1 – when i was younger i was convinced i was a ghost. i felt lonely and invisible a lot and my brain just concluded that as a logical thing.
2 – i am really scared of balloons. they totally freak me out. just thinking about them makes me feel horrible. see also: people dressed in animal costumes.
3 – when i was little i also was convinced for a short while my mother was an alien and/or she wasn’t my real mother. there’s… issues with her.
4 – i hate being the centre of attention. i used to cry when people sang happy birthday to me because people were looking at me and it made me anxious.
5 – i wanted to be called daisy. so glad i grew out of that one!
6 – i am scared of escalators and can’t go up or down stationary stairs unless there’s something (or someone) to hold onto. my balance issues combined with a fear of heights doesn’t help.
7 – i have what i always thought was hypochondria, but recently found it’s not. i don’t know if there’s a name for it. basically, i have a irrational fear of death or injury. i think about it a lot but i try not to let it affect me. having depression and anxiety doesn’t help, and most likely contributes. sometimes i feel so stupid because it’s so irrational. some examples – i can’t be in the same room as a washing machine when it’s on because i fear it’s going to explode and some part is going to kill me. same with microwaves. if i walk under a bridge i think it’s going to collapse on me. if anyone else has this, please let me know so i don’t think i’m totally crazy.