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What Do You Fear?

Discussion in 'Outside the Box' started by ShinjiLover, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Peekaboo Pikachu

    Peekaboo Pikachu Not Just Any Yamask

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    I have emetophobia - fear of vomiting. I think it started when I was 11. I got really sick and dry heaved. It was easily one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life so far, to put it mildly. I was so afraid of vomiting that I developed full-blown OCD over it.

    I'm also afraid of choking on food, because I have choked a lot over the course of my life. When I was 3 and choked on a hard candy, I was so afraid of choking again that I refused to eat any solid foods. I had to be put back on formula and go to the doctor for weekly checkups to make sure I wasn't malnourished.

    But the very worst choking incident happened when I was 9. I choked on a hard candy (again) and I went so long without oxygen that I nearly blacked out.
     
  2. noworry

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    I don't actually have a lot of fears, but I am still pretty angsty when it comes to those I have:

    Tryphobia - Fear of holes and clusters.
    This one is surprisingly common, and I didn't know I had it untill a friend showed me a picture of a lotushead, which really disturbed me. A lot. I get uneasy just thinking about it...

    Hemophobia - Fear of blood.
    Blood and gore have been my number 1 fear ever since I was a kid. It's really bad too, I can't even handle it in animation. The worst part about middle school was that sometimes the teachers would just put on a movie and I'd have no idea if it contaied a lot of blood? And if it did I'd just have to leave, because I just can't. look. at. it. It's somewhat better now, but it still bothers me so much, because sometimes I really want to watch something, but I'm too afraid of potential graphic violence. When I'm with friends they'll list of the extreme parts though, so that's good.

    I'm also easily startled, so I'm no good with jumpscares, but that's just a minor thing.
     
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  3. canisaries

    canisaries licks from that tongue hurt, trust me

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    arachnophobia. i hate spiders. the way they walk, the way they can fling anywhere with their webs, the way they just look... i used to also have a fear of bugs, but strangely it started to melt away very fast after i learned about how arthropod legs work and just begun to see them as animals among other animals. spiders will never have this, though. they're demons and no one can convince me otherwise.

    i also have a very strange, specific fear. i can't really describe it, but it appears when faces are drawn/illustrated a certain way. based on a dream i just had last night, i'd say it comes from some scary face i saw in my childhood. i can't remember what it looked like or where it was, but i'm sure something like that happened.

    for some of my more mature fears: death (loved ones' or my own), existential stuff, fear of being judged, fear of never being happy.
     
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    Quite a lot:

    - Height fear.

    - Fear of losing other people, either by death or just because they end up being sick of me.

    - Fear of blood.

    - Fear of annoying or bothering people, fear that they hate me or think I'm annoying.

    - Fear of bees, mosquitos and anything else with a stinger.

    - Fear of spiders.

    - Fear of drunk people like football supporters, party people and the likes.

    - Fear of failure, I often feel like I fail at everything.

    - Fear of violence, right-wingers, racists, anti-feminists/sexists, ableists and other assholes getting in power and hurting and oppressing people. Sadly, this fear is coming true in several countries.

    - Fear of groups of men, I prefer the company of women. Also, when I'm on the train in the evening, I prefer sitting to a woman instead of a man, I just feel safer.

    - Fear of big dogs, afraid they might bite.

    - Fear of fire.

    - Fear of needles, injections.

    - Fear of eternal loneliness, this fear is coming true...