Are Phobias Encoded in Our Genes?


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  • RIVI7
    RIVI7  9 hours back

    I started looking around for spiders.

    • Hitler isn’t my Great Great Grandpa

      What if our phobias can also somewhat determine where our ancestors came from?

      • Toedy Hood
        Toedy Hood  2 days back

        I’m not afraid of anything at all, because nothing can ever harm me. I am invincible, as long as I’m alive. My stupid body is often terrified by anxiety though. But I’m bigger than my body gives me credit for.

        • Toedy Hood
          Toedy Hood  2 days back

          No self = no fear, no excitement, no joy, no hope, no faith, no love, no fun, no experience, no perspective, no point, no purpose, no meaning, no life

          • Mann Face
            Mann Face  2 days back

            Wonder if social anxiety is partly genetic. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was mostly, even. Temperament is quite heritable I believe.

            • Sam Obviously
              Sam Obviously  3 days back

              "Spider-phobic" .... That certainly sounds like a scientific term 🙄

              • Henry Heuberger
                Henry Heuberger  3 days back

                That just made my phobia of roaches a hell of a lot more terrifying

                • Dustin Cordell
                  Dustin Cordell  3 days back

                  well we know to be afraid of the shit that can kill us

                  • DJSbros
                    DJSbros  3 days back

                    Does every body has a phobia of something? Because i havn't found it yet.

                    • DJSbros
                      DJSbros  20 hours back

                      @Drake Sorrento I understand that I've never liked rollercoasters, but i wouldn't say its a phobia. I'll go on one but just hate every second of it. I figured a phobia is when its practically debilitating to even get close to one.

                    • Drake Sorrento
                      Drake Sorrento  1 days back

                      I found out after 42 years old that I am absolutely scared to death of roller coasters after buying 6 flags passes with my family. I Could pull the E brake at 60 and get sideways thru a ramp. But a roller coaster made me squeal like a child. My wife was entertained at least. I feel like i just don't like not being in control of our metal box.

                    • stalekat
                      stalekat  3 days back

                      i don't really know what you mean. literally everything can be a phobia and they have words for a shit ton of them. i have tokophobia and agoraphobia. not fun.

                  • Josh L
                    Josh L  3 days back

                    I hate roaches more than spiders. Spiders at least eat other bugs

                    • Hammy Sosa
                      Hammy Sosa  3 days back

                      Joe "hmmmm" Rogan

                      • Seeks Knowledge
                        Seeks Knowledge  4 days back

                        As a kid I'd pick up bugs, spiders, all that shit, now any of that comes near me I'm out. I don't know why but something changed

                        • Donald Landon
                          Donald Landon  4 days back

                          I can literally hear all of Joes guest’s cottonmouth... way to go joe!!! Dry lips be smackn, thought my speaker blew!! Hahahhaa

                          • Orion's Watchers
                            Orion's Watchers  4 days back

                            I have a phobia, of having a phobia. What do you call that??

                            • TURBO MAN 94
                              TURBO MAN 94  22 hours back


                            • Martin Francis
                              Martin Francis  4 days back

                              To be serious, I've always been afraid of everything. For 47 years I thought it was social anxiety but could never understand why I was always so scared. Found out I have dyspraxia and it's like autism or other conditions where everyday sounds especially in busy places are hitting my brain like the volumes been multiplied by 100. I may be the original snowflake!

                            • Martin Francis
                              Martin Francis  4 days back


                          • heavy meddle
                            heavy meddle  4 days back

                            I've been flipped off many times but i have no phobia for fingers but no spider never done nothing to me. Yet I'm deadly afraid of them. Nature is hypocritical

                            • Patriot Rising 1916
                              Patriot Rising 1916  7 hours back

                              heavy meddle Same, those fuckers aren’t allowed within 5 meters of me.

                          • Tj Mower
                            Tj Mower  4 days back

                            Good luck on the guy trying to rob Joe Rogan in the back alley way. He’s going to need it.

                            • MrJamesdryable
                              MrJamesdryable  4 days back

                              Of course they aren't in our fucking genes.

                              • Lucid Memer
                                Lucid Memer  5 days back

                                Imagine taking medicine for arachnophobia. Your body is getting scared cause it doesnt want to be bit by those mini ninja leeches

                                • Everything
                                  Everything  5 days back

                                  I can't see without glasses on, but I'll notice a tiny spider across the room. before anybody else.

                                  • Hoss Delgado
                                    Hoss Delgado  5 days back

                                    Extoic Lair enters the chat

                                    • Skela Tonne
                                      Skela Tonne  6 days back

                                      I know a guy named Gene..he has spiders & possum, 2 tigers & a hyena. He also does free climbing and parachutes and shit...phobias are not encoded in this Gene..

                                      • Andres Flores
                                        Andres Flores  6 days back

                                        I have nightmares where the sky opens up and I get the worst sense of impending doom. What does that say about me?

