5 Irrational Fears of Mine

I’ve been enjoying writing about myself. It’s been easy to write and fun to share things with you about me. I am scared of a lot of things – I am a HUGE coward but some things scare me more than others. Here are my irrational fears –

1. LIZARDS – These tiny creepy creatures are pretty common in India. Infact you’re bound to find them in every single household. I am TERRIFIED by them to the extent that I can’t be in the room if there’s a lizard in the room. As soon as summers hit my city – my nightmare begins! I’ve literally tried so many sprays and DIYs to repel them from our home but they’ve all been pretty ineffective against these tiny beasts. Most people seem to be able to ignore them but they creep the living hell out of me.

2. FAILURE – I just can’t lose or fail. I used to be such a sore loser while playing sports. I also used to take every failure to heart and beat myself up about it. It’s taken me years to get myself to be more accepting of my failures and mistakes.

3. PIGEONS – I just don’t get this species of birds. They are so unpredictable and do the most brainless things (like fly straight into the fan or straight into glass). They just freak me out so much!

4. UNATTRACTIVE BOOK COVERS – I’m sorry but I just can’t pick up a book that has an unappealing book cover. I can’t even get myself to read the synopsis of the book forget actually read it. Yes, I totally judge a book by it’s cover.

5. BEING UNLIKABLE – I don’t make an effort towards having a lot of people in my life but I totally fear that the people in my life won’t like/love me. It is a fear that makes me do irrational things to make sure they stay. I go out of my way to do things for people and hate if I’m not appreciated. I know this in itself is a very unlikable quality and I’ve been working on caring less about being appreciated/liked.

What are some of your irrational fears? Spill the beans in the comments!

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  1. akshita1776 says:

    Lol lizards scare me like anything!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Righttt? They are so creeeepy. I just can’t. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  2. bobokuma says:

    Nice piece, it doing the good work

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  3. Zoewiezoe says:

    As a lizard lover I can’t imagine hating the cuties (just look at their grinning little faces and happy little flappy legs) but I have the same unmanageable fear for wasps. And jellyfish. And deep water. And heights…
    (The list goes on).

    But hey, fear keeps us on our toes right. Win!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Those evil grins creep me out even more ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      That’s true – the adrenaline rush that only fear can induce is quite a high!

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  4. Before you start hating me, Loku wants to say, โ€œ I appreciate your workโ€.๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    Yesterday, I was in the bathroom. I was about to leave…and suddenly the tale of a big lizard fell beside me. I looked back at the lizard, it looks like if someone has cut its take with a knife. I don’t fear a lizard but I don’t want to touch them or they touch me.

    It was an interesting reading my friend, I really enjoyed a lot. I hope you’ll get rid of your fears as soon as possible.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahaha thanks for the appreciation ๐Ÿ˜‚

      Eeks, even lizard stories freak me out ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      I hope so too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. It was a weird situation.

        We should write more posts of the fear. I have so many fears. Fear of snakes, ghosts and crowd.

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  5. vaniheart says:

    Ohhhh, God!!!! I have such a great fear of lizards, I can’t even explain!!!! Even thinking about them gives me goosebumps. Hate!!! hate them!!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Sameeee! I don’t get why I’m so scared of them but I can’t deal with them at all. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  6. Iโ€™m afraid of lizards too and from when Iโ€™m living in Singapore I see them basically almost every day ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ™„โ˜บ๏ธ
    Fears are part of us and when we manage to conquer them…the feeling is amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Funnily, lizard-phobia is the one fear I haven’t been able to overcome since childhood. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  7. Great post, I have a fear similar to failure but rather the fear of “not being good enough”, so sort of similar. Also needles and Jellyfish!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I got that too – not being good enough.๐Ÿ˜“

      Jellyfish always remind me of that FRIENDS episode when Monica gets stung. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  8. Nehal Jain says:

    Omg, that fifth point is so relatable!!!
    And oh, the fourth point lmao ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Right? Like it’s nice when people like you ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      I knoww – I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but ugly book covers just make me not want to read at all. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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      1. Nehal Jain says:

        Don’t worry, you’re not alone. I also only buy books with good covers so…..๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  9. Olivia says:

    I think Lizards are soooo cute. Whenever I go to Florida and visit my friends, I am always trying to be-friend the local Lizards! I guess thats because we don’t get lizards here in the UK. not where I live anyway!

