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woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,534 Disability Gamechanger
I have a fear of heights, and have had most of my life.

Got me thinking what fears/phobias do you have?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,205 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't like heights either 

    I am terrified of monkeys and birds and cockroaches 

  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,446 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm another for heights...even on the first floor I have to avoid looking directly down!

    Heights, people, dogs, illnesses, bodily fluids, birds, horses, small spaces, large spaces, wasps...tbh I'm not sure where the line is between 'worries' and's a very long list if I start adding worries.  :D
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 467 Pioneering
       Needles... :s but I don't even think about it when I inject myself every Monday and Thursday, all be it they are the pen types where you don't see the needle. I have to have a regular blood test and whenever I go for it the nurse takes my blood pressure and it's always sky high because of my fear. Silly really because I know it won't hurt  :/
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,446 Disability Gamechanger
       Needles... :s
    Oh!!  How did I forget that one?  Every news report is giving me panic at the moment where they keep zooming in on people having the covid jab!  :#

    Bit sad that your fears haven't got any easier despite the amount you have though!
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,711 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 25
    Heights over say forty feet or so, but definitely snakes 🐍......errrrrr awful things!

    also I really don’t like hearing someone else cleaning their teeth with a brush, sends shivers down my spine.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,363 Disability Gamechanger
    I dont like mice and rats and spiders and snakes as long as they are not near me I am fine 
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  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 4,071

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    edited March 25
    Public speaking remains my nemesis.  I won't let it defeat me though and keep on trying!

    Alongside this, I used to be really phobic about blood tests and flying.  Thankfully, I've worked through those and now consider them beaten <bangs chest like Tarzan>
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  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,102 Disability Gamechanger
    Big spiders or any insects really, I’m OK with the little ones. I’m sorry to say big insects that come in my house get killed or hoovered up as I can’t bare to move them or risk them escaping. If one does escape the first blow and drops down behind a piece of furniture the whole room gets taken to pieces until the insect is found.

    I am also scared of military tanks but I’m not sure whether that’s a phobia or a legitimate fear! I find them hard to deal with on video games and even in museums when they are not in use I find them scary.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,711 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 25
    @Cher_Scope I found that knowing my subject really well filled me with confidence and helped tremendously with public speaking.
     The inner critic is the one to beat, after all the audience is only looking at you, it’s you doing the thinking about what they’re thinking (Mostly they’re thinking about your gripping subject). When you know your subject you tend to think only positively about yourself and your ability to speak on that subject. If that all makes sense.
  • CressidaCressida Member Posts: 841 Pioneering
    Worms  🪱   :#
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,541 Pioneering
    Heights, seeing people bite an ice Lolly gives me cold shivers, spiders, vermin, ghosts, 
  • QuintyQuinty Member Posts: 47 Courageous
    I have a fear of heights to. But thats all. 
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 3,711 Disability Gamechanger
    Not a phobia as such but I do find it a bit irritating to watch someone repeatedly trying to thread a needle! 
  • Caz_AlumniCaz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 626 Pioneering
    That's a good one @leeCal!

    I can just picture it - and I know exactly what you mean  :/
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 9,222 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope I don't get a phobia about not having any phobias. :)
  • Caz_AlumniCaz_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 626 Pioneering
    I'm never heard of a phobia about not having any phobias @chiareds :)

    But apparently, phobophobia is the name for a phobia of having phobias!


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