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Question What's your phobia(s)?

Hello Ladies and Gents
Here's my list of phobias, feel free to share yours.
quick resource: http://phobialist.com/
  • Acrophobia- Fear of heights.
  • Agateophobia- Fear of insanity. (recently a big problem for me)
  • Osphresiophobia-Fear of smells or odors (this is specific to "chemical" odors...more specifically fear of asphyxiation due to chemical inhalation)
  • Peniaphobia- Fear of poverty. (this may be warranted... sometimes it's not though)
  • Social Phobia- Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations
My final phobia is one I couldn't find on the list...
  • Fear of being drugged unknowingly.
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I'm afraid of nothing! except that whole society and people thing...


There are some weird phobias on that list though:

Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth --- Is this that hard to remove?

Anglophobia- Fear of England or English culture, etc. --- lol - I hate the English too!

Aulophobia- Fear of flutes -- Stay away from me Yanni!

and that's just A
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i wouldnt go as far as calling it a phobia, but i realised recently that i have a massive dislike to sweating and avoid doing things that will make me sweat. and therefore pong like a scared *** skunk. lol.
i'm sure i highlighted a possible phobia (other than social) a while back, but cant remember right now. lol.
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I didn't look mine up but I'm just gonna put some down off the top of my head.

1.Fear of embarrassment
2. fear of being judged
3. I have a major fear of forgetting things(i double check things about a million times to make sure)
4. I have a horrible fear of not having enough money to pay for things in stores idk why
5.fear of the spontaneous(this is horrid bc i like being spontaneous but it scares me ****less, i need to prepare myself way in head of time)
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I fear spiders, vomiting, darkness, and empty spaces. As in fields/deserts/ocean and any flat land just... terrifies me. :/
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Astraphobia or Astrapophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.(Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia)... We've had several trees struck @ our house and (strangely) the artesian well head. Not fun!

Phonophobia- Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.

Social Phobia.

Fear of being observed... Too lazy to look it up.
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I fear the ocean. I can't swim and being in their territory in a place where I am at such a great disadvantage scares the hell out of me. Just imagining me floating there and a huge shark or whale swims under,by or towards me OMFG I would die of a heart attack.

I really fear that I may get locked up somewhere by accident like a freezer or a trunk or some place and be forgotten and I just die slowly. Arrgh.

I fear small disgusting insects, they just scare the hell out of me. They are just so unpredictable and disgusting looking.

I fear heights, to think that just ONE wrong step could kill me scares the hell out of me.

And of course, Social Phobia.

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Genophobia- Fear of sex

Yep. -_-
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Genophobia- Fear of sex

Yep. -_-
how do you think exposure therapy might work for summat like that?
bless ya.
to all of us, though, it's a pity phobias exist, and i hope we can all over come them ^_^

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how do you think exposure therapy might work for summat like that?
bless ya.
to all of us, though, it's a pity phobias exist, and i hope we can all over come them ^_^
Haha. Quite painful for now...
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social phobia is the major one
emetophobia (fear of vomit, dont do bars/clubs much lol)
Agateophobia (i have this too, it tends to trigger panic attacks)
Genophobia (fear of contracting diseases)
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My main thing is driving in a car and feeling like everyone is looking at me. Especially at red lights this is horrible. I feel like I am an animal trapped in a zoo and everyone is staring at me. I dunno how this came to be but it started about 2 years ago. I used to drive around with my two 12s loud as crap and it never bothered people looking at me. Now I find I drive with my stereo totally off not trying to draw any attention. Odd huh?

I dunno what you would really call this phobia either but it really inhibits what I can do. I hate leaving the house even to get cigarettes. And they say when you expose yourself to these situations they go away, well I have been going out a lot lately but it doesnt seem to be helping me at all =(
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Also I focus in on my heart beating a lot and it seems to speed up when I do this, I worry I may have a heart attack sometimes. Also I am scared to exercise sometimes because I am worried that I might run my heart too hard and it will explode. I also tune in to my head a lot and feel the pressure from it and also notice sometimes I can see my heartbeat in my eyes.

