Tuesday, September 14, 2010
What Do You Fear?
Fear is a relative thing. Some people are terrified of snakes, I keep them as pets. Others fear spiders, I kind of like spiders. Some of my fears are quite common place. Others are rare and the same is true for almost everyone I know. As a therapist, I've known people who are afraid to go outside alone, afraid of the dark, afraid of dogs, etc. I've worked with people that are so crippled by fear they are unable t leave their houses or function in any way. Fear is one of the most powerful emotions. For every person there is a fear. Here are mine:
10. Dolls (really, glass eyes are creepy. Mommy D's haunted doll collection would terrify me)
9. Cockroaches (this is common)
8. Public speaking
7. bugs under my skin (screworms)
6. Public Restrooms
5. Thong underwear (Yuck)
4. The Exorcist
3. Doctors (ironically, my husband is a doctor)
2. Dirty Feet
1. Losing those I love
Ghosts are not on my list, but I think I'm drawn to ghosts because I have lost people I've loved and believing they are still with me offers some relief to my largest fear.
So that brings me to my question for tonight. What do you all fear? What strange things would keep you up at night? Birds? Dogs? Dirty underwear? What is it that drives you to shiver?