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Phobias - What Are You Afraid Of?  
User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

I came across this list and just had to publish a link to it. Some of the fears listed are common, others not so common, but perhaps understandable, while others are just plain whacky and bizaare.

I find these few particularly funny......

Bibliophobia: Fear of books.
Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful women. (Very odd indeed!)
Coprophobia: Fear of faeces
Didaskaleinophobia: Fear of going to school (Sunday night and the homework's still not done!)
Logizomechanophobia- Fear of computers (We've all got that obviously!)
Urophobia- Fear of urine or urinating. (Going to have a problem, aren't we?)

http://www.psychnet-uk.com/phobia_list/phobialist.html

Have a look, be honest and admit to one that you'e got, or one that worries you most!

I, to start off, am very "Suriphobic".

Your turn......


Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
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User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2951 times:

FLAIRPORT

Signed,

Girls



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineCFCUQ From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 712 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

Quoting BDKLEZ (Thread starter):
Phobias - What Are You Afraid Of?

Engagement rings !


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5398 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Getting blood drawn. Why is it, there are never any cute phlebotomists?

Also, being confined in a small area and having to listen to show tunes!



I'm Zippyjet & I approve of this message!
User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2930 times:

I have a fear of open back, spiral staircases. At work I hate walking up them, but it's only one floor up, so I use the stairs. Once, I walked to up two flights and stopped half way up the second flight of stairs. I nearly froze to the spot and though I was gonna fall. I was so petrified, I thought I was gonna be stuck there for ages. That's the only fear I have, really.


Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlineJap From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2927 times:

1) Spiders (Arachnophobia)
2) Crowded places (Agoraphobia)
3) Loud noises (Ligyrophobia)

I think that's my list  Wink Only the ligyrophobia is severe though... the other ones, I can pretty much control.


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

Quoting Jap (Reply 5):
3) Loud noises (Ligyrophobia)

How do you cope with a DC10 roaring down a runway?



Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlineEmirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2917 times:

Hadephobia: Fear of hell.
Potophobia: Fear of alcohol
Aviatophobia- Fear of flying.



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User currently offlineMt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6545 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2917 times:
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I am afraid of drunken women.

They get all touchy. Ewwww!  

[Edited 2006-01-20 23:43:41]


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User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Dont laugh but

Jellyfish!!

BP777



Forever Flight
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

Quoting BDKLEZ (Thread starter):
Caligynephobia: Fear of beautiful women.

Outgrew that when I realized how hard it is to enforce a restraining order.



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2910 times:

AnettersaresadandgeekyandscaryexceptPe@rsonwhoslovelysayssunshine79phobia. Gets me every time.  

James.  

[Edited 2006-01-20 23:48:08]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
AnettersaresadandgeekyandscaryexceptPe@rsonwhoslovelysayssunshine79phobia. Gets me every time.

Did I? I can't remember saying such a thing. You must have dreamt that.



Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 4):
I have a fear of open back, spiral staircases. At work I hate walking up them, but it's only one floor up, so I use the stairs. Once, I walked to up two flights and stopped half way up the second flight of stairs. I nearly froze to the spot and though I was gonna fall. I was so petrified, I thought I was gonna be stuck there for ages. That's the only fear I have, really.

You wouldn't have liked going to the top of the Statue of Liberty then.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 12):
Did I? I can't remember saying such a thing. You must have dreamt that.

Well, of course you didn't say ALL of that. It's not meant to be pronounced. However, you did say a certain BIT of it.  Wink Big grin

James.  hissyfit 



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 13):
You wouldn't have liked going to the top of the Statue of Liberty then. Wink

Nope, definately not.

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 14):
Well, of course you didn't say ALL of that. It's not meant to be pronounced. However, you did say a certain BIT of it.

I didn't say that I'd said all of it. Now now James, stop making up stories so you can post more to keep yourself at the top of the stats board.



Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Quoting Sunshine79 (Reply 15):
I didn't say that I'd said all of it. Now now James, stop making up stories so you can post more to keep yourself at the top of the stats board.

That hurts like a knife through the heart (not that I know what it feels like, of course) or like a cork screw in the eye (not that I...).

HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!

James.  hissyfit 



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11):
AnettersaresadandgeekyandscaryexceptPe@rsonwhoslovelysayssunshine79phobia.

What a turn off Pe@rson, didn't you realise that Sunshine79 is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobic!



Trespassers will be shot; survivors will be shot again!
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Not really a fear, but as I've gotten older, I seem to have aquired Vertigo. I used to love amusement parks, but now.... Flying doesn't bother me and I almost always have a window seat.  Wink


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineFlyboyOz From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 1969 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

Im far worser than all of you...I am afraid of dog!!


