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LightningBugs Mum
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:28 am Reply with quote Back to top

OK, you asked for it. The one phobia I have is claustrophobia. I'll do anything to avoid getting into a crowded elevator! Fortunately, this doesn't come up often while geocaching. I know caves could become an issue, but I actually like them as long as I have a light source and there's no chance of me getting stuck or lost in it. And there's no place for monsters or murderers to hide in it. And there can be no chance of flooding either. Then I'm just fine with it! Image

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Cathunter




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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Interesting........

My biggest caching phobia is other people. This includes event caches. Having been in the military for a number of years and then jumping into management left me lacking in the art of general conversation. I sometimes find myself quite stressed when I am heading into a group.

One of the reasons I go- it's good practice. Image


 
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greyhounder
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by marc_54140:
such as a fear of the number 13


oh, you mean triskadekaphobia?

An outside-of-caching phobia of mine is that others will learn how much useless knowledge I actually have inside my head.....

Now if we want to talk obsessive-compulsive behaviors, I could go on for quite a while Image

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Gram and Gramps
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Gram had a bad reaction to a bee sting this summer (while I was up north with the canoe). Never had a problem before. Now we carry epi pens and are pretty careful.

I DO NOT like snakes. Not a rational or irrational fear, I just do not like 'em.

cYa Grandma & Grandpa
 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

triskadekaphobia -

Had started typing my comment before realizing I did not know how to spell it, so ......
 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well, I guess I will be the first.

Having mulled over this topic for some time, I can not think of a single personal phobia.

(Despite what Tami says about sticking one's hand in a hole, uh uh! That's not a phobia, that's common sense! I will not do it.)

 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wimp! Bring a pair of latex gloves like Genius Loci had at the event. Image

quote:
Originally posted by marc_54140:
Well, I guess I will be the first.

Having mulled over this topic for some time, I can not think of a single personal phobia.

(Despite what Tami says about sticking one's hand in a hole, uh uh! That's not a phobia, that's common sense! I will not do it.)




 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It's common sense .... to get someone else to stick his hand in!

What size latex glove do you take?
 
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Opossum
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I worry the dogs will stumble upon a ground bee nest. I used to worry about reaching around in holes, but now I bring leather gloves. There's not really much in WI that you need to be afraid of.

I DO really worry about the wolves in western states at night, when I'm alone in the mountains. They've taken down most of the wildlife, and are darn hungry when water is scarce.
 
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Trudy and the beast
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 4:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

1. PI
2. Not finding the DQ
 
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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

2. Not finding the DQ

Well, dang, I forgot about that! Actually, I think its more wishful thinking. Still no phobias in sight ...........
 
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greyhounder
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

Decided to do a little research:

Acarophobia- Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching
Acrophobia- Fear of heights
Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals
Altophobia- Fear of heights
Amychophobia- Fear of scratches or being scratched
Anuptaphobia- Fear of staying single (oh, wait, that would just be me :lol)
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders
Ballistophobia- Fear of missiles or bullets
Bathmophobia- Fear of stairs or steep slopes
Bathophobia- Fear of depth
Catapedaphobia- Fear of jumping from high and low place
Claustrophobia- Fear of confined spaces
Coimetrophobia- Fear of cemeteries
Cremnophobia- Fear of precipices
Entomophobia- Fear of insects
Herpetophobia- Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things
Hylophobia- Fear of forests
Hypsiphobia- Fear of height
Illyngophobia- Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down
Lygophobia- Fear of darkness
Melissophobia- Fear of bees
Mottephobia- Fear of moths
Myrmecophobia- Fear of ants
Nyctohylophobia- Fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night
Nyctophobia- Fear of the dark or of night
Ombrophobia- Fear of rain or of being rained on
Ophidiophobia- Fear of snakes
Ornithophobia- Fear of birds
Potamophobia- Fear of rivers or running water
Spheksophobia- Fear of wasps
Stenophobia- Fear of narrow things or places
Traumatophobia- Fear of injury
Zoophobia- Fear of animals


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LightningBugs Mum
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:37 am Reply with quote Back to top

Looks like many of these could impact someone's geocaching hobby, except maybe this one:

quote:
Originally posted by greyhounder:
Anuptaphobia- Fear of staying single (oh, wait, that would just be me :lol)
Bec



However, there was nothing on the list about people who fear marriage. It's gotta exist!

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marc_54140
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 5:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You missed -

Verbosaphobia - fear of words
 
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greyhounder
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 6:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oh, I only selected the phobias that would impact caching. There's many more I could share (but I have a fear of sharing!)

Bec

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