Strangely, I love heights, water, and not afraid of tight spaces. However I am scared of dark murky water like Stu said. I can't stand that shlt. Bad experience when I was a kid.
I hate elevators too. F*ck elevators, man. A heavy metal box suspended by wires hanging like 60 feet above nothing. I'll take the stairs any damn day.
And even though I like heights, I can't stand plane takeoffs. I like planes and such, but it's the takeoff that I freak out at. Lifting off the ground going higher and higher. Eugh. Which is weird since I love it once we're in the air.
I'm not watching that video, no way. I can pretty much guess what it is and I'm not touching that play button with a 10 meter pole.
I did used to be a bit scared of swimming in places where I couldn't touch the floor, and also a bit scared of planes. I also used to be scared sh*tless of train stations and the process of getting on and off a train, because I feared getting stuck in the doors/dragged under the train. I saw this programme where a woman was caught by the toggles of her coat in train doors and she got dragged under the train and got killed, I was paranoid that would happen to me. Strangely I was also scared of escalators for a while.
I guess I grew out of all of those fears, through just being in situations whereby you get used to them and learn that actually there's nothing to really fear. But I'll never get over the fear of spiders. I actually don't like telling people in real life of this fear because I'm scared they'll think it's funny to find one and throw it on me or something. I never leave my bedroom window open ever, because I'm scared one will get in. I also prefer to have my door closed, I'd rather have a stuffy room than have an aired out one with a spider in it.
@GTASAIDEAMASTER I'm scared of fire too, but I'm also sort of a pyromaniac. I set a lot of stuff on fire when I was a kid and I'm still fascinated by it. Odd relationship. Kinda like how, in some ways, I'm still scared of the dark. But at the same time, I feel confort in the dark. I'm a mixed emotions type of guy.
@4 Bagger. No shlt. That thing JUMPED right at him too.
I have no fears that a 'unique' besides obvious ones like fear of death .etc
Certainly being shocked but massive huge 'f*ck off' spiders is one thing but you just take a breath then beat it to death. I had a fear of heights when I was young but I'd love to skydive/bungie jump very soon. Also isn't fear of heights the same thing as fear of falling it's just everyone calls it heights?
Random trivia: Fear of or general dislike of gold is called: Aurophobia not to be confused with Auroraphobia which is fear of auroral lights.
Autodysomophobia. I am really self conscious about my smell. Maybe its because when I was little there was a day that I was very stinky and everyone made fun of me and excluded me from all the stuff. Everyday I go to school, I take a tooth paste, tooth brush, some deodarant, some soap, and an extra T-Shirt. Im VERY PARANOID OF SMELLING BAD!
i used to be scared of jellyfish believe it or not, i wouldnt go in the sea cause of them duo to them being everywhere at the beech like 4 or 5 years ago but i dont mind them now in 2010 while on hoilday in Wales i went on a boat trip to some island where they came back in 100s but i was fine but i was almost sick when i saw a lionmaine swimming to the tip of the water it was the size of a beach ball
I think I have the opposite of that, I've always been fascinated by stuff like bone marrow and surinam toads. Don't get me wrong, surinam toads are gross as f*ck and I get goosebumps looking at them but at the same time I can't turn away.
I have no idea how it originated, all that kind of stuff just make me feel REALLY nauseated. Seriously, even small bubbles that are bunched together in foam make me feel queasy.
sh*t, I'm pretty sure this came up in a topic a while ago, the pictures do make me feel quite nauseous but I wouldn't say I have a phobia of it. I don't think I fear anyhting enough to have a phobia except maybe being underwater (if there's even a phobia for that).