The Spirit of AustraliAN - Longreach
User currently offlineTheCoz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2868 times:

Quoting BDKLEZ (Thread starter):
Logizomechanophobia- Fear of computers (We've all got that obviously!)

I'm not scared of computers at all, but I am scared of losing important data. Backup, backup, backup!

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 1):
FLAIRPORT

Signed,

Girls

LOL, but as long as he's got the guts to keep going I commend him on it.

Quoting Jap (Reply 5):
Spiders (Arachnophobia)

Scorpions and spiders. ugh. I have let a tarantula crawl from my hand to the back of my neck though. Kind of a weird feeling. My neighborhood is notorious for scorpions. I'll find them every couple of days during the summer. We used to go outside at night with a black light and catch them with tweezers (they glow in the dark). I cut a large one's stinger off with nail clippers and kept him as a pet. I named him Roger, and I'd let him crawl around on my hands while I watched TV. He died two weeks later though.

I think it's important to face such fears and analyze what makes you scared about them.

Quoting BritPilot777 (Reply 9):
Jellyfish!!

I'm not too fond of jellyfish either. I did once experience a jellyfish fight in Canada. Think...snowbal fight, except with jellyfish. I sort of felt like I had been slimed. Sorry 'bout that, PETA.  blush 


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2865 times:
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I am Ryanairophobic - fear of flying ryanair

Seriously however...

I guess im a bit Ophthalmophobic (fear of being stared at)



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User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

spiders, all types and sizes

heights, but only on tall buildings or on top of cliffs and such. Never in an airplane or parachute.


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2839 times:

Heights -

But not as they relate to aircraft. Cliffs, tall buildings, high glass elevators, balconies over 4-5 stories above the ground, etc. I'm done for. Period.


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 24, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Graham Kirk

