I have lots of phobias. Where do you want me to start?
Acrophobia (heights) Agoraphobia (specifically new places, also going into buildings, pubs, shops alone) Aichmophobia (needles) Arachnophobia (spiders) Claustrophobia (enclosed spaces) Phonophobia (telephones... but for some reason I'm OK with mobile phones) Taphophobia (being buried alive)
but definitely *not* Porphyrophobia :-)
I try very hard not to let my phobias get the better of me. For instance Kev and I went, with a big group of friends, on the London Eye. I reasoned that if I could once get on board (and I knew that I would have to because I would have a big gang around me), once I was in there I could do nothing about it.
I loved it!!
I'm now much better than I used to be: I can go in glass sided lifts and walk up glass sided stairs (I even did that on my own the other day... I was so proud of myself); I even looked over a second floor balcony once I reached the top of the stairs. I could *never* have done any of those things before going on the London Eye.
I now tell anyone who suffers from either fear of heights or enclosed spaces to go on the London Eye.