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Do you have any unusual phobias?

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iWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH2

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I have the usual phobia of heights which is pretty common, but I have an unusual phobia of feet. I can’t stand them! I cannot look at them let alone touch them. Shoe shopping is a nightmare with me. If someone puts their foot too close to me, I will get really panicky and upset. I can’t even stand my own feet.
O.m.g. you could never tolerate hearing about my lisfranc injury then! 😁
 
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I have gamophobia, fear of marriage. I want a person who want a gentle person, but I don't think I'm capable of doing handling marriage. Let alone, I'm scared that no one will be gentle. Some people say gentle people can have vicious tempers, and others say they all short-tempered. No matter what I would do, me, the everyone around me, fear that it would end up badly.
 
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I bet you im the most feared person on here. Im ofraid of my own shadow. But thats cause ive had so many bad things happen to me.for example Im afraid of steps becUse i had a bad ankle injury on a stair.
 
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Oil. Like cooking oil, or oily things. If it gets on me it freaks me right out. I wont even buy it anymore.
Butter has the same effect if it gets on me, because it turns oily under water.

It's the oil mixed with water that gets me because it doesnt feel like it's ever going to come off! It's disgusting and the thought of it alone is enough to make me squirm.

Then it's just spiders, and crickets. I didnt know about crickets until I bought them for my lizard. Its possibly worse than my spider phobia.
 
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What about frying spiders and crickets in hot oil and water?
 
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What about frying spiders and crickets in hot oil and water?
That sounds like a nightmare 😱 haha urgh can you imagine the noise the crickets would make and the visuals of the liquids. Oh dear god.
 
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Stairs I have nightmares about them, give me a lift any day. Stairs make me so anxious its horrid.
And bridges I have a huge fear often another theme of my nightmares
I have been on tramps and swing bridges I almost need to be sedated to walk across them
 
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Stairs I have nightmares about them, give me a lift any day. Stairs make me so anxious its horrid.
And bridges I have a huge fear often another theme of my nightmares
I have been on tramps and swing bridges I almost need to be sedated to walk across them
I have something similar but it’s spiral staircases only. Twice now ive got stuck so just avoid them. I went up Flamborogh lighthouse and walked up fine but froze and had to come down on my bum. Then i walked up a castles spiral staircase and nearly pushed the fella in front me down them cos i was panicking so much
 
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Driving over (as a driver or passenger) high up places, bridges, quarries, etc. It’s a debilitating phobia because I actually let it control where I go to avoid them, which I know is outlandish but I guess that’s why it’s a phobia. Trying to get help because I don’t want to to control my life anymore.
 
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I don’t like guns and am terrified of the noise they make when they go off. I’m not really afraid of the gun itself or the owner. It’s so bad that I won’t even go to war re-enactments. Fireworks very close by do the same to me.
 
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I have a fear of being touched by people. I dont hug a lot of people or ever kiss either. Due to just something I'd always had growing up ( not sure why ) and intensified later due to some traumatic event that happened to me. It's sad I don't let my family hug or kiss me since I feel uneasy about it. I only let then unless I want it which makes me feel bad about it all the time. However I'm a lot better with at least allowing my family to touch me but others I'm not sure yet. I would only shake there hand to start with then possibly allow other things. I guess I'm werid then.
 
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When I was a little kid I had a phobia where I was terrified to be around anyone who was visibly Sick or very old. I was scared of hospitals and hearing ambulances. And had a weird specific “fear” around amputation or seeing people with missing limbs. I wouldn’t want to go out in public because I was afraid I’d experience or see something that kicked off a panic attack.

I’m 25 now and I do research in dementia, working in a clinical building where I run into lots of patients. I volunteer at an adult day center for people with disabilities and dementia too. I get a little adrenaline rush sometimes but overall I find it calming.Everyone’s super nice and we get to hang out and color pictures and do puzzles
 
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