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    I get severe panic attacks

    when people vomit. I think it's quite a common phobia now.
    livingthedreamforever livingthedreamforever 22-25 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't get it. People can be scared of

    dangerous things that can happen especially in their life. While I'm over here scared of getting into a Ferris wheel because it's high up. I. Hate. Heights.
    burningdesir3 burningdesir3 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Scard

    scared to drive   do to my autisem i get destracted ezly and i cant aford the meds so i hav yet to get a licent or lern to drive  im scard ill kill someone and go to jaill over an acsedent
    beeeriy beeeriy 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 25, 2010

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    Not Many

    I used to have a phobia of dogs, but it's now just a fear of them. I have phobias of spiders, vomit, and deep water. I don't really count this one, but because I have OCD, I have a phobia of germs.
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    Only Two Spring To Mind....

    Snakes and scorpions. I am ******* scared to high hell of snakes and scorpions. "But Knighty, don't be silly! How often do you come across snakes and scorpions in the UK?" I hear you cry. Doesn't matter. Far too often for my liking. And I can't even remember the last time I...
    KnightyKnight KnightyKnight 22-25, M Apr 16, 2013

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    I Have Trypanophobia

    Typranophobia is a fear of needles. This is also Aichmophobia, but Trypanophobia is specifically needles. Last year, our family was getting the Flu Vaccination. I, having homework as an excuse to skip, (Hehehe... ^_^;) did not go. My mom came back with the rest of my family (my...
    evie2001 evie2001 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    Top 10 Unusual Phobias (That I DO NOT Suffer!)

      10. Nomophobia – (No-mobile-phone-phobia) This one is first on the list because it is not yet a phobia, but it seems to be going that way. At the moment we can all rest easy and call this a little silly, but a poll commissioned by the English Post Office might...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 1, 2010

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    Fear Of Jellyfish, Cynophobic, And Pediophobic

    Apparently there is no specified name for it, but I always panic when I go to the ocean. If I do go in the water, I find myself on the brink of tears the entire time. My mom calls me a wimp, but if something scares me that much, I have a problem. I am afraid of jellyfish. Also...
    Annabelle0009 Annabelle0009 13-15 1 Response Nov 18, 2010

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    I am afraid of balls.

    As in the round things you can throw around. It's a long story. I am also afraid of insects. Especially cockroaches. Yuck, I already shudder when I type the ******* word. It's a phobia, but I dunno what it's called. I'm also afraid of judgement, backstabbing, being left alone...
    absenceofsound absenceofsound 13-15, F Feb 25

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    Genophobic. Sucks.

    I have an intense phobia of anything sexual. I've never had sex (I'm 27), I probably never will. Because of this, I'll likely die alone with no family. I understand that the traditional and tested method to get over phobias is gradual exposure and desensitisation. How does...
    Craiggg Craiggg 26-30, M 2 Responses May 24, 2010

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    Necrophobia

    I can finally put a name to my fear - Necrophobia. The fear of death or dead things (corpses). For me, the first is not the problem, but the latter is. Researching it hasn't been fun either, as psychologists say that necrophobia is one of the most serious phobias... which...
    IronLotus IronLotus 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    Acousticophobia?

    I'm guessing it's Acousticophobia or something similar.  I can hear natural noises all day without problem.  Artificial noises annoy me no end.  Artificial noise annoys most people I guess; noisy cars, lawn mowers etc. Other people's music causes dread, fear, anxiety etc...
    Dropbear Dropbear 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 16, 2011

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    My Only Phobia

    This is the only phobia I have, or I guess have discovered I have so far. I wouldn't even know I had this if I din't play the Tomb Raider series. So the first game. I get to the part in the Greece section in The Cistern where you flood the main room with water. I hopped in and...
    brooklyngton brooklyngton 26-30 Jul 20, 2013

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    I've Got Catagelophobia

    Yes, I am very afraid of being ridiculed. It does me real trouble, I am never relaxed except if there's no one who can see me - for example, if I am on the 10th floor of a building, all by myself. And I also am afraid of ghosts and paranormal stuff like that in general. I...
    xSapphire xSapphire 18-21, F Mar 22, 2010

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    Who Doesn't?

    I have a lot of phobias but my main ones are.. Clowns Heights Enclosed areas Spiders Needles Crowds Horses *to ride on* Losing more people that I love Number 1 fear - To be completely alone.. and I don't mean romantic wise, I mean life wise. If that ever happened, I only...
    AuntTammy AuntTammy 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2008

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    Death

    I love watching TV shows on Youtube like "I shouldn't be alive" because they're exciting and scary and make me cry from relief and happiness. I experience so many emotions which I crave because my life really is quite boring and has no drama. However I am trying to stop watching...
    buddieangel buddieangel 16-17, F Jan 19, 2013

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    Fobias About The Environment: Pollution, Overpopullation, Waste And Consumption :(

    This is something that I have been meaning to share with someone for the longest time; I am pleased to know there is a place for it now and would be very interested to know if anyone feels the same. I have been feeling this way for much of my life but have noticed that these...
    Indigolady Indigolady 26-30 Nov 22, 2011

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    Phonophobic?

