If you look up phobia in the dictionary it will tell you it means:
"A persistent, abnormal and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous"
I am afraid of.........Spiders......
*Does icky girly spider dance for 10 mins*
A lot of people are afraid of spiders I hear you say, so why is my phobia so special? Well, its not the phobia, but the extremity of it.
For example, I cannot and will not kill a spider, because that would mean going somewhere near it!
If I see a fake spider, even knowing it is fake, I cannot go near it or touch.
Not extreme enough?????
If I am reading a magazine and there is a picture of a spider in it, I will put the magazine down (throw it away wildly) and not read anymore.
Still not enough????
The other day a friend posted a picture of a spider on facebook and I almost dropped my phone. Only a survival instinct stopped that reaction ( I CANNOT live without my phone!) But, for the next hour or so, every time I picked up the phone I had the creepy spider feel in me & had to check that there were no spiders in the various plug in holes on my phone....
*Does icky girly spider dance again*
See, certifiably C.R.A.Z.Y!!!