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*fluff* What's your phobia?
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:16 PM
I seriously HATE having my photograph taken. I really do. I always have, even when I was young and pretty and didn't take too bac a picture, I hated being in pictures. I flatly refuse to ever Skype anyone. Not even my husband! He knows what I look like, so he can talk to me by phone without seeing me.
As a result, sadly, we have almost no family pictures with all of us.
I take plenty of husband and kids, but detest being in them myself. I avoid like the plague usually.
And I suppose, as a result, they always look awful anyway. I have funny looks on my face, I look atrocious in them and even hb has to agreee, I am not by any stretch of anyones imagination one of those people who actually look "themselves" or even better in pictures!!
So - what's your phobia? Rational or irrational?
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:18 PM
Genuine phobia? Spiders. Sorry, not very interesting....
I really really hate monkeys too though. And that other thing that emissary brought to my attention in the last phobia thread that I can't commit to this post. I'm sure someone will mention it.
Edited by Unatheowl, 26 December 2012 - 03:27 PM.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:20 PM
Snakes. I can't even look at pictures of them.
To a lesser degree, I am extremely afraid of:
* Prop planes (legit fear, as we lost a family member in a crash) and
* Those miniature corns. They freak me out.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:23 PM
I don't like chickens. Beady little eyes, and feathers and scaly feet, and the smell of their poo. Absolutely horrifying - I grew up with backyard chooks, and I cannot deal with them at all!
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:23 PM
The river. I hate the idea of DS falling in and not being able to see him in the yucky murky water. I make him wear a life jacket as soon as he is in sight of the water.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:25 PM
So you can imagine my joy the time I was bushwalking and we ended up brushing through some overhanging branches laden with leeches. It's a very long, hysterical story, but by the time they were all removed we'd counted about 20-30 each.
Didn't help my phobia AT ALL.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:27 PM
I have a phobia of bridges over water and just heights in general really. And I am also claustrophobic.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:32 PM
Cicadas ....they look alien ....they really freak me out......
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:34 PM
I don't think I have any, or maybe I just haven't met my match yet.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:44 PM
oh gosh. what arent i afraid of?
most farm animals. including:
losing my family ( causes me to hyperventilate if i think about it too much)
needles (mainly blood tests.)
the feel of my pulse in my wrists
creepy crawly insects.
my family and friends often make fun about my phobias
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:48 PM
Walking over bridges. It's a height thing I don't like step ladders either.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:53 PM
Catterpillars- was visciously attacked by a spitfire when I was a kid. My arm was like a football and it was like sticking my arm in a fire. Cant even look ay a hairy catterpillar on the tv.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:04 PM
Im terrified of
- Heights (eg. I can barely stand on a step ladder without freaking out)
- Murky Water/Deep Water where i cant see the bottom.
- The sound water makes when going down the drain after bath.
Nothing too bad.
I love anything to do with spiders, snakes, bugs... EXCEPT COCKROACHES!
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:32 PM
I'm absolutely terrified of wasps. Bees I can handle, but I can't handle wasps. I think it was because when I was 2, a multiple wasp bite landed me very ill and in hospital. I can't barely remember it, but it must have had some affect on me.
I'm also afraid of small and dark places.
And I loathe tunnels.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:38 PM
My biggest phobia is clowns, seriously shake violently and cry, it takes hours for me to be ok again and will usually have nightmares for a few weeks on and off
To a lesser extent spiders and snakes.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:40 PM
I didnt have any.... until this question was asked before on EB.
Google - Fear of Holes and check out the images - I still have nightmares!!!!
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:46 PM
Yeah, I hate photos too....even when I was young and more attractive/thin etc.
And rubber bands
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:48 PM
I've got agoraphobia.
And a kangaroo phobia, but I don't think there is a name for that one.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:52 PM
Edited by EffiesMum172, 26 December 2012 - 10:09 PM.
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:54 PM
Waters breaking in public but have faced that and know it will never happen again,lol.
Spiders. And public speaking.
Photos, I prefer taking them but don't mind being in them. Have to rem. to join in otherwise we would never have a family shot. Kids might like that someday
Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:55 PM
Those miniature corns. They freak me out.
Are we talking little kernals or the corn on the cob variety? Does it make a difference if there's butter? What about in a field? Does this extend to popcorn? Does it matter if the popcorn is buttered? What about creamed corn? And what if it's disguised corn? Like in a toasted sandwich with cheese? What if the toasted sandwich is buttered? Does it matter if the butter is on the outside or the inside? And if, say, a salmon mornay was made, I make it with the corn. But in a cream sauce. So, that'd be right out?
And what about full sized corn?
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