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    So I want to know the rationale behind some phobias that when told most other people, they give you a weird look.

    I have a friend who is terrified of pregnant people, and babies. I asked her why, I mean she brought it up, but she evaded the question. It's one of those fears I don't understand. She works at the gap and asked what if a pregnant person comes in looking for a bra (she works in lingerie) she's like "well I'd send them to, the maternity section" then I'm like what if the pregnant person comes in with a 13 year old daughter? she's like "I'd send the mom off to shop" so then I'm like what if you have to work with a pregnant person? she responded with "I'll tell them I'm allergic to pregnant people" I mean she really hates pregnant people, I know it's gross to think of something growing inside of you. I mean pregnacy isn't contagious, if it was we'd have even more of a problem with population control.


    So if anyone of you have really strange fears could you please explain, why in hopes to understand my friend slightly better.
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    My phobia isn't exactly strange but I'm pretty sure it started with falling out of a tree when I was three and getting cut up pretty badly and was only made worse through a combination of my overactive imagination and being forced through watching a lot of biology shows/hearing a lot of disgusting injury stories/on and on and on and on and God please make it stop.
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    I'm afraid of imagining things that are contextually too small, and moving very quickly, (A fly sized car zipping around) or things that are large and move too slow.

    Picturing these things in my head makes me extremely uncomfortable, and somewhat scared.
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    Deep-sea anglerfish. The teeth! The horror! The irrationality of it all! Their teeth are so damn big that it prevents them from closing their mouths without stabbing their own brains. Whenever I look at them I can't help but picture a mass of em latching onto my arms, legs, torso, etc. Makes me shiver and gag.

    That and Great Cthulhu.

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    Centipedes. Oh god I hate those things. I literally freeze in fear. I can't recall anything happening to me as a child or something that would cause this but..it's a terrible fear of mine.

    Wind Turbines. It's less of a phobia and more of a...they just freak me out to look at them. Maybe if they had a different design. I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear Warp View Post
    That and Great Cthulhu.
    But that's not a phobia in that it's a perfectly rational fear!
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    My aunt is terrified of balloons. I think it might have something to do with suffocating or something... even miming blowing one up makes her cringe.

    I personally am terrified of wolves, but that is perfectly reasonable, and they ARE watching me.
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    camel crickets


    grasshoppers


    finding a dead body in the woods


    heights


    being buried alive


    clowns


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    Walking over highway bridges (not in the road, on a sidewalk on a road above the highway). They always feel like they are going to fall over for some reason. (It may be a combination of the bridge flezing from cars under it, the parallax between me and the highway while walking, and my general fear of heights where I can easily see down.)

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    I don't like people staring at me for too long.

    And sometimes alone in the dark at night, I'll suddenly feel like something is coming after me and I need to get into bed because I'm safe there (or run to a safe place if I'm outside).

    And I get nervous if I tell someone too much, it's almost like a panic attack... like I made a horrible mistake and now have no control.

    Other than that, it's mostly just the norm... spiders.
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