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Whats your weirdest phobia?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by este, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Lucie75

    Lucie75 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if you'd say it was a phobia but I cannot stand the sound of people eating. I zone in on it at mealtimes etc and it's all I can hear. Hate it hate it hate it.
     
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    mistyweather Type 2 · Active Member

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    Ooo this reminds me of my childhood. My mum always had to put the radio on at family mealtimes because she couldn't stand the sound of the rest of us eating.
     
  3. noblehead

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    Some can make an awful noise :D
     
  4. Flowerpot

    Flowerpot Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Eyelids, human ones. Anyone touching my eyelids makes my legs go completely hollow, a real nightmare at eye and contact lens clinics, I have to hold my breath and grip the seat. Seeing close ups of peoples faces either in person or on television, I just can't look at their eyelids, my heart is thumping just writing about the wretched things! :eek:
     
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    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    One of the anti-smoking ads that they put on ciggy packets in Oz has the photo of an eye held open with metal bits, presumably for some sort of operation - just seeing, or even thinking about, the pic makes my blood run cold. Anything to do with eyes freaks me out big time.
     
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    Daddy Long Legs too.
    Wasps - we have had them getting into the house and I got attacked and stung (not really weird this one)
    Fingernails squeaking down glass or mirrors - makes me shiver.
     
  7. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Snakes - I was scared by a grass snake when I was a little girl.
    Slugs - yuck
    Oh and Arsenal fans
     
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  8. NicolaB70

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    I'm like that but it's with paper. I can't touch it after I've had wet hands. Don't know why but it makes me cringe.
    I've also got a phobia/ fear of birds and feathers. Can't touch feathers at all and absolutely hate birds flying or near me


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  9. Samanthacxo

    Samanthacxo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm terrified of foxes! but what makes me want to roll up into a ball and cry, is the thought of chewing cotton wool! Nooo!


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  10. Kat100

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    That is awful , I scream at any kind of spider .....awful to be so scarred though ...x
     
  11. mrman

    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't have any myself I can think of but my wife is terrified of clowns ?????

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  12. merylann

    merylann Type 2 · Member

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    I don't like clowns either. Reminds me of pennywise lol. Also terrified of spiders, daddy long legs and wasps

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    Bellybuttons, they make me cringe so bad especially when some one plays with theirs


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  14. Mark James

    Mark James Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine is heights i fell of my bungalow roof and went straight through my garage roof luckily only suffered cuts and bruises.

    Mark
     
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    ....polystyrene ooooh can't bear the feel of it, makes me go cold and then when it squeaks....:nailbiting:
     
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    That's called Coulrophobia. I saw an episode of something, a dectective series but can't remember what, where a clown was killed because of the phobia this person had about it. Took 'em ages to solve it!

    I am terrified of heights but I don't think that's very unusual is it? I had a sister in law who hated washing wooden utensils. It put her teeth on edge so badly she had to get someone else to do it! My Mum was a spider hater too, once when we were little we couldn't go to bed because there was a huge spider in the corner of the bedroom and Dad was out...he got rid of them :) Of course she passed it on to us but I once forced myself to pick one up, walk slowly to the door and throw it outside. Just as well I got over it, this place is swarming with spiders! My partner freaks about rats.....and spiders ;)
     
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    not knowing where I am, (being lost somewhere strange) and losing one of my 3 mobile phones xx
     
  19. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    my mum has a serious phobia of spiders always has (which is a problem now dads gone) but when i was a kid, i put one of thse giant rubber spiders on her shoulder when were in a shop and she fainted, she dropped like a stone right there and then, i was hysterical i thought id killed her, wasnt funny lol, you only ever do that once
     
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  20. popsy

    popsy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh housework? Does housework count? :p

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