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KellyAssauer
02-17-2011, 04:52 AM
If you had to pick a phobia to live with
(or trade the one you have for another)

Which of these would chose?

=)

**Of course if you have a better phobia to offer??*

alleycat
02-17-2011, 04:54 AM
Fear of dinosaurs.

Cliff Face
02-17-2011, 04:54 AM
I can live with having a fear of spiders. It just means I kill them, and frankly with all the poisonous Australian spiders around, they should be killed.

VP_Benni
02-17-2011, 05:01 AM
Acrophobia because I am short and can live without being 1000 feet off the ground :D

~Amber~

Cella
02-17-2011, 05:13 AM
I would much rather be afraid of Orlando Bloom and eggplants than small spaces or germs, but ....eh :)

rhymegirl
02-17-2011, 05:15 AM
Fear of Alleycat?

Mr Flibble
02-17-2011, 05:23 AM
I could live with arachibutyrophobia. It's better than what I've got, because it's easier to avoid.





*Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. No, really.

Cliff Face
02-17-2011, 05:35 AM
Okay, I chose fear of Eggplants.

alleycat
02-17-2011, 05:36 AM
Fear of Alleycat?
Hey now!

kayleamay
02-17-2011, 05:45 AM
I chose three, but I'm actually afraid of polls too. I'm a survivor.

thethinker42
02-17-2011, 05:49 AM
Nothing on that list, but I am afraid of ladders and have a completely irrational fear of blue Chevy Astro vans. I can't explain the latter (not ladder, latter). I...have no idea. My husband thinks it's hilarious that I'll actually change lanes if I end up next to one.

What? Oh, don't act like it's a surprise. None of you thought I was sane to begin with.

bettielee
02-17-2011, 06:23 AM
CLOWNS AND CREEPY DOLLIES!

CLOWNS AND CREEPY DOLLIES!

Eudoxia
02-17-2011, 06:26 AM
I have Aichmophobia (fear of sharp or pointed objects), Disposophobia (fear of losing something), Trypanophobia (fear of needles or injections), Isolophobia (fear of being alone), Nosocomephobia (fear of hospitals), and Virginitiphobia (fear of rape).

thethinker42
02-17-2011, 08:08 AM
Oh, I'm right there with you on the needles/injections. Only hypodermic needles, though. Acupuncture? Love it. Tattoos? Have several. Shots? *whimper*

VP_Benni
02-17-2011, 08:44 AM
Agreed, needles are terrible... >.<

~Amber~

Tepelus
02-17-2011, 04:44 PM
I have the fear of needles and blood...and I write about vampires. Go figure.

brainstorm77
02-17-2011, 05:51 PM
Fear of bad chocolate.

Fear of SP.

Lavern08
02-17-2011, 07:30 PM
Fear of Dwarfs :flag:











* Apologies to anyone related to, married to, acquainted with or who is a Little Person *

Alpha Echo
02-17-2011, 07:35 PM
I don't think I have a phobia, though I really don't like people. I'm not scared of them.

Anyway...I chose eggplant. I don't know how to cook it, it's an odd color, and I can't remember the last time I really had it...if ever. I could live without it.

shelleyo
02-17-2011, 08:08 PM
I have OCD and panic/anxiety issues. I'm afraid of most of those things already.

Now I'm questioning my love of eggplant parmesan.

And elves.


Shelley

seun
02-17-2011, 08:15 PM
Fear of dinosaurs.

I work with someone who's afraid of dinosaurs.

Seriously.

kayleamay
02-17-2011, 08:19 PM
Is there a word for being afraid that when you look in a mirror you'll see a scary dead person standing right behind you? I have that.

cray
02-17-2011, 08:22 PM
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr317/cray_photos/kingmoveright1zn.gif

kayleamay
02-17-2011, 08:29 PM
http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr317/cray_photos/kingmoveright1zn.gif

That would make me pee my pants.

seun
02-17-2011, 08:30 PM
Is there a word for being afraid that when you look in a mirror you'll see a scary dead person standing right behind you? I have that.

Cool.

kayleamay
02-17-2011, 08:31 PM
Cool.

My admiration for you is growing.

Okay, what about the fear that if you let your bare foot dangle off the bed, a grotesque hand will reach up, grab it and pull you straight down to hell? What's that called?


(I have that too.)

brainstorm77
02-17-2011, 09:56 PM
Is there a word for being afraid that when you look in a mirror you'll see a scary dead person standing right behind you? I have that.


