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If you suffer from anatidaephobia you think that somewhere and somehow a duck or goose is constantly watching you Image

MelissaLee1
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Lynibis

The human brain is such a strange and delicately balanced mechanism, that really is an odd one. Maybe we can all add one? My contribution is ailurophobia, fear of cats, not that I personally fear them, just don't like them!🐈🐈🐈

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MelissaLee1

Lynibis My mum loves cats and her friend is terrified but we cured her with gradual exposure and a protection zone lol.

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Lynibis

MelissaLee1 that's nice that you took the trouble😊

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EmmaWright762

Have a strange suspicion I suffer with Oikophobia, it has become strangely worse since I became disabled as it hurts to move around lol. I dare say there are quite a few of us who have this and just didn't know the name for it - Oikophobia = the fear of housework

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Lynibis

EmmaWright762 I think it's probably only natural that our brain would order our body to steer away from anything that causes pain. But you're right many don't have a fear of it they just don't like doing itπŸ˜€

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MelissaLee1

EmmaWright762 I don't mind housework but I am far from obsessive.Not a neat freak like some.I wouldn't like to be cooped up indoors all day .I love walking but my mobility is on a downward turn and it hurts to move about so much these days so I am much less motivated.

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EmmaWright762

MelissaLee1 It was intended to be a bit of a joke Mel

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MrsCraig

I'm not a fan of spiders and wasps. Not sure it is a phobia, I do get scared if a wasp comes near me but that is because I'm allergic to their stings.

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MelissaLee1

MrsCraig I used to be petrified of spiders not leastly cos I have been bitten by a few.Had to have an injection in Australia.But it's quite an illogical fear which I learnt to counter with self hypnosis.I am not mad on wasps cos I was stung by a hornet once and also attacked by wasps on the plot Bees I love.

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MrsCraig

MelissaLee1 I am fine with small spiders but big ones definitely scare me. Always get my husband to deal with them.

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martinlufc5637

Not really a phobia but I hate birds, I don't like them near me , it a seagull or pigeon comes near me I quickly escaped from them lol

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MelissaLee1

martinlufc5637 I was until my dad's friend bought us a lovely mynah bird called Percy.Seagulls can be a bit menancing at times.I love crows.They have swagger and attitude. Image

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eyeballkerry

I use to have a phobia for small people but gradually over the years I have over come this. Also spiders were a real fear. Not a fan of snakes but I did hold a few years back.

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Lynibis

eyeballkerry how strange...2 close friends have that fear of small people. One of them watched Cyrano with me and it really helped her and she now really likes Peter Dinklage and has watched the film 3 times.

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MelissaLee1

eyeballkerry small people?That's strange .Do you think they will nip at your ankles lol?

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eyeballkerry

MelissaLee1 No idea why I felt this way and can not explain it now. Used to dread pantomime season. But I’m absolutely fine now.

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Leannexxx

I can't do spiders I have a real fear of them and tomato ketchup yes I know very weird but I can't be near it

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Lynibis

Leannexxx No full English in the local cafe then Leanne? Must admit I don't like spiders especially the bigger ones.

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Leannexxx

Lynibis no it's always take out lol I was at a wedding yesterday and we went for a meal afterwards I see someone on the table who has red sauce I left my food and walked out lol

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Lynibis

Leannexxx oh dear that is drasticπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Leannexxx

Lynibis honestly I can't do it don't know why lol it's the colour the texture the smell I just can't be round it soon glad my kids haven't asked to try it I'm totally different when it comes to spider I just panic sweat my heart goes for it like it's gonna come out my chest

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MelissaLee1

Leannexxx Tomato ketchup! How,when and where did that begin? A food fight in Mcdonalds lol?

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Leannexxx

MelissaLee1 ever since I can remember lol it madness I don't think I've even tried it

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MelissaLee1

Leannexxx I heard a girl on the bus a few weeks ago and she was raving about the stuff saying that they should put it in her coffin when she dies.No kidding.

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Leannexxx

MelissaLee1 OMFG that's my worst nightmare lol

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MelissaLee1

Leannexxx There's no escape lol Image

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Leannexxx

MelissaLee1 that's just cruel 😭😭😭😭 lol

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MelissaLee1

Leannexxx I have something similar going on with Olives.I revisit them every few years to see If I can 'grow out' of it.I have made them big purple and cuddly and tasting of sherbert in my mind but they just sneak back in as little green slime monsters or dead people's eyes.

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PhilipMarc

Don't like being around large crowds, it's not an irrational fear, but more of a concern of personal safety.

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MelissaLee1

PhilipMarc I'm not afraid of large crowds but I don't much like them.I find them psychologically draining.

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Riggedadverb9

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SueWard

I used to be afraid of cockroaches after one crawled up my leg and on to my chest.I hated those wriggly antennae on their heads.I used to run round the room when I saw one but now that I have cats, none come in the house.This is in Spain where I stay when I can.

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MelissaLee1

SueWard They eat them in Africa and Asia.Sweet and crunchy super food apparently.I would politely decline lol.

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PhilipMarc

Elevators (or lifts in the U.K.)

There was one time I was a kid and was with my mom or dad, and it stopped halfway. So ever since I don't like using them if it happens again (and I tend to look at the date it was last checked).

You can find videos of elevators dropping and crushing a person, but don't really recommend doing so unless you're into true crime or what have you.

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MelissaLee1

PhilipMarc I got dizzy and fell backwards down an escalator on my way to work after a night out when younger.I was concussed and still have a bump at the back of my head!Never been the same since lol.

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BonzoBanana

I think all my phobias are logical phobias where there is a risk to my safety like a fear of heights. I don't mean looking out of a window in a skycraper type fear but being up a ladder 30 feet high etc where I might fall. My mother has a fear of snakes but again that is a logical fear as many are venomous or constrictors etc so extremely dangerous although admittedly she is still terrified of slow worms which really can't harm her.

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MelissaLee1

BonzoBanana I'm not very good at heights either.Had to do a trust exercice with colleagues on an open roof quite recently.It took me what seemed like an eternity walking forwards into what to me seemed like oblivion with my eyes closed even though someone was watching waiting to guide or catch!I often liasewith high end psychiatric clients.I'm not afraid of bombs,guns,knifes or threatening behaviour but heights terrify me!

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BonzoBanana

MelissaLee1 What are you doing that you have to deal with bombs, guns and knifes?

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MelissaLee1

BonzoBanana I worked in secured housing for clients in recovery programmes or under behavioural observation. Many have 'history'.I used to check rooms everyday and administer meds under lock and key.Add arsonists.We had one of those as well!

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Awesomeacter

Arachibutyrophobia is the intense, irrational fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one's mouth, likely related to an inability to open one's mouth or a fear of choking. I think it is the least common phobia

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MelissaLee1

Awesomeacter Thanks for that.I'll go steady with peanut butter and bramble jelly sarnies in future lol.

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SueWard

I have a phobia of lifts and fear that I will get stuck between floors and all the lights go out. I also find some lifts slow to open and I start to feel uneasy.Wherever possible,πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ I use the stairs which is good exercise anyway.

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MelissaLee1

SueWard I heard of someone who got stuck in a lift with Eric Morecambe .Said it was brilliant.

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Pfs

Couldn't stand polystyrene or even touch it when I was young and I don't like the smell of celery

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MelissaLee1

Pfs Celery or lovage don't do it for me either I'm afraid.

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