Phobias

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I am afraid of being afraid...

#ohno!!

Did you know phobophobia is a real thing. That's why panic attacks are so terrifying to some people. They fear the very feeling of fear, instead of a cause for it so it circles them and cages them in the very thing they fear the most.
 

WineRose

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Often, I am quite cool, carefree, and relaxed towards others, almost to the point that this makes me look aloof.

...But you know the one single thing that can completely break my calm, cool composure in a split second and turn me into a banshee for the next 5 minutes?

A live, big ol' cockroach.
 
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#43
Often, I am quite cool, carefree, and relaxed towards others, almost to the point that this makes me look aloof.

...But you know the one single thing that can completely break my calm, cool composure in a split second and turn me into a banshee for the next 5 minutes?

A live, big ol' cockroach.
I totally understand that here in Tennessee we have the smallish kind and if one crawls on you it feels horrible and creepy!
 

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I am afraid of being afraid...
I was just noticing your signature (I usually pay no attention to them). I can't help but wonder if Spurgeon and Booth knew just how prophetic their statements were.
 

Demi777

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Im afraid of hights and spiders. I try to face em when i can. Once i went up a 40meters tall crane for windowcleaners.. it was scary but i felt better afterwards
 
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#46
Often, I am quite cool, carefree, and relaxed towards others, almost to the point that this makes me look aloof.

...But you know the one single thing that can completely break my calm, cool composure in a split second and turn me into a banshee for the next 5 minutes?

A live, big ol' cockroach.
Doesn't have to be big or old for me. lol
 
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I was just noticing your signature (I usually pay no attention to them). I can't help but wonder if Spurgeon and Booth knew just how prophetic their statements were.
Francis Schaeffer was a Christian philosopher who wrote a series of books in the 1960s. Hubby read them in the 1980s. They were already true. It just keeps getting more ridiculous decade by decade.

I saw what was happening with abortions in the 1970s, and said, "there will come a day, using this same lack of knowledge, where homosexuals will be able to get married in this country."

Now I see the next step is coming. Pedophiles will be accepted. (Gender-neutral bathrooms was first step.)

We can see what will happen based on what has happened in history (especially from the history in the Bible.) We can predict the next steps. I'm not so sure that is prophecy or simply observation.
 
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Im afraid of hights and spiders. I try to face em when i can. Once i went up a 40meters tall crane for windowcleaners.. it was scary but i felt better afterwards
I feel better afterward too, but I call it "relief." lol
 

Demi777

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I feel better afterward too, but I call it "relief." lol
Once mom found a really big wolf spider and of course as there was no man around she got me. I thought she needed my help carrying something upstairs when she called me...well when i came in she moved a blanket aside that was dried, the huge spider came out and mom ran, hid behind me saying “demi do something“ and I went “nope mom u can deal with that one urself.
We ran out of the laundry/bathroom and locked the door and didnt go in for DAYS. Havent seen the spider since but both of us alwaya go in with caution now lol eventho over a year passed
 
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Once mom found a really big wolf spider and of course as there was no man around she got me. I thought she needed my help carrying something upstairs when she called me...well when i came in she moved a blanket aside that was dried, the huge spider came out and mom ran, hid behind me saying “demi do something“ and I went “nope mom u can deal with that one urself.
We ran out of the laundry/bathroom and locked the door and didnt go in for DAYS. Havent seen the spider since but both of us alwaya go in with caution now lol eventho over a year passed
I wouldn't have had time to answer Mom before I was out the door. lol

Years ago, I was sleeping in bed, and I heard scurryscurry noises in my false ceiling. I'm from the suburbs and lived in the country before I moved into the city, so my mind instantly thought "raccoons?" "Opossums?"

But I live in the city, so couldn't be that. (BTW, by the time, I thought that out -- about a nanosecond of time, I was already down here in the living room.) Second floor, so I couldn't think rat, because they prefer ground level or lower.

Decided it was squirrels. Not a squirrel, but many squirrels. And false ceiling, (fiberglass insulation with a thin veneer on one side), so they could come crashing through any moment. I slept on the chair that night.

The only thing that got me in that room again was I'm not good sleeping sitting up. Nap? Sure, but not a night's sleep.

Never heard those squirrels again. BUT, about a year later, I heard the same sound in the false ceiling in our living room. Big difference between hearing that when you're asleep in a nice comfy bed in the middle of the night versus hearing it wide awake in the living room. I could think it out better. Mice!

(Slightly smaller than a squirrel, huh? lol)

We live in a rowhome, so our house is attached to our neighbors' houses, and there are 25 attached houses on just our side of the street. Critters can get through the walls. (Neighbor was having construction work done and a silverfish the size of my thumb was crawling on my wall. Several years later, and that wall still has a huge oil stain from the half can of Raid I sprayed it with. lol)

Ends up, three-doors-down was unoccupied for a couple of years, so the mice moved in. And then when it sold, they felt the need to relocated. The first ten years in this house, never a mouse. Now we kill (electronic traps) about 10 a winter.

I think they have the Mousy Olympics in our ceiling. Either that or a miniature Battle of the Bulge. Still beats raccoons, opossums or squirrels in the ceiling.

(They're so cute, I'd let them stay, if I could potty train them and keep them away from our grains. lol)
 

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heights, falling, snakes, and what ever unknown creatures are in the deep. ok so that last one is less of a phobia and more of a curious, respectful fear.
And yes fear of falling is real.