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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 5:39 pm
Rubies wrote:

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I think a phobia is an irrational fear, like the claustrophobic poster at the dentist.

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That's the definition. Fear of a home invasion when you live in a high-crime area is perfectly rational and not a phobia unless it's carried to such an extreme that it interferes with your functioning. Fear of the color blue or of the number 13 or redheads, otoh...

Dislike and disgust is also not a phobia. Phobias are paralyzing. If you hate roaches but can bring yourself to stomp on one in your combat boots and wipe the soles with a tissue, you don't have a phobia.
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Bluebell
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 6:05 pm
Bees

Ppl stabbing me or shooting me

Someone killing of kidnapping someone dear to me

Becoming homeless

I'm too embarrassed so I'm going anonymous 🙉
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Oxfordblue
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 6:07 pm
Things like being afraid of being shot or homeless or fears of things that might happen are not phobias. Phobias are things that paralyze people in their daily life. I don't know anyone who doesn't have a fear of being shot. Even if you think about it often I don't think it falls under the category of phobia unless you spend all day seeing guns where they don't exist and running for cover.
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Aubergine
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 6:21 pm
No one showing up to my simchas
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Mocha
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 6:26 pm
Planes!! Can't believe that they weren't mentioned!!
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Bluebell
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 6:29 pm
amother [ Oxfordblue ] wrote:
Things like being afraid of being shot or homeless or fears of things that might happen are not phobias. Phobias are things that paralyze people in their daily life. I don't know anyone who doesn't have a fear of being shot. Even if you think about it often I don't think it falls under the category of phobia unless you spend all day seeing guns where they don't exist and running for cover.


I won't sit in a park by myself because someone might stab me from behind.

If I sit on a bus I will keep looking over my shoulder to see if someone might be considering killing me.

I constantly monitor the cars near me house to see if anyone is following me. I will hide or run into my house.

These are just some examples. Call it what you want Smile
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Nemesia
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 6:30 pm
Taking Uber or taxi by myself
Irrationally I truly believe I’m going to get kidnapped
My husband says if someone kidnaps me they’ll pay him to take me back
😂
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Cyclamen
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 6:35 pm
Rats 🐀
Fire 🔥
Large bodies of water 💧
More recently, the subway

Bees are cute and obviously helpful to the environment.
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Blueberry
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 6:51 pm
Rodents (also can't look at photos or videos)
Dogs (has improved slightly but as a child could not be around them at all)
Heights
Airplanes (BH I have been able to successfully fight this one)
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Janie Asne




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, May 13 2022, 7:47 pm
Fish
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Smokey
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 2:30 pm
Janie Asne wrote:
Fish


I've been bitten by fish twice whie swimming in a lake but I'm still not scared of them.
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PlumPink
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 2:36 pm
Phobia Workshop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koNwUeG-iKE
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Smokey
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 2:38 pm
Drinking spoiled milk. And smelling it also.
And of course snakes🐍 and rats🐀.
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DarkKhaki
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 4:48 pm
heights - I won't even walk over a huge highway bridge.
water on my face - even in the shower

those are irrational.

then there are the more rational ones.
bees/wasps I am dangerously allergic to so pretty sensible to be scared of them
vibrations of any sort but that's cause they trigger migraine for me
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Stoneblue
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 5:09 pm
amother [ PlumPink ] wrote:
Phobia Workshop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koNwUeG-iKE
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Aster
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 7:24 pm
amother [ Jean ] wrote:
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I have this one too:(


Thank you!!
I had a nightmare of this fri night.
Someone was seriously about to kill me, next to my bed, I jumped and screamed help and ran to the door.
I turned my lamp on and coulndt stop lit shaking for ages.
My husband was not in bed yet.
Was absolutely awful.
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Butterscotch
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 9:53 pm
kenz wrote:
Rodents
Can’t even look at pictures of them
Can’t believe I’m the first person to say that

Same!! Can’t say the names either, it’s an actual irrational phobia. Ugh my stomach is filling with dread
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Cornsilk
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 10:04 pm
amother [ Smokey ] wrote:
I've been bitten by fish twice whie swimming in a lake but I'm still not scared of them.


I'm very scared of fish and it has nothing to do with getting bitten. I hate the look and texture and smell and their eyes and fins and scales. If I see a picture of one without warning I literally jump and yelp.
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Janie Asne




 
 
 
 

Post Sat, May 14 2022, 10:09 pm
amother [ Cornsilk ] wrote:
I'm very scared of fish and it has nothing to do with getting bitten. I hate the look and texture and smell and their eyes and fins and scales. If I see a picture of one without warning I literally jump and yelp.


Same and I can’t walk by the fish counter in the supermarket if I do by mistake I literally can’t breathe.
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Iris
 

Post Sun, May 15 2022, 12:15 am
1. Being in a plane crash
2. Death ( which I guess would tie in to the first one )
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