                                        • Patrick Bateman
                                          Patrick Bateman  6 days back

                                          It means you have the subconscious desire to take a big wet suckle on Joe's greasy ass bald fukn dome

                                      • Mr. Scoot Scooter
                                        Mr. Scoot Scooter  6 days back

                                        I've long thought cetain actual phobias are from traumatic experiences in a past life.

                                        Some people get sea sickness some don't, some people don't know how much they fear the Ocean until they're actually on or in the Ocean. Like being there is bringing back something that's already happened and it was bad and now you're experiencing fear for the tought it may happen again. But, nothing happened, nothing changed for this sudden fear to come about...

                                        Some people like me become sweaty and panicky at any height above 10 feet and any small slight possibility of falling.

                                        I can jump and grab a 10ft basketball rim, but EVERY time I come back down there's ALWAYS a flash of fear of falling. And I've never injured myself from falling in my life. I guess I just find it interesting why people are very terrified of certain things.

                                        Mine are heights and whores.

                                        Thanks for reading the whole thing. 🐈

                                        • TrippieTali
                                          TrippieTali  6 days back

                                          Mr. Scoot Scooter heights and whores😂

                                      • aniella4ever
                                        aniella4ever  6 days back

                                        mine isnt spiders but the tryphobia thing... it's is real .. i cant even talk about it and i know its completely irrational but i just cant.. i cant even finish this i think im gonna thrw up

                                        • Alexandross
                                          Alexandross  3 days back

                                          aniella4ever what did you look at to set it off lol

                                        • aniella4ever
                                          aniella4ever  3 days back

                                          @Alexandross maybe around 8th or 9th grade

                                        • Alexandross
                                          Alexandross  3 days back

                                          aniella4ever oh damn you have the phobia bad bad . When did you notice you had it?

                                        • aniella4ever
                                          aniella4ever  3 days back

                                          @Alexandross i know it cant hurt me and my fear of it is highly irrational but it literally gives me panic attacks. I'm not even kidding i tried explaining it too a friend of mine and i started bawling my eyes and couldnt stop

                                        • Alexandross
                                          Alexandross  3 days back

                                          aniella4ever those trip me out especially if they look nasty but it doesn’t make sense why we hate them

                                      • Hunter Cuthbert
                                        Hunter Cuthbert  7 days back

                                        I have arachnophobia and ived for years in a spider infested room and i honestly had to get over it i still dont like spiders but they definitely dont affect me like they used too but i still have my reactions with webs

                                        • FutureManiac
                                          FutureManiac  7 days back

                                          Imagine your wife telling you you’re being too emotional

                                          • Luke Nault
                                            Luke Nault  7 days back

                                            Is this the bad guy from the fifth Element and why is he telling me about science

                                            • Enasni DND
                                              Enasni DND  1 weeks back

                                              What do you call the phobia of dirty/smelly pussy? Anyone

                                              • Wuellfredo
                                                Wuellfredo  1 weeks back

                                                My blood line comes from Guatemala and everyone in my family hates spiders why you ask because in Guatemala those spiders will kill your ass

                                                • Prison Mike
                                                  Prison Mike  1 weeks back

                                                  I don’t fear anything

                                                  • Leslie
                                                    Leslie  1 weeks back

                                                    I have a complete fear of being submerged in water lmao like I won’t even play underwater sequences in video games, like it’s one thing I literally have no control of myself with 😖

                                                    • Aaron Wallace
                                                      Aaron Wallace  1 weeks back

                                                      False information

                                                      • Aaron Wallace
                                                        Aaron Wallace  1 weeks back

                                                        Dumb ass podcaat

                                                        • five0threeEJ
                                                          five0threeEJ  1 weeks back

                                                          I got like a sense for spiders... the other day i was driving and the thought of spiders came into my mind... then i pulled over and there was a decent sized spider hanging under my steering wheel. I can always spot a spider in the dark corner of a room. I think its ancestral survival instincts from my family in Mexico where they live in areas where they need to watch out for poisonous spiders and scorpions

                                                          • Patriot Rising 1916
                                                            Patriot Rising 1916  7 hours back

                                                            five0threeEJ That’s your subconscious seeing it and then manifesting the thought in your conscious mind.

                                                          • five0threeEJ
                                                            five0threeEJ  3 days back

                                                            @Bradley Valo go watch your little fortnite videos kid.

                                                          • Bradley Valo
                                                            Bradley Valo  3 days back

                                                            Shut up

                                                          • Derrick Perez
                                                            Derrick Perez  3 days back

                                                            I woke up in the middle of the night couple days ago and knew there was a spider in my room- turned the light on and it was right above me

                                                          • Sly FN
                                                            Sly FN  4 days back

                                                            five0threeEJ bro I’m half White and half Mexican and I think it’s all humans but I could always sense a spider in the room if there is one

                                                        • Jonathon Frazier
                                                          Jonathon Frazier  1 weeks back

                                                          I want to see President Trump on the Joe Rogan podcast!

                                                          • Jonathon Frazier
                                                            Jonathon Frazier  1 weeks back

                                                            Brando J voice a desire to see it of you do. maybe Rogan will take note. tjats what I'm doing.

