What irrational fears do you have and have you been able to overcome them?

in life •  3 months ago

I was wondering what irrational fears people have and how they came about? How have you guys learnt to deal with them?
 

When I was very small my grandmother thought it was in my best interest to give me a bubble bath. I apparently screamed blue murder but she dunked me in anyway. It’s the strangest thing, but I could not take the touch of foam or bubbles from that time on.
 

It was a problem in that my mom had to get special non-foaming tooth paste lol. I can brush my teeth now with normal tooth paste but I can’t watch myself in the mirror. The foam creeps me out and I have a serious fear the water will run out in the tap before I can rinse LOL.  I also cannot watch people brushing their teeth in movies UG!
 

I have learnt to deal with it somewhat by trying to rationalise my fears and tell myself its silly. (Mostly the thought that I can rinse them off soon or wipe them off with a cloth, just be cool) I can take bubbles/foam on small sections of my body at once like on my hands while I wash the dishes, or shaving cream on my face. I still will not have a bubble bath, get into an extremely foamy ocean if I have a choice or drink a foamy drink.
 

I guess you never know how your actions might affect someone else for life… It’s the strangest thing. I can defiantly have a good laugh about it and to some degree I might be able to apply mind over matter in a situation (You know those life and death bubble situations that might come along) but why tempt fate.   


                                                                       

Do you like my original art work in paint lol! My brother would be so proud :)  @moderndragon 

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i'm afraid of people, society, life every time. It's not really an irrational fear but it's constant and it's manifested by loathing.
The way i deal with that it's by ignorance.
And yeah, i know that's pretty common bit for me it doesn't feel like that.

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Wow that must be very difficult. Thanks for being so open and sharing with us. Do you find it easier on a platform like steemit to engage with people then in person?

I have a fear of flying which is odd since this has happened recently. I used to love to fly. Small planes or large. It didn't matter. But now when I KNOW I need to travel somewhere by plane, I just freeze. I am traumatized before I even get into the car. Then it's white knuckles and wobbly knees until I reach my destination. Can't explain it and haven't been able to over come it yet.

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Shame Ceci! Your a mama bird you need to fly ;) Do you take anything to help calm yourself , I hope you don't have to fly too often? Your fledglings will just have to fly south to see you every winter :)

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Don't like to medicate so I usually fly with someone and try to be calm.

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Papa bird to the rescue ! Keep well ceci look forward to your next piece of writing

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Thank you :)

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Well done Man! That's a cool drawing!
So, as the Lizelle part of The Modern Dragon, I'm freaked out by having to go though closing doors. Like garages, gates, and I'm really bad at crossing roads.
That's the only thing I can think of that isn't grounded in some past trauma lol. The rest of them are too many to write here :D

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LOL Lizelle you crack me up. I didn't know about your door phobia :)

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Lol, Ya Lynton knows not to let me cross big roads on my own. I just put my head down and go. :D

Nice read! You also would drink nothing but water for most of your entire youth up until like 25 or something like that? Oh how the bubbles scarred you. The picture is actually really cool, has a nice style to it. Love you bro.

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Lizelle: "Lynton's irrational fear is fingernails bending back or being torn off.... by digging..... into a coffin lid..... because of being buried alive."

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Haha thanks lynt. Yes I still pretty much just drink water lol. Love you too :)