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Message 1339631 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 8:55:21 UTC

My fear of heights is exactly as described by Skilldude, inside tall buildings and aircraft I'm fine, observation decks, total fear.

However my phobia takes a strange turn, I cannot watch on TV or film anyone in a high place, action movies where they give you lots of views down.

Even stranger, as a video gamer I find first or third person games where climbing is involved very difficult. In one of the Tomb Raider games our heroine has to traverse skyscrapers by jumping form building to building using, whatever she can grab. I can tell you at the end of that sequence my heart was racing and my palms were sweating. So why, I was sitting comfortably in a chair, I could not get hurt, Lara Croft is just pixels and she could not get hurt. Exactly the same at the end of Batman Arkham City where he has to scale a tall tower to catch the bad guy!

So why my irrational fear??
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Message 1339642 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 11:12:14 UTC

If I look at a picture of that glass balcony overlooking the Grand canyon, my tummy turns over. I wouldn't go on that for a million dollars.

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Message 1339650 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 11:46:42 UTC - in response to Message 1339413.  

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



The anti whatta now?;)

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Message 1339651 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 11:53:44 UTC

The anti whatta now?;)

I wont go into it, caused a furore last time, PM me for details. Look at my sig.
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Message 1339780 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:29:47 UTC
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I also suffer from SAD and SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder

It's SAD2
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Message 1339785 - Posted: 20 Feb 2013, 19:45:17 UTC

I also suffer from SAD, Silly Aged & Daft
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Message 1340113 - Posted: 22 Feb 2013, 5:37:22 UTC - in response to Message 1339631.  

My fear of heights is exactly as described by Skilldude, inside tall buildings and aircraft I'm fine, observation decks, total fear.

However my phobia takes a strange turn, I cannot watch on TV or film anyone in a high place, action movies where they give you lots of views down.

Even stranger, as a video gamer I find first or third person games where climbing is involved very difficult. In one of the Tomb Raider games our heroine has to traverse skyscrapers by jumping form building to building using, whatever she can grab. I can tell you at the end of that sequence my heart was racing and my palms were sweating. So why, I was sitting comfortably in a chair, I could not get hurt, Lara Croft is just pixels and she could not get hurt. Exactly the same at the end of Batman Arkham City where he has to scale a tall tower to catch the bad guy!

So why my irrational fear??

I don't know. When I watch a video of someone climbing, I get cramps in my palms.


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