    Olivia | https://olivialucieblake.com

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I just can’t stand to look at them. John Legend’s kids have a pet lizard and their Instagram posts make me want to deactivate IG. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  10. Jasmine Rose says:

    AHHH lizards are my favorites!!! And it was only yesterday when I was admiring how beautiful pigeons are! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    I totally get the book cover one!! I enjoy books so much more if the cover is attractive ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Pigeons are beautiful but they behave like they don’t have brains. We have glass balconies and the number of times they crash into it is so freaky. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      Right? The prettier the book cover the more interested I am in reading the book.

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  11. Lizards are basically snakes with legs so your fear is totally justified. ๐ŸฆŽ๐ŸฆŽ๐ŸฆŽ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Rightttt? They’re also snakes with legs that slither around houses in India – totally freaky!

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  12. bosssybabe says:

    Haha i can totally relate to the fear of pigeons.. I once had a dream that a very aggressive duck was chasing me it was horrific lol and I’m so glad I can’t relate to your fear of lizards bc we do not have those here in Canada but my God I’d freak TF out LOL

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I’m totally moving to Canada to get away from these damn lizards. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. bosssybabe says:

        Yea but we have a SCARY amount of snow LOL I guess that’s the trade off

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  13. wheretomabe says:

    I am not scared of lizards but I just prefer them not to be near me haha. I am scared of snakes though.

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Reptiles in general are creepy but since lizards just happen to roam around houses in India – they creep me out more. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
      I just don’t want them inside me house.

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      1. wheretomabe says:

        Ooo no! I would freak out if they were inside.

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  14. Happy Panda says:

    Hahaha thanks for the appreciation ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Eeeks. Even lizard stories freak me out. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    Haha I hope so too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. I agree with fear of failure and being unlikeable, but my true fear is snakes. Maggie

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Snakes are so so creepy! The reptile family in general is just not my favourite.

      Failure is probably my worst fear. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      Thanks for reading โค๏ธ

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  16. Katie says:

    Number 5! Also, I have an irrational, totally weird fear of ladybugs, so I get the fear of lizards. And failure, too. I hate feeling like I’ve not succeeded, especially in goals I’ve set for myself. Really good post!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Agreed – it sucks to give it your all only to fail. I don’t deal well with failure. ๐Ÿ˜“

      Thanks for the appreciation, it’s been fun writing about myself. โค๏ธ

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  17. Kate says:

    Pigeons are horrible. Ever since my friend got hit by one of their wings when we were walking and it tried to fly away, I have also had an irrational fear of them ๐Ÿ˜‚ I flinch every time Iโ€™m close to one that flies away now. And the pigeons in London are just so bold. Humans donโ€™t scare them anymore haha, I hate it!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      They are just so brainless – you can never guess what they’re going to do next. Every time our balcony door is left open they fly right in towards the fan – I just don’t get why. ๐Ÿคฆ This kind of stupidity freaks me out.

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  18. Shahrin says:

    Lool pigeons โ€”they are harmless. Brainless species๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Unattractive book covers โ€”count me in. I go out of my way to buy beautiful cover books. I donโ€™t know why I judge books by its cover๐Ÿ™ˆ

    Loving your posts๐Ÿ’“โœจ xx

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Totally brainless and that’s what freaks me out – they are so unpredictable.

