What makes you really squeamish? Whether it's a a mouse or a spider--or riding on an airplane or being stuck in an enclosed space for too long--I think we'd all agree that phobias aren't a laughing matter. I'll share my phobia (which I'm dealing with right now!) if you share yours--let's get to know each other a bit...
The National Institutes of Health describes a phobia as "a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger." Symptoms may include panic and fear, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, trembling, and a strong desire to get away when faced with the source of the phobia. (Can you be baby-phobic?)
Want to know what my lifelong phobia is? Rats. And mice and rodents of any kind. Even gerbils and hamsters. When I went to a school camp in elementary school, we spotted a mouse in our cabin, and I slept with my sleeping bag covering my head and face all night--even though it made me really hot and sweaty and uncomfortable. I was sureRead More »from What's your phobia? (Here's mine)