I have a fear of larvae, maggots, any grubby sort of worm that I think must count as a phobia. If I find that I have come close to any I have a panic
attack. I'm pretty shy, so the few instances where I saw them and another person was present were super embarrassing. The last time I saw them, I
had an asthma attack, then had to wash my hands 5 times, and change my clothes even though it never touched me. I then had to replace all hand
towels with new ones although they had nothing to do with the incident. After a few hours of cleaning up, I was just happy to go home and shower!
I have difficulty drinking water from a glass. First, I think that if the glass is upside-down in the cupboard, then the top is contaminated from
touching the board. If it is right side up, I'm afraid that dusty germs may have landed inside. So, of course I have to rinse the glass first, at
least 5 times. But if I think about the water I used to rinse it, I feel like it's also contaminated just from touching the glass, so I can't put
new water in to drink until I rinse a few more times or dry it with a clean towel. However, before rinsing the glass, I must let the water run for at
least a full minute because I think that the water sitting in the pipes is contaminated.
I'm afraid of parked cars on a hill. I cannot sit inside. This is because when I was 6 years old, my mom left us in the car for a minute because
she forgot to grab my brothers diaper bag. We were on a hill of course, and I got out of my seat to try and take the front seat from my sister. In
our little scuffle, one of us must have kicked the stick and made the car roll downhill. Fast. I broke the windshield with my head, but I don't
think I actually felt it because I panicked and thought that it was my sister who broke it. Only remember a few minutes after, and nothing of the
I have a fear of house fires at night. I check all appliances each night before bed, and will even get up at night to make sure the stove is off.
Most appliances make me uncomfortable if they are left plugged in even when they are off.
I also have a good old fashioned, childish fear of the dark. Crazy, but probably the most "normal" fear I have.
Oh, and P.S. I am NOT afraid of spiders, as long as they aren't on me, and I kinda like snakes. Just don 't forget to wash your hands after