We are all terrified of something! Even if you have dendrophobia, which is a fear of trees. Here is a link to a list of fears that people suffer from: http://phobialist.com/ Let me tell you there are some of the weirdest things on there but if someone is as terrified of knees as I am of bugs (all bugs, anything creepy-crawly basically that runs, flies, slides or whatever) I wold not judge them. A phobia is an extreme IRRATIONAL fear or aversion to something. If I told you I am afraid of bugs because they look ugly and they crawl over your body which terrifies me people who are not afraid of them will laugh at me like I am some kind of mental person. It would be the same for someone who tried to explain to me why they are afraid of knees, I just do not understand that, but hey, it is your IRRATIONAL fear.
I know many people laugh at others who go to psychologists, but sometimes your fear can really drive you to the edge! Yesterday I had to lay down in grass and I jumped up screaming my lungs out when I saw bugs crawling over me. Yes, I literally jumped up screaming so loud the dogs in the park ran to me, because they thought I was being attacked or something. Of course I did feel as though I was being attacked and my adrenaline was pumping while everyone else laughed at me… I am used to that. Once I had to walk through a door at night and there was a light above it so where do you think all the bugs were? To me that was a death-defying act. I would not consult a shrink about my fear of bugs, but I would consult a shrink if I was afraid of chins or something like that. I am afraid of heights as well, but I just stay away from balconies and if I go on roller-coasters it is even more terrifying yet enjoyable for me because I have even more adrenaline pumping. So I use that to my advantage.
What are you afraid of? If it is something really bizarre or not I want to know what FREAKS you out and why…