of shark being in a pool with me.
    MethheadSanta MethheadSanta
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    May 27, 2015

    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
    May 27, 2015

    I have a fear that a duck,

    somehow, somewhere, is always watching me...
    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2014
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 23, 2015

    I have a very irrational fear of my body parts

    either separating or coming off completely.
    ClaireRedfieldFan ClaireRedfieldFan
    22-25, M
    May 27, 2015

    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

    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
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2009

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 20, 2015

    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
    18-21, M
    May 28, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    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

    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
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    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
    2 Responses May 12, 2015
    jellyfishz jellyfishz
    16-17, T
    May 27, 2015

    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
    ohmyele717 ohmyele717
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2014

    The damn snuggle bear.

    Eff that guy
    theluckyduck theluckyduck
    31-35, M
    Jul 18, 2014

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    Nov 24, 2015
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