Signed,

Sheep everywhere



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
25 Post contains images BDKLEZ : I've always wondered about this. Lots of folks are afraid of heights, but don't mind flying. Surely the thought of falling 30000ft to your death woul
26 Eaglekeeper101 : I know what you mean. How is it that somebody can get an incentive ride in an F-15C and enjoy it thoroughly, but still be petrified about jumping off
27 Searpqx : Exposed high edges - buildings, cliffs, roofs, etc. I'm just fine if there is either some sort of barrier (window, etc.) or if I'm in a harness (hang
28 Post contains images Jap : When I'm prepared, it's not that bad... strangely, I still almost panic... but since I KNOW I'll almost panic, it's one of the most amazing feelings
29 ScarletHarlot : Balloons, if you can believe it. I hate the things. I also am afraid of heights. I have no problem with airplanes, but I do not like unprotected heigh
30 CO7e7 : I doubt any of the A.netters have that !
31 Post contains links Superfly : ANCFlyer: I am the same way. Yet I still like going to the observation deck at Sears Tower and John Hancock building. I guess I am Ophidiophobic- Fear
32 Post contains images ANCFlyer : It's a tangible thing I think . . . I have something to hold on to in a plane, in a building, etc. Even fast roping from a helo - hell, I'm Air Assau
33 Post contains images ABfemme : Scarlot Weird, but I have a friend who is afraid of balloons - I had my wedding reception in a Marquee and she was one of my friends who helped dress
34 Post contains links Kiwiandrew : Jafa39 is afraid of Mrs Jafa39 - it says so in this thread Jafa's Speakeasy (Official Off-Topic Thread) (by Jafa39 Jan 20 2006 in Non Aviation) reply
35 Pe@rson : I truly dislike heights - not in themselves, but rather the fear of falling. So, I won't go near a drop unless there's a very sturdy support. I won't
36 Post contains images RobertNL070 : Pteronophobia ...its a shame because I love birds. Regards, Robert
37 Texan : Wasps, roller coasters, and having my head bitten off by Tom DeLay. Texan
38 Post contains images HAWK21M : Mageirocophobia Not so much as Fear but more of hate regds MEL
39 Lordanmol : INJECTIONS. I had to take 8 injections once cause the doctor would put the needle in and I would cry out as loud as I can and she would have to take i
40 Post contains images RobK : Me too Superfly. Fear of heights if I'm not secure and fear of snakes too (not keen on garden worms either as I convince myself they can bite me if t
41 Matt27 : Equinophobia: Fear of horses.
42 Toulouse : Yep, I have that one too, and it's a pain as I love (or used to love) skiing and now everyone is mad into replacing all those lovely t-bars and other
43 Post contains images Jamie757 : I'm scared of big spiders and don't like open areas where I can fall... My worst nightmare!! Rgds.
44 Dan2002 : How does that one work? Dan
45 PIA777 : I am afraid of Stupid C studnets from Texas who become presidents of countries. PIA777
46 Post contains images Psa53 : Wonkaphobia: The fear of being stuck in the same room with Mayor Nagin,who is explaining the chocolate theory to me. On the serious side.I have a fear
47 Senorcarnival : Acrophobia (heights) - I can do the top of the Sears Tower or FL360 just fine. But open heights, like the 7th floor balcony of my mom's apartment, I'm
48 Kiwiandrew : I have a fear of edges ... my partner tries to tell me that I am lying and that I really have a fear of heights - my reply to him is "Bullshit , I am
49 Amy : trapped in an extremely confined space or underwater.
50 Bongo : 1. Sharks 2. Dust and/or dirt 3. Rats
51 Post contains images Afconcorde1 : Why? You planning on pranking me?
52 Post contains images BDKLEZ : I'm sorry, I only speak English!
53 Post contains images Sabena332 : I suffer from a severe Lufthansaphobia, but I can live with it. Patrick
54 Post contains images Afconcorde1 : If I tell you my phobias, then it will give you an idea for future revenge should it be necessary.
55 Post contains images Babybus : Two things scare me death; seeing ships out of water (like in dry dock) and fish. Weird, I know.
56 Arsenal@LHR : Heights, i.e looking down from a tall building. Never been scared of flying though, and never will be. Deep water - swimming pools are fine, but drop
57 LeonB1985 : You're not alone on that one, absolutely can't stand needles. Had some not-so-nice experiences as a child. Firstly, my GP who wanted to give me a blo
58 Civ4b2fan : I would definitely say that it would be heights and flying insects. But I just wonder how any male could have the phobia where they are afraid of beau
59 Scamp : Heights... ...oh...and Jesus' "followers." You know, like, Falwell, Robertson, and that used tampon on two feet out in Kansas that holds "hate rallies
60 United_fan : Spiders Heights Boat propellers! (no shit)
61 Civ4b2fan : if there could be one How bout the fear of taking cobol class
62 Post contains images Frequentflyer : Left-wing liberals
63 3DoorsDown : I was flyfishing once in a float tube on a lake in the Sanjuan Islands (WA-USA). A lake I had never been on before. I was out around the middle of it
64 Post contains images AirEuropeUK733 : I have a fear of hospitals. It doesn't even have to be me who's ill. I remember visiting my sister when I was very young and I almost passed our just
65 Skywatch : My Phobias: Fear of Vomiting Fear of being alone for extended periods (weeks, months, years...) Fear of the dark....I am trying to get over it, but I
66 Redngold : I'm afraid of any living creature that has more than four legs. One time a picture of a "house caterpillar" displayed on a computer screen made me nea
67 CanadianNorth : With heights I hate them just standing on my own but as long as I have something to hold onto (even just a rope or something) I love them. Needles, Wh
68 UAalltheway : I knew a family friend that had a fear of bald men.. can't remember the actual name for it though. Whenever she'd see a bald man she had a panick atta
69 Post contains images BNE : Yes I have that fear as well; heres one that I found. Anuptaphobia: Fear of staying single.
70 Brendan03 : Same here... I killed 4 white tail spiders (Quite venemous, If they bite you, they leave a very nasty scar) in 10 minutes the othernight when It was
71 Post contains links and images Flyingbabydoc : This is my phobia: Thanks to the film jaws when I was 7 years old... Alex
72 Post contains images Aviation : I am exactally the same as you. Cheers,
73 Post contains images Jamie757 : Please don't say that! Rgds.
74 CVG777 : Domatophobia: Fear of being in a house. We had a guy where I live whose house burned down and killed his family (wife and kids). Since then he refused
75 Post contains links and images United_Fan : Yeah,spiders . When I was in Hawaii, I saw some who were bigger than my hand! The body was almost the size of my fist (estimation of course,didn't wan
76 Aviation : Yeh, lol Cheers,
77 Gunsontheroof : Potato salad...seriously.
78 Scamp : It's funny you should mention that. I felt the same way when I first saw it, too. What is it about that prop that is just creepy as all get out?
79 Post contains links United_Fan : Scamp,it's probably because I thought about all those poor souls who got sucked into them when the Queen t-boned the HMS Curacoa . http://www.gettysbu
80 Post contains images Jafa39 : Put me down for Ergophobia There wasn't one for "fear of unfairness", must ask my Doc.....
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