What phobia/fear do you have?

Martee

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For me, mines a bit of a mixed bag. I can always remember as kid, I was in Norway and I got 'trapped' under a bit of water which made me think I was drowning. Funny part of that was the water was actually only a couple inches deep, I was just being an idiot kid panicking haha. However, since then I've always had a fear about going underwater in any open body of water and I've only recently managed to get over that fear in a pool. However, I'm find actually swimming and stuff but the thought of being underwater still makes me shiver to this day.

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I was careful with vehicles. I am not sure whether it is a phobia. But all the news about careless driving, from the driver or from the other side makes me cautious. To be honest, there is a good chance that we can get into a road accident. It is more logical when we check the number of accidents that cause due to simple drunk and drive. And now it when people talk on mobile first and drive second.
 

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since then I've always had a fear about going underwater in any open body of water and I've only recently managed to get over that fear in a pool.

This is very real. When we get into some problems in childhood those can have a big impact on us. I am really sad that you missed pool all these days. Swimming is fun, pool, pond or river. I wouldn't try sea though :D
 

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This is very real. When we get into some problems in childhood those can have a big impact on us. I am really sad that you missed pool all these days. Swimming is fun, pool, pond or river. I wouldn't try sea though :D
I look at it as at least I can now enjoy the pool a bit more! I'm still iffy about going underwater but that's the next part of the journey for me. Going to keep trying every now and then to go under and for longer each time just to acclimatize myself. I want to be able to do a snorkeling tour on one of my upcoming trips so that's my aim!
 

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It is amazing that you beating the problems one at a time. And you are doing it more than once. That is really amazing. Not many people can repeat the success. Even ordinary people do not have enough to do it, let alone win more than once.

I find it hard to keep it going. It is like the hare and tortoise game. You seem to enjoy success and want to take some rest.
 

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Do you think that exposure therapy would or has helped you with the fear of being under water? I'm not convinced it's always the right thing to do, but for some people it can really, really help.
 

Harry

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exposure therapy would or has helped

A lot of people would not like to try that. The fear of being immersed in what fear the most is nothing small. It can be dangerous if not outright toxic

I have seen it work in movies. Let us say it is something that is real. But to endure the pain, we should be really ready.
 

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I'm not sure if this is a phobia, or paranoia? .. perhaps a bit of both, but definitely one of my biggest fears that makes me paranoid and gives me anxiety is that I always think that everybody wants to poison me and kill me. I am always dumping out my drinks if I take my eyes off of them for a few minutes, or worried that somebody will put hard drugs in my cigarettes. It really drives me nuts sometimes. I mean why would anyone want to kill me? being that I'm such an awesome person! 😜 I guess I feel that they all hate me even though they may pretend to like me? I have no trust for anybody anymore, being that I have been screwed over so many times by people, even my own friends. 😟
 

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I'm not sure really of what exact phobias I have. I've never really thought about but I guess I do suffer from trypophobia which is a fear of textures, like holes in objects.

I'd honestly warn people to not look it up unless you're prepared for it.
 

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I've always been a bit squeamish, but in a biology lesson at secondary school we were watching a video about the human body. I remember seeing bits about both the digestive system and the heart muscles, and I started to feel queasy so I crossed my arms on the desk in front of me and put my head down.. the next thing I know, I'm being jabbed in the side from my friend next to me.

I'd passed out or collapsed on him, and miraculously I hadn't fallen off my seat (thankfully). After a few moments of him thinking I was messing about, he could see almost instantly that I wasn't well. I was completely dazed and confused with little recollection. He helped me to my feet to go and see the school nurse - the teacher hadn't realised what had happened and tried to stop us! 😂

Long after, I'd considered myself to have hemophobia (a fear of blood), though I don't think the prognosis quite fit.. For several years I could feel my heart starting to race as well as starting to sweat, at even small things like the sound of a hospital heart monitor. Mercifully I'm nothing like as bad as I used to be and I seem to be able to control it for the most part, though I'm still squeamish and will avoid watching most hospital operations and procedures on movies and TV shows.
 

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This is weird, as I have a phobia of whales, and I don't know why, I never saw one in my life. But I am scared of imagining them.
 
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