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Mirath

Irrational Fears

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So, we've all got these somewhere, right?

 

Some fear you know isn't true, but deep down something tells you it is. Something that you know your fear of is uncalled for, yet you fear anyway

 

My fear - whenever I scratch/itch my arms, I always fear I'll go straight through the arteries and bone. Now, when I don't do it, I know it isn't possible, but when I am... Oh does it frighten me at times.

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sounds like a sad excuse for a threat

 

Yeah, that pathetic rating function is a convenient copout to actual communication isn't it.

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sounds like a sad excuse for a threat

 

Yeah, that pathetic rating function is a convenient copout to actual communication isn't it.

Funny, it conveys my exact thoughts on what you wrote

 

So, what? Am I a threat? Was what I wrote somehow a threaten to you?

 

Please, enlighten me and the other staff...

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My irrenational fear would be the fear of being left behind. Developed when my father and aunt died of cancer. I know I wouldnt be left behind by friends and family but I fear it will happen. That is why I tend to push people away. If they left me behind and I am not close with them then I would not have it. Guess the whole period my family members suffered from cancer made more fears where I know it is not true but my head tells otherwise.

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Nice try, but you're the one who just got called out.

 

I don't use those functions. I don't even have them and don't want them either.

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Well that's a perfectly healthy instinct.

 

You have the right to reject fears selfish people want to push on you.

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I don't exactly have an irrational fear. Though I do find myself frequently thinking about the death of those who are close to me, especially my father. I ponder how I would handle it. I do fear their deaths, but not to an irrational degree where I am paranoid about someone dying everyday or the thought ruining me emotionally when it comes up.

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I have a serious phobia of falling. It's not a fear of heights mind you; I've been on the top of a mountain before without any trouble. But if I'm near an edge without a sufficient railing or try to jump into a pool or something, I have issues.

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I have two fears that stand out, though I'm not sure if I would call them irrational.

 

The first is the fear of abandonment. It's something I've had since I was little and my mom walked out on my family. Since then I take any loss, whether a break up or a death in the family intensely hard, particularly the time leading up to it (fights, arguments, silence, illness, etc.)

 

The second fear is the concept of death. I wouldn't say I'm so much afraid of dying as I am at the inability to understand what happens to our consciousness after we die and what that experience would be like. I've heard many different suggestions on afterlife, but my head can't wrap around the concept of not existing anymore. I lose a lot of sleep over this.

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The bottom line is that there's no such thing as irrational fear. Fear is perfectly rational.

 

You're afraid I'm going to say something you don't like then dismiss your rating, which I've done here with consistency, but you don't have the courage to ban me because that would make you look incompetent.

 

Too bad.

 

I'm still here and still kissing up to no one.

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The bottom line is that there's no such thing as irrational fear. Fear is perfectly rational.

 

You're afraid I'm going to say something you don't like then dismiss your rating, which I've done here with consistency, but you don't have the courage to ban me because that would make you look incompetent.

 

Too bad.

 

I'm still here and still kissing up to no one.

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The bottom line is that there's no such thing as irrational fear. Fear is perfectly rational.

 

You're afraid I'm going to say something you don't like then dismiss your rating, which I've done here with consistency, but you don't have the courage to ban me because that would make you look incompetent.

 

Too bad.

 

I'm still here and still kissing up to no one.

--- Post updated ---

The bottom line is that there's no such thing as irrational fear. Fear is perfectly rational.

 

You're afraid I'm going to say something you don't like then dismiss your rating, which I've done here with consistency, but you don't have the courage to ban me because that would make you look incompetent.

 

Too bad.

 

I'm still here and still kissing up to no one.

--- Post updated ---

The bottom line is that there's no such thing as irrational fear. Fear is perfectly rational.

 

You're afraid I'm going to say something you don't like then dismiss your rating, which I've done here with consistency, but you don't have the courage to ban me because that would make you look incompetent.

 

Too bad.

 

I'm still here and still kissing up to no one.

--- Post updated ---

The bottom line is that there's no such thing as irrational fear. Fear is perfectly rational.

 

You're afraid I'm going to say something you don't like then dismiss your rating, which I've done here with consistency, but you don't have the courage to ban me because that would make you look incompetent.

 

Too bad.

 

I'm still here and still kissing up to no one.

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I have an irrational fear of cave crickets. They are blind and utterly harmless. And I stand in the edge of blind panic when I'm around one.

So yes, @shweppswasabiale there is such a thing as irrational fear.

