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  • Fi - insectophobic

    1 5.00%
  • Fi - non-insectophobic

    3 15.00%
  • Ti - insectophobic

    2 10.00%
  • Ti - non-insectophobic

    4 20.00%
  • Fe - insectophobic

    2 10.00%
  • Fe - non-insectophobic

    1 5.00%
  • Te - insectophobic

    1 5.00%
  • Te - non-insectophobic

    6 30.00%
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    Question Is the Fear of Insects Type-Related?

    As children we may have thought that fear of insects was sex-related, because most of the little girls were afraid of bugs and those who weren't afraid of bugs were just strange. But then I found out that my friend Doug is extremely terrified of June bugs, and later in life he told me his MBTI type was INFP.

    Could it be that the girls who aren't afraid of insects are Thinking types, and the boys who are afraid of insects are Feeling types?
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    I think it's not exclusively type related. But I wouldn't be surprised if there's a statistical corelation between F types and perhaps phobias altogether.
    Because rationalization is definitely one way to deal with it. Or the lack of rationalization a trigger / contributing factor.

    There's also a strong corelation with the way mothers react to insects (or how anxious mothers are overall).

    And ofcourse overall past experiences with insects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meowington View Post
    I think it's not exclusively type related. But I wouldn't be surprised if there's a statistical corelation between F types and perhaps phobias altogether.
    Maybe, maybe not. F types who are not afraid of animals or insects might be the harmonious archetype seeking that balanced symbiosis between all creatures, while T types might assess the situation as seeing that fear and worry are unjustified, unless there is enough evidence to take precautions.

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    It all depends on how you define "Phobic". Is it panic attack type of phobia or is it simply being cautious with bugs that are objectively dangerous (or you simply don't know if they are dangerous or not).


    I would say more none phobic than phobic for myself. After all I am often the one that deals with those "nasty things".

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    I am Ne-Fi and I am not afraid of most bugs.

    I am weirdly phobic of bees and a spider coming at me will frighten me.

    besides that come at me bugs. I normally name them.
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    I walked through a spiderweb in route to my car the other morning while leaving for work. I didn't think much of it. As I was driving I felt something tickling my neck, I reached up and brushed my neck and a large spider fell onto the crotch of my pants. I just reached down and picked up the spider and held it until I reach the next stop light where I opened my door and tossed it out. If I were to be afraid of anything it would be unpredictable people; I have never found any suitable reason to fear animal life, invertebrate, or vertebrate.
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    other than cockroaches, bugs don't bother me too much. They're more of a nuisance, for instance I don't mind moths flying into my house except for the fact they usually want to fly around my face and bang into light bulbs and make a dinging noise. I like spiders and will try to rescue them when I find them in my house. I tolerate hornets and wasps.
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    Not here for most bugs... except the good ones. Like honeybees, mason bees, ladybugs, daddy long legs, etc.

    I do have a phobia of bugs though and squirm when I killl them.
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    I'm not afraid of most bugs, but I do find stick insects to be aesthetically creepy.
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    I've found it usually stems back to some event that freaked someone out. Like Indiana Jones falling into a bunch of snakes as a young man. I had a friend who blew up a tree stump with a buddy when they were kids (used m-80's I think). He was showered in all manner of creepy crawlers and after that he geeks with bugs.

    I don't mind bugs too much and assess the situation based on logic. Does it bite sting, level of aggression. Except for arachnids like spiders. I fucking hate spiders and will kill them with extreme prejudice when they're in my home. My home is my web bitches! Otherwise live and let live.
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