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    Irrational Fears

    If I'm ever anywhere really high up, I get this weird thing in my head where I think, imagine jumping off? To the point where I get quite anxious

    Also, I think a lot about being on an ice rink, falling over and someone slicing off a finger with their blades which is weird because I never go Ice Skating

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    I've got too many to list here. Your jumping thoughts are "high place phenomenon" and very common. My worst one is Cleithrophobia, a fear of being trapped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenNWhiteArmy View Post
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    If I'm ever anywhere really high up, I get this weird thing in my head where I think, imagine jumping off? To the point where I get quite anxious

    Also, I think a lot about being on an ice rink, falling over and someone slicing off a finger with their blades which is weird because I never go Ice Skating

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    I wouldn't call it a fear as it doesn't make me anxious, but I think about the ice skating scenario a lot too. It started for me when I was told a story about it happening - I was prob 8 or 9 at the time.

    Apparently it's to do with control and your brain returning to scenarios it has never "solved".

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    I don't think it's irrational but the thought of being in open water where you can't see below you etc gives me the fear.
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    Getting trapped in a lift shaft and crushed under the lift when it came down. I think it stems form working in a warehouse yers ago and the shutter door on the service lift was faulty and didn't lock when the lift wasn't in position and guys used to stand in the shaft for 'a laugh'.

    Also getting hit on the head by falling masonry. There are a few relatively well known stories off that happening in Edinburgh so that's probably where that came from.
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    Getting hit on the head by an object falling from above, had a couple of bad hits over the last twenty odd years, one could have easily killed me. Always wary of anything above me or working where things are stacked high.

    And spiders of any size!
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    Traffic and being hit by vehicles. I worked on a farm for years that had a lot of tight corners and not a lot of people that drive at sensible speeds/used horns etc and I've seen so many near misses. Once a guy came firing through a doorway and had to break so hard that the seed bags he was carrying slid off the end, with the forklift very nearly following them. So 2 people could have been killed or seriously hurt by either being hit by a truck or being crushed by a ton of grain., all of which would have been prevented by slowing down and sounding off before he came through the door. Fortunately nobody was hurt.

    The same farm had an older guy who'd worked there for years and had a frightening disregard for H&S. Never wore a mask when required, worked at height with no harness, left tools scattered all over the place. There was a belt at the apex of a shed which was about 30 feet from the floor that, instead of using a forklift with a man-basket, he would just climb along the belt to clean it.

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    Ever since watching the Shawshank Redemption I have this fear of getting stuck in a pipe, or potholing getting stuck somewhere nobody would ever dream of looking for you.

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    I have a strong fear of being in a space where i dont have range of movement, like when you see someone in a movie crawling along an airduct, that freaks me out, even watching someone doing it (Die Hard comes to mind for example) i can feel my chest tightening

    I also struggle with heights, mainly when its open air. I can deal with flying by ignoring the obvious, and been up Sears (Willis) Tower and loved it, but I couldn't walk over the forth road bridge, I even froze trying to push myself through it by walking out onto a 6 foot dive board, I had to walk backwards until I got to the ladder again :(


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    The fear of anything going near my eyes and losing my sight, completely freaks me out

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    I have this weird thing, no idea what it's called or if there's a name for it, where I kind of freak out if something is stuck to me and I can't easily shake it off. Not animals or food or anything organic like that, but say for example, the plastic wrapping on boxes of teabags and stuff like that. If I'm opening it, and the static (I assume it's static) makes it stick to my hand, then I try to shake it off my hand, but it won't drop off, or if I wipe it away with the other hand, and it sticks to that hand.

    There's nothing scary about it, I know it can't hurt me...but my heart starts absolutely racing!

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    Just about all of you would benefit from hypnotherapy 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peanut Shaz View Post
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    Never found that be a particularly scary game but can get loud I suppose😁

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    Never found that be a particularly scary game but can get loud I suppose😁

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    Does late opposition corners vs us count - or is that well into the ďrationaleĒ category ?

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    I have fears but none that I would call irrational.

    However an ex-girlfriend of mine was terrified of pigeons. Other birds, seagulls for example, didn't bother her but pigeons would send her into a blind panic.
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    I still dream that I'll fail an army annual fitness test, normally wake up in a panic and normally it coincides with a night on the lash. Never had any problems with them but I'd probably struggle now after being out for so many years.

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    Oh where do I start?

    Clowns,Balloons,Pigeons, flying, confined spaces, especially dark ones. I have the height thing too where I think I'm gonna jump and the ice skating one with my fingers being sliced off and wooden lolly sticks make me ill for fear of splinters

    I think I have a fear of getting a fright

    I love spiders and snakes though. Weirdo
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    Does playing hertz in the latter stages of the Scottish Cup count?

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    I regularly have the mildest of nightmares where Iím getting chased but itís like Iím running through quick sand, even if Iím on concrete. In real life Iím actually very fast which I think makes it worse for me

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    Driving on fast roads in the dark. I had a very near miss almost 2 years ago where I hit something that had obviously fallen off a lorry or something while drinking at 70mph on the M90. Since then I struggle to drive at night unless itís on well lit roads. I can do it but Iím seriously stressed the whole time and I try to avoid it where possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH6 Hibby View Post
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    Driving on fast roads in the dark. I had a very near miss almost 2 years ago where I hit something that had obviously fallen off a lorry or something while drinking at 70mph on the M90. Since then I struggle to drive at night unless itís on well lit roads. I can do it but Iím seriously stressed the whole time and I try to avoid it where possible.
    What do you expect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH6 Hibby View Post
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    Driving on fast roads in the dark. I had a very near miss almost 2 years ago where I hit something that had obviously fallen off a lorry or something while drinking at 70mph on the M90. Since then I struggle to drive at night unless itís on well lit roads. I can do it but Iím seriously stressed the whole time and I try to avoid it where possible.
    Drinking and driving is never a good combination.

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    I'm intrigued by what some have said about being somewhere high and asking themselves 'what if I jumped?'.

    My height thing is slightly different, i can't stop imagining falling off, and can become quite possessed by the thought, sometimes to the point of freezing. This is even the case when it's quite patently obvious I couldn't just 'fall off', for example if I'm 10 feet from the edge, or like the open air bit above the museum on Chambers Street, where there is a 4-5 foot high, 6 foot across plant pot thing between me and the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EH6 Hibby View Post
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    Driving on fast roads in the dark. I had a very near miss almost 2 years ago where I hit something that had obviously fallen off a lorry or something while drinking at 70mph on the M90. Since then I struggle to drive at night unless itís on well lit roads. I can do it but Iím seriously stressed the whole time and I try to avoid it where possible.
    Brilliant typo! At least, I hope its a typo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    Brilliant typo! At least, I hope its a typo...
    Ha ha, yes it was a typo.

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