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I have a fear of going to sleep (or maybe its a fear of waking up?). I usually make myself sick from it becauseI stay awake until I physically can't even keep my eyes open, which leads to me not getting enough sleep. I believe it ties in with my fear of the passage of time.

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My irrational fear has to be of bugs. Literally any bug will cause me to panic. It doesn't matter if it is a small butterfly, I will flip out.

 

Shweppswasabiale, you do not have to reply in such a rude fashion. You're the only one provoking others on this topic.

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I have a lot of irrational fears heh, a lot fuelled by my paranoia. But my main one is people in general. I do have severe social anxiety, so that accounts for my fear of leaving the house and walking into busy places, passing people on the street, or having to talk to a stranger. Especially when going to buy something at a shop counter, I just freak out. I fear what they'll think of me, or that inside they might be mocking, judging, laughing.

 

An even more irrational fear is at home, I hate having the windows open at any point of day as I fear people will be listening in to everything I say and use it against me or spread rumours. I always have to keep them closed, or, if it is necessary, I will open them but refuse to speak a word. When I am alone I am also often afraid someone will break in and try to steal things or attack/harm me.

 

Sleep is too, although it's kind of more of a phase thing for me. Sometimes I'll be fine, and then all of a sudden an episode will hit me where I'm petrified to go to sleep in case something happens and I won't wake up again. I become convinced I'll die in my sleep if I sleep.

 

Onto more common ones... Bugs are also a fear of mine. Well... mostly spiders and flies inside the house. I can deal with other bugs, but those... oh no. I just can't. I think it kind of fits in with a fear of uncleanliness, I'm afraid they'll spread germs and harmful bacteria in my house.

 

I'd say those are my main ones.

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Sea, deep sea, deep sea creatures. Whenever there's a lot of water involved I flip out, mostly if I can't see through it. I get a lot of nightmares about it. Also, it seems that I hate closed spaces.

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Our system has a phobia of getting pregnant, of pregnant women, and babies. All of these phobias have their roots in our species and gender dysphoria. As young as 6 years old we were repulsed at the idea of having children which over time morphed into a greater and greater fear, only to have become a phobia in our teens. And as the fear grew it expanded from just our system's body becoming pregnant to getting panicky and anxious around pregnant women in general and then babies.

 

- Spiridon (male, single-horned ungulate)

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I have a lot of irrational fears... pregnancy, hospitals and anything to do with them, sharp things, bridges, deep water, falling, elevators, planes, doors with locks that are stiff/can get jammed, and crane flies. Ugh no crane flies are bad.

 

And I have social anxiety. And severe claustrophobia, which I think a lot of my irrational fears are linked to (elevators, planes, locking doors... they're all about enclosed spaces).

 

And I also have this oddly specific fear that the last thing I'll feel before I die is regret. I'm not scared of dying, I just don't want the last thing I think in this life to be "why did I do that?" or "why didn't I do that?".

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@shweppswasabiale

 

Don't be such an enjoyment to our shared forum space :)

 

I fear dark water. Like, deep oceans. Also, the sound of buzzing bees.

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I'm terrified of finger sticks..and I'm a nurse. I can hand them out all day long, but come close to my fingers with a needle and I clam up.

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I have an extreme phobia of ventriloquist puppet. And not just a "brr those are creepy" fear but an actual, running out of the room while screaming like a lunatic and not sleeping thar night phobia.

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I know what you mean. I take a small shot every single day, but I still get antsy around needles in other settings.

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Needles man, I don't know what's about them... Every time I go to give blood, I have to tell the nurse "don't tell me what you're gonna do, don't tell me when you're gonna do it, and don't show me the needle". Heck, I can't watch someone else giving blood without feeling faint. And I mean, needle are tiny. It's nothing. Worse case scenario with a needle would be getting a bruise. But yeah, irrational fear. I still give blood, cause I think it's important, but let's just say it's far from my favorite thing in the world.

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Water.

 

I discovered it while walking over a small bridge at the harbor without any railing. I looked into the (murky) depths and I couldn't breathe, all I could think was "I can't swim. I could trip and fall and literally die." Ever since then, I can't with any water bigger than a puddle. I have problems even taking showers, and baths are absolutely out of the question.

 

I know it's ridiculous. I don't have a fear of anything else.

 

Just water.

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I have a fear of mosquitos. It's not even the insect itself, I actually think they look pretty cool, it's just the noise they make and the fact that they can drink your blood without you feeling anything... *shiver* No thanks.

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