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#1

I am afraid of being down voted when I post comments on websites.

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pander
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5 months ago

*upvotes bc I kinda have that phobia to

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#2

I'm scared of being forgotten...or alone..not as in like no one is around with me or being stuck in an empty room because I love when I have me-time. but more as no friends or no one that cares or notices me. I could be in a room full of people but if I don't know anyone I feel lost. to fill the loneliness I usually get emotionally attached to characters in games/books/movies/shows. but doing that sometimes backfires because they don't really exist then I get really upset...that probably why I'm so obsessed with the undertale sans aus. without them, I would probably be crying in a corner (lol)

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Soap
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5 months ago

HERE HERE, BROTHER (or sister)

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#3

The closest I could get was Thanaphobia which is fear of death. I’m not scared OF death, I’m scared of a painful death. I thought this was common but apparently to most people I know they’re just afraid of death period.

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2763MilesAway
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5 months ago

SAME I DONT WANNA DIE PAINFULLY I WANNA GROW OLD AND DIE

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#4

Autophobia ( or monophobia)

The fear of loneliness or being alone. I don't want my friend to join the military when they're older, I don't like this quarantine.

I'm grateful for my friend letting me join their Minecraft realm.

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That_WeirdBunBun!
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5 months ago

YES BOI/GURL! me too

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#5

I have atelophobia, the fear of imperfection.

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Audrey Rasmussen
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5 months ago

yes i do to

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#6

I'm really scared of forgetting stuff. Sounds weird but it freaks me out

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That_WeirdBunBun!
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5 months ago

Actually yeah

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#7

Im afraid I cant tell you.

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puppylover895
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5 months ago

-.-

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#8

That my reality is not really reality.

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I'manoob!
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5 months ago

That's pretty deep O.O Well, my best advice: Try not to dwell on that too much, and go break some rules or something cuz life doesn't wait...sadly XD

#9

I guess this might be a common fear, but I'm absolutely terrified of clowns.

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PANDAS
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5 months ago

yup! i cant even look at them.

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#10

I have Vermiphobia, the fear of worms. And it’s not just a tiny fear, I’m legit HORRIFIED of them.

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puppylover895
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5 months ago

I did not know that was a real thing but I have that to I like inch worms but the pink fat ones are all BLEH and im not just like eww by them I am scared

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#11

I'm suuuper scared if needles, but I guess a stranger one would be I'm always afraid that someone's reading my mind and my thoughts aren't private. I saw something where someone said whenever a random song gets stuck in your head out of nowhere, it could be your brain's way of protecting thoughts while someone reads your mind.

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Sandra Schmidt
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5 months ago

This is called thought propagation and it is common in schizophrenia, paranoia or PTSD.

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#12

Melissophobia The fear of bees. Maybe because I was stung when I was small, a couple of inches away from my eye.

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2763MilesAway
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5 months ago

I once got stung 5 times in a row because a bee got stuck in my swimsuit. It was very fun.

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#13

I can deal with most s**t, I tell people that I’m afraid of clowns (which are kinda freaky, not gonna lie), but I think the real answer is abandonment.

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Cadmar Orion
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5 months ago

Like same though

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#14

i'm Trypophobic actually. Trypophobia is an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. It is not officially recognized as a mental disorder, but may be diagnosed as a specific phobia if excessive fear and distress occur. People may express only disgust to trypophobic imagery. The scientific understanding of trypophobia is limited.

please don't let me be the only one.....

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Zoe Hoesley
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5 months ago

I don’t have it but the weird holes in the hand just gross me out

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#15

I'm scared of the ocean.

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have A niceday
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5 months ago

me too but it's mostly like the fear of drowning or getting lost or getting hurt in the ocean.

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#16

Scopophobia, fear of being watched and automatonophobia, fear of things like animatronics, puppets, and marionettes.

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Zoe Hoesley
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5 months ago

I HATE being watched

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#17

Gelotophobia, The fear of being laughed at, Glossophobia, The fear of speaking in front of people, and TechnoScopophobia, The fear of playing video games in front of people.

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Audrey Rasmussen
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5 months ago

I HAVE ALL OF THESE except the last one is not much

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#18

I’m terrified of Japan (Not the people, but the urban legends)

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Soap
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5 months ago

Yeah.....those are terrifying. Like that one with the girl that asks if she's pretty.