:roll:I have that, and looking out windows into the night. I had a dream once where this face stared back in through the window, and it stayed with me.

knotane
02-17-2011, 11:08 PM
My admiration for you is growing.

Okay, what about the fear that if you let your bare foot dangle off the bed, a grotesque hand will reach up, grab it and pull you straight down to hell? What's that called?


(I have that too.)

I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one...

Now does, anyone have a fear of sleeping in front of turned off TVs?

KellyAssauer
02-17-2011, 11:14 PM
I'm more afraid of on turned on TVs...

seun
02-17-2011, 11:52 PM
My admiration for you is growing.

Okay, what about the fear that if you let your bare foot dangle off the bed, a grotesque hand will reach up, grab it and pull you straight down to hell? What's that called?


(I have that too.)

Stephenkingitis.

whimsical rabbit
02-17-2011, 11:57 PM
There are two things I'm genuinely terrified of:

1. Cockroaches. (BRRR...THE HORROR!)

2. Unusually shaky elevators.

I'd trade any one of those two for Legolasnophobia anytime.

Cliff Face
02-18-2011, 02:50 AM
I'm not so much scared of seeing a dead person in the mirror...

But quite often my own reflection scares me. It's got a life of its own, and those eyes! It's like looking into the eyes of a real person who isn't me.

So I guess I have "doppelganger-coming-out-of-the-mirror-phobia".

Joy.

StoryG27
02-18-2011, 03:16 AM
I voted for a phobia of eggplants. Seems reasonable to me.

IRL, I have Ichthyophobia (fear of fish). I wish I was joking. I'm a lot better than I used to be, now I can walk by the gold fish without screaming and running out of the store.

writerterri
02-18-2011, 06:00 AM
I have an absolutephobia

Fear of writers.


Get me out of here!

Duchessmary
02-18-2011, 06:02 AM
The sound of someone ripping cloth in half. **SHUDDER* nails on blackboard don't bother me.

SPIDERS: ALL must die. That's it.

SNAKES: See above.

NEEDLES OF ANY KIND: You really don't want to come at me with that thing. Trust me.

:D

JimmyB27
02-18-2011, 03:20 PM
I have phobiaphobia.

I have nothing to fear but fear itself.

whimsical rabbit
02-18-2011, 04:04 PM
Is there a word for being afraid that when you look in a mirror you'll see a scary dead person standing right behind you? I have that.

If I ever see a scary dead person standing right behind me I'll shit my pants but not because of the scary dead person per se.

Let's just say I will be obliged to ask my husband to immediately institutionalise me...


What I don't understand about a lot of these phobias is that it's supposed to be an 'un-rational or unreasonable fear of X'... that's what I don't get.

I mean, the higher up you go, the more it will hurt when you fall - that makes perfectly good sense doesn't it?
therefore airplanes are insane!
Spiders = poisonous, perfectly logical.
Dead things=germs, Germs=sick. Duh?
Thunder/lightening = Zap. Simple.
People = idiots.

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me?

See, my fear of cockroaches is completely irrational. I've hugged a snake (sort of). A big chubby snake. Loved it. But cockroaches???
*runs away screaming.*




I'm more afraid of on turned on TVs...

Tell me about it.

JimmyB27
02-18-2011, 04:08 PM
What I don't understand about a lot of these phobias is that it's supposed to be an 'un-rational or unreasonable fear of X'... that's what I don't get.

I mean, the higher up you go, the more it will hurt when you fall - that makes perfectly good sense doesn't it?
therefore airplanes are insane!
Well, as Rincewind says, it's not heights that kill you, it's grounds.

Spiders = poisonous, perfectly logical. No poisonous spiders where I live, but still people fear them.

Dead things=germs, Germs=sick. Duh? I'll give you that one.

Thunder/lightening = Zap. Simple.Your odds of being struck by lightning are astronomically tiny. Unless you're leaning on a metal flagpole or something.


People = idiots. No argument on that score

Mr Flibble
02-18-2011, 04:21 PM
People = idiots.



My ears are burning....

Mr Flibble
02-18-2011, 05:21 PM
So we're not normal? Wait, what am I saying...ofc we aren't!

Priene
02-18-2011, 05:24 PM
I have morbid fears of tomato ketchup and winking. Neither phobias are as manly as they sound.

