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Postby Goronman » Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:09 pm

HI !
What I've heard about spider's phobia is what follows :
just after a big meteorite had fallen on earth, 65 millions years ago, mammals - our ancestors :!: - spread all over the planet, when dinosaurs had disappeared. So, one tells that our small ancestors (like mice etc.)were the preys of spiders and since that day some human beings genetically developed a phobia against our former predators...

Obviously, this is just a theory :roll:

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Re: Phobias

Postby MissLT » Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:08 pm

lowelajoy wrote: Do you know the real meaning of phobia?

It's an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations
lowelajoy wrote:And what's the difference between phobia and trauma?

Phobia includes fear of height, spiders, snakes, being locked in a narrow or enclosed space etc. Fear, I think,that a trauma that leads to the fear.
Trauma-- An emotional wound or shock that creates substantial lasting damage to one's psychological development, often leading to neurosis. For instance, something that happened to you that made you scared and can't forget it for the rest of your life. You'll be hurt when people mention it.

lowelajoy wrote: What do you call a phobia in rats and spiders? :D

Spiders- Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia (spider is in the Araneae scientitic classification)
Mice- Musophobia, Murophobia or Suriphobia. (mice are in the Muridae and Cricetidae scientific classification)
Anyway, the whole list is right here; you can check it out
http://www.phobialist.com/reverse.html
It's in alphabetical order of the fears such as spider, height, mice, moon, etc.

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Postby illusion » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:54 am

hey i just checked the phobia list out and there's even something like fear of bicycles, of beautiful women or clocks!!! it's unbelievable that some people can be afraid of something like clocks! I think my personal phobia is probably Androphobia LoL and if you wanna know what kind of phobia it is, you'll have to check the list out! 8)

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Postby Ika » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:02 pm

Darkness. Deep water. Snakes. The last one I must have inherited from my grandfather- he didn't read a book if there was a picture of a snake.
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Postby Dixie » Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:17 pm

Ika wrote:Darkness. Deep water. Snakes. The last one I must have inherited from my grandfather- he didn't read a book if there was a picture of a snake.


Spiders. Can't even view a picture of one of them. Gives me the creeps.

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Postby ahmads » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:28 pm

ha ....
I like insects ,but I do not know spider! :shock:
Ah ..it is thing has long legs ,
and big black (a..s.s) :twisted:
and maybe has a toxin
I hate the cockroach ,,but
can you imagine our life without cockroach? :!:
we can not eat hamburger without mayonnaise, :lol:
you must catch spider to take off this situation,,but don't bash him between your hands ,,
I think you get mustard if you make that :P

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Postby Dixie » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:33 pm

ahmads wrote:can you imagine our life without cockroach? :!:


Of course!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby ahmads » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:37 pm

you don't like mayonnaise?!

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Postby Dixie » Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:00 pm

ahmads wrote:you don't like mayonnaise?!


No, I don't. What does it have to do with cockroaches? :D

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Postby ahmads » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:33 pm

must grate them to make mayonnaise!!!!!! :lol:


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