What irrational fears do you have and why?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

I hate flying in an airplane. It makes me physically ill when I have to fly and there’s bad weather, a small plane, turbulance or anything that involves a lengthy layover and multiple takeoffs and departures.

The weird thing is, I have never really had a “bad” flying experience and I have flown all over the freaking globe in 12+ hour flights. I just loathe it so much that I pity anyone that has to sit next to me!

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I am terrified of birds! If they come too close I feel physically sick and run away screaming. I actually cried because a pigeon flew at me once. Sounds ridiculous I know but I cant help it! I don’t know why, I just always have.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

As an EMT, I’ve seen real-life gore and horrible murder scenes (I work in Newark/NYC).  As a result of this I can’t stand to watch any type of violent movie, or scenes in movies that revolve around torture, pain, etc etc (SAW movies, The Hills Have Eyes, Reservior Dogs – movies like that).  It makes me so incredibly uncomfortable, and it’s something my family doesn’t understand (and no one probably will unless they’re up-close and personal with the real-life versions of it).  Everything seems so real to me, even when I know they’re not.  I have too many memories and thoughts cross my mind when I see it to consciously make the connection that it’s not real, it’s for entertainment… I do this it’s linked to PTSD.

And at the same time, I think, this is entertainment?  It’s amazing how many people get their jollies off watching other people suffer – as long as its not real.  These people will never know how it is to see someone die via the same method they enjoy watching it occur… I don’t get it.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Its not all that irrational but water. The sea is an obvious one even though Ive enjoyed scuba diving, I just dont trust that something wont appear out of nowhere and grab me. I’m the same in lakes and even small rivers where I could easily swim to the sides.

I also don’t trust boats. I love holidays and have done alot of boat tours through mangroves etc but I just dont trust them. I have this fear that water will seep in and il have to swim with snakes and crocodiles through muddy water arghh. I have actually had an experience on a small boat in Sri Lanka where the motor broke in the middle of a HUGE muddy river/lake with water monitor lizards swimming next to us. We had to wait for another boat to come by (not that long). It made my fear worse but I was already scared before that incident.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I can agree with the staying home alone after dark. It’s even worse when DH is on a trips I’ll stay either with my parents or my sister because I can’t sleep. I don’t know what I’m going to do this winter where my DH will be gone sunday night through Thursday evening every single week. 

I als have an irrational fear of needles. I had to take a hallucinogen up until a couple years ago for shots and stuff. I still need to take it when I go to the dentist… I’m a 24-year-old woman for crying out loud. And I’ve tried to go without it. And I’ll be fine up until I get to the chair. Then I turn white and feel like I’m going to pass out an start hyperventilating, which is probably why I feel like I’m going to pass out. I can’t rationalize the fear but I can’t control it.

And I just don’t watch scary movies. But if I do start watching one I HAVE to watch the whole thing otherwise I’ll have worse nightmares than if I had watched the whole thing.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

wanttobee:  my husband’s aunt is actually the same way. You’re not alone.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I hate being alone in my conservatory at night, as you can’t see out; I always freak myself out imagining someone is standing on the other side of the glass. Utterly stupid, but, there you go! Oh, and mirrors also freak me out at night: I’ve obviously seen way too many horror films where people appear behind the victim in the mirror lol. 

 

I’m also stupidly scared of heights/falling :-s

Post # 9
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Busy bee

barbie86:  haha I’m the same with windows/mirrors. I have to shut the curtains or blinds as soon it goes dark otherwise I imagine creepy people stood outside watching! Mirrors are the same, horror films when people shut the bathroom cabinet and theres something behind them argh!

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

I have a MAJOR fear of under water stuff. I cant even look at pictures of below the sea or anything. Basically pools is all the water I can handle. 

I used to be terrified of dolls, but I’ve gotten over that for the most part. I still dont like being around them, but I can handle seeing pictures or videos with them. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Lighting! Every time there’s a storm I freak out if I’m outside or driving! There was a lighting in bolt that hit 50 feet from me while driving and I was crying! I think it’s going to hit me! Even inside I don’t stand near windows. and living in the thunder capital doesn’t help either! It’s silly and all my friends laugh at me, but I can’t help it! 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

KateA17:  I’m the same way! I even have a towel hanging over the window on our front door. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

bluesparkles:  Rabbits! Mostly skinny ones with bulgy eyes but all of them creep me out. I watched watership down when I was WAAAAY to young… bleurgh!

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Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I definitely have the same fear with windows at night, I’m always afraid of seeing a face there. I have an irrational fear of seeing a ghost, I stayed in a haunted hotel once (didn’t know it was haunted until I got there) and couldn’t sleep all night thinking I would wake up and see something in my room. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Medical procedures, I’m actually awaiting a consultant appointment for me to have an election C section as the ides of being awake wholst giving birth whilst having those Drs around me, seeing all the medical equipment sends me hay wire. It took my SO 45 mins to get me in the hospital to just have a baby scan….

spiders not your ordinary uncomfortableness bit full on aracniphobe , I don’t mind shiny skinny ones like black widows but furry tarantulas or brown ones have cause me to faint, wet my self and vomit… 

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