Phobias are powerful and scary things, I’ve been suffering for a few for many years, some are rather known other are not as well known. I have Achluophobia- which is fear of darkness, no matter the place, I have to sleep with a light on. I remember during my summer school, there was a black out and I had a panic attack because it turned dark for half a minute, I kept screaming and begging for the light to come back. Personally, I believe this fear came from being trapped in bathrooms so many times and it would go dark. Another thing I think is tied down to those incident is my Claustrophobia, it’s to the point where I will try everything I can to avoid an elevator.
One other common phobia that I have is Acrophobia which is fear of heights, it has gotten better during the years. I am able to go on certain rides and for the most part I know my limits, but before I could not even walk the stairs without being terrified. I decided to face my fears one step at a time and so far it has helped. I also have Aichmophobia– Fear of needles or pointed objects. It’s rather funny seeing me in the hospital when I need a shot, my mom has to hold my hand or distract me. Accompanied with that is Hemaphobia, which is fear of blood. I get really dizzy and pale when I see any form of blood, it lasts around an hour, sometimes even more.
I really hate clowns, they terrify me to no end, this is call Coulrophobia which is fear of clowns. How can people smile for so long? I cannot see clowns in a movie, a picture or face to face, I just start shaking.
One of the not very know phobia is Chiclephobia, which is fear of chewing gum. I cannot be near someone that is chewing gum or see it, I have to get my hand sanitizer and feel completely gross out. I can’t smell gum either or touch it, for me it’s just too gross and disgusting, so if you ever want to give me a gift….think twice before it’s gum or clowns.
When I told my friends about it, they were surprisingly respectful about it, they asked me some questions to try and understand why I am afraid of it but overall it was mostly “You are so weird…I never know what’s going to happen to you” which is something my friends and I joke with.
I don’t know if there is a name for this or if it’s even a phobia, but I cannot have the same words together like if I said you then I cannot see the word you next to it, I go through everything, even making a sentence sound wrong so long as it does not happen and when it does I feel stress about it, it feels like horrible things will happen and like my breath is being ripped off, I also hate when other people do it.
So, there was a bit about me, I hope you all found it interesting. Do not let your fears rule over your life, face it…no matter how scary it is.
The site used for most definitions was http://phobialist.com/.