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Erin Froehlich asked this
July 21, 2011 at 4:23 PM

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I am afraid of the dark! I only get scared when it's time to go to bed. I have to turn on the lamp by my bedside, walk to turn off the overhead light, get into my bed, pull the protective covers on, and finally turn off the bedside lamp.

It goes back to when I was a kid and decided to watch Freddy Krueger on Halloween when my parents weren't looking. The whole idea that he could get you in your dreams freaked me out and scarred me.

My husband thinks it's funny though and he's started to become accustomed to it. Sometimes if I'm already in bed, he will do the ritual of turning lights on and off for me. What a nice guy to deal with my phobia.

Bri Luginbill answered
July 22, 2011 at 7:46 AM

I know this is pretty normal, but - heights. My mom was telling me about how she took our exchange student to Chicago and they stood on the glass platform off of the Sears Tower, and I could feel my heart race and my palms sweat. Even certain shots in movies have the same effect.

Also - this is kind of weird, but - my legs are claustrophobic, haha. I can't stand having my legs trapped. If I'm under the covers and someone sits on either side of me, for example, I will freak out!

Laura Hogg answered
July 22, 2011 at 9:13 AM

I am afraid of meeting new people Whenever i met any strangers its perspire badly and felt very awkward in such a situation. I don't want to go anywhere alone always want someones to be with me. I had attended many counseling session and it shows improvement in me too.


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Moriene answered
July 23, 2011 at 4:45 AM

Moriene,

I can definitely understand where you're coming from and it's not a fun place to be. :( Though I'm open with people I know, it takes me a while to feel comfortable around new people. I'm an eccentric sort of person, and while I feel proud of the fact that I am different, sometimes it can make me feel uncomfortable as well. I worry way to much about the way I am being judged by other people. I'll agonize and feel embarrassed over things I said earlier. BUT there's this quote I like a lot that has sort of become my mantra when I'm feeling self-conscious:

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Suess

I tell the same thing to my sister and daughter. The people that would judge you and think less of you for simple goofs and just being who you are, aren't the sort of people you should care to impress anyway. It's the people with open, kind hearts that accept you - despite any flaws you may have - that are worth your time. The rest are just jerks. ;p

Stay strong, Moriene. I hope this helps! :)

Erin Froehlich answered
July 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM

I have agoraphobia - specifically, I panic when leaving my apartment. I'm always double- and triple-checking to make sure that nothing in my apartment is left on or plugged-in or in any sort of state where something can go wrong while I'm away.

A few friends of mine are talking me through some of my anxiety troubles and I'm happy to say that today was fairly good, but I'm still considering talking to my doctor about my anxiety issues overall.

Big Dave from SLN answered
August 3, 2011 at 5:29 PM

I'm no sure if there is a scientific name for it, but I'm afraid of exclusion. And not like oh, group X doesn't want to hang out with me, because I can always go to group Y or Z, but the fear that everyone that I ever knew turned their back on me for something I couldn't control. Pretty much would be my doomsday and would have to completely rewire my brain. Luckily the chances of that happening are slim to none! :D

Dayton from SLN answered
August 9, 2011 at 4:28 PM

i don't know what to call my phobia... i'm always afraid that someone might decode my personal settings in my online accounts like facebook, yahoo, gmail twitter and bank account also... so when facebook updated their system i'm kinda upset, disturbed, i'm always thinking about it, i'm not at ease. I'm afraid someone might comment negatively on wall pictures etc... I wanted to deactivate it. Also, i always change my security code in every on line account i have when ever i used a shared computer. I'm so disturbed. How can I avoid this. How can I trust the web world?

vanessa answered
October 10, 2011 at 3:18 AM
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