I’m afraid of moths, I have been since I was around five because me and my family had come home a bit late at night, we walked up to the front door and there had been a giant moth on the doorknob. My older sister had the keys so she just brushed the moth off of the doorknob, it flew off and landed right on my face! I was terrified. Ever since then I can’t even go near a moth without panicking, and to make matters even worse my older sister and my younger sister used to catch moths and throw them on me! It wasn’t until my Mother put her foot down and told them not to when I was like 12 that they stopped! I feel like they didn’t realize it was an actual fear, sometimes it got to the point where I would lock myself in the bedroom and panic until they would stop putting them on me… Also if I’m ever in a room where there is a moth I will just watch its every move just to make sure it doesn’t come near me. If it does come near me I can’t help but scream and run away, and normally my family says that “Moths are harmless, you’re overreacting” I mean I know that moths are harmless but try as I might I am just terrified by them. Sometimes I have nightmares about moths, I remember one vividly where I was walking around my house and I looked up to the ceiling where there were moths just covering it and I made the slightest noise then they all flew down at once and seemingly attacked me! I remember waking up panicking and not being able to go back to sleep… So no I’m not overreacting, I really am absolutely terrified of moths!
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