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    Random/innocuous things that cause you great anxiety?

    Does anyone on here get great anxiety about random things that most people would otherwise find seemingly innocent and/or trivial/unimportant in the grand scheme of things?

    P.S, Please try not to get too personal or overly politicised in this thread.

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    Re: Random/innocuous things that cause you great anxiety?

    I suspect everyone on here gets this.......

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    Re: Random/innocuous things that cause you great anxiety?

    Robotic things. Not the sci-fi type AI robot, I can watch films with interactive robots on etc. But the more real life things; toys that move on their own kind of thing, when my son was little he activated a Darth Maul toy in Woolworths that moved jerkily waving a light saber around, I had to leave the shop rapidly. Also went for a visit to a shoe manufacturer (a work trip) and in one section of the factory there were these huge (they seemed huge) robotic arms that picked up an upper, turned it round, put it somewhere else and did something else, I could hardly breathe.

    I think it all started with a Tippy Tumbles doll when I was a kid.

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    I've never heard of Tippy Tumbles but isn't it awful how childhood trauma stays with you. Good job you were too young to watch Twizzle on children's TV..(Don't google it!)

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    Re: Random/innocuous things that cause you great anxiety?

    China dolls. The stuff of horror movies. I keep expecting them to open their eyes or move their heads.

    Not scary, just freaky.
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    Re: Random/innocuous things that cause you great anxiety?

    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    I've never heard of Tippy Tumbles but isn't it awful how childhood trauma stays with you. Good job you were too young to watch Twizzle on children's TV..(Don't google it!)
    It might not be the right name, my friend had one. It did a forward roll all on it's own. So tempted to google Twizzle, better not though.

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    Re: Random/innocuous things that cause you great anxiety?

    Dolls, clowns.
    The voice disguiser on the telephone featured in many films
    Eerie portrait paintings that seem to follow you with their eyes.
    Wearing masks. Seeing people wearing masks.
    Seeing an ambulance or a medic.
    Eggs (but I'm getting better)

    What about you Lencoboy?

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    Buttons - but I'm much better about them now.

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    Chocolate or plastic catkins?

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    With me it's not real things I react to, but random thoughts about random objects or events. I tell myself that they mean nothing, it's just the mind wandering, but it then bothers the hell out of me... and it's the bothering that bothers me (if that makes sense)... I should be able to let the mind wander without it bothering me.

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