What are your irrational fears?

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NightmareLuna:
I do not fear heights, nor do I fear flying... What I fear, are pilots! I am afraid of the pilots flying because I keep imaging they have some twisted dream of crashing into the ground or just got dumped/whatev and they are deeply depressed so he will crash the plane. :(

Pilots are jerks...

...that's a more rational fear than you know...

I used to be army aviation ground crew, I've seen some really stupid shit

As for irrational fears... err...
When I was five, I had a fear of skeletons stemming from some fantasy show I saw with animated ones. Then I heard the phrase "skeletons in your closet" in passing. I was terrified of my closet for a few nights.
One night, I woke up convinced that my closet was full of skeletons, so I grabbed the plastic sword from my halloween costume and rushed in to beat em up. I beat the crap out of a bunch of hanging clothes and felt quite stupid. Never really had irrational fears since then.

Insects, scaly animals including fish, height gets me tingling sometimes... but I do get those dreams where you slipped and immediately woken up though...

I have an irrational fear of being locked inside my own body. This happened to me once. I woke up but my body didn't quite yet (your body "paralyses" itself during deep sleep i think). Well my body didn't "unparalyse" itself when I woke up and it was extremely uncomfortable. Couldn't move for a couple of seconds I think, but those were one hell of long seconds. Like microwave seconds.

Bears...
It used to be a very rational fear back when I worked in my fathers forest, but now since I moved away and became an "urban-dweller" I find my fear of bears highly irrational.

But still, bears...

Well i have a fear of falling, not heights if i'm stood or attached to what i perceive as a stable platform or object then i'm fine with them.

Also i had as a child a fear of spiral staircases, this sprouted from falling down the stairs at home a few times and twinned with visiting lots of old castles with the family just the thought of falling down them creeped me out XD i got over that one though.

AlAaraaf74:
What are you afraid of that will probably not happen, but it scares you to death anyway? I have a few:

1. I'm always paranoid that, right when I walk into the door, some killer/rapist/crazy guy is going to storm into my place right after me before I have the chance to lock the door.
2. I always check my toilet before I sit down to crap because I'm always afraid that there's a rabid rat or spider or something is going to bite my ass.
3. I'm afraid that I'm going to wake up in a coffin at the bottom of the ocean. This one will probably never happen, but the idea freaks me out.

So escapists, what are your irrational fears?

The sky falling on my head?.. No but seriously I don't know if you would call it an IRRATIONAL fear but I hate operations.. Just the idea of someone cutting into me and removing my flesh and fiddling around inside me... BLEUGH!!! Oh, yeah, also I'm acrophobic.. fear of heights...

Moths. They scare the shit out of me. Sometimes literally.

Well I have an anxiety disorder called Melophobia that causes the fear or hatred of music.
beyond that
shaking hands
talking on the phone
crowds
whipped cream

sky14kemea:
I'm paranoid that someone is always watching me, especially at night when I'm trying to sleep....

Don't sleep so provocatively then. :P

Aerosteam 1908:
Pencil sharpeners. Don't ask....

...
Goddamnit, I am intensely curious.

OT: I don't have any yet. Hooray!

Pretty much if I got ban from the internet for no good reasons.
Yes I am any other normal people so you don't the wrong impression.
You see when my parent were switching service providers, I made an idiot moves by telling them to stop the internet (how am I suppose to know you weren't suppose to do that?) which result of me having no internet for a month. Seeing how I have no live tv in my room and lack of good games (I own a Wii) that month was just pure boredom so I guess I had a develop a fear of losing the internet again.

Knifes

Sharp knifes that is I can deal with butter knifes. I just get freaked out when someone raises a sharp knife near me.

Specifically my fear is stupid people with sharp knifes.

Zen Toombs:
Well, I'll argue that this isn't so irrational, but still.

I am terrified of completely losing control of my body, like from Locked-in Syndrome, sleep paralysis, and the like. That's why I'll never get into lucid dreaming: it increases risk of sleep paralysis, and the one time that happened to me was the scariest couple minutes of my life.

