It sounds ridiculous.. but I’m curious if there’s a fear of being startled? I hate anything that startles me – scares me – jumps out to get me. I can’t handle suspense movies. I can’t go to haunted houses. I can’t handle anything that is sudden or loud. In a movie if there is a scene I’m not expecting I scream louder than anyone … very often when no one else even seems phased by it. My kids will play what they think is a funny prank and I’m reduced to tears within seconds I’m so frightened.
I’m an intelligent person .. after about 60 seconds I know better and I can talk myself off the ledge… but it doesn’t change the fact that I’m angry if someone should happen to scare me intentionally.. especially if they’ve been made aware of how very real this ‘fear’ of mine is.
What is that? Why is that? I hate it!