                                                          • Brando J
                                                            Brando J  1 weeks back

                                                            He would do it, too. lol

                                                        • Kari
                                                          Kari  1 weeks back

                                                          I’m terrified of frogs , legit will kill myself trying to get away from them. I grew up in Florida where 4million green tree frogs lived in my backyard 😐

                                                          • Brando J
                                                            Brando J  1 weeks back

                                                            Frogs are so cute. I would always pick them up & hold them (& naturally always wash my hands). But what is it about them that you don't like? They're probably the one creature out there that genuinely won't bite you when you just grab em!

                                                        • R G
                                                          R G  1 weeks back

                                                          Im not scared of spiders im scared of people

                                                          • Drake Sorrento
                                                            Drake Sorrento  1 days back

                                                            Not a bad fear. Humanity is fucked.

                                                        • W Serba
                                                          W Serba  1 weeks back

                                                          A family member walks up, "Hey Joe can I borrow some money?" TRIGGERED!

                                                          • Branden Hylton
                                                            Branden Hylton  1 weeks back

                                                            Who the fuck encoded those giant fucking moths, they deserve to burn those ugly night butterflies

                                                            • FUCKING GENIUS
                                                              FUCKING GENIUS  1 weeks back

                                                              I love my Pet Tarantula Quit being Bitches Ppl.

                                                              • David Smith
                                                                David Smith  1 weeks back

                                                                I found that movies/tv shows, things of that nature, have a tendency to create phobias for me. So I guess it’s as if the visual/auditory experience alone that you get in movies is enough to trigger and unravel this newly developed neurological fear-based pathway in your brain. Literally the creation of a fear from just a projection on a monitor not real-life stimuli

                                                                • Dan F
                                                                  Dan F  1 weeks back

                                                                  My brain believes it has something to say to you, and I apparently will say it with confidence...

                                                                  It is how different areas of your brain interprets the info it is receiving. Part of your brain likely isn't using all the available info and so, part of your brain recognizes it is just a projection, but part of your brain doesn't understand... So you then feel an irrational fear, and even recognize it is irrational.

                                                              • Arpeggio
                                                                Arpeggio  2 weeks back

                                                                I have scary ass tsunami dreams all the time 😂🤣 .that might Explain it since I dont even live near the ocean.💀.

                                                                • Joan Gallardo
                                                                  Joan Gallardo  2 weeks back

                                                                  I may sound crazy, but I’m only scare of animals that are in fact faster then humans, like lions, tigers, jaguars, and sharks!

                                                                  • Joan Gallardo
                                                                    Joan Gallardo  1 weeks back

                                                                    Thicc Alien please name 10 animals that are faster than humans?

                                                                  • Thicc Alien
                                                                    Thicc Alien  1 weeks back

                                                                    It sounds crazy because 99% of animals are faster than us. We can outrun a small dog and a sloth. That's about it

                                                                • caveman Versace
                                                                  caveman Versace  2 weeks back

                                                                  I'm Australian I grew up with Huntsman spiders on my face while I sleep. Only 3 spiders terrify me, the Brazilian wandering spider, the Sydney Funnel Web and the mouse spider. Two live in my country, the one that scares me more than anything thankfully lives in Brazil.

                                                                  • Amazing Creation
                                                                    Amazing Creation  2 weeks back

                                                                    Phobias are a gift from God in a sinful world(Do not do this or that because this of that might happen. Death/disease/pain)!

                                                                    • Intellectual Ammunition

                                                                      Get Styxhexenhammer666 on man. That would be one hell of a conversation!!!

                                                                      • luna frenz
                                                                        luna frenz  1 weeks back

                                                                        @Kibito Kai what did he do that would qualify as extreme? Believing something you.dont agree with?

                                                                      • Paul Carmi
                                                                        Paul Carmi  1 weeks back

                                                                        @Kibito Kai styxemhammer is a good dude, anybody who reports on the left's failures is good in my book. Deport em all.

                                                                      • Mark Wilson
                                                                        Mark Wilson  1 weeks back

                                                                        @Kibito Kai richard Spencer is not an extremist you fool

                                                                      • Kibito Kai
                                                                        Kibito Kai  2 weeks back

                                                                        Styxx?? 😆 .. Another right wing moron who loves motivated reasoning.
                                                                        " Richard Spencer is not an extremist " - Styxx 2017 .

                                                                      • Intellectual Ammunition
                                                                        Intellectual Ammunition  2 weeks back

                                                                        @Daniel Lipko if we could get more folks to trumpet this quite possible could

                                                                    • Ztertis
                                                                      Ztertis  2 weeks back

                                                                      I am islamophobic

                                                                      • faceless voice
                                                                        faceless voice  2 weeks back

                                                                        People says me you should have some emotions and I agree with them
                                                                        I don't know why but it's very hard to emotional me

                                                                        Sometime I thought I should be emotional but emotions don't come

                                                                        • XANDER
                                                                          XANDER  1 weeks back

                                                                          You're a sociopath or try hard