awe. i always feel guilty for killing bugs. i try and make a habit of putting them outside... but some bugs are just big and scary.
my irrational fear... boogymen in the dark. i'm not kidding. i freak out, especially if in places i'm unfamiliar with that are dark. i have my bed directly on the floor for this reason, as well as keep my closets jam packed full.
other than that... i don't know that i have irrational fears. i check the backseat of my car every time i get in, just to be sure. i'm paranoid about locking my doors at night...
edit* ahem... relationships--people getting to know me too well & perhaps not liking what they see... as well as fear of being alone. there's also the fear of just settling.
"I don't know a perfect person.
I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
The irrational part is the chance of happening. Normally you wouldn't care, because it's too unlikely, but if you perceive the odds differently it's irrational.
Has anyone tried exposing themselves to their irrational fears...they say exposure helps, well...except the torture guy..there's no safe way to expose yourself to torture to reduce the general fear of being tortured lol.
I'd deadly terrified of broken finger nails.. my mom cut her finger nail while she was scaling a fish, and her finger started bleeding. I saw it while washing the dishes, dropped it, and passed out.
Its horrible, I start turning white, shaking, feeling sick, and i'll close my eyes and put my hands over my ears.
I can't bare to hear/see anything to do with finger nails.
When I was younger, my sister closed the glass balcony door on my middle finger and it peeled the nail right off... maybe that has something to do with it. I don't know what it is that causes me to react this way.
That was really difficult to write...
okay I have to stop cause I'm starting to feel sick.
Last edited by figsfiggyfigs; 01-05-2011 at 05:47 PM.
Reason: great now I can't stop thinking of nails..
Commitment has never bothered me. I guess i just know if i open up to someone, its serious. Being an INTP and all. heh
I know that me opening up means it is serious, but I think that somewhat scares me away. Not the seriousness!
Originally Posted by Mephistopheles
I don't really get what's IRRATIONAL about that. As long as you don't have them in irrational moments though.
Well, the torture is irrational because I sometimes bring it to incredibly paranoid heights. Losing limbs/being paralyzed doesn't make much sense either because it doesn't really seem likely it will happen. Fear itself seems irrational to me, probably because it is instinctual.
And yeah, I have exposed myself to spiders. Now I can handle those creepy, oddly cute jumping spiders.
Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?
Always reserve the right to become smarter at a future point in time, for only a fool limits themselves to all they knew in the past. -Alex