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Started by FeudalClink on Oct 15, 2020 9:25:45 AM
What are you TRULY afraid of?

Always been heights for me but increasingly enclosed spaces too, to the point where I don't even like a heavy duvet on top of me at night. Rats, spiders, poo etc - fine with all of those and all the other usual ones.

Any from you?

Moschops - 15 Oct 2020 10:27:00 (#9 of 117)

Being late

Rendered - 15 Oct 2020 10:27:34 (#10 of 117)

Also, being buried alive.

nac1001 - 15 Oct 2020 10:43:18 (#11 of 117)


Zymurgy1 - 15 Oct 2020 10:45:11 (#12 of 117)


davedanon - 15 Oct 2020 10:52:52 (#13 of 117)

Surprised Tada hasn't been in no-one has nominated CLOWNS yet.

Cordelia - 15 Oct 2020 11:07:29 (#14 of 117)

Edges. Not necessarily heights, but edges. And particularly tube platform edges!

TableTopJoe - 15 Oct 2020 11:10:59 (#15 of 117)


Rendered - 15 Oct 2020 11:11:44 (#16 of 117)


tasselhoff - 15 Oct 2020 11:24:41 (#17 of 117)

Public speaking.

spartak - 15 Oct 2020 11:38:11 (#18 of 117)

In recent years it’s heights. I get nervous on the steep escalators in the metro.

Macpaddy - 15 Oct 2020 12:11:20 (#19 of 117)

Why do people say" I'm afraid of heights"? Surely, they aren't. What they are afraid of is falling.

I am fortunate I have no phobias whatsoever. I haven't conquered them, I have just never had any.

dreams99 - 15 Oct 2020 12:11:54 (#20 of 117)

What they are afraid of is falling.

No they're not. They're afraid of landing.

Macpaddy - 15 Oct 2020 12:23:40 (#21 of 117)

"Landing" is one way of putting it.

Another thing, what is the minimum height that affects them, and does the surface material below play a part? 10 feet on to concrete is no joke, whereas 10ft in to a deep enough pool of water should just be fun.

CloakAndDagger - 15 Oct 2020 12:26:32 (#22 of 117)



moto748 - 15 Oct 2020 12:28:04 (#23 of 117)


Fucking hell, yes!

Macpaddy - 15 Oct 2020 12:29:24 (#24 of 117)


fogger - 15 Oct 2020 12:29:33 (#25 of 117)

Heights can make people feel ill. So it's not just a mental phobia, but a physical thing. Innit.

Macpaddy - 15 Oct 2020 12:30:04 (#26 of 117)

No. It's all in the mind, ot to be more accurate, the imagination.

surferboogiewhatever - 15 Oct 2020 12:30:35 (#27 of 117)

Why do people say" I'm afraid of heights"? Surely, they aren't. What they are afraid of is falling.

I think if someone is afraid when they're high up and can see that they're high up, but there's a substantial parapet and zero chance of actually falling, they could reasonably said to be afraid of heights themselves.

I'm scared of things like fairground rides where you swoop downwards at high speeds and you're not in control of the speed. Loud noises just come out of me without any conscious effort on my part. I could ride down an equally steep curve on my bike because I can brake if I want to.

I'm also scared of driving and administrative things. I get around driving by hardly ever doing it (my lifestyle doesn't require me to), but if I absolutely have to tackle a daunting administrative thing, that's just about the only thing that can make me completely lose my appetite.

Macpaddy - 15 Oct 2020 12:33:21 (#28 of 117)

To answer the first part of your post, boogie. It's all in your imagination. The parapet is no barrier to your imagination and fear.

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