Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3679 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 846 times:
I am afraid of heights but when I make sure that there is no way I can fall down, I relax a bit. I am also afraid of wasps (those fat red wasps) because I am allergic (sp?) to them and it won't be pleasant if they bite me. Nothing else.
Western727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 753 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 836 times:
Well, I'm not really *afraid* of crowds, but I don't like them much. People always blocking me, inadvertant as it may be, delaying my progress. It sort of gets on my nerves. But I love crowds at events though... It makes concerts, games, etc. even more fun.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 832 times:
I'm terrified of needles. In fact, I sometimes pass out when seeing an injection on TV.
I know what caused it, but that does not help.
I'm also not especially fond of crowds. I'm a bit paranoid, so I have trouble being at ease with people all around when there is no clear route to an exit.
Strangely, this does not bother me at all in aircraft or busses (though I dislike trains).
Because of this, I rarely go to concerts or pubs and have not set foot in a cinema in almost a decade.
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5485 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 818 times:
I am sorta afraid of spiders, I am not claustrophobic either, but I am afraid of:
heights(but love to fly, thats weird )
Being alone in giant, dark, spaces(a dark warehouse for example)
there are some other things, but my mind just went blank on me
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 799 times:
Seriously, I used to be terrified of flying but I've pretty much gotten over it by reading and learning as much about aviation as possible.
I'm not very afraid of anything involving medicine or medical procedures, although if you try to take blood from my fingertip with one of those "snap lancet" plastic thingies, I will make you take the lancet out and just poke my finger with it. Better yet I'll poke my own finger, thank you.
Let's see... I volunteer at an animal shelter but I will not clean puppy cages. The smell of dog feces makes me sick. It's not really a phobia.
Hmm... I don't particularly like metal grid bridge surfaces, but that doesn't keep me from driving over them...
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 797 times:
Argh i hate it when that happens too.
Whats worse (with ants) was i was cycling, and going down a grassy hill to a raised grid which i jumped over, but when i landed my front wheel landed first and buckled, and i fell off.
I was quite badly hurt so i just lay there, i went to take my helmet off when i felt this tickling on my forehead. I quickly whipped my helmet to find it crawling with ANTS!
I had landed on an ants nest and they were crawling all over me
It was horrible, i was feeling them for days.
Its amazing how many people here used to be afraid of flying, i remember going on a holiday to Portugal and i used to cry every night at the fear of flying, not because i thought it was going to crash but just the experience. But when it came to the day i was fine (thankyou Air2000!) and waited for the flight home with anticipation!