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What makes you nervous?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by tartetatin, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. tartetatin

    tartetatin New commenter

    Sitting in the dentist's chair the other day, listening to the whirrrrr of her drill, I didn't feel in the least bit nervous (or at least I didn't until I felt the drill for a second, at which point I was promptly re-numbed up!).
    It struck me that loads of people would feel nervous in this position, as they might when travelling by aeroplane or socialising with new people.
    None of the above makes me nervous, but the thought of sitting my driving test (yet again!) makes me sick with anxiety.
    Now I come to think of it, it is definitely exam scenarios that worry me.
    So what makes you nervous? I don't mean significant fears, such as dying alone [​IMG], but more minor situations ...
     
  2. tartetatin

    tartetatin New commenter

    Sitting in the dentist's chair the other day, listening to the whirrrrr of her drill, I didn't feel in the least bit nervous (or at least I didn't until I felt the drill for a second, at which point I was promptly re-numbed up!).
    It struck me that loads of people would feel nervous in this position, as they might when travelling by aeroplane or socialising with new people.
    None of the above makes me nervous, but the thought of sitting my driving test (yet again!) makes me sick with anxiety.
    Now I come to think of it, it is definitely exam scenarios that worry me.
    So what makes you nervous? I don't mean significant fears, such as dying alone [​IMG], but more minor situations ...
     
  3. When Mrs. B fixes me with THAT look. I just know I am in deep doo doo.
     
  4. Listening to my football team trying to hang on to a lead...
     
  5. Dentist - although that borders on phobia, never mind nervous.
    I don't really get nervous about things, I don't know why. It is not as if I am some chilled zen-like person, I am a right hothead.
    But nervous - no.
     
  6. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

    Seren, responding to ne of my posts ....... she still thinks I'm a woman !!!!
     
  7. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

  8. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

    CQ not responding to one of my posts x
     
  9. I love you, my sweetie xxx
     
  10. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Going to sleep when I know there is a large spider crawling about near by. I can't do it.
    But I'm struggling with this one as I can think of scenarios where I'm agitated or apprehensive or anxious or impatiently anxious . . . . . but nervous? The dentist and flying are simple: TERROR!
     
  11. Yes, that is the word for dentist!
    Apprehensive - yes, I can buy that. Anticipation and not knowing...get that too.
    But nervous - I am afraid I don't get.
    I am the kind who waltzes into a job interview without a hint of nerves. I drive people nuts.

     
  12. injections
    job interviews - even though i'm always fully prepared. my voice changes for some stupid reason and I can't stop it!
     
  13. Bethannie

    Bethannie New commenter

    Where to I begin?
    Dentists (I'm booked into the hospital for a tooth extraction under General Anaesthetic on Monday.....I plan on doing a runner!)....It's not that I'm scared of pain, but I honestly can't breathe when I get tipped backwards, and then they shove all those metal things in your mouth....plus I had a traumatising experience as a child...
    Rubber bands - seriously they totally freak me out. I can't bear them. Actually, not just rubber bands - anything rubbery! I have a wheat-bag rather than a hot-water bottle.
    Telephones - horrible things! I don't have a land-line. I have a mobile and only two people have the number! My mobile is often switched off - I get really scared by the unexpected noise of it ringing.
    People - I just don't understand them! It's my Aspieness. I don't understand my own emotions, I haven't a chance of understanding other people's! Crowds are particularly terrifying.
    And I'm terrified of my mum dying. It will mean I'm all alone, and I'm not ready for that! I have a large family but none of them are able/willing to deal with an Aspie full-time. (And I am a full-time job!) I just have to hold fast to my faith....maybe one day i'll get my miracle and find someone to love me!

     
  14. tartetatin

    tartetatin New commenter

    Yes, anything where there's a pass/fail outcome usually makes me really nervous.
    I reckon it's set in childhood. I was always too conscientious for my own good!
     
  15. Dentist seems to be a theme...
     
  16. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I used to be like this. Not so much anymore. In fact now I don't mind the interview itself, it's all the preparing I dread.
     
  17. tartetatin

    tartetatin New commenter

    again CQ, it's one that's often set in childhood. I know of a few people who had traumatic experiences in the dentist's chair ... a 10 year old Mr Tarte for one [​IMG]
     
  18. Yep. I can remember being really young (I wasn't at school anyway) and having my molars extracted (the baby ones) with GAS. I can remember that black mask and being petrified.
    And they only removed the molars because they said my mouth was too small for all the teeth - they were bleddy milk teeth!
    I have had problems with my teeth ever since as that dentist mucked up my whole jaw.
     
  19. A comment re the OP ... I am not scared of dying (alone or otherwise) ... is that odd?

    Dentists, yes

    Heights

    Pain, mainly
     
  20. bnm

    bnm

    I agree with pain. It is fear of intense, unstoppable pain that makes me nervous of flying (I have been unfortunate enough to experience this pain a few times on flights....before that I didn't mind flying).
    Aspects of heights: hot-air ballooning I do fine, going down the escalator in BHS today made my legs quiver and I had to hang on to mr bnm.
    Social events with people I don't know really well.
    Crowds of people.....I rarely go to cities but when I do I hang on tight to mr bnm.
    As for dying.......I always used to think life was something you have to get through before you are allowed to die. It has never occured to me to fear death for myself.
     

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