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You Might Not Know It, But It's Extremely Likely That You Have Thalassophobia

And maybe even a little bathophobia, just for good measure.

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1. Are you afraid of deep water?

Josh York

2. Afraid of the uncertainty of what might lurk in the depths?

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5. Whether it's the hulking creatures just below the surface...

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6. ...or those haunting man-made creations lost to the depths.

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8. Are you afraid of all those nasty things you didn't even know existed in the deepest, darkest recesses of the sea?

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9. Have you ever found yourself worrying about being endlessly far away from the mainland?

11. Are you ever awed by the sheer enormity of the ocean, and all the life teeming below its surface?

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14. Which is a persistent fear of large bodies of water, and everything that might be lurking within.

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15. Maybe you didn't even know you had this fear.

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19. If images like these make you feel uncomfortable...

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22. ...or like you're losing your grip, you're thalassophobic.

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23. Be honest, would you swim here?

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24. The second you jump into any body of water, do you start to worry about what you're going to step on?

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28. Not that you'd ever go diving, but if you did, what would you do to avoid being run down by a submarine?

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31. Or is even just looking at photos almost too much to handle?

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This post was translated from German.