I Have Odd Phobias

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    Yea, Some Of Them Are Strange.

    I'm extremely afraid of spiders- my general reaction to them is to ***** naked and run around trying to swat off the imaginary creepy-crawlies crawling on my skin. There are others, perhaps a little stranger. Surgery is a very freaky one- the thought of my organs being handled...
    phatb1991 phatb1991
    26-30, M
    8 Responses Oct 27, 2010

    I Feel Stupid Because Of My Phobia

    What is my phobia, you ask? pls dont laugh, im tired of it. its proppelorphobia, the fear, of ceiling fans. when i was 2-4 my mom made me take a nap in the living room, under the fan. the thing wobbled, it terrified me! to this day i cant hardly stand being in a room with a fan...
    girl456girl456 girl456girl456
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    Pteronophobia - the fear of being tickled.

    I am terrified of being tickled. I don't laugh when being tickled - I scream. It hurts terribly. But people don't understand how much it hurts and how much it scares me, and they keep doing it, and I am constantly terrified. Ichthyophobia - the fear of fish. I am terrified of...
    stalingradsnow stalingradsnow
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 16, 2014

    I am terrified of hand lotion.

    The thought of it makes my hands hurt. And if I keep thinking about it my whole body hurts. I also can't stand certain fabrics. We have this pillow and I can't touch it at all. I can't touch it with my bare skin at all I panic. Same with the lotion my master wanted me to use...
    maggielue maggielue
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 29, 2013


    Whenever I am in the passenger seat of a vehicle and the person goes by a mailbox, I kind of cringe and close my eyes. I'm afraid that they are going to hit it, which isn't really a big deal. I guess I am more afraid of the noise it would make. I hate it.  They think it's...
    SecretBeliever SecretBeliever
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2008

    Car Doors.

    when i am in a car i have a weird fear that the doors are going to fly open and i will fall out. so i always have to lock the doors when the car is moving O_o
    asdfok asdfok
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2008

    my fear is of rabbits

    and hares... leporiphobia generally petrified.
    minigrafter minigrafter
    18-21, F
    Nov 6, 2015

    So usually when I tell people this they laugh

    at me. This is not me being snobby or stuck up, but, I have a genuine phobia of stores such as Dollar stores and cheap frozen food stores. (Also, sorry if I have offended anyone who has to shop in them) I get so scared and anxious walking past them, I do not think I could bring...
    WayUpHigh WayUpHigh
    22-25, F
    Dec 1, 2013

    I'm terrified of penguins.

    It's so uncommon, there isn't an official name for it yet.
    DrLizzyFreud DrLizzyFreud
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 24, 2015


    So I go to do my pre-employment drug test for the part time job I accepted and of course it's a pee-in-a cup kinda deal. I'm in the restroom holding the cup under me trying to potty very slowly so I don't sound like a race horse whizzing my brains out. (yes ppl hearing me pee is...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2008

    I'm afraid of balloons.

    I refuse to go around them in fear that they will pop and scare me. Loud sounds are awful.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x
    22-25, F
    May 19, 2014


    I have so many phobias! Here are a few: -Flies! -Getting attcked by flies -Small spaces -The number 3......*shudders* -Lint or fuzzes on my clothes -Touching toiletpaper on the roll that has already been touched. -Stepping on cracks in the sidewalk -Turkeys (alive! I'm ok...
    oobergoobergreengirl oobergoobergreengirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 4, 2008

    Urinary Catheters

    So when I was born I had Kidney Reflux Disease. From birth to 6 years old I visited the Urologist for a renal scan as well as a urinary catheter insertion. I had to be held down by nurses as I was obviously scared and it hurt. I have scar tissue as a result, and for a long time...
    91superstar 91superstar
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2012
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