Fear Factor

I’m a day behind on the daily prompt again…end of year reports, handover items and the Christmas concert seem to be taking over my life.

So here goes…people are afraid of all kinds of things: spiders, the dark, or being enclosed in small spaces. Tell us about your greatest fear — rational or irrational.

Oh fears…being a person with anxiety there are a few.

I hate public speaking, which is slightly bizarre as I’m a teacher.  I can talk in front of a classroom full of cherubs, or even a school full of cherubs…but am terrified in front of a few adults, god knows I hate having to present to teachers at work.

I’m terrified of a few animals…snakes, mice, crocodiles, horses…yes it might all seem rather random…but it’s how it is.

Heights…oh dear lord I won’t go up a ladder…I’ll stand on a chair, that’s doable…a table, yeah that’s pushing it…but a ladder, no way, no hope, no how.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. melodyspen
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 12:12:51

    I’m with you on the heights!

    Reply

    • shirlld
      Dec 08, 2013 @ 20:21:52

      I’m scared of heights, won’t climb things…but will go up tall buildings and admire the view…until I accidentally look down and freak out!

      Reply

  2. znjavid
    Nov 30, 2013 @ 13:49:16

    I’m like you with fear of public speaking. Strangely enough I’m OK speaking to a large group of children, it’s just the adults that get me all nervous.

    Reply

    • shirlld
      Dec 08, 2013 @ 20:22:47

      I think it’s because kids doesn’t question quite as much in the same way that adults do and kids aren’t quite as critical in the same way as adults are.

      Reply

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