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  • Spiders, or bugs

    26 22.61%
  • Snakes or other reptiles

    11 9.57%
  • Closed spaces

    14 12.17%
  • Height

    26 22.61%
  • Crowds

    9 7.83%
  • Public Speaking, being laughed at

    19 16.52%
  • Having a panic attack in public, but can't escape!

    4 3.48%
  • Being exposed to a disease

    4 3.48%
  • Unreasonable fear of dogs or cats or rats or other furry animals

    2 1.74%
  • Unreasonable fear of the weather...storms, etc

    0 0%
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    Phobia Survey! We all have them!

    Fill out the attached survey, please! I'm doing this for psych class again! I hope you fellow Foo Rats don't mind helping me toward my PhD!
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    Errr, what survey? Eeeeeekkk!!!!!!

    (I should mention, I have a fear of threads & emails indicating an attachment that are, in fact, attachment-free.)
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    I am scared of phobias. I was bitten by one once.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Survey is up now! It took time to get the options in!
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    I don't see the choice for riding a bicycle across a steel deck bridge.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    I have a paralyzing fear of surveys, you insensitive jerk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    I don't see the choice for riding a bicycle across a steel deck bridge.
    Heights?
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    (needs to be a multi-select survey)

    My major phobia is heights. It's not paralyzing, but things like standing at the edge of a building rooftop is freaky. My dad can't climb a ladder his is so bad. It gets me most acutely when skiing: being on a chairlift will wig me out every now and again. I fight through it because I love to ski too much to stop...

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    I'm afraid of sharks! Swimming in the oceans scares the #$(%@# outta me. You can't see them, but they can see you!!!

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    Anyway, real answer:

    phobia - an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"

    There are some things that make me very tense and nervous and some situations I will reasonably avoid, but I can't say I have any extreme and irrational fears of anything.

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    Actually, we all have fears that are unreasonable, or phobias, but it's only a phobic disorder if it causes so much distress that you have extreme difficulty or no ability to function or work around it.
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    The only thing I found that I'm almost afraid of is deep water. Anytime I can't see the bottom, I get a little nervous. I wouldn't call it a phobia, though, because it isn't really extreme or irrational as the pup pointed out. I still go swimming in the deep.

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    We have nothing to fear but fear itself!


    I have an irrational fear of burning to death, not that I'm afraid to die... but that's gotta friggin' hurt and I can't stand pain!

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    I love pain, so I have an irrational attraction to fire

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    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup
    Anyway, real answer:

    phobia - an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"

    There are some things that make me very tense and nervous and some situations I will reasonably avoid, but I can't say I have any extreme and irrational fears of anything.
    Wait til i finish the stalk and close in for the kill. Got the meat hooks sharpened, got a spiked metal ball gag and the eye lid protactors so you will be forced to watch. I will teach you fear and I think the costumes and sound track should make it irrational.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Hmmmm, I don't really think any of those apply to me. Public speaking, maybe. I don't really like having to do any kind of formal speech, acting, or reciting. But I have no problem getting in front of a large group of people and making a complete a$$ out of myself. As long as it's like improv and not some kind of formal speech thing, I'm ok.

    Definitely have Chionophobia (Fear of Snow), or atleast a strong dislike of snow!
    And lately, Didaskaleinophobia (Fear of Going to School), or again, a strong dislike of going to school!
    And maybe some Gynephobia, but that's a given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr
    Wait til i finish the stalk and close in for the kill. Got the meat hooks sharpened, got a spiked metal ball gag and the eye lid protactors so you will be forced to watch. I will teach you fear and I think the costumes and sound track should make it irrational.
    Hot damn! You talkin' my language, buddy! When can we start?

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    The ocean. I am a very good swimmer, used to compete as a matter of fact, but the ocean scares me like nothing else. I'm not sure why, because I don't believe I fear death. The one time I almost choked to death my thoughts were completely of my family and friends. Still though, I find swimming in the ocean to be terrifying.

    I also fear big spiders, but only those that are severely poisonus. A friend of mine got bitten by a brown recluse some years ago. Not fun.
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    Oh yeah, I have Vestiphobia too. Yep, that's an image you all need in your heads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Fill out the attached survey, please! I'm doing this for psych class again! I hope you fellow Foo Rats don't mind helping me toward my PhD!
    I'm afraid of White people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gear Jammer
    I'm afraid of White people.
    Crackaphobia?

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    I'm afraid of the dark. Seriously. Blind, pitch-black darkness is one of the two things I am afraid of.
    The other is really big moving objects. It doesn't matter if they're living creatures or inanimate objects, but stuff like elephants, giraffes, cargo planes, hot air balloons, strip-mining equipment, tower cranes, cruise ships, etc. really freak me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1
    The other is really big moving objects. It doesn't matter if they're living creatures or inanimate objects, but stuff like elephants, giraffes, cargo planes, hot air balloons, strip-mining equipment, tower cranes, cruise ships, etc. really freak me out.
    You realise that you're standing on top of a chunk of rock that weighs 13,170,556,000,000,000,000,000,000 lbm and is moving at roughly 67,000 mph and you're not even strapped in...
    Last edited by explody pup; 10-16-06 at 03:35 PM.

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    Spiders. Not "any bug"...just spiders. I was bitten by a poisonous spider when I was young and have had an issue with them ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    Spiders. Not "any bug"...just spiders. I was bitten by a poisonous spider when I was young and have had an issue with them ever since.
    KT, Did ya vote the survey? By the way, I had to limit the categories to 10, so I had to keep them a little broad. Thise commenting in with off the option choices, I'm also running an Excel program, so I can track those ones as well.
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