What are you afraid of?

October 24, 2011 § 1 Comment

Halloween was my favorite holiday as a kid. I loved the combination of adrenaline from haunted houses and sugar highs from trick or treating. We would fill up on scary movies and play games like Ghosts in the Graveyard with neighborhood friends.

As an adult, I tend to avoid what scares me. I don’t even watch scary movies anymore because I have trouble sleeping afterward.  Out of curiosity I thought I would look at what scares others and here were the Google results from typing in “fear of”:

I’m not afraid of flying or clowns. I’ve never even thought about being afraid of long words and was pretty surprised that was the second most mentioned fear. In further researching the fear of long words, the phobia is referred to as:

hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

How terrible is that? I guess people with hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia can’t catch a break.

I do have a fear of heights. I’ve tried fruitlessly in my life to get over it but it always returns. This week I’m going to think about some of the other fears I have that I can come to terms with. I also think it would be fun to get back into the spirit of Halloween and the fun, scary things that go with it.

Boo!

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