    Phonophobia is a fear of loud, or sudden loud noises. I'm not really diagnosed, but I'm pretty sure I have it. When I was about three, I was walking around the house for my sister's birthday. I went to the front porch, and the minute I stepped outside, three large balloons...
    Marellie Marellie 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    I'Ve Only Found Out Myself Recently

    Few months back I could easily say I wasn't scared of anything. And I wasn't! I can speak, sing, dance, do whatever I feel like in public. I can sit in a dark confined space for hours without panicking. I'm completely unaffected by any height (unless of course I'm falling and...
    rjh100 rjh100 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 9, 2013

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    Most "unhelpful" title ever !!!!

    look it up ..... hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia and then go ga-ga, ending up going postal
    skibi skibi 46-50, M Sep 23, 2013

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    Holding Me Back

    My phobias are holding me back in life. I don't really know what to do about that. One of the most problematic ones right now is a telephone phobia. I usually only answer the phone to my boyfriend-not even my siblings. I let the answering machine get the rest. I have to psych...
    veralynn veralynn 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Plants

    I am deathly afraid of plants. the bigger the leaves the worse it is. I freeze up and start to panic when surrounded.
    Akureyri Akureyri 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    My Phobia List

    Pteronarcophobia - fear of flies Acrophobia- Fear of heights Aeroacrophobia- Fear of open high places Agraphobia- Fear of sexual abuse Agoraphobia- Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place Anuptaphobia- Fear of staying...
    tarantulas tarantulas 26-30, F 5 Responses May 12, 2013

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    My Phobias

    I have several interesting phobias, and a substantial amount of common ones, first, a quickly little list before I start. Enissophobia - fear of criticism Atychiphobia - fear of failure Cynophobia - fear of dogs Ommetaphobia - fear of eyes Agorophobia - on the...
    PhobicScarecrow PhobicScarecrow 16-17, M Mar 26, 2011

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    Missing Memories Of Trauma

    I have a good idea when my phobia started... I think. I remember sitting on the back seat of a car, going towards a busy intersection. My father was driving, my mother was talking to him about something. I was in my very early teens. Then; nothing but panicky blur. Since then I...
    Verp Verp 22-25 Apr 13, 2013

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    Of Heights and People...

    Mainly, I am afraid of heights.  Technically, it's more a fear of falling.  I can be high up in a building and be fine, but climbing those staircases with gaps beneath the steps, or ladders, or anything I can plausibly fall off (narrow bridges, towers etc.) just causes...
    Ryuuzaki Ryuuzaki 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15, 2009

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    96rabbit 96rabbit 16-17, M Feb 15

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    Constant Fear

    i have arachnaphobia... i have huge fear of spiders. i can't stand to look at them anywhere or even hear the word.. i have fear of being in crowded places.. i freak out and feel like everyone is looking at me or talking about me. i have fear of bridges and heights.. i'm a...
    babyme04 babyme04 22-25, F Dec 31, 2008

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    I have phobias and I feel some times paranoid,

    overthink too much. I feel trapped, bored and lost most of the time. I suffer a lot of phobias.
    ria728 ria728 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Cibophobia, Ruining My Life, Destroying My Health.

    When I was little I was your average fearless, happy little girl...with one difference. I was hyper, sometimes violently so. I didn't know how to express myself and my attention and thresh holds were all drastically shorter than anyone elses and when I reached my limits I lashed...
    AmoAngelus AmoAngelus 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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    I Only A Phobia Of

    Heights Bugs cats Birds The dark Deep water
    willieverbegoodenough willieverbegoodenough 22-25, F Nov 7, 2013

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    Touching My Daughter Makes My Skin Crawl...please Help!

    I have a texture phobia and it's been around for quite sometime; however, it has gotten far worse, and it now control's nearly every second of my day.  My whole body is tense now just thinking about writing my story.  It use to be yarn and things made of yarn...
    cece1617 cece1617 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2010

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    Aviophobia

    I have phobia of Airplanes and flying. 4 monthes ago I went to Dubai with my family on a vacation, it's 5 hours flight, I was happy because I was leaving the country but before 2 days i started to panic and see nightmares about crashing, I cried and told my family I don't want to...
    outcast389 outcast389 18-21, F Mar 15, 2011

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    I am afraid of heights.

