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I was just wondering if anyone else has any serious phobias. By this, I mean fears that stop you doing things - such as a serious fear of heights would prevent you from going on planes etc.

I have a phobia of the dark, elevators and gas masks. I have to sleep with a nightlight and I NEVER go anywhere dark without some form of a light. My fear of elevators means I always take the stairs. I get panicky when I absolutely HAVE to use an elevator in case it gets stuck and I'm trapped in it. My fear of gas masks (yes, weird, I know) originates from the episode of Doctor Who called 'The Empty Child,' in which there were gas mask zombies. It makes me have nightmares to this day (7 years since the episode), and when I see a gas mask, I start to have panic attacks. Proper attacks. I once froze in fear when I saw one and couldn't move.

ANYWAY, enough about me; what's your serious phobia? What does it stop you doing?

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Clowns (Supernatural and IT contributed mostly to this fear), if i see one i freeze on the spot or try to run away, i once saw a clown doll kind of thing at blackpool pleasure beach, i was terrified. We had to walk all the way around the park to get to the ride we wanted to go on which was a 30second walk past the clown.
Horses (don't even know why, i'm just terrified of them)
Heights (i can go on a plane if i don't look out the window, just being able to see how high i am makes me fill ill)
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Getting a terminal illness or going crazy.
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Really bad shark phobia, so bad that I am scared of swimming in the sea. I used to be afraid in swimming-pools even, one can never be sure if there's a shark or not!
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Spiders. It has gotten better over the years, but when I was younger I used to be awful. I would stand frozen if I saw one, have panic attacks, and even if one had been killed I wouldnt go in the room for days. (This was a pain if it was in my room, as Id end up sleeping in my parents room and my Dad would go in my room).

Or id just sit, shaking, crying and screaming for ages!! It was kind of crazy at the same time.

Ive kind of had to deal with it more on my own now, but if theyre even slightly big I wont go near them.

One thing i absolutely hate is when people say ''Im terrified of spiders too!'' and then theyre there picking them up, or leaving them in the same room. Thats not being terrified, thats just disliking them.

and it kind of stopped me doing things- like I wont go camping, I didnt go on a college trip to the amazon because of my phobia. I am currently trying to plan a trip to Australia, but im aware of the huge huntsman spiders they have, and although Im trying to face my phobia now, im finding this difficult to accept!

I also have a spider radar- in that wherever I go, i WILL see a spider.

But I also have a habit of attracting them. There has been at least 3 occasions when i have had spiders on me- 2 of them were the massive black hair house ones :'( ergh wanna cry just remembering that.

I remember lying in my bed in the dark and i felt a tickle on my face, so I looked down and there was a spider walking along my chest, I flicked my hand on it and rushed to put the light on and it was standing on the floor and it was massive, I just stood there frozen before reality hit and i got someone to kill it and started crying lol and a second time, i picked up my pajmas and a house spider dropped out running in my bed, and no one was home, so I went to get the hoover, and just stood hitting the hoover on my bed, because i couldnt find the spider. After about an hour, my parents returned home and my Dad could lift up the covers and get him

And also sharks and space!
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No, I'm normal.

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(Original post by pinkangelgirl)
Spiders. It has gotten better over the years, but when I was younger I used to be awful. I would stand frozen if I saw one, have panic attacks, and even if one had been killed I wouldnt go in the room for days. (This was a pain if it was in my room, as Id end up sleeping in my parents room and my Dad would go in my room).

Or id just sit, shaking, crying and screaming for ages!! It was kind of crazy at the same time.

Ive kind of had to deal with it more on my own now, but if theyre even slightly big I wont go near them.

One thing i absolutely hate is when people say ''Im terrified of spiders too!'' and then theyre there picking them up, or leaving them in the same room. Thats not being terrified, thats just disliking them.

and it kind of stopped me doing things- like I wont go camping, I didnt go on a college trip to the amazon because of my phobia. I am currently trying to plan a trip to Australia, but im aware of the huge huntsman spiders they have, and although Im trying to face my phobia now, im finding this difficult to accept!

And also sharks and space!
Space as in the galaxy or as in an empty space like outside? I'm guessing the galaxy but i don't know how you can be scared of that :/
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Spiders.

