5 months ago
Last edited at 12:50PM on 12/7/2012
Phobias aren't just fears. Most people think the fear of heights, spiders, burning, etc. are actual phobias. But in reality those are just fears that are naturally built into most of us. If you think you have a phobia because you're afraid of big men or something like that, you only have a touch of the real concept of phobias. They're not real phobias unless you're irrationally paranoid about them 24/7 and are struck with mere panic and horror when you encounter a situation that only slightly pertains to them. Real phobias are a mental illness. People with real phobias are troubled everyday and go through enormous effort to just try and do everyday things. People with real phobias hyperventilate and nearly pass out on an average occasion. People with real phobias laugh when someone says "I have arachnophobia because I'm afraid of spiders". I used to have agoraphobia and it hurts my feelings in a way when people WANT to be able to say they have a phobia, because I know they have no idea what it's really like.
I cant hear someone say the word blood or anything related to cuts...i don't know, why, but it makes me feel all weak and gross...I cant stand to think of that i dont know what its called..do you know?!?
spiders, sharks in a lake, my hearts going to stop, bugs in my skin, somebody's watching me at night, being to close to people, people touching me when I don't give them permission, having a boyfriend, not having freedom, that my brothers going to die, that the world's going to end, and poison in my food these are real phobias I think about them everyday and have break down when somebody asks me out I can't even swim in lakes or oceans only pools my brother has gotten in two car accidents he's not aloud to drive of I know about it