confession time: irrational fears?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Bridges–but only over water. I don’t freak out as bad if I’m driving, but if I’m a passenger, I FREAK out.

Snakes. Spiders.

Post # 4
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Any bug that flies, stings, or bites.  Or any bug that looks terrifying and disgusting.  Ok, basically any bug.

Just this morning I squealed and lept into the lab chair at work because a creepy-crawly heebitty jeebitty vile sonofabitch bug crawled into the lab.  I felt like an idiot, and it was pretty embarrassing that the passing by nurse had to murder the horrific bug for me, but it is what it is.

Post # 5
229 posts
Helper bee

Snails and slugs. Yes, they’re entirely harmless (and can be quite yummy!), but they freak me the hell out! I sometimes start to panic when someone steps on one (I never do, because I always keep an eye out).

Post # 6
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am afraid of sponges and the bacteria that lurk within (seriously, those things are like bacteria hotels!). I also cannot stand to clean lint out of the dryer with my bare hands- something about the texture. I literally scrape it out using a credit card or something.

It’s more of a superstition, but I always get upset if FI and I don’t get a nice goodbye kiss and say I love you before we leave to go to work or on a trip or something. I think this stems from the fact that I nearly died in a freak accident (tree limb fell on me and broke my neck) when I was walking home after work a few years ago. Imagine if we hadn’t said I love you before we went to work that morning and I had died?

Post # 7
15019 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Mountain roads. They’re weeving & winding with no barriers from a 200 foot drop. I will sit on the floor of the car and beg for the driver to slow down as their driving 20 mph. Nope, not for me. I’ll stay on flat, corn growing, not going to fall off the side of a mountain, land, thank you. 

Post # 9
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Thunderstorms. It was really bad when I was younger, and into my teens. Now I just get a little anxious.

Post # 10
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Any bug that stings. I will run and scream like a little girl. I did it in front of the girls I coach last night (8th graders) and they looked at me like I was nuts.

Also, needles/shots. I cried up until I was in college when I had to get one, and now I can control that, but if I even see the needle, I start to hyperventilate and get really hot and sweaty. And that’s even if I’m not the one getting a shot!

Post # 11
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Spiders.  All of them.  If spiders flew, I think I’d have to off myself.  And it isnt a normal fear.  It is sweating, hyperventilating, passing out, calling people to come over and kill them… I have issues.

Post # 12
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ew haha. I got shivers thinking of it, but earthworms, particularly the ones that are dead after a rain storm and are the grayish color. eww!

Post # 13
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

flying, heights, earwigs, fiddleheads, thunderstorms

Post # 14
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

STRAY BULLET! so silly, i know. i’ve always felt this way. and then. one day. (i don’t know HOW i didn’t know about this until my mid-20s) i found out that my mom got hit by a stray bullet when she was like 20. crazy, right? so now it’s all justified and i’m not so crazy hahaha. 


oh, and death. death of anyone i know. or myself. stems from my father passing out of the blue when i was 17. 



Post # 15
12 posts

I am absolutely terrified of throwing up, or seeing/hearing/being around anyone who is throwing up or at risk of doing so.  :'( 

Post # 16
1067 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Definitely insects of any sort.  I have NO problem with reptiles and rodents, but insects give me the shudders.

“Hordes” of any sort Frown  I remember walking the dogs with my mom when I was a teenager by a forest with a creek running through it. I noticed a tiny little frog, just out of the tadpole stage.  I thought it was pretty cute… until I noticed that the pavement was moving.  THEY WERE EVERYWHERE! I couldn’t take a step without almost crushing one – it was horrifying.

Clusters (Trypophobia) *shudder*

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