- Fear of being late: I can't find an actual scientific name for this, but I am always paranoid/anxious about being late for things. I live 5 minutes away from my work, but I always leave at least 30 minutes before my shift starts because I'm afraid I'll get stuck in traffic/have to make a detour or something and I'll be late. I'm this way about everything, though, not just work. I'd rather be an hour early for something than a minute late.
- Venephobia: One with venephobia usually can't stand looking at their own wrists, hands, or neck, fearing of seeing their own veins and arteries. No one ever understands this fear of mine, and I can't explain it. I hate seeing my own, or anyone elses', veins or inner elbows. I freak out if I see someone touching their inner elbow, and I break into a cold sweat if someone touches my arm there. I literally avoid looking at that part of my arm because it grosses me out so badly. I have to get bloodwork done often because of the medication I'm on and I have anxiety days before the time I have to do it. Strangely enough, though, I don't mind tattoo needles ;P(sorry, can't bear to look at any visuals for this one)
- Lygophobia: Fear of darkness. I am a lot better about this than I used to be. I used to need a nightlight to sleep, but now I am okay with the subtle glow of the street lamp across the road shining in our bedroom window at night. Cade likes to take advantage of my fear all the time. He will turn off the bedroom light before bed, and he sneaks around the room because I can't see him, then he grabs me. It still scares the crap out of me, even though I know it's him.
- Entomophobia: Fear of insects. Yep. All of them. Butterflies are okay, but I would still probably freak out if one landed on me. Something about all of the legs.
- Aquaphobia: fear of drowning. I wouldn't call this a HUGE fear, but I always think about it when I'm swimming, and it would definitely be the worst way to die (in my opinion). I get the willies when I watch the part of Titanic when the people are drowning. I almost drowned the summer I was in Venezuela because my friends and I got pulled out in the rip current and we couldn't swim back to the shore. Luckily some people were able to come out and get us. We were really lucky because there aren't any lifeguards on the beaches there, it was just random passersby.
So, tell me 5 things you are afraid of!! Leave a link in the comments :)