I am generally the type of person who tries to meet my fears head on, often with mixed results. I can generally do okay as long as I can keep a mental grip, but if I walk into a spider web all bets are off! I could totally market this phenomenon: InstaNinja – Just add spider web! (grin) But even with spiders I’m only really afraid when I’m taken unaware. I have no qualms about finding the nearest shoe or, on very rare occasions, suffering them to live if they’re out of my direct path. (See, miracles do happen!) I have other slightly irrational fears as well such as water or confinement, but luckily those are easier to avoid (smile).
I think we all have our individual fears and phobias; they make us who we are on some level. But there’s something about this time of year – especially Halloween – when we can’t help but look over our shoulders a bit more (usually on the way to a haunted house or slasher flick to purposefully scare ourselves silly, but nonetheless…). There’s just something in the air I suppose or perhaps its genetic memory of the real fear felt by our ancestors when faced with the long dark nights. Who knows for sure?? But in the spirit of the season, I thought it would be fun to highlight some pertinent phobias. They’re good to know for those Halloween cocktail parties (yeah, I know) or frankly just fun to try to pronounce (smile)!
Do any of these apply to you??
[P.S. I hope no one is actually triskaidekaphobic. Can you tell why?]