Post # 1
I am TERRIFIED of the dark. I burst into tears every time the power goes out unexpectedly. I am also irrationally afraid of my house being broken into. Multiple times a week I’m up late imagining how people would break in. I’m a strong, independent, professional woman throughout the day but when it comes to the dark/robbers I’m like a child!
So what weird/irrational thing are you afraid of?
Post # 2
Heights – Even more terrified of flying/planes. When I was younger I had NO problem with heights, but now that I’m older even going down a large hill or climbing a ladder even 3 steps makes my stomach flop, and I get super dizzy & panic.
Choking – I’m TERRIFIED of choking. I tend to choke on things, there’s been at least 3 times since I was 18 that I’ve choked on something until I almost passed out and friends have had to do the heimlich. I also can’t stand when people touch me around my neck area because it makes me feel like I’m suffocating… this goes for fi as well.
Water/Drowning – Showers? Fine! Baths? Great! Being in a pool by myself, freaks me out a little, but still okay. Being in a pool with other people, lake or ocean? NO NO NO. I don’t swim around others, ever because I’m afraid they will drown me. Even someone splashing water in my face [while in water] will throw me into a panic attack. I have NO idea why I’m so afraid of it, but I suspect I may have almost drowned when I was little [I have have very few memories from before I was 12 years old].
Post # 3
cjah: I am also irrationally afraid of my house being broken into. I cannot sleep without my bedroom door shut and locked. I also absolutely cannot sleep without a shirt and underwear on because in my irrational house breaking in scenario in my mind, the fact that I’m sleeping without clothing will cause the breaker inner to feel the urge to rape me, which wouldn’t happen should I be clothed. And brings me to my next fear, being raped. I would honestly rather be murdered.
I also have a serious fear of heights, I mean they completely freak me out and I get an overwhelming urge to jump just to get down from wherever I am. Which would obviously kill me, but I REALLY can’t handle heights. Ferris wheels are an absolute NO. When we visited the Empire State Building I stayed back by the wall, then I just had to get one good pick from the edge (where there is a fence to stop you from falling) and I almost threw up. Here is said pic…it makes me nauseous to even look at it. Good lord.
I’m also not gonna lie, I sometimes have to check behind the shower curtain or in the closets just to make sure no one is hiding in there.
Not afraid of water, but I am afraid of swimming in lakes if I get out deep enough where I can’t touch the bottom. I am sure that some kelp/seaweed will get tangled around my ankles and I will die or possibly, some evil creature that I can’t see will just pull me under.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I am totally afraid of throwing up, and of other people throwing up around me. Yeesh, I feel nauseous even just thinking about it.
I’m totally scared of my house getting broken into, too! My old apartment was broken into while I was at work, and it really shook me. It sucked to have all my valuables stolen, but still, I am 10x more afraid of having my house broken into while I’m home.
Post # 5
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
jadlnc: OMG, same! I have to wear clothes to bed for the same reason!!
Post # 6
jadlnc: Mrs. Wallaby: Me too! And I don’t walk around my house alone without clothes for the same reason. My aunt got out of the shower one day and there were three gunman in her (super fancy) house. It was noon on a Friday! They hog tied her while she was naked but luckily didn’t rape her. THAT IS TERRIFYING. I feel like I would never recover. I walk through every room/closet in my house whenever I get home and carry a knife when I’m home alone. I’ve never been the victim of any kind of crime and I live in a really safe area – WHY AM I SO TERRIFIED?
Post # 7
I am also scared of my house being broken into. I’m incredibly scared if I have to walk alone in the dark at night for a long distance. I’m always convinced a man I’m walking past will attack me in the dark.
Post # 8
I have a weird phobia of moths and butterflies. I don’t like how they flutter around and they always seem to try to land on me- which I hate about bugs in general. I know they can’t hurt me but… I just want them to stay away. Especially the big furry brown moths that are like the size of your hand… UGH! Terrifying!
Post # 9
Late at night in the dark… I still pull my legs up onto the bed quickly in case a monster under there wants to grab me!
Post # 10
prettyinpink11: This is why I walk with keys sticking out in between my fingers. I have to believe I’ll have a chance to get one good punch in. But then when I see a guy on a dark street I get ridiculously nervous. I think I’m going to look into the rules about pepper spray…
Post # 11
cjah: Cause people are crazy, that’s why. You never know what someone else is going to do. My irrational fears totally make sense in my head.
Post # 12
Heights, deffinitely. I specially hate when, in family vacations, dad always wants to take a picture on the balcony of the room, in the 19th floor. I even get anxious when someone else is too close to the safety bars, even if I am safe in my room.
Post # 13
Spiders (even the tiny ones), heights, and walking to work at night. I live across the street from my job, but it still terrifies me walking there because I live in one of the highest crime areas of the country and you just never know what other people’s intentions are.
Post # 14
Heights. Spiders. Moths. Being lost and running out of gas.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
Centipedes, spiders…eww…they creep me out so much! I used to be more afraid of the dark but it’s not as bad anymore. Part of it for me is at night I usually have my contact lenses out and my natural vision sucks so things/shadows etc look very creepy to me! I am like “WTH is that?!?” Turn on a light and it’s like “Oh it’s a shadow of a chair and a pillow”…
FI is horrible with heights. Until recently I didn’t know just how bad it was but now I’ve gone to two theater shows and had to sit alone because our tickets were not on the ground floor. He could barely make it up the stairs. He always knows where elevators are but once we were at an airport with glass elevators…he hated it. It’s hard for me to understand because as long as I feel safe and secure heights don’t bother me too much. But I do know from now on we need to pay extra for theater tickets to get ground level seats.