I want to get into lucid dreaming, but I probably shouldn't,, as I want to go into the Royal Marines.

Can you imagine, sleeping in a foxhole, suddenly I'm woken up because people are coming. We've been found. And I can't fucking move!

Ants


They're everywhere!

SPIDERRRRRRRRS!

oh wait that's entirely rational because spiders a fucking evil.

Binnsyboy:

Zen Toombs:
Well, I'll argue that this isn't so irrational, but still.

I am terrified of completely losing control of my body, like from Locked-in Syndrome, sleep paralysis, and the like. That's why I'll never get into lucid dreaming: it increases risk of sleep paralysis, and the one time that happened to me was the scariest couple minutes of my life.

I want to get into lucid dreaming, but I probably shouldn't,, as I want to go into the Royal Marines.

Can you imagine, sleeping in a foxhole, suddenly I'm woken up because people are coming. We've been found. And I can't fucking move!

I hear that can be problematic. :p

Although if occasional sleep paralysis and the accompanying hallucinations don't bother you at a conceptual level, then you may want to try that out after serving. Also, thank you for your service, even though it isn't in my country.

unless i've failed at military knowledge. the us of a doesn't have a royal marine corps, right?

Mirrors.

MOTHER FUCKING MIRRORS

Seriously, these things terrify the absolute shit out of me if they aren't bathed in complete lighting - I will refuse to walk down a poorly lit hallway if there is even the tinest mirror in there.

Weird thing is? I've never had any bad experiences with mirrors. I just trip the fuck out whenever I pass one that isn't properly lighted. I have no idea why I do, I just... do.

KiloFox:

ThatLankyBastard:

KiloFox:
Bees, Wasps, Hornets...

This... this bundle of badass right here is the reason I am staying on the opposite side of the globe...

When i was a small child I put on a bike helmet that had an orgy of hornets in it, and so I got dozens of stings all over my head, face, neck and even in my ears and up my nose...

... and I have never felt safe during spring or summer since then...

I wouldn't call it irrational, but it sure as hell is a fear!

oh i feel ya man.. (luckily that THING only lives in Japan from what i know...) i accidentally "discovered" a wasps nest under the gazebo table of my grandma's place when i was about 6... i kicked the nest apparently... bastards chased me all the way to the front door...

Thing is, if you live there, then it'd be a completely rational fear. If you live outside of their habitat then it is an irrational fear. I actually used to be terribly afraid of mosquitoes when I lived in Japan, far more than the killer hornets of those tiny little mamushi snakes (although none are truly as dangerous a threat as losing your ID card).

It's just as heights are a rational fear unless youre of the rare persuasion such that heights not great enough to cause injury or death scare you.

Whales. They just...too big. I can't explain it any further than that. Whales just creep me out.

Being underground is another one. I hate the feeling of having several thousand tonnes of rock directly above my head. I was actually scared of Vaults in Fallout 3 for this reason.

Motherfucking Snakes.. I hate those slimy buggers, I'd happily see all kinds of snake (and other reptilians) eradicated from the surface of the earth..

Not being able to die in the face of extreme pain or fear.. the common nightmare I have is not being able to kill myself in the face of zombies or extreme torture (ie Hostel movies)..

bit of a weird one that as most people strive just to escape whereas my body instantly favours self destruct mode for all situations..

Also being kept alive in locked-in-syndrome or paralysis, just let me goddamn die, nobody is having fun just sitting there not being able to do anything..

Also creating noise.. I never liked speaking in front of an audience, I don't like people to be able to hear my music, I don't open the windows in my car when I have the radio on.. I can't go to the toilet when people might hear my bowel processes.. its tough to find a toilet away from prying ears..

I am terrified of everything.

Occasionally, when its dark and rainy, im afraid lizzy borden is living under my bed and is going to cut off my feet. For realz...

Just_A_Glitch:
This motherfucker.

