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Phobias: Real or Fake?

Everybody's afraid of something. Me, I'm afraid of the moment when the nachos run out. You'd be surprised what fears are actually documented phobias. See if you can figure out which ones are real and which are fake . . . or at least haven't yet been recognized!


Phobias: Real or Fake?

Fear of buttons: real or fake?

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eveday eveday 8 years
7 out 10. I don't like elevators, crossing pedestrian bridges and other high places but I can do all these things without passing out so I don't think I have any phobias.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 8 years
6/10. I didn't know there was a phobia about knees. Very interesting.
neonjelly neonjelly 8 years
i guessed true for the fear of knees only because i have this fear of dislocating my knee.
Nefertiri Nefertiri 8 years
aw I only got 7/10 but mannn can u imagine - being afraid of knees? You take off your clothes about to take a shower, you look into the mirror and "AAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!" every single day my goodness..
Nyczbelle Nyczbelle 8 years
I've never heard of Genuphobia or fear of knees. Wow you learn something new everyday. BUT I must say that kitten is soo adorable :)
candace87 candace87 8 years
7/10, the worst thing is when people fake having phobias. Phobias are much more serious than fears. I despise when people make comments like "I'm so scared of rollercoasters. I have a rollercoaster phobia!!" Nobody's ever actually said that exactly but I've heard some pretty ignorant things and I just want to get it through to them that phobias are real and pretty serious. I've never actually thought of the relationship between OCD and phobias, though. That's really interesting.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 8 years
I missed a perfect score by a sock. Makes sense, I find them terribly dreadful. None of my family members are allowed to place their socks anywhere near me, or to wear them indoors -- but that's only after they've been worn inside of a shoe. I don't own socks and I won't wear them. I flip out if socks touch my skin unexpectedly, even if they're clean. If dirty socks touch me, I have to wash up. Yes, I am somewhat of an OCD spaz about it.
Jyramiah Jyramiah 8 years
Woohoo go me! I have Gephyrophobia. Fear of bridges. I'm usually fine going under bridges. But going OVER them is a whole nother story.
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
too funny fuzzles! :rotfl:
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
Skigurl, scared of cats like dont like to be around them or terrified of them cant even see pictures of them and when you see a kitten you have images of losing your eyeballs?
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
haha well my teacher didnt really realize he meant phobia-scared, she pulled it out without really thinking about it. Hehehe it was really funny, she felt super bad and the guy wouldnt come back into the classroom.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
i'm petrified of cats but i'm very confused by the scared of knees thing! oh yah and cell service is very near and dear to my heart, but i'm not scared of losing it. but i think i know one person who is!
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Wouldn't that teacher be just as cruel as your parents? *lol* I think mocking someone's phobia is cruel all around.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
I used to be terrified of electric drills when I was about 10 or 11 years old. My family thought it was hilarious to see me curled up in a corner bawling and screaming while they revved an electric drill. I was chased at least once by every member of my family including my mother... yea. Not cruel at all. Also, I knew a kid in highschool once who has a phobia of earth worms. My teacher had a fake earthworm in her pocket (for totally unrelated and completely coincidental reasons) and when he said he was afraid of them she pulled it out of her pocket and said "Like this one??" and he ran screaming out of the classroom. Best. Day. Ever.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
mabzie, that's not a phobia, that's an OCD tendency.
misha-su misha-su 8 years
Yeah...that just sounds like an OCD instead of a fear.
C-Ruth C-Ruth 8 years
Seven out of ten! Woot.
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 8 years
The pic of the little girl sitting on Santa is hilarious. Is that Real or Fake? The expression is just too great...
queenegg queenegg 8 years
Yeah, the cat is awesome. It just needs an LOL caption or should I say kapshun.
mabziegurl mabziegurl 8 years
I have a fear of socks, other people's socks... and if I put on a pair of socks for a minute, take them off, I have to put on a new pair.
vitisva vitisva 8 years
I love that comment at the end there with the picture of the kitty
Anniina Anniina 8 years
I did alright :D
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