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#19

I am afraid of really large things. I can be on a ship or in an airplane, but I can't stand next to either one. The thought of being in the ocean and having a huge whale or manatee nearby freaks me out. I know they are harmless, but the shear size freaks me out.

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Alejandra Lima
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5 months ago

Something similar happens to me too. Sometimes I have nightmares where things get huge, as if they were being seen with zoom in real life, get too big and too close. I hate watching those images in extremely large screens of something getting bigger and bigger, like zooming a planet or a bug. It would creep me out being in a tiny boat watching a transatlantic ship getting closer, or just passing by right next to me... the horror of looking up and don't be able to see where the giant thing ends, just an endless wall in front of me. I don't know if I'm explaining this correctly... :-S

#20

I am absolutely horrified of being alone (Autophobia), the dark (Nyctophobia, or just night in general) and being touched (Haphephobia)

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Audrey Rasmussen
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5 months ago

So thats what its called

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#21

I'm terrified of driving. I'm perfectly fine riding in a car, but I can't even sit behind the wheel of a parked car without going into a panic attack. When my dad found out that I would never drive, he told me that his mom was the same way and never drove until she was in her 60s. I never knew that. Recently, I found out that my brother's daughter is the same way. She's a teenager and should be learning to drive now but she is too scared and wont. She has no idea about me not driving so it isn't something she is copying from me or anything. If she ever has kids one day I wonder if one of them will be the same way, lol

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Hermitbunny
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5 months ago (edited)

In my mind, if I drove I would 100% crash and either lose the car or die, guaranteed. There's zero convincing me otherwise. There's just a big ol NOPE banner in my brain.

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#22

I have a fear of being fearless which is honestly something i can't control and it is awful

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Hermitbunny
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5 months ago (edited)

I've heard a woman describe the manic part of her bipolar as believing things like "oh I can just reach into this boiling water because it won't hurt me" and she would impulsively do it. Is that kind of what you mean?

#23

I have a fear of watching anime in front of my parents because of reasons

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Zoe Hoesley
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5 months ago

Omg same, I’m like are they gonna think it’s p*rn are they gonna yell at me?! I just wanna watch anime in peace

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#24

Acrophobia. The fear of heights. I actually know where this came from. Basically, we were hiking and I dropped my hat. We were on a cliff. My dad went to get my hat and I thought he was gonna fall

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Bored Turtleduck
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5 months ago

Not exactly uncommon, but I have it too

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#25

Thalassophobia, The fear of the open sea

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Bunzilla
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5 months ago

very very very much same. i am completely terrified of the sea. even thinking about it can make me nervous. i have the fear that i'll suddenly appear in the middle of the sea. it's terrifying

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#26

Might just be me but fear of large crowds, and okay sounds weird but listen I was walking in the woods and saw a random circle and I got really cold , so now seeing circles in the woods scares me

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BookCrazyTeen
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5 months ago

Understandable

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#27

I have atelophobia, fear of imperfection, like not just a small thing. I will have a mini breakdown if whatever I am doing is not PERFECT

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Steve Barnett
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5 months ago

I suppose it's what your definition of 'perfect' is. I don't have this fear, however I also need to do something that is in my definition of being 'perfect’. Fortunately, my wife has helped me with this by telling me that she doesn’t like anything being perfect, it just makes things unique and with character (Wow, that just answers why she's with me!).

#28

thalassaphobia!! fear of deep bodies of water. it terrifies me.

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Aj Grimes (them/they)
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5 months ago

same

#29

I am afraid of being hurt, and I am afraid of being exposed.

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#30

I have Entomophobia, fear of bugs

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Catto De Smol
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5 months ago

isn't everybody scared of bugs

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#31

Mostly the fear of abandonment and the fear of nothing after death and just the thought of death in general... it terrifies me.

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Zophra
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5 months ago

See I would rather KNOW there is nothing after death than not know what is after death (regardless if it is good or bad).

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#32

Hemophobia: I am very afraid of blood. If I get my blood drawn, there is a very big chance I faint. Even images of blood splatters make me wanna throw up.

I am also afraid of the sight of human organs. Like, I can't watch someone getting a brain surgery, and I can't look at large, open cuts. I don't know a name for this phobia. To wrap it up: anything inside a human body makes me wanna freak out. It doesn't make me disgusted to think there is organs inside me though, only the fact of them being taken out of a human.

