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Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« on: 19/10/2005 22:12:00 »
Balloons, they give me the wiggins, it's a ridiculous fear, I can't explain it but I am curious about other people's phobias.


 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #1 on: 19/10/2005 23:03:07 »
Oh I love balloons...but do you mean the big ones you ride in or the little ones that go pop ?...I reckon you mean the little ones eh ?...sometimes I just grab my pack of balloons (NOT CONDOMS...though they do make excellent balloons too) and blow twenty or so up....wifey hates it...the kids love it...they always brighten up a room.

Phobias eh ?.....the sound that you get when  a needle skates across a record groove..brrrrrrrrr !!!!!....what I absolutely detest akin to the record groove is that all weather gear that has thousands of little grooves and goes..eeek eeek !!..as you walk in it...do you know what I mean ?...I can't even bear to touch the stuff !!..brrrrrrr....errrr !...gives me the shudders just thinking about it !!

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #2 on: 21/10/2005 03:49:40 »
A fork scraping a plate, when the end of the tines scrapes across the plate, not so much the side.

I've been known to take forks away from people for scraping them on their plate.

I guess my only other phobia would be needles.  Like shot needles in a doctors office.  I faint when I see one.  Blood, knives, whatever doesn't bother me, just needles.  I guess I wouldn't make a good junkie.  Or diabetic.

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #3 on: 21/10/2005 10:24:23 »
Blimey, a 'renaissance' of many founding members of this forum. Great to see you both back again, Tweener and MissMontana

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #4 on: 21/10/2005 20:08:01 »
Just the bog standard spiders, heights and people.  

I had to travel up to town in the rush hour yesterday and there were millions of the little blighters, plus some of the escalators were uncomfortably tall! [V]  

Still, I didn't see any spiders :D
 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #5 on: 21/10/2005 20:48:06 »
lightning for me.... but only if i'm out in it.. i love watching it but being out in a storm petrifies me as i'm convinced i'll get struck. It goes back to when i was about a meter from a lightning strike when i was about 9 or 10...
 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #6 on: 22/12/2005 19:09:34 »
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I'll say it again Needles absolutely petrified of them.

And clowns as well can't stand the bloody things they scare the **** out of me.

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #7 on: 23/12/2005 09:06:52 »
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Originally posted by drkev



And clowns as well can't stand the bloody things they scare the **** out of me.




How funny...;)

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #8 on: 23/12/2005 11:56:47 »
Phobia??[?]
can you imagin that I have dog's phobia !!!!!!:(:(
when I see dog ......I start to run...but dont ask me to where....may eyes start to have tears bay it self ....may face become
yellow...and i will have nightmare on that night too.....I can't even watch a movie if there is dog in it .....:(

and I don't Like circles in any conditions...[:0]

BLOOM WHEREVER YOU PLANTED
« Last Edit: 23/12/2005 11:58:55 by MiaKa »
 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #9 on: 29/12/2005 04:32:48 »
I confess to not liking being in a high place looking down. But I really feel that like most phobias there is a survival value to it- after all, if you fall 30 meters, you are going to die, ey? Likewise if you are hit by lightning you may not see another morning. Fear of dogs may seem silly at first, but there have been a few Americans torn to pieces over the past few years by Pit Bulls. Alot of this stuff is based on an early experience, but there is a certain connection to survival too.

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #10 on: 30/12/2005 12:13:46 »
Spiders & ladders.
The ladder phobia is really stupid. I can climb scaffolding no problem. I've even done a bit of rock-climbing and abseiling in the past, so it's nothing to do with heights. But get me on a ladder and I literally freeze on about the 4th or 5th rung. I should point out that it's only free-standing ladders. I'm perfectly ok with fixed ones.
I'm not even sure when that phobia started. Up until my late teens & early 20s I was fine, but now... no way.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 30/12/2005 13:18:43 »
The Internet, very scary place. Is it all just Maya ?

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #12 on: 31/12/2005 15:01:07 »
I can get on with most things but the creaky sound of cotton wool being squeezed has a very adverse efect and makes me shiver.  I've no idea why cos it isnt very loud or a very nasty noise

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #13 on: 31/12/2005 15:31:23 »
Silver foil making a connection with a filling in my teeth. or fingernails screeching down a blackboard.

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #14 on: 05/01/2006 02:22:30 »
I can't touch cotton wool! I physically cannot hold it I have no idea why but I cannot bring myself to pick it up and will not have it in my hand.

No idea why, wierd eh?

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #15 on: 05/01/2006 03:36:20 »
A phobia of cotton wool seems to be surprisingly common. I wonder why that is. Are any of you phobiac about wire wool too?
 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #16 on: 05/01/2006 04:31:26 »
Cotton wool ?..that's a first for me !..Kev..what is it about it that you hate ?...Have you had this since childhood ?...did your detestation commence immediately after holding cotton wool for the first time ?...can you use cotton wool buds ?.....do you hate clouds ?    :D

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #17 on: 05/01/2006 13:38:19 »
Some "expert" somewhere would probably say it's down to the trauma of having your little baby ears and nose cleaned with cotton buds :D
 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #18 on: 05/01/2006 18:41:51 »
quote:
Originally posted by MissMontana

Balloons, they give me the wiggins, it's a ridiculous fear, I can't explain it but I am curious about other people's phobias.




Hi MissMontana,

fear of balloons would not be ridiculous if you had latex allergy. (anaphylaxis).
« Last Edit: 07/01/2006 09:57:22 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #19 on: 07/01/2006 19:22:12 »
Thankfully no latex allergy, would make going to the dentist (amongst other things) very uncomfortable

Not keen on cotton wool either, I think it's the funny squeaky noise it makes when you squeeze it
« Last Edit: 07/01/2006 19:23:12 by MissMontana »
 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #20 on: 07/01/2006 19:27:47 »
Hi Everyone. God here.

I was just doing my rounds and I thought I would catch up on all the phobias I created for you. Glad to see the Cotton Wool one is doing well.

All the best

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #21 on: 09/01/2006 10:59:33 »
a phobia is just an irrational fear so fear of hights not so much a phobia as it can be life threatning also arachnophobia in uk a phobia but in a jungle with spiders that can kill you its a survival tool as for myself am just too lazy to be that frightened about anything

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #22 on: 09/01/2006 12:55:28 »
i'm a bit new to this! but i totally agree on the fear of clowns! and i also get the fear when i see those street entertainers who are pretending to be robots, painted head to toe in silver! creepy. [:o)]
 

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #23 on: 10/01/2006 03:38:52 »
i just cant hold cotton wool it makes me feel very creepy and uncomfortbale. I can use cotton buds but its the balls of cotton wool, i cant have them in my hand at all.

I hate mime artists there is something really odd about them but clowns really do it for me.

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Re: Globophobia - that's mine, what's yours?
« Reply #24 on: 10/01/2006 13:49:14 »
quote:
Originally posted by MissMontana


Not keen on cotton wool either, I think it's the funny squeaky noise it makes when you squeeze it



Clown-phobia and needle-phobia are conditioned responses: they are learned.
However the screech of nails on blackboard, and the squeak of cotton wool cause disgust because of a resonance effect analogous to "brown noise" discussed elsewhere on this site.
The unpleasant effects of these sounds are innate, physiological, NOT learned, so they are not actually phobias.

Differentiating between psychological and physiological effects is important. Psychological conditioning can unlearned: phobias can be cured by psychotherapy. Physiological reflex actions cannot be altered by psychotherapy.  

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