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Descartes
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15 Apr 2010, 11:40 pm

Is anybody here arachnophobic? For anybody who doesn't know what arachnophobia is, it's a fear of spiders.

I'm not sure if I'm arachnophobic or not. I mean, I appreciate how if it weren't for spiders then the world would be overrun by insects. However, I really can hardly stand the sight of spiders. That doesn't mean if I see one nearby that I'm going to kill it, it would just creep me out a little.

Why are spiders so creepy looking? I mean, who wouldn't be creeped out by something that's hairy, has six long legs, and eight eyes?



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15 Apr 2010, 11:42 pm

poor crippled spider


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16 Apr 2010, 1:19 am

According to most diagnosis, among other things its a phobia if you spend a certain amount of time thinking about it to the point where it is disruptive. Something like 1+hours a day I think? IOnno the exact numbers.

So the frequent posting about it indicates it is a real phobia : P.

I love spiders myself, but I'm afraid of other things.


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16 Apr 2010, 1:29 am

I'm so afraid of spiders i didn't even read most of the thread. and almost didn't post.



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16 Apr 2010, 1:30 am

I'm so scared i hit Darkword's don't panic button. 8O



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16 Apr 2010, 11:16 am

I'm scared of spiders, and insects in general really, hate the damn things.



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16 Apr 2010, 11:47 am

I hate insects too. They were a reason of my scream attacks in the childhood.


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16 Apr 2010, 12:04 pm

I saw the thread title and thought it was about the movie. But yes, I'm definitely afraid of spiders.


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17 Apr 2010, 12:35 am

Some of the smaller spiders I don't mind too much, but it's the big hairy spiders like tarantulas that really scare me. Hell, I had a hard time beating Resident Evil 2 because of those tarantulas that were like the size of a kitchen table that you've had to fight.


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17 Apr 2010, 1:49 am

if i find a spider inside, i put it in a cup and take it outside.



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17 Apr 2010, 2:17 am

auntblabby wrote:
if i find a spider inside, i put it in a cup and take it outside.


I suppose it's nice that you don't kill it.

I think there's a spider living in my room. I saw a spider web up on the ceiling near the light bulb. I suppose as long as it doesn't come down and crawl on me while I'm asleep, then I don't mind sharing a room with it.

With spiders, I guess I tolerate their existence as long as they keep their distance from me.



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17 Apr 2010, 2:23 am

Descartes wrote:
I think there's a spider living in my room. I saw a spider web up on the ceiling near the light bulb. I suppose as long as it doesn't come down and crawl on me while I'm asleep, then I don't mind sharing a room with it.


i can't tolerate creepy-crawlies in my space, i will evacuate them with alacrity, but unless they are bees, fleas, mosquitos and flies, i will try my damndest not to kill them. i consider it a personal moral failing that i don't wish to preserve the lives of stinging, biting, bloodsucking and germy insects as well.



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17 Apr 2010, 6:28 am

My sister is. I remember one summer, that I was really jealous of the fact, that she was making her own money outside the home, and I wasn't. I knew that my sister was scared of spiders, so when she was sleeping in, one morning, I walked up to her closed door, and said, "Spiders."


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17 Apr 2010, 11:57 am

I can stand looking on spiders that cannot reach me (like on a photograph) :P But those running free are terrifying sometimes to me.


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17 Apr 2010, 12:08 pm

Eggman wrote:
poor crippled spider


Lol I was just going to let it go, I prefer your response. :)


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