Seriously, I'm terrified of squid. They're the spiders of the sea, except they're huge and will drown you for the hell of it. I'm just glad I don't live near an ocean.

I mean, look at it!

You know what that reminds me of?
This

Mine is Goblin sharks, there is literally a 0.2% chance of me ever actually meeting one but fuck.
LOOK AT THIS BASTARD

Centipedes, Mansions, Spiders.
Those are my of three biggest fears I think.

Nuclear war, zombies, any pretty much anything pertaining to the world ending...

People. Specifically, when people act in ways that I can't predict.

Biking. The fear of getting on a bike, putting my feet on the peddles, and moving. Not the bikes themselvs, or even really sitting on one, but the actual act of biking. Thing is, I used to bike all the time. Can't do it now because I tense up to the point where I start to ache after a few minutes, and I have terrable balance on it.

Even wierder, it's not other people biking that bother me. Just the idea that I am biking.

I am fucking terrified of ants if there's more than 4 of them around me at the same time. I hate not being able to keep an eye on the little fuckers. Suddenly one of them is going to crawl up my leg and I'll flip out.

loc978:

NightmareLuna:
I do not fear heights, nor do I fear flying... What I fear, are pilots! I am afraid of the pilots flying because I keep imaging they have some twisted dream of crashing into the ground or just got dumped/whatev and they are deeply depressed so he will crash the plane. :(

Pilots are jerks...

...that's a more rational fear than you know...

I used to be army aviation ground crew, I've seen some really stupid shit

Wow it is? :S

Somehow I find that disturbing... And a bit sad. I am so never going to fly again. xD

People. Much like everyone else, I sometimes experience fear of my fellow human. I'm pretty sure we all get this fear at some point in our lives though.

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhh, well I have had a lot of bad things happen to me, so I'm "over" those fears. Let's have a look...

Fear of losing everything? Check. Lost my home, car, pet, family, and was homeless for a while. Once you go through this, materials possessions lose a lot of their value, and you become thankful to have anything at all.

Fear of going hungry? Check. Went a long period of time without food and become really ill. Now thankful if I get so much as a piece of bread to eat.

Fear of drowning? Check. Drowned in a pool when I was a little kid, thanks to one of those now-gone rubber tube suits that keep you upright in the water. Only problem? When I jumped into the pool it kept me upright alright, the wrong way.. my legs all kicking in the air. I uh, don't really like swimming anymore.

Insects don't really bother me, neither do animals. I'm not afraid of spiders, but they disgust me. :P

Soods:
Ants


They're everywhere!

I cringed. Thanks for letting me know I still fear ants.

I had this weird fear when I was a kid that if I were to jump around outside at night, I'd fall up into space. I got over it around the age of 10, but the thought of gravity reversing still makes me uncomfortable.

One irrational fear that I have today is open curtains at night. It gives me the creeps, not being able to see out, but people/animals/mothman/sasquatch being able to see in.

I hate bugs. I dunno why but they give me the cold collywobbles. Eesh..Hate them. Hate hate hate. If I had roaches, I wouldn't call an exterminator, I'd move. Seriously, I'd be too wigged out to sleep.

That I will go bungiee jumping and the rope breaks in half.
Seriously, I've never jumped and don't know if I will (afraid of heights) but the thought scares the living dompooey out of me

MrBenSampson:
I had this weird fear when I was a kid that if I were to jump around outside at night, I'd fall up into space. I got over it around the age of 10, but the thought of gravity reversing still makes me uncomfortable.

One irrational fear that I have today is open curtains at night. It gives me the creeps, not being able to see out, but people/animals/mothman/sasquatch being able to see in.

I was scared of the moon when I was really young. I'd have dreams where it'd drag me up into space. Glad I'm not totally alone in that.

medical needle,s.
Strangely enough I don't mind injections just the needles they use for blood tests.
not the needles themselves but the prospect of somebody sticking a needle in me and taking blood I even get a bit squeamish when I see it on TV....

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