I Want to Talk About Fear

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    Overcoming Small Fears.....

    I'm still scared of doing things I want. I used to always submit to fear. Since I decided to change the way I live my life I notice I'm experiencing it alot more. I can be confident right up til the very second I take an action and then it stops me. Its a natural emotion to stop...
    TotallyAmazing TotallyAmazing
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Oct 17, 2009

    My Biggest Fearssss .

      So last December I got this deadly case to staph infection from the mats at my high school & i had to have surgery to get it treated . Of course there were lots of needles & that happens to be my BIGGEST fear . Just the kind of needles you get at the doctor others...
    aliveandstillsad aliveandstillsad
    16-17, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2009

    An Appeal to Fear

    This is a form of a lie. It is a situation that is created by a person to add support to his idea or program. Examples: God says your going to hell because your gay. Weapons of Mass destruction Group homes will drop the property values. Get the idea?
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    Jun 1, 2009

    What Is Paranoia?

    It is a sympton in which an individual feels the world is out to get them. It is one of the pyschotic features of bi polar disorder and schizophrenia.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses May 19, 2009

    Broken Heart

    I was in the hospital. Wait a minute, I aint staying! I signed the refusal paper and tried to get up. It was like a huge sledgehammer slammed me onto the gurney. I could not get up! Uh, where's that paper again? In the cardiac unit the lady next to me had her last prayers and...
    stargazer2 stargazer2
    46-50, F
    Apr 25, 2012

    Good and Bad

    Some fears are good... like the thrill of watching a good horror movie or fears that keep us from harming ourselves or others. I don't think these kind of fears should ever be eradicated. They're healthy and awesome. And then there are some fears that's irrational... like my fear...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 20, 2009

    Tori - the Fear Intern

     MY name is Tori. I am one of Retiredfather's Summer Interns.  I am specialiizing in the pyschosis of fear.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    Manic

    My husband who has been diagnosed as Bi-Polar, is going through a medication change.  My biggest fear is that he will go into a manic episode.  I watch and wait, hoping that my biggest fear won't happen.
    PeedeeDog PeedeeDog
    70+
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    What Is a Phobia

     It is a fear that causes avoidance and panic. It is a common type of anxiety disorder.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 19, 2009

    Is It Possible to Fear Everything In Life?

    I kind of feel like that sometimes. Fear of the unknown maybe? what a lame thing, it should be adventure and excitement. I know that I will never get what I want in life until I get over my fear but its one of those many things easier said than done. How did you get over your...
    ritchflynn ritchflynn
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jun 14, 2009

    Nightmares

    Fear is related to emotional states including worry, anxiety, terror, horror, panic and dread. As an individual emotional state, fear can effect the unconscious mind in the form of nightmares.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2009

    Anxiety

     Anxiety is the results of threats which are perceived to be uncontrollable and unavoidable.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 19, 2009

    What Is Fear?

    Fear is the emotional response to threats and danger. Fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    9 Responses May 19, 2009

    What Is Fear - Part Two

    Fear is more than a state of mind. It is also chemical. The feeling of alarm arises from ht curcuitry of our brain. A nuerochemical exchange between nerve cells. Fear is a physical reaction to a hazard. Fear has a genetic side. We are naturally afraid of situations that...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    May 23, 2009

    Physical Components of Fear

    Headache Nausea Muscle aches and pain Not sleeping Dizziness Depression                             Tori
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    6 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    Why Do We Let It Rule?

    So many people are hurting and alone.  And why?  Because we're afraid to care and love.  Our hearts have been broken too many times.  Pain has become our greatest fear.  Anything to keep from feeling pain.  We keep to ourselves.  We don't show people we care.  We won't...
    seekinglover seekinglover
    56-60, F
    2 Responses May 9, 2012

    Fear Is Learned

     Infants are only born with two fears: 1) Fear of loud noises 2) Fear of falling. All other fears ahve to be programed in either through someone else's opinion or direct experience.
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 22, 2009

    Mental Componenets of Fear

    Negative thoughts often referred to as worries. It puts into place what Retiredfather refers to as the "Because Rationale"   I am not good enough BECAUSE.... I will fail BECAUSE..... I am not loved BECAUSE... I deserve to be abused BECAUSE... Get the...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    Doing What I Had To Do

    I was about 17 and babysitting a girl of 11 and she was so scared a guy would rape her as her mom and stepdad would get drunk and stoned and watch him as he was a friend. I said it willnever happen again and slept byher only I just close my eyes and waited. soon Jean was standing...
    stargazer2 stargazer2
    46-50, F
    Apr 26, 2012

    Simple Stratagies For Over Coming Fear

     Not cut into stone and are up for revisions if needed. Think about the following ways of defusing ( overcoming ) Fears: 1) How would you advise someone else with a similar fear? 2) Have a back up plan. 3) Your worse case scenario may not be as bad as you think. 4...
    retiredfather retiredfather
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2009
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