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I'll level with you. I'm really freaked out by loose buttons. I'm fine while they're doing their job, but once they're free the evil bastards are a major threat to my life. Tell us what spooks you, and how you cope. Also: church bells, doner kebab salads, death.

(, Thu 11 Sep 2014, 17:18)
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A couple of things:

1) not heights so much as edges. I could be a hundred feet up a structure or whatever without a problem, but if I move anywhere near the edge, I get the overpowering feeling that I'm likely to throw myself off.

2) automata, especially those which mimic human responses, but not confined to them, as this blog post of mine describes: www.thejudge.me.uk/Not_blog/Not_blog_20140612.htm
(, Sat 13 Sep 2014, 22:32, 3 replies)
I too...
share your irrational response to heights, I can admire a cliff top view of a sunset in Bognor Regis, however, should I go near the edge of the cliff I have an overwhelming need to jump.

The exact same occurs in multistory car parks and shopping centers.

I am a Disney lemming.
(, Mon 15 Sep 2014, 16:06, closed)
I fear we are not alone...
I have the heights thing, too. Once, as part of a family "fun" day, I had to take my kids to visit Glastonbury Tor. Which is quite high. Being dead manly and butch, I kept my crying quiet but it game me a chance to experience the full joy of vertigo.

What was interesting was that it wasn't a fear thing (see "manly" and "butch") but an actual physical sensation. If I took my eyes off the ground, I had a genuine feeling of loss of balance.

Which is odd, as I'm quite good at walking upright.

tldr: I'm not convinced that my vertigo isn't physiological. So, not fear. Or so I tell myself.
(, Tue 16 Sep 2014, 15:25, closed)
Well, I never...

(, Tue 16 Sep 2014, 15:26, closed)

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