I have some other already mentioned phobias, like Megalophobia, Thanatophobia, Trypophobia, Trypanophobia and Claustrophobia

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Aj Grimes (them/they)
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5 months ago (edited)

I'm also hemophobic. Blood scares me

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#33

As far as I remember, I've always felt disturbed when I look at eyes, whether it was a picture or I was looking at someone's eyes. It doesn't bother me as much now, but I have no idea what started it. I've also had experiences with Trypophobia (fear of tightly packed holes) before.

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I'manoob!
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5 months ago

I can relate with the tightly packed holes!! It makes me wanna gag🤢

#34

I have have a fear of being seen as weak or vulnerable. I am also scared of my own thoughts and so I became a writer

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I'manoob!
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5 months ago

HELLO FELLOW WRITER!!! :D what have you written so far?

#35

Dead bugs. Live ones are okay, but dead ones... *shudders*

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Alien
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5 months ago

It’s weird. I have them same fear, but I LOVE bugs. The main fear is dead bees...like if I stare at for long enough is going to come back to life and sting me?

#36

Reptiles.
Dark deep waters, especially the sea. A vacation on the beach is NOT my favorite, although I enjoy the view, I don't want to go anywhere near it. I'm super uncomfortable on boats or ships in general.

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5 months ago

Plus, after reading the horror manga Uzumaki years ago, I have been scared of any sight of snails. Highly recommend, a horror masterpiece, help you develop phobia for anything spiral.

#37

I have FOFO- fear of flying objects. I found out when I took softball and i would cry and panic if i saw the ball coming at me.

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Audrey Rasmussen
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5 months ago

hmmmm i have a fear of the sun exploding sooner then it is predicted to

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#38

Cynophobia = a fear of dogs - I really can't be around dogs, and when a dog is off it's lead and running in my direction I start to panic.

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pander
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5 months ago

me to not quite as bad, but I got it when a dog rushed me at like 3yrs old. dog prolly wanted to play. its a shame that im scared of dogs since I love them so much

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#39

Somniphobia - fear of sleeping/going to bed. It's not great and one of the main causes for my insomnia :/ Lucky that I have BP to scroll through though!

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Zoe Hoesley
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5 months ago

Huh , I wanna say I have that

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#40

Dont know the phobia names, but fear of pain, fear of public speaking, fear of dark enclosed spaces, and fear of asphyxiation.

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Zoe Hoesley
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5 months ago

Being alone is my worst fear this is my second , it scares the hell out of me. My friend thought it would be funny at the fair to get everyone’s attention then leave me up there to talk with no idea what to do

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#41

Coulrophobia (fear of clowns) and Agoraphobia (another name for a anxiety disorder i have)

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Hermitbunny
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5 months ago

Agoraphobia is the worst. It's not social anxiety, but it gets so close that it's mistaken for it.

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#42

lets see... being alone and sleeping without a night light (I know that is pretty stupid) and getting my head ripped off by a shark and jelly fish and the dark (only sometimes tho) and falling off high places and im scared of worms hmm I think thats it I dont really know the names of the phobias but yeah

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have A niceday
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5 months ago

honestly, I can't stand the dark and I think it's just cuz I cant just look around and see what's around me which freaks me out.

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#43

Melissophobia. I am terrified of bees since I got stung when I was five years old. I was stung in the middle of my Back while wearing a speedo swim suit. I am agirl my swimsuit had that big hole in the back. i am also scared to come out to my parents and my friends about my sexuality. I am also terrified of the dark and being hurt by those I love.

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have A niceday
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5 months ago

oh my gosh when I was like nine the same thing happened to me with a bee except the bee was already dead XD

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#44

Frosted glass, gives me the heebie jeebies!!

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BookCrazyTeen
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5 months ago

Interesting

#45

Comin' atcha live from the US of A. Turns out I have a fear of domestic terrorism.

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BookCrazyTeen
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5 months ago

Understandable

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#46

I am afraid of bog knives.
Precisely, of accidentally or
involuntarily hurting somebody with one.
This goes as far, as not having Andy bigger knives in our kitchen
(And no - I do NOT intend to harm anybody).

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5 months ago

S**t. „big“ not „bog“. How can I edit?

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#47

I'm afraid of letting people know what I'm afraid of because they might use it to scare me.

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I'manoob!
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5 months ago

This is true! It's crazy what people can do with such information O_O

#48

Idk if this counts but I am scared of bugs. Flies, bees, gnats, you name it. Anything that is tiny and black is a big no no. Like I am T E R R I F I E D of them. Idk why.

