Tom wrote to ask about the reality of a site called The Phobia Clinic
. At first glance, the site definitely looks like it represents a real business that's selling a program to help people overcome their fears. The strangeness comes when you dig into some of the fears that they claim they can cure
, and you have to wonder... do such fears or anxieties really exist? For example, they can cure you of Arachibutyrophobia
(that's a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth), Ballistophobia
(a fear of bullets... but why would anyone want to overcome their fear of bullets? Isn't that a good thing to be afraid of?), Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
(fear of long words... the name of the anxiety alone probably sends sufferers into convulsions), and the list goes on and on. Despite all the weird anxieties, I think that the Phobia Clinic is real enough, in the sense that they'll take your money and offer some kind of 'cure.' But I'm skeptical about whether their cure actually works.
Fear of: under my bed (I'm a little too old for that)
Dying (who isn't? Most people. :,(
Sleeping by closets
Sad, I know. :d
p.s i saw a picture of a raccoon with an eye patch and a turd popped out of my shorts
I barely look at them. Does anyone know the name?
I can touch rags in the shower, but, YUCK!!!!!
Sleeping by closets
CLOWNS. OH MY GOD. :zip:
@ Adam : I totally agree. Sticking my leg or arm off my bed. :\
@ Lauren : I don't know about dying. It's not scary. We'll all got to heaven.
Name of phobias? THANKS~
P.S. I'm 15. -_-
just a couple of questions i was wondering about phobia's... i don't really have any other then the fear of walking outside alone in the dark & the fear of death and being alone , but i would like to know if anyone has any of these if they could let me know 😊
does anyone know what the fear of crayons , pencils , sticks , fans , tv's , love , relationships , being single forever , sleeping , washers , dryers , bbq's , grass , rodents, toes, death , toungs , underwear , skin, glass , paint , dogs , cats , electronics, pokemon , old people , dolpins , sharks , hockey , soccer , sports , & water called?
thanks alot 😊
For the past few years I have been deathly afraid of scratching anything, even my skin. I have to scratch backwards, and sideways only on my skin. I clean out my fingernails a few times a day, and always have nail clippers by my side. I also have some kind of OCD that whenever I scratch something I have to scratch backwards on it and whenever I rub against something I have to rub against it in the other direction, twice, five, ten or twenty times. I am obsessed with those numbers and I hate it...
If I touch something I have to touch it again or else I think I am going to "Die".
They make me cringe and get goosebumps.
My other phobias do the same. I am also really afraid of towels touching my teeth. The vibrations and noises it makes freak me out!!. Also, as you can see, I have to have periods at the end of every sentence or I think I am going to die. And if I write an a or d they have to be completely closed, no gaps, or I am going to die.
Its that feeling of dry paper rubbing against skin. Ahhh! I have to lick my fingers constantly when trying to read a book. Wet paper is fine with me. lol
to the person who is afraid of spines, I have the exact same fear as you and everything you said!! Im glad to know I am not alone.
I never rub mine or put any hand lotion or touch the inside of my hands cause i cant take that sound and the feeling kills me!
Its seriously not normal ! My whole body gets goosebumbs and i go crazy
Ppl do it on purpose they think its something funny but they know i hate it ! I might laugh put it pisses me off !
I also cant take it whem someone eats next to me
If i hear someone eating , really i get no control and am about to slap that person !
I cant do nothing when my parents eat next to me
I just leave or put music on
I feel like everyones eating like animals in the jungle tht have never seen any food i literally go crazy !
Another thing is after taking a shower.. I cant touch nothing for atleast 5 min till my fingers get normal again and i cant walk without socks
The feeling of my feet rubbing on catpet or wht ever kind of floor drives me crazy !
I seriously thought I was the only one. Realizing that it is completely irrational - I usually don't tell a soul, because it spurs on several dozen embarrassing follow up questions.
I have actually lost a job over the fear of any type of tape / adhesive paper sticking to me. I cannot use 'Hello my name is' stickers, and cannot participate in charitable donation days (such as casual day) if I am forced to wear something sticky to announce to the world that I am supporting a cause.
I become physically ill, I begin to gag - and cannot concentrate until the offending item is removed. The threat of tape is enough to send me into a quivering mass, or an angry defender of my person. Completely irrational - I know. I think I would physically harm someone if they stuck something to me on purpose.
My other most prominent fear is Moths (and it has grown to include butterflies). I must leave the house if one enters - I am TERRIFIED of them.
My friends joke that if I don't do what they want, they will TAPE A MOTH TO ME... I pretend that it's funny - but I am horrified by the thought.
I am 37 years old.
It makes me cringe and grind my teeth.
I can't look at it or touch it or i'll get a weird shock threw my whole body.
I can barely think about it let alone touch.
anybody have any ideas?
I suffer the same thing. It is knowned as Calvicaphobia. I will not let no one touch my collarbones what-so-ever, not even my seatbelt can touch my collarbone without me freaking out.
I just like Hannah on this board (page 9)
Have a fear of scratching paper with my nails.
I have no fear of paper, its just when scratching the paper, it kinda gives me the chills down my bi-lateral sides...