Mr Flibble
02-18-2011, 05:28 PM
So you wouldn't be interested in Anne Robinson covered in ketchup? *crosses Priene off mailing list*

Priene
02-18-2011, 05:29 PM
I shuddered then. If someone confesses to arachnophobia, you wouldn't put up a jpeg of a tarantula, would you?

Actually, you probably would.

Mr Flibble
02-18-2011, 05:55 PM
I shuddered then.

So did I, and I'm not even phobic about it/her. Well I wasn't, maybe now...


Actually, you probably would. How could you say such things! And after I sent you that lovely cock picture too.

Priene
02-18-2011, 05:58 PM
That picture was undeniably of a cock. I have a bit of a phobia about them, too.

shyne
02-18-2011, 05:59 PM
Greetings my fellow lesbian?

Haggis
02-18-2011, 06:13 PM
What's a fear of batteries?

KellyAssauer
02-18-2011, 06:30 PM
What's a fear of batteries?

A sure sign that you've been here.

:D
.

cray
02-18-2011, 07:08 PM
:e2moon:

Duchessmary
02-18-2011, 08:01 PM
:D:ROFL::roll:

AbielleRose
02-20-2011, 05:52 AM
I'm not sure if there is a word for it, but I have a fear of becoming addicted to things. Because of this I tend to avoid trying new foods/hobbies/etc.

I also have a fear of hair in the bathtub. For some reason, even if it's mine, I cannot touch it. It has the same 'icky' factor as a spider.

Duchessmary
02-20-2011, 06:51 AM
Somehow I just can't comment on hair in the shower drain. I would go on and on. :evil

Cliff Face
02-20-2011, 08:01 AM
Ugh... hair.

The only time I'm not mortally wounded by the descent of hair to clothes or the floor... is when I'm getting my hair cut by a proper hair dresser.

Every other instance of hair not firmly attached to the body irritates the hell out of me.

Maybe it's because I'm the only person who ever sweeps in this house, and we have a big white furball of a cat and a shedding dog... there's always more hair...

I look forward to having my own place, so I won't have pets making me clean up.

:)

Tepelus
02-20-2011, 04:31 PM
I work in a hotel, the tubs, bathroom floors, and the beds always have hair, and at times I think some our guests must be the wolfman just by the amount of hair I have to clean up, it's like they're a shedding dog. I had a room a week or so ago where the guest must have had the worst case of skin psoriasis known to man, because everywhere there was skin, on everything! The bed he slept in was so full of skin it looked like he emptied the salt out of a bag of pretzels on it. Another housekeeper who also had this person's room thought all the skin was pretzel salt, until I told her what it really was. She shuddered.

Cliff Face
02-21-2011, 03:03 AM
Sheesh. Maybe he thought he was leaving you a tip?

What sort of person would think leaving a tip of dead skin would be appreciated, I hear you ask?

Zombies. That's who.

Run. Very far away.

LIVIN
02-21-2011, 10:15 AM
I figured Fear of Orlando Bloom is the best because it probably won't arise as an issue very much.

Button
02-21-2011, 08:26 PM
Asymmetriphobia

A fear of mismatched socks.

Thus I do not wear them. ;)

Button
02-21-2011, 09:10 PM
Okay, so now I have to ask.

You go by color... or thickness?

:D

Color and rib size. :)

Ribs have to be equal. No wide ribs with little skinny rib miss match.

And length has to be equal. No shorties. :)

Button
02-21-2011, 09:14 PM
If I buy socks (usually for winter) they are always white, average rib size, regular regulation size. No knee length and no ankles.

:) For 90% of the year I do without. Socks are for rare few occasions when I wear boots (equally rare) when it's too cold to wear sandals.

writerterri
02-21-2011, 09:23 PM
I have Birkensockaphobia.


People who wear socks with Birkenstocks.

Must run! They will find this post and haunt me! :chair

BeatrixKiddo
02-22-2011, 02:15 AM
Okay, I chose fear of Eggplants.

I picked that too just because even though I like eggplant, I could survive without it if I had too.


http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr317/cray_photos/kingmoveright1zn.gif

Truly scary...



I don't think I have any true phobias these days. I can be a control freak, and a bit OCD sometimes, but not severe enough to qualify as phobic. Mostly, because if I start to feel paranoid about anything, I tell myself it's a waste of time over something I can't control. It's amazing how quickly all those things that make you anxious disappear when you adopt an "I don't give a rats bootie 'bout that anymore". lol.

rhymegirl
02-22-2011, 03:48 AM
Hey now!

What?