      Same – I’m sure there are books with ugly covers that are amazing but I just can’t pick one up. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  19. tanvibytes says:

    I had three of these on my list, but pigeons made me laugh ๐Ÿ˜…. They are quite strange though, they wear glasses ๐Ÿ‘“!! Btw, have you ever seen a baby pigeon? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      I’ve actually never seen a baby pigeon. ๐Ÿ˜ณ Are they just born that big? ๐Ÿ˜ณ

      They are so so so brainless that I’m scared what they’d do next. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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      1. tanvibytes says:

        Nope, they are small, but they look terrifying ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…

        Haha! ๐Ÿ˜„

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  20. Snakes – I worry about the day I might encounter one.
    Your number 5 is a work in progress for me – I fear being ignored and left alone forever, I am so much better now though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Lizards are just like snakes just smaller and always around. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      Same – work in progress – hopefully I’ll be able to get over it. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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      1. Somehow I have gotten comfortable with lizards, I have seen them enough times ๐Ÿ™‚

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  21. Lizards scare me too!!๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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  22. I can relate to the not like-able one. Only mine I think has more to do with my anxiety. I always think people are talking about me and then that relates to โ€œdo they not like me?โ€ โ€œWhat are they saying?โ€ โ€œAre they making fun of me?โ€ In reality though, I could care less if people like me! I donโ€™t understand why I freak out when itโ€™s happening though๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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  23. Shelly DS says:

    Lol how is the book thing a fear? Iโ€™m super scared of spiders, snakes, failure, and being left out ๐Ÿ˜…

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahha it’s an irrational fear – I freak out if I have to read a book with an unattractive cover – I just can’t. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

      Fear of spiders reminds me of Ron Weasley! Ron: Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be “follow the butterflies”?

      Snakes are creeepy!

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  24. poorvi kumar says:

    fears 2, 4, and 5 are extremely relatable, glad to know iโ€™m not the only one !

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Same! I’m glad you found this relatable – I literally thought I’m the weird one. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  25. PoojaG says:

    I have a lot of random fears too- fellow coward here- so this was super relatable especially the fear of failure!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Hahah cheers!! I’m such a coward but I’ve slowly overcome some fears while adulting. I hope I overcome these others too.

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  26. Hi Happy Panda, thanks for your writing. I recognize a lot of what you say in my own life, mostly from my old life, which is now gradually changing through the help of the Holy Spirit. The things about failure and people leaving I totally recognize, though for me it is much less now than it used to be

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  27. Storyteller says:

    Yes, sometimes it is easier to be friends with strangers. Strangers dont put you un a box and throw away the key.

    I dont think friends and family do it intentionally but people can only take you on face value if they have just met you. Trust me, it is very liberating.

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  28. Shay says:

    I have a bit of a fear about being not liked too ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Iโ€™m trying to work on it cause I think it stems from insecurities and stuff! I enjoyed reading this post!

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Definitely stems from insecurities and past experiences. As long as we work on being better us. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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      1. Shay says:

        Yeah I agree ๐Ÿ™‚

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  29. TheSteve3 says:

    Fear is a path to the dark-side

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  30. Shruba says:

    Haha my mum’s terrified of lizards too. I have become thick-skinned about them thanks to her. I once had to pick up a lizzy by my fingers and throw it outside because it had lost its tail and couldnt climb walls anymore. I still consider that one of my bravest anecdotes. xD

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  31. Quite an engaging post !

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  32. Thenewwifelife says:

    So funny. I donโ€™t even think Iโ€™ve thought about an irrational fear. Lizards can be quick and sneaky, so I get it, but I donโ€™t fear them.
    On your comment of fearing that people donโ€™t like you. Hereโ€™s a tip I hope you take. A close friend of mine is kinda the same way and we were discussing positive and negative encounters/friends. If a person doesnโ€™t bring a positive quality to your life, they arenโ€™t worth being in your circle. So if you constantly beat yourself up or go out of your comfort zone to ensure someone likes you, your changing who you are and thatโ€™s not good. You are you and you should love that. If they donโ€™t, someone else does or will. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Lizards look so creepy – I just can’t!

      Wow – that is a great tip. Will definitely keep that in mind. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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