Have the exact same phobia i think its pretty common.
I also can't sleep under closed curtains, something about being able to look up behind them just makes me shake with fear :/
Edit: I thought I should add that I'm in no way afraid of the dark. I'm quite happy to be in a dark place, but once I need to sleep, I just can't face an open place.
heights, which is kinda natural...
...more odd phobias that I have include roaches (just roaches :\ I kinda love most of the animals and insects.) ... papercuts and the tought of getting cut by paper, and I don't know why I just --hate-- to see or imagine a wet surface (like tongue) being rubbed on paper :\ this thing is haunting me for years. :\ I know the last one seems so odd.
Yeah. Not really a phobia, but enough to bother me, like an itch. In my present house I am very comfortable. But when I'm not, I hate it when I can't see areas of the room.
growing up, I hated my desk (was right next to my bed) because the sides were planks so I could not see under the desk from my bed, nor could I see what was beyond it. I always had a strange feeling that someone or something might be crouched on the other side XD
I also hate leaving the bedroom door open when I sleep.
Strangely though, I have no fear of things under the bed.
I have a phobia for heights, even when i see it in videos and stuff I get scared, ventriloquist dummies just give me discomfort.
That list has some pretty funny ones.
Apeirophobia- Fear of infinity.
Chronophobia- Fear of time.
(Don't even know how those two could be manifested.)
Medomalacuphobia- Fear of losing an erection.
(Only one way around that!)
Russophobia- Fear of Russians.
(Perfectly understandable *nod*)
What exactly are you doing? Talking down to people with this "tough guy act" that doesn't help anyone with a completely dumbass view anyway?
Having insight to what caused the problem could easily lead you to nullifying it (or just stopping it at just finding it out) and the science of therapy, even though I haven't tried, helped anyone with, or interacted with that subject at all, I still know it could help (though not as much as people say it do).
I'm not afraid of silence I just don't prefer it. I like having noise in the backround to focus on etc, but if I am just plain bored I tend to think of pretty much anything and I can keep myself occupied for quite a while.I am afraid of silence. Everytime I get home I have to turn on the tv and I have to sleep with the tv on.
Not sure how long though since I haven't gotten bored of it yet
Used to "fear" certain parts of the room when I was a kid, but since later, I have np.
What I fear when walking on house with lights off, is stepping on a bug. I hate bugs.
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I do the same thing with in the bathroom with the curtains. Nothing wrong with it - the one time I did not check there was someone in there. After I was told I checked everytime
I had the fall into the sky fear since childhood, it climaxed before i got ahold of it. I would be outside and suddenly seized with pure terror of falling upwards, to the point of physically grabbing objects around (telephone poles etc) to keep me anchored, as if i were going to float away into the clouds and then outer space. I also would always question if it were possible to "break" reality, or get caught in a time loop of say 60 seconds that would repeat for eternity, a kind of hell.
My brother on the other hand hates wasps with a passion...if he hears buzzing near him he's up and running ,flapping his hands in the air and screaming like a girl.
I don't really have any phobias. But after I've played F.E.A.R. I do prefer to sleep facing the room
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Actually you are associating it wrong... Its not that you are afraid of "unseen" locations but more of what might be there...
This is commonly associated with after reactions of watching a horror or suspense movie.
Some Phobias that would qualify
Autophobia - Fear of being alone or of oneself
Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia- Fear of being in or being locked in; an enclosed place
Eicophobia- Fear of home surroundings
Isolophobia- Fear of solitude, being alone
Koinoniphobia- Fear of rooms
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Semi-Phobia of tiny animals like ants, worms, cockroaches. Then after that it's just mostly me not trying anything that has to deal with relationships.
As a dude I feel that makes me the pansy.