I once cried my eyes out upon seeing one in my front room. and wouldn't go in there until my Dad killed it.

A friend also once threw a spider at me knowing I'm massively arachnophobic and I had a mini panic attack, reduced to tears.

The sight of a spider can get my heart seriously racing, and put me in a complete state. There's those skinny ones in the corner of my shed and I'm "ok" with them, but any other
spider seriously screws me up.
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Space as in the galaxy or as in an empty space like outside? I'm guessing the galaxy but i don't know how you can be scared of that :/
yeh, i wouldnt say its a bad phobia, but if i think of space (outer space) or see it on TV or in films it scares me a fair bit and i start panicking inside!
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Maybe spiders, and I tend to react in a similar fashion:

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Spiders like crazy. If I woke up and had one on me, I dread to think what would happen.. It'd probably be health hazardous though.
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yeh, i wouldnt say its a bad phobia, but if i think of space (outer space) or see it on TV or in films it scares me a fair bit and i start panicking inside!
Space either scares you or leaves you in awe because of how amazing it is :P I for one love it, I wish i was old enough to apply for the Mars One project
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Spiders, hate the ****ers
Like I just googled the Huntsman spiders mentioned in one of the previous posts, and I'm already on edge.

Also, this one time I saw a cockroach at a friends apartment and I turned purple with fear, it was right in front of me and I completely stiffened up and fell over, all the while my friends were laughing their heads off.
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Space either scares you or leaves you in awe because of how amazing it is :P I for one love it, I wish i was old enough to apply for the Mars One project
I do think space is awesome, as is under the deep depths of the ocean, but honestly, thinking about both of them, especially the ocean terrifies me.

I think its fear of the unknown :rolleyes:
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(Original post by pinkangelgirl)
Spiders. It has gotten better over the years, but when I was younger I used to be awful. I would stand frozen if I saw one, have panic attacks, and even if one had been killed I wouldnt go in the room for days. (This was a pain if it was in my room, as Id end up sleeping in my parents room and my Dad would go in my room).

Or id just sit, shaking, crying and screaming for ages!! It was kind of crazy at the same time.

Ive kind of had to deal with it more on my own now, but if theyre even slightly big I wont go near them.

One thing i absolutely hate is when people say ''Im terrified of spiders too!'' and then theyre there picking them up, or leaving them in the same room. Thats not being terrified, thats just disliking them.
This is so true. My Dad is like this, he considers himself arachnophobic but he's the one picking it up when I was sat there shaking and crying..
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This is so true. My Dad is like this, he considers himself arachnophobic but he's the one picking it up when I was sat there shaking and crying..
ergh its so annoying isnt it!!

My friend was saying how terrified she is of them and then just blew a huge house spider out the way and he just sat in the corner, and then on another occasion she was trying pick one up!

My sister doesnt like spiders, but she never says shes scared of them- she always gets them if i ask her!
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ergh its so annoying isnt it!!

My friend was saying how terrified she is of them and then just blew a huge house spider out the way and he just sat in the corner, and then on another occasion she was trying pick one up!

My sister doesnt like spiders, but she never says shes scared of them- she always gets them if i ask her!
When I was about 11 someone I know threw a spider at me, knowing full well what I was like. I swear to God I could have killed him. I was in such a state afterwards it was like a state of shock xD
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When I was about 11 someone I know threw a spider at me, knowing full well what I was like. I swear to God I could have killed him. I was in such a state afterwards it was like a state of shock xD
im not surprised. Sometimes i dont even tell people im scared of spiders in case they dont realise the extent.

At work once they were winding me up telling me there was a pet spider in the stock room and i ended up crying at the cash desk lol
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im not surprised. Sometimes i dont even tell people im scared of spiders in case they dont realise the extent.

At work once they were winding me up telling me there was a pet spider in the stock room and i ended up crying at the cash desk lol
Lol my dad used to prank me too. Whenever he picks up a spider and had it cupped in his hands he used to put it near me and pretend to throw it. the furthest back I can remember of being petrified is when I was about 7, there was a huge spider at my mum's friend's house and the daughter picked it up and put it RIGHT in front of my face, and this spider was MASSIVE. Just thinking about it over 10 years later makes me feel uneasy haha. Scarred me.

****ing spiders..
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