There are a couple of things that make me nervous for no obvious reason. I was wondering if there are things that do this to you too? Starting in high school, I have felt afraid of sharp or pointy objects pointing in my direction. I remember it first with pencils I'd sharpen. If they were pointing at me, I had a feeling they might fly up and stick me. So I'd turn the points away from me, and I'd feel better. I still turn my brother's shaving razors face down when I come into the bathroom. Seeing a razor makes me think of getting cut, so I get uncomfortable with it. Also, the dark makes me nervous. It didn't bother me much as a child, but now feel a bit scared when I turn out the lights at night and am surrounded by black. Do you have any strange or irrational fears? How much do these affect your life? ((( ))) Shannon P.S. On a happier note, I have overcome my fear of spiders. Mom was afraid of them, and I think that's how I got to be afraid of them. Then I heard somewhere that they are territorial and if you see one in your room, it's probably the only one there - and you should be glad that it's out where you can see it and not sneaking into your hair or crawling down your throat at night. Later I found out that there can be a large ammount of spiders in a small ammount of space, but at the time, I began to respect spiders more and feel comfortable with them.