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Originally posted by jude11
Ok, Just posted a thread on spiders and it reminded me of how I got my fear of the little buggers. It also made me wonder what other Phobias some members might have and if they remember how they developed them.
I am curious as to how Phobias develop. Some are from personal experiences while others are instilled in us from other people. Others as I understand are inherited.
So here goes...
Originally posted by davespanners
Clowns and Puppets and Dolls.
I'm not "terrified" of them i.e. I can be in a room with them and not be worried, but I would rather not if it's all the same, more or less everyone in my family has the same thing
Originally posted by sheeplemama_awakening
reply to post by pasiphae
And I thought that I had such a unique phobia of being afraid of cotton balls.
After reading your post I did a quick search and came up with a site that lists unusual phobias with a whole collection just on cotton/cotton balls. I can't explain mine and it seems like I'm not the only one
Here's the linky www.unusualphobias.com...
Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by jude11
Hyperchromohydrophobia. And phycophobia.
No, the hyper- one technically does not exist. But it should....it's a fear of dark water. Especially if it's deep and has seaweed in it. I absolutely detest seaweed. It can be reasonably clear underwater and I am still extremely uneasy about approaching seaweed...but if it's murky - FORGET IT.
I've had people try to help me do it, but to no avail. And it generally leads to them throwing seaweed at me and laughing.edit on CMondayam282806f06America/Chicago16 by Starchild23 because: (no reason given)