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I Have An Irrational Fear

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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

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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 2 Responses Apr 16

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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 1 Response Jan 22

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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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    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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    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 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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    .......

    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 can't stand being in an elevator.

    ..i once walked up 5 flights of stairs because i refused to take one.
    J4ckie123 J4ckie123 16-17, F Aug 2, 2014

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    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 3 Responses Jul 31

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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...
    TheWildling TheWildling 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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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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    2b5h 2b5h 18-21, M May 27

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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

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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

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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 18-21, F Jan 8

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    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F 1 Response May 27

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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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    Storms, silence, darkness.

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

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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

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

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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...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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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

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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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    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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    careuhambur careuhambur 16-17, F Apr 16

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

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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...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    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

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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

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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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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

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    AccioTea AccioTea 16-17, F May 27

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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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    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 13-15, F Aug 12

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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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    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 4 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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    sashanic0le sashanic0le 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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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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    jellyfishz jellyfishz 13-15, T May 27

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

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

    dark I have panic attacks if I encounter any off these...
    EricaAudrey22 EricaAudrey22 18-21, F 1 Response May 26

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