    It can be weird. I used to go hiking in the Adirondack mountains. I would climb to the top of the mountain just fine....but could not bring myself to climb the stairs of the fire tower at the top. I can be in the observation deck of a tall skyscraper, and as long as there is...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M Dec 13, 2013

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    I have Cherophobia because of all the

    disappointment I've had this last year. My dad was a textbook passive aggressive who messed with me emotionally, and made me feel horrible about myself. That went on for about an year and a half, though it had always been happening; it just got worse with the divorce. We so...
    LaurenHarris LaurenHarris 13-15, F May 8

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    Dentists

    I have a irrational fear of the dentist. I haven't been for probably about 7 years and in that time my teeth have got really bad, both my parents have bad teeth and it seems I've been cursed with it too. I know the dentist is only there to fix the problems for me, but I'm 17...
    Jmfm1995 Jmfm1995 18-21, F Feb 24, 2013

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    Being Put To Sleep For An Operation

    i have to have major spine surgery in september but it is not the op that scares me to death it is being put to sleep and the uncontrolable fear of not waking up. please could any one give me some help with some supportive words pleaseeeeeeeeee really need some reassurance !!!!
    cjwilliam cjwilliam 26-30, F Jul 30, 2012

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    SkeeJ SkeeJ 22-25, M Feb 4

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    Documentary On Food Phobias

    Hello All, I hope this message finds you well! I am currently working on developing and television documentary that would profile men and women with selective eating disorders and food phobias. This documentary would provide you with an outlet to share the story of your food...
    tvcasting tvcasting 31-35, F Feb 29, 2012

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    This Is Getting Out Of Hand.

    So last night I was on the computer and I was talking to my friends on facebook and stuff then all of a sudden I saw this gigantic spider run across the foot of my bed it was literally as big as my face. I couldn't scream because I would have woken up everyone in my house so I...
    TheParanoidSchizophrenic TheParanoidSchizophrenic 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2013

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    Death

    I am an internal hypocrite. I cut, yet I fear pain. I have planed suicide, but I am afraid of painful death. I do not fear death itself. Fearing death is illogical because we will all die eventually, but dying suddenly, or painfully is a logical fear. I fear being out of control...
    immaturity immaturity 16-17, F 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    I believe I have entomophobia

    and acrophobia. Entomophobia is a fear of insects and acrophobia is a fear of heights. I think I am entomophobic because of recent events. I've always feared insects, the flies that buzz and bees especially. Butterflies and moths, too. A while ago, my mum and I left the house...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I Don'T Think We'Re In Kansas Anymore…

    Lilapsophobia - Fear of Tornadoes and Hurricanes. I don't really know if I'm phobic of hurricanes as I've never been in one. However, I am EXTREMELY phobic of tornadoes. I get so nervous I'll make myself physically sick to the point of vomiting. It wouldn't be as bad (hopefully...
    MidnattensWidunder MidnattensWidunder 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2013

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    Aviophobia ...I am scared to fly in an airplane.

    I've never had to fly really until this year. On June 29th, I will be taking my first airplane flight to West Palm Beach, Fla ..for work and the flight is in the evening. I am dreading this. I am sooo nervous. I keep trying to prepare myself mentally by watching people's...
    caramelLova1 caramelLova1 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 21

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    Gerontophobia

    I'm scared of old people. Cut and dry. I don't want to be old. And I'm terrified of death. If you're old I don't want to talk to you. I have trouble being around my own grandparents, and I think my grandma is part of the reason I'm like this...
    occasionallyconfused occasionallyconfused 16-17 May 29, 2013

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    An Extensive List of My Phobias.

    An overview before details: Spiders, spider webs, textures (clusters/holes), feet, E.T., insanity, hair, open doors, smelling bad, automatons (dolls, marionnettes, clown dolls, ventriloquist dummies, etc), Truman Show scenarios, closed shower curtains, putting my in the...
    Dhesyca Dhesyca 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    Living In Fear of My Phobias

    As a child my only phobia was of tall buildings and high ceilings, i used to dreed going in to the school hall, all i could do was look at the floor, i can not explain what i am thinking all i know is, i am petrefied. People think i am strange when i tell them about this. As i...
    Burt333 Burt333 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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    Full List of Phobias!

     The list of Phobias.. I was bored! A- Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing. Acarophobia- Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching. Acerophobia- Fear of sourness. Achluophobia- Fear of darkness. Acousticophobia- Fear of noise. Acrophobia- Fear of...
    AuntTammy AuntTammy 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 29, 2008

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    In The Darkness

    Tonight, I did it!  Yay!  All by myself.  I went for a walk all alone and far too.  I'm sore.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Feb 17, 2012

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    Some Of My Weird Phobias

    water- I can't stand being i the shower with cold water running on me - I literally chock up and can't breathe water in general - I hate going on ferries over to the islands etc or looking flood high levels swallowing - I sometimes go through times when I am afraid to swallow and...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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