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#49

My strangest one is a fear of large enclosed spaces. Open spaces are fine. Enclosed spaces are fine. Something like being in a stadium or large mall or driving between mountains freaks me out a bit.

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Gabi
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5 months ago

I know this feeling. I get panic attack when entering a church.

#50

I consider myself brave but know that I think about it I have a lot of phobias
1. Fear of worms
2. Fear of failure
3.Fear of losing someone I love
4.Fear of dead things (ANYTHING that’s dead)
5. Fear of being watched
6. Fear of the world ending when I’m alive
And for the weird ones...
7.Fear of my big toe touching the one next to it (if it happens I panic and have to take of my shoe immediately)
8.Fear of the marvel series ending
And last but not least...
Fear of two pretty best friends it NOT normal

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5 months ago

*now

#51

I have emetophobia, which is the obsessive fear of vomiting and just the idea of vomit absolutely paralyzes me. If someone throws up anywhere near me, my body and mind will just shut down. And I know everyone doesn't like vomit, but it's just so intense, that even the thought of throwing up frightens me. So, yeah.

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80 Van
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5 months ago

This is exactly my phobia and almost exactly what I was going to write. It’s not that I’m grossed out by vomit (which, of course I am) or that I prefer to avoid it. It’s that seeing, hearing, being near, or even hearing about someone vomiting make my heart race, the blood drains out of my face, and I become weak and obsess over it for hours afterwards. If I think someone might vomit, I will avoid that individual at any cost so that I don’t have to witness it. Incidentally, driven by this fear, I myself have not vomited in the last 15 years.

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#52

i have panphobia i freak out about EVERYTHING you've seen me comment? i was too scared until i gather up some corage

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Audrey Rasmussen
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5 months ago

i found my fear

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#53

i am scared of stinkbugs even dead ones. very weird right?

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5 months ago

ty ZombieGirl

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#54

Cleithrophobia, the fear of being trapped, is often confused with claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed spaces.

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Zoe Hoesley
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5 months ago

Omg that’s what it’s called! I don’t have claustrophobia i just hate being trapped

#55

Clowns, Sequins, and dead animals

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Alien
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5 months ago

I HATE SEQUINS!!! THEY ARE SO GROSSSSSSSS

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#56

I’m afraid of not compiling code

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#57

I have anablepophobia. I can't look up standing on high buildings or other high places.

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BookCrazyTeen
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5 months ago

Omg I have this, I thought it was just me, if I am kneeling on a counter reaching for something on a shelf or something I CANNOT look up or I get a bad feeling. But if I am on a balcony or something it is fine I think.

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#58

I have nephophobia!

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Aragorn II Elessar
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5 months ago

Nepho is clouds? Fear of clouds?

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#59

...im terrified of people named jeff and im scared that someday everyone will leave me and ill be alll alone forever

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Steve Barnett
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5 months ago

Does Geoff also count?

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#60

Melissophobia- fear of bees. They never stung me, but I am scared of them. Also Nyctophobia- fear of the dark. Which I see shadows of my nightmares.

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5 months ago

ALSO HEIGHTSSSSSS

#61

pulpuslacerataphobia, I hate Papercuts, they terrify me.

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#62

WARNING: It's going to sound stupid...

I hate the rhythm of certain sounds. It all happened when I was 8 and caught my parents doing a thing. After that, it could've been the simple things where songs could repeat a rhythm, and I couldn't handle the sound. I would literally need to step away from it completely and take a breather. It's been a good 5 or 6 years, and it's not as bad, but I would still need to drown out the sound with something else.

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Bone_of_midfield
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5 months ago

Doing a thing? -confusion-

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#63

I am afraid of clowns, but I know that's kind of common (coulrophobia). My weird phobia is I am terrified of a certain color of light blue. I have no idea why. I have asked my family if anything happened that would cause that, but there isn't that anyone can think of. I have worked hard to remain cool when I see it (which isn't often) and chant at myself that it's stupid, it's a dumb fear and I'm stronger than that. I shake, I tense up. It's so stupid.

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#64

Agrostophobia - fear of grass.
Yes, I know it's weird.
It stems from my mother who would constantly tell me my while life (yes, even as an adult) to watch where I was walking in case I accidentally stepped in doggo "donations". Now I can's stand near grass without 'seeing' all the grerms and gross stuff that might be hiding in each blade of grass.

