Phobias

If you read my Getting to know the real me – the answers post (you can find it here), you will see that in one of my answers I said I had no desire to get over my phobia of spiders. So I thought I would tell you a little story about what happened to me on Saturday.

My husband was doing a photography job for charity at a car show. It was local to us and as I needed the car, I dropped him off, so I could go shopping.  When he was ready to be picked up I went to get him. All the time quite happy and singing away to the radio.

I picked him up and we chatted, and started to drive home. The traffic all around was at a standstill so I decided to go along the A3 and come off at the next junction and go the back way home.  Then I saw something move, and there was this spider. Walking around my dashboard as happy as it could be, then dangling down just above my legs and going back up. He obviously liked this game as he kept doing it. I was panicing, all the while having a go at my husband for not helping me. And that I could die, whilst keeping an eye on the road.

Then it decided to stop playing stupid games, and moved along to the door and was crawling backwards and forwards by the door handle.  So there I was leaning to the passenger side while driving home.  Luckily, it had the sense to move from the handle before I had to open the door and I managed to flick it out the car.  Worst drive of my life. And no I still have not forgiven my husband.

This got me thinking to other phobias (I do have a few). And thought I would try to find some pretty weird ones.

Ablutophobia – I think most children have this phobia, as it is a fear of bathing and cleaning themselves.

Nomophobia – According to research 50% of the UK have it – it is a fear of having no mobile phone or network coverage.

Philophobia – This is quite a sad one, it is the fear of falling in love

Oikophobia – This could be a handy one, it is a fear of household appliances

Do you have any phobias or fears?

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Comments (38)

  • LaaLaa 3 years ago Reply

    I’m not fond of spiders myself – was real bad when younger, I’ve not got too bad with them as I’ve grown up but some I still can’t deal with ugh! The big and dark ones -NOPE!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I hid my fear from the kids when they were younger, but they now all know I can’t stand them especially when I am stuck and cant do anything to get away x

  • Louise 3 years ago Reply

    I hate spiders although I’m probably not as scared of them as much as others. I’d say I’ve likely got Philophobia though! Haha! x

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I can not stand them, and I am sure you haven’t got Philophobia x

  • tp keane 3 years ago Reply

    I hate spiders, but I have a weird repulsion for mucus…. of any kind.

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I don’t like mucus either x

  • I have a fear of mazes ever since getting trapped in the one at Longleat!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I can understand that, luckily I haven’t got stuck in a maze before x

  • Rhian Westbury 3 years ago Reply

    I think I have nomophobia, I’d hate to be without phone signal. I don’t really have a lot of fears that are that strong but I don’t like spiders x

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I can panic without my phone, but sometimes I do quite enjoy not having it with me or a signal (obviously depending who I am with)

  • Ana De- Jesus 3 years ago Reply

    I am not keen on spiders either. I have a fear of death, am claustrophobic and scared of the unknown/dark.

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I have a fear of death as well, and the unkown I am always worrying about the future x

  • Liz Mays 3 years ago Reply

    I think having a fear of spiders keeps the house cleaner lol. I’m very curious to find out how someone would develop Oikophobia!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I think it does help keep the house cleaner, I don’t know how you would develop that one either x

  • WhatLauraLoves 3 years ago Reply

    I absolutely HATE spiders but the thing i’m most frightened of is small spaces after an accident xxx

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I have heard a few people feel the same after an accident x

  • Anna Nuttall 3 years ago Reply

    I have a phobia to wasp, they little devil that buzzed around stingy you. Hate them!!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I have a phobia of them as well, as through my Dad I have a reaction to them x

  • Charli Bruce 3 years ago Reply

    I have disparnumerophobia, it’s a fear of odd numbers – I also am deathly scared of spiders!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I know a few people who have a fear of odd numbers as well x

  • Rachel 3 years ago Reply

    I think we all have phobias of something, for me it is Hellenologophobia x

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    We all have phobias, Ijust had to look yours up x

  • Jemma 3 years ago Reply

    I’m not a massive fan of spiders. They freak me out!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    They do me especially when I am driving and it is playing in front of me x

  • tanya brannan 3 years ago Reply

    I really don’t like spiders either, however my biggest and strangest phobia is this

    Ammophobia, Ammosophobia which is a fear of walking on sand. I literally go into meltdown – bizarre I know

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I don’t know anyone who is scared of that, but I don’t like sand but only because it gets everywhere x

  • The London Mum 3 years ago Reply

    Hahaha oh no! poor you! I have the good old fear of heights… eurrrgghhhh

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I am not keen on heights either x

  • Annie B 3 years ago Reply

    Little spidera fine… big ones nooo… and dont even get me started on sharks!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    Sharks fascinate me, but from safety, this is why I do not like the sea above my ankles x

  • Hannah 3 years ago Reply

    I am absolutely terrified of frogs. I literally scream at the sight of one!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I am fine with frogs as long as I can see where it is and it doesnt move x

  • Leslie Hernandez 3 years ago Reply

    OMG I hate insect period, I will freak out if I see them everyone know my biggest phobia is the huge roaches and there is a story behind it. I just cant stand them my hubby makes fun of be and doesn’t understand how I’m not scared of a mouse but I’m scared of a huge roach. They discuss me uhhh ewww just thinking about it creeps me out. So I totally understand you!!

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I am not too bad with insects but certain ones I can not stand and you should see me if I see a worm x

  • Northern Crumble 3 years ago Reply

    I think spiders or anything creepy that runs or flies fast is a common one that I agree with! Makes me twitch thinking about it now

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    It does seem to be a very popular one x

  • hannah 3 years ago Reply

    I have the biggest phobia of spiders. Whenever i see one i scream and can’t cope x

    admin 3 years ago Reply

    I am so glad I am not alone in my hate of spiders x

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