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5 Fears That Are Okay NOT To Outgrow [LIST]

There are plenty of strange phobias that I will never understand (nomophobia? Really??), but here are 5 fears that are perfectly acceptable among adults.

Ian MacKenzie, Flickr

Fear of Heights



This is pretty common, and understandable. You fall from a high place, you die. 'Nuff said.


Charles Haynes, Flickr

Fear of Snakes



Even legendary bada** Samuel L. Jackson isn't a fan. They are slimy, quick, can be lethal, and oh yeah, some of them can SWALLOW YOU WHOLE. Next!


Tom Trelvik, Flickr

Fear of Spiders



No one understands this one more than I do. They are creepy, they appear out of nowhere, and you KNOW you have at some point in your life completely spazzed out after accidentally walking through a spiderweb. Gross.


Lisa Jacobs, Flickr

Fear of Thunderstorms



This is included merely because I'm still, maybe, kind of slightly afraid of thunderstorms. It's more of a fear of being struck by lightning and/or a falling tree due to lightning. Either way, they are scary…ever notice how horror movies always include thunderstorms?? YEAH. And even big brave dogs hide behind the couch when there's a loud thunderclap. Whatever, don't judge me.


Laurie and Mama C
Laurie Cataldo, Townsquare Media

Fear Of Turning Into Your Mother



This is probably scariest of all. (No offense, Mama C, I love you and all, but I'm sure you thought the same about Fran!) You start noticing yourself using phrases your mom uses…the hand gestures…then you find a picture of your mother in her younger days…and realize you look frighteningly similar. No…it can't be…NOOOOOO!!!!!


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