I like to think of myself as a strong person. If there's something I have to do, I do it. Generally without dilly-dallying, because dilly-dallying never makes anything easier.
But there are some things that Freak. Me. The. F***. Out.
For instance (in no particular order):
1. Spiders. *shudders* I was going to post a picture of one, but I (you guessed it) freaked the f*** out looking at them. Yeesh. You want to see spiders? Go Google them yourself. And then do me a favor--don't link to them.
2. Cockroaches. (See above. Cockroaches are almost as bad as spiders. But somehow grosser, so there's the ick factor to consider. I'm fine with ladybugs, ants, silverfish, etc., so it's not creepy-crawly phobia in general.)
3. Long bridges, especially over water. I tend to hold my breath as I go over them, which is why I don't like the long ones. Holding my breath for long periods makes me light-headed. This is especially troublesome if I happen to be driving.
4. Extreme heights, especially when viewed from an edge of any sort, even one with a rail. (I'm okay with moderate heights. It's when the people below start looking like ants that I tend to hyperventilate.)
5. Small, enclosed places. (Yeah, I'm claustrophobic. So now you know where Ciel gets that from.)
6. Cranes. (Not the birds. The machinery.) Part of me is just sure one of those things is going to drop an I-beam or something on my car as I drive by one day.)
Apparently I'm in good company with my irrational fears:
Who knew a plastic bin could be so terrifying?
Special thanks to Jen Stayrook (aka @JentheAmazing) for the gif. I can always count on her for a good camel connection.
So, what are you afraid of?