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What kinds of phobias do you all have? Whether rational or irrational..some of mine are rodents, ticks, public restrooms and coming home to my apartment in flames because I accidentally left the stove on. I literally check it multiple times before leaving and still worry throughout the day. Not sure if this is considered OCD behavior or an irrational fear.

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    • Brie13

      809d

      Very relatable. Mine is more like obsessions and fear about my future which oftentimes feeds into my imagination, creating repetitive fantasies that I play over and over in my head. Then when your aware of that cycle, you fear getting into it again.

    • Brie13

      809d

      You’re

    • Brie13

      809d

      Very relatable. Mine is more like obsessions and fear about my future which oftentimes feeds into my imagination, creating repetitive fantasies that I play over and over in my head. Then when your aware of that cycle, you fear getting into it again.

    • castiel

      809d

      Its more of a recent fear but cars and general anesthesia. Got surgery about a year ago and had to stop myself from crying because i was terrified. It worked out well though 👍

    • A_Delicate_Flower

      810d

      I have arachnophobia. And there are levels. The worse I feel, the worse the phobia is and expands to other bugs. If I'm feeling pretty good then sometimes it reduces to regular fear and not as paralyzing. It's interesting to experience the levels. Either way, I'd be happy to never see a spider or any other leggy bug again in my life 😅

    • prettyprincess

      810d

      Not being prepared enough ,like I don't know if it's from child hood or just having to grow up fast ,but my brain is always doing simulations in my brain of gun shootings ,the worse possible situation happing ,or Snakes just flipping snakes. I don't know why snakes like I've held non venomous ones and garden ones but for some reason have the fear ones going to be in my bed under my bed in cabinets or washer ,or just anywear and if I have any caffeine with my ADHD meds I hyperfocus on these those and it's just the worst.

    • pleasedontlookatme

      810d

      when i had a gas stove (i have an electric now, but im moving to a new apartment with a gas stove, sadly.) i would check the stove/oven forty times before going out and throughout the day and i had to twist all of the knobs to off at least 10 times for each knob. it was exhausting, and i imagine it'll be like that when i move. ticks are a huge one for me throughout the spring/summer/fall months and I refuse to go outside without bug spray but i hate the smell of bug spray. i hate holes, like clusters of hole, think coral or honeycombs. literally makes me so so itchy and i feel like heaving. my newest fears are for sure, seaweed, like in the bodies of water and I refuse to go kayaking anywhere where there is seaweed. which is essentially no where. and huge buildings, sculptures?? like massively sized things period, make me so ill. it's odd.

    • feellicks

      810d

      dude I used to be afraid of cubes. needles. earwigs. chickens. babies. small children. etc.... now im left with a fear of men, covid, and war. maybe a few others i can't really think of. exposure therapy is amazing

    • ThisIsFine

      810d

      I think some fears are normal and some checking could even be normal, especially if you've had a close call with that or another reason to be more fearful of it (trauma, watched a scary movie once, etc.). For me, I'm afraid of scorpions (a relative had one of those you can buy at a gift shop sealed in clear resin, and used to tell me when I was little that if it broke the scorpion could still sting me and I'd die). I even get uncomfortable with cartoon scorpions in kid's video games. I also really don't like fantasy/horror sorts of characters that are very tall with very long arms and legs. Like Endermen from Minecraft, but also certain stilt walker's costumes and other horror characters. Super unsettling and I don't want to be anywhere near them.

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