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#65

I have a ton of weird phobias. I have Automatonaphobia which basically means I’m afraid of humanoid objects such as animatronics and mannequins. Related to that phobia, I also have Submechaniphobia aka the fear of submerged man made objects. It makes me feel icky when I see like, water animatronics or those pictures of the statues under water. I also have a fear of the unknown. I need to know everything that’s happening otherwise I feel unease. Also if my foot touches something in the water that freaks me out. WHAT IS IT?

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tangy chip
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5 months ago

yes. yes. yes. i have this 100%

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#66

Kevin Bacon

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Apex Bot
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5 months ago

whaaaaaa

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#67

I have ornithophobia- fear of birds and

ichthyophobia- fear of fish.

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Alien
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5 months ago

What if you saw a bird eating a fish

#68

I have Alektorophobia, the fear of chickens. I don't even know why, they just freak me out.

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Alien
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5 months ago

Chickens are scary I don’t blame you! When I was five this hostile hen chased me around my grandfathers chicken coop for a good 5 minutes- they’d didn’t do anything and I was screaming and crying. That chicken was SCARY 😤

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#69

I have a Swallow Syncope, it causes me to pass out when I swallow food or drink beverages. I dread meal time as I never know when it will strike. Guess my fear is consuming/swallowing food or liquids.

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BookCrazyTeen
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5 months ago

Oof that’s rough

#70

Fear of getting sick. Specifically, the kind of sick that comes with the stomach flu. Yes, I have trouble even writing the word, and it's idioms. Yes, I'm aware that this is ridiculous.

Emitophobia. I'm not sure on the spelling, or if it's the correct name, because I've only ever heard the name.

Can we talk about how moronic it is, that a searching a phobia online will often include a visual representation of the phobia?

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#71

I have autophobia in the dark and (not really wierd) claustraphobia, fear of small spaces.

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#72

This is a wierd one....

but I have a worm phobia.

Walking in mud, being outside when it's raining....NOPE!

Yeah people make fun of me sometimes

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#73

I am afraid of water

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#74

I have a fear of nightmares, like at night I have to tell myself I won’t have a nightmare because mine Are so horrific and scary I wake up crying

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#75

Submechanophobia; fear of submerged man-made objects, either partially or entirely underwater. I cannot even look at the photo of a ship underwater, otherwise I start to hyperventilate. For me there is nothing more horrible than the cold, misty, dark waters, and SOMETHING inanimate beyond them.....

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Alien
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5 months ago (edited)

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES. I HAVE THE SAME FEELING IT MAKES ME FEEL SICK I AM SO GLAD IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WITH SUBMECHANOPHOBIA.

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#76

Molluscophobia.
I hate slugs and snails, I have no idea why but their general sliminess and ooziness just makes me feel ill. I don't like looking at them and I can't bear the thought of touching them.

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Melissa TO
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5 months ago

They are so gross, I hate them!!!

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#77

i also have technophobia the fear of electronics. I hate it because it makes you feel someone is watching you also it knows all about you.

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#78

I am terrified to lose my mum and dad. I know they are strong and healthy, but I know they will die one day. I can't imagine life without them.

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#79

the idea that someone can watch me while I'm sleeping.

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#80

I am working through a phobia of even numbers with my psychologist.

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#81

Veins and just blood overall. I actually start shaking it's weird

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#82

Butterflies! I just cant. Nope. Creepy!

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#83

Nah I'm The One That Should Be Feared

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Bone_of_midfield
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5 months ago

Yes my dude

#84

Afraid of falling asleep while playing chess and poke my eyes on the Bishop..

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Steve Barnett
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5 months ago

The Queen can be just as hazardous. Sorry if that has exacerbated your fear.

#85

I don't even know if there's a name for it, but certain seeds freak me out. Particularly in apples, cantaloupes, and peppers. Just the abundance of them, how they're arranged. I don't know, it just makes my skin crawl, and I can't even cut up these fruits n' veggies, let alone look at them when they're cut open. I'll gladly eat the fruit though, just as long as someone else gets rid of the creepy part.

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#86

Nyctophobia, an excessive or irrational fear of darkness. I also just have general anxiety so I’m kinda scared of everything

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#87

I have myrmecophobia (fear of ants) and apiphobia (fear of bees). I also have this bizzare fear that a ceiling fan will fall from the ceiling and crush me.

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#88

Im afraid of mirrors.
I know it sounds weird, but I always see this ugly monster in them whenever I look at them. Strangely I also see it in bodies of water and on glass. It’s terrifying, and I even see it when I get my photo taken!

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