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    What are your fears?

    One should never tell their enemies their fears, but I promise I won't use them against you. Not very much, at least

    I have mild arachnophobia, meaning that the small spiders running and jumping (yes, they actually do jump) around the house I find quite cute, but anything bigger than that makes me want to burn the whole house down. Can't recall when this started, but it has been ongoing for years.

    I'm also afraid of heights, so I feel a bit uneasy even on the blacony of my house's second floor. I mean, falling from there in the right angle could kill you, but most likely you'd hardly even got hurt. Still, heights do get me.

    What about you guys?

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    I didn't know you were an enemy anyway! But good to know. xD

    Unfortunately, I have a lot of fears. I'm extremely pyrophobic [seriously, I can't even use the stove because it's a gas stove and thus flames]...But even worse than that is my extreme fear of thunder. Lightning I don't mind, but thunder and most loud noises send me into a frenzy. During thunder storms, I can easily be found hiding in my room under a blanket in fetal position.

    I also have a mild discomfort with metal. I mean like...the physical 'metal' that makes up a variety of our daily items we use. Some things I've learned to handle, but for a long time, I'd only eat using plastic forks, and you could barely get me to use a proper pen. I still can't stand jewelry and stuff well, but...If I think of certain things as like plastic or something, I'll touch it. Including my computer. Which still looks metallic and sometimes annoys me. o.O;

    Other things that scare me are....Crowds, geese [they attacked me as a kid oops]...also have a slight case of androphobia, but it also is a general fear of people. While I'm more likely to get in a car with a woman I don't know than a guy if they were told to pick me up for something [like a professional], I will never use a taxi if I'm alone. Or any other type of public transport.

    Wait no, maybe I just hate public transport. Not big on cars anyway. xD
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    I probably suffer from a mild case of arachnophobia as well. More so when I was younger but I've realized over time that the majority of spiders are pretty harmless. My biggest fear is the usual one : fear of failure. It's weird, I've dealt with this one on an almost constant basis. I've run and sold a business that I was very successful in but not a day went by that I didn't experience some form of anxiety and the dread that I could fail. For the most part, I've managed to overcome this on a day-by-day basis.

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    Honestly I'm afraid of the ocean.
    Mostly because you never know what's in there, and sharks.
    Never been a fan of sharks.
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    This was a good idea Mantis.

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    Spiders and heights are my biggest fears, although I am getting a little better with more bigger spiders, but that doesn't mean I'm about to go out and hug some huge tarantula!

    My fear of heights is an interesting one, because I have a great love for aircraft.

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    Thanks for reviving my fears of Sharknado, Asher... T_T

    I have two outstanding phobias, one of which I can control: the fear of unnecessary stressful social situations and the fear of going bald.

    The social fear is the one I can (want to) control at this stage in my life. The customer service industry always has the one instance which one person needs to step up and enact damage control. When my time comes, I always make sure I have a stick of gum on standby in case I need to talk to some complaining clients. For those of you not in the know, chewing gum when stressed can clear your mind and make more complacent and arguably better decisions. Gum tricks your brain into thinking "Hey, I eating. I'm not supposed to be stressed out when I'm eating." which allows you to be calm in uncalming environments.

    As for the baldness scare...we'll see in about ten years if that's a legitimate fear or not.
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    Oh, I hate social situations in general, RT. Don't feel bad. People are scary. But...As long as you're okay leaving your house, probably better than me. xD

    I used to be afraid of going bald because I have thin long hair that sheds. A lot. But it also grows way too quickly to be normal, so I sorta assume it's part of why it never looks thinner than it should be from the shedding. Plus everyone sheds apparently. Mine's just notable because it's long, dark hair. I'm sure you'll be fine in ten years. Still young, right?

    Susimi: Probably the thing with heights vs airplanes is...In airplanes you're surrounded by something, so it feels secure. Well, unless you're taking a flying lesson... If you're the type who panics easily, DO NOT TAKE FLYING LESSONS. The teacher /will/ turn off the engine while you're in the control pit of a small private plane to show you how planes glide. And it's scary as heck. *shivers* Yes, I know from experience. Though my friend who didn't tell me she was terrified of heights including planes screaming in the background didn't help, probably...

    And omg sharks are terrifying, Asher! But killer whales are just as terrifying to me. And jellyfish. Actually...There's so much stuff in the ocean that's scary...I think my fear of putting my head underwater is the least of my worries with it...;-;
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    I dislike those child sized dolls that were popular back in the day. I just don't like how real it looks and that they don't blink. Clowns also creep me out, but the only thing that tops those two in my book is pregnancy...

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    @SereneAngel88 I remember back when they tried doing lifesized Furbies or something. Does anyone know if they still exist? If so...I wouldn't mind conducting a purge on them.

    @Juneberry Well, it's not that I hate social situations in general. Being in customer service has actually helped me a lot in approaching people and conducting good conversations. It's pretty stimulating among the tedious things I do throughout a work day, and the rewards do add up. Today I got a $15.00 tip off of a $38.00 check because it was the couple's anniversary and I comped their dessert. Aw yiss. The struggles start when I deal with REALLY stupid people, not the scary ones.

    But about the baldness, I only started to become self-conscious about it ever since I started to grow my hair out down below my shoulders. With all that hair, you start to really notice when it falls out, despite knowing that everyone sheds hair everyday; it just so happens that it's not very noticeable for those who have short hair. Even so, I've since cut my hair back to a shorter length, and at 23 I suppose I have bigger things to worry about
    A boy has the right to dream. There are endless possibilities stretched out before him. What awaits him down the path he will then have to choose; the boy doesn't always know. At some point the boy then becomes an adult, and learns what he was able to become. Joy and sadness will forever accompany this. He is confronted with a choice; when this happens, does he bid his past farewell in his heart? Once a boy becomes an adult, he can no longer go back to being a boy; the boy is now a man. Only one thing can be said: "A boy has the right to dream.". For those endless possibilities are stretched out before him.

    We must remember...all men were once boys.

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    Hmmm... Well I think having some fears are natural defense mechanisms. Some irrational and some not. I too am afraid of spiders to a degree and that's a rational one because they could bite you and maybe even poison you. But being afraid of them because they look nasty isn't really rational.

    Heights is another rational one for obvious reasons. Don't want to trip off a skyscraper and end your life prematurely. :p I have this fear as well.

    Social is another good one. People are very judgmental and can be really mean over the littlest things. I'm a bit judgmental myself so I know what to expect and fully understand the situation. But still, makes me not want to talk to random people cause it's safer and easier. :p

    Oceans are beautiful, but secretly house deadly animals and stuff that could "sink your battleship"... or Titanic. :p So yeah, water in general is dangerous if not just for the fear of drowning. Fun to swim in though.

    One I saw that people hadn't really mentioned was the fear of loneliness or dying in general. For me personally, I'm afraid to die alone with no one there to wish you farewell. It's just a depressing end note to life I would think. Best to be comforted in the last hours and thought highly of.

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