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Message 1339260 - Posted: 17 Feb 2013, 23:22:37 UTC

I do not enjoy take off's and landings, but I usually settle down once the plane is up there.
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Message 1339278 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 0:25:35 UTC

Here's one: taurophobia
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Message 1339279 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 0:41:53 UTC - in response to Message 1339278.

Here's one: taurophobia

Fear of bulls? Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.
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Message 1339286 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 1:55:12 UTC
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Some Joker might have this: chiroptophobia

Present company excluded of course.
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Message 1339338 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 6:53:48 UTC - in response to Message 1339286.

I have Gephyrophobia, a good case of it.


Here is a list :-)

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Message 1339342 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 7:01:45 UTC - in response to Message 1339338.

that became pretty common after/around some earthquakes.
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Message 1339347 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 7:07:58 UTC

Still Wishing I could get over My fear of Cities.
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Message 1339352 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 7:14:08 UTC

Sesquipedalophobia

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Message 1339353 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 7:21:44 UTC - in response to Message 1339352.

Sesquipedalophobia


Dave (#2) screams and runs away.
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Message 1339356 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 7:29:17 UTC - in response to Message 1339353.

Sesquipedalophobia


Dave (#2) screams and runs away.


Slow down Dave...Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. ;-b....
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Message 1339358 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 7:34:57 UTC - in response to Message 1339347.

What is it about cities that frighten you Jim? I tense up in crowds, not enough to call it a phobia, and I am not terribly fond of the issues that come with large cities.. but what is the biggest fear about cities?
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Message 1339359 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 7:35:50 UTC
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intelligentophobia ;)

(I don't have this, I just found it and decided to post it here).
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Message 1339364 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 8:08:12 UTC

I have a light case of astraphobia...
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Message 1339374 - Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 9:18:26 UTC - in response to Message 1339358.

What is it about cities that frighten you Jim? I tense up in crowds, not enough to call it a phobia, and I am not terribly fond of the issues that come with large cities.. but what is the biggest fear about cities?


There are just to many Nuts with Guns in the city and they don't know how to use them. Flying bullets don't care who they hit.
Every time we go to the city you hear sirens and gunfire.
Once when I was talking to DogBytes on the phone in Vegas He had to hit the floor because 9 shots rang out from across the road...I could hear them over the Phone.
I have been mugged in a city and my wife's cousin even had bars put on all of her doors and windows and Steel doors for safety.
Folks in cities will hurt you any way they can, With Guns, Clubs, Knives or just beat a person to death for a few Dollars or Cents.
Some will even steal a persons Shoes or a Coat that they want.
Just too many folks crammed into to little area.
Large cities just don't seem safe to Me.
When I used to work in large cities we traveled to it got to where I couldn't even sleep.

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Message 1339412 - Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 17:10:24 UTC

I read a great deal of the posts here

I have a great deal of anxiety from any social setting. I hate large crowds and avoid shopping at peak hours or going to popular movies on the first week, or The Mall completely. On occasion I get a bit scared of the dark. even though I know nothings there...theres still something there thats going to get me.

One thing I noticed is peoples fear of heights. What they are describing is more a fear of falling from heights than heights itself. I thought I was afraid of heights. Not so, I can go in the tallest building look down and not have a problem. I cannot however go outside, say on an observation deck.

6 Flags over Texas has a nifty tower than one can take an elevator to the top. I did just this and the second the door opened and the wind hit me I began to panic. I clung to the rail in the elevator. The elevator operator told me I had to leave the elevator. I told them I wanted to get back down NOW. she smugly said I had to leave and come in from the other side. I forced myself to crouch/crawl outside the elevator and around to the back side "entrance of it and got right back in.

Why the story you might ask. It wasn't the heights but the fear of falling from that height that scared me. Being in the open air at height errr heightens the sensation of eminent falling or possibly being pushed over the edge. I never get this sensation inside a tall building. I assume its a sense of controlled relaxation inside and being unable to control the situation outside.


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Message 1339413 - Posted: 19 Feb 2013, 17:12:37 UTC

I have a condition called anticrueltytoanimalsphobia. People are advised to avoid me at peak times.

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Message 1339490 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 0:11:37 UTC

Skildude, the problem is not the fall. It is the sudden stop at the end.
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Message 1339499 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 1:11:37 UTC - in response to Message 1339490.

Skildude, the problem is not the fall. It is the sudden stop at the end.

Not to mention any broken bones, it happened to Me once, that was enough.
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Message 1339588 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 6:15:24 UTC - in response to Message 1339499.

another phobia: James Holmes.

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Message 1339629 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 8:36:48 UTC

The ironic part of a fear of heights/ledges/cliffs/etc is you tense up so much that it makes it much more likely you DO have something to actually be afraid of.. more than others.
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