I guess you could say im kinda a hypochondriac with social anxiety. I feel comfortable at home the most but sometimes I don't even feel comfortable at home when I can't catch my negative thoughts before they do damage.
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Social Phobia
Coulrophobia- Fear Of Clowns
Coimetrophobia- Fear of Cemeteries
Gephyrophobia- Fear of Bridges specifically going over them
Aviophobia-Fear of flying
One that is not on the list I have fear of going down on escalators. I feel like I am falling.
There are some strange ones on the list like fear of belly buttons, fear of France/French culture, fear of diabetes, and one that puzzles me the most is fear of food(how do you survive without food).
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-Social Phobia

-Telephonophobia - Fear of phones

-Autophobia- Fear of driving (rare I know, and I still don't have a license at eighteen)

-Agrizoophobia - Fear of wild animals. (hate zoos lol)

-Automatonophobia - Fear of ventriloquist's dummies.

-Pediophobia - Fear of dolls. (I'm gradually starting to overcome this one. Since I received a doll from a friend, I'm keeping it in my room...stashed under a pillow. lol)
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Mostly arachnephobia.
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Phobias

I just wrote down the definitions of the words, and I added my own that didn't have words for the phobias. All of these take over my life.

Fear of taking medicine. - Not even severe pain makes me take pain pills. (which is bad, I dont know how Im going to get through surgery, I fear tons of doctor/medical related stuff! Ugh.) I hardly take my inhaler for asthma. I have allergies, but no way I'm taking allergy pills.

Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.

Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place. - My house is the only really safe place. One year it took me a while to walk through a huge parking lot, when I had to stay at a hotel (needed to walk somewhere to get food) Open spaces...no where to hide, feel more so out of control, nothing to cling to. Don't like crowds.

Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.
Fear of society or people in general.

Fear of heights or being close to high buildings. - I hate tall buildings! Never will I live in a big city, such as NY or Chicago.

Fear of flying. - Never going to go in an airplane.

Fear of death.

Fear of spiders.

Fear of loud noises.

Fear of injections.

Fear of surgical operations.

Fear of pregnancy or childbirth.

Fear of dogs. - Mostly just unknown/mean/loud dogs...the ones in people's yards that bark. I can't take walks because of this.

Fear of crossing bridges. - Especially long or big ones.

Fear of driving. - Never ever will I drive a car.

Fear of getting sick. - Another reason that keeps me at home, especially during the flu season.

Fear of elevators. - I've been on one a few times this year though, but I hate using them if I have to go more than 2 floors up. I panicked a little once a couple of years ago when I was about to go on one.

Fear of big stores.

Fear of security/alarm systems. - Mostly part of my fear of big stores. Includes libraries too. I hate going through the doors....I avoid them a lot. More than a year ago, was the last time I was even in a grocery store. I can't go to places like that!

Fear of being accused of a crime when innocent.

Fear of seeing trains going by and making noises - Mostly if I'm not in a car or a building. They freak me out. I kind of feel as if they are coming after me.

Fear of tornados.
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It seems like I have a bunch of phobias. It would take me a while to think of them all.

When I was a kid I had pretty severe globophobia (fear of balloons). If anyone was squeezing a balloon or doing anything to them that might make them pop I would get very frightened. I don't know if I ever ran away screaming or anything like that, but it was certainly close. It's largely gone away in my adult life, but balloons do still make me uncomfortable.
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large crowds of humans mingling, eating, dancing & having fun
cell phones, aliens with bad intentions that stare at you through the window at 3am when it's dark with no moon out, black holes, the cold vacuum of space, the lower atmosphere of Venus, giant aquatic snails, viruses, random meteroites, super volcanos, solar flares, Veritaserum, sometimes ovaries, my brother-in-law at times, concentrated sodium hydroxide, misplaced plutonium, light speed travel through a dusty nebula, botched quantum teleportaion into a mountain, job interviews, spoiled food, broken glass, metal shavings, cosmic rays, deuterium ice cubes, tree frogs, leopards, Utah raptors, gigantopithecus, large mean dogs, electric eels, little biting and stinging insects with attitude, accidentally creating an artifical intelligence, self-replicating molecular machines, apples made with left-handed DNA, non-rational humans, dark age theocracies, manevolent goddesses, being someone's pet, being burried alive in a dark cave with rattle snakes, wrestling with kodiack grizzly bears, forced gene therapy and cloning, determinism, looped deep-time, accelerated expansion of the universe, spontaneous de-evolution, being interviewed on live tv, accidentially slipping into another reality & not knowing how to get back
sounds like a bit of paranoia gotta keep cautious though!!
i have a strong fear of being accused of being a paedophile. so i try to avoid young children as best i can. unless i know them. but even then it can take a while to be comfortable around them.

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