Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Phobia

This would NEVER be me.....
Acrophobia is a generalized fear of all heights. However, I once heard someone say it can be confused with a fear of falling. If you are OK with heights in a safe place (behind a window or other protective enclosure) it's actually fear of falling. I think I'm somewhere in the middle...if I look down from a tall building (like the lookout at the Empire State Building) I will get sweaty palms, etc. I also have reactions in movies that portray such things even though I am in no imminent danger so I guess I have some degree of acrophobia. But I am often OK if not looking down so I'm not extreme here.

I will mention the crazy person on YouTube who did the treacherous hike on impossible cliffs, while filming, made me nauseous and I couldn't even watch the whole thing.

So, FYI ~ here are the ten most common phobias. Please participate in my survey on the right sidebar because I'm curious how my "readers" compare. I realize I only entered the top ten and some have others like social phobia, etc. but after I posted and some voted I couldn't change the options. I would have included an "other" category if I had really thought it through.

1 - Acrophobia - Fear of Heights
2 - Claustrophobia - Fear of Enclosed Spaces
3 - Nyctophobia - Fear of the Dark
4 - Ophidiophobia - Fear of Snakes
5 - Arachnophobia - Fear of Spiders
6 - Trypanophobia - Fear of Injection or Medical Needles
7 - Astraphobia - Fear of Thunder and Lightning
8 - Nosophobia - Fear of Having a Disease
9 - Mysophobia AKA Germophobia - Fear of Germs
10-Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the Number 13

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1 comment:

  1. I voted on your poll, but I could only choose one answer! I definitely needed to choose at least three. haha


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