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Is necrophobia common?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was thinking about it today, how I have never met anyone as terrified of death as me. Especially caskets, I have fucking nightmares about them. I can't even look at a picture of one closed...not even a hearse. The fact that I live alone in the house where my great great aunt who raised me died doesn't help either.

I don't go to funerals for anyone either. I went to three as a child and they never really bothered me. I just thought it was gross. I'm really not sure what caused this fear. I used to hate it but I kinda appreciate it now. I have this amazing interest with death but yet it's the only thing that really fucking scares me besides black widows and brown recules. That's logical cause they get in my house and are extremely deadly though.

I just wish I knew somebody else who was the same way. It's the only thing in my life I'm kinda embarassed about just cause most people can't grasp the concept, which to me makes no sense. How can people feel so comfortable around death?


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I read this as necrophilia initially and I was very concerned before I read it again, lol.


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I read this as necrophilia initially and I was very concerned before I read it again, lol.

Hahahahaha yeah...I'm the last person you'll see feeling around on a dead body.


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I think most people have some fear of death but not to your level. I wouldnt worry about it since it's something you cant avoid. Just walk out your door daily, dont give a shit and live it to the fullest. 

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I read this as necrophilia initially and I was very concerned before I read it again, lol.

Same here.

 

I do not share @KarateHottie93's fear on this. Caskets are inanimate objects, there's nothing to fear there. I'd sooner fear a person who would want put me in a casket while I'm still alive, than the casket itself.

Sure being afraid of death is normal, but not that much. Have you talked about this to someone? Like, a real talk, not just something in passing that you say and the other person barely even answer. It might help you to cope with this better. (Therapy is another thing, especially if it's getting in the way of your daily life)


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My own acceptance of my death or death of others? Me I realize the only truths in life are death and taxes so I don't let it bother me, others, if I don't know them they don't matter unless a plague killed them which could affect me.

 

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I think most people have some fear of death but not to your level. I wouldnt worry about it since it's something you cant avoid. Just walk out your door daily, dont give a shit and live it to the fullest.

Oh I'm all about living life to fullest, and I don't fear my death so much lol. Just dead people and dead people accessories.


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My own acceptance of my death or death of others? Me I realize the only truths in life are death and taxes so I don't let it bother me, others, if I don't know them they don't matter unless a plague killed them which could affect me.

 

My fears needles, sharks, crocodiles

Haha I hear needles a lot. My hottest ex was terrified of them. Still not to my level of caskets though lol. I just don't get it.


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I read this as necrophilia initially and I was very concerned before I read it again, lol.

And i was about to post a comment along the lines of this, only to be beaten to it. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)


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I'm the exact opposite, death and loss is just kind of... a part of me. I've been to a lot of funerals in my life sadly. 


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I have no fear of death in fact I have to work with animal corpses in my zoo lab that are sitting in jars filled with formaldehyde.  I have no emotions towards death either as to me it's just what's supposed to happen.


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I'm the exact opposite, death and loss is just kind of... a part of me. I've been to a lot of funerals in my life sadly.

Same here with everyone I know dying, but I just skip the funerals. Nice bill AV. I love when he was drunk and singing Freebird while in that tank he stole.


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I have no fear of death in fact I have to work with animal corpses in my zoo lab that are sitting in jars filled with formaldehyde.  I have no emotions towards death either as to me it's just what's supposed to happen.

Dead animals don't bother me, just dead humans lol.


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Dead animals don't bother me, just dead humans lol.

Dead humans are dead animals, but they don't bother me.  I got used to mutilation and death when I was little.  Watched my friend nearly die after getting a massive gash in his forehead in an accident.


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Necrophobia or the fear of dead things (usually dead animals/humans) is probably not all that common. Usually people experience more disgust when confronted with corpses than they do fear.

I guess there is some rational to being affraid of dead things. It reminds us of our biological destiny. It reminds us that we will all end up as inanimate piles of matter in the end.

We will no longer have a personality and no longer have the cognitive abilities that made us. 

 

Thanatophobia or the fear of death is probably way more common than necrophobia. 

Most people fear the void in the end, and most people can't really wrap their head around non-existence as a concept and that probably scares us. 

This is probably also why the vast majority of people in this world holds to beliefs that involves some sort of afterlife. 

When we are confronted with our own mortality we simply make up stories, that will have us live forever.

 

Personally, I'm quite the opposite you @KarateHottie93. I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with death. 

I have a bunch of taxidermied animals, animals in glass cages and I even own a human skull. I just have a very mordbid curiosity.

My musical career has also revolved around death metal, so most of the song I have written have been pure snuff movie material. 

I have also been very close to dying a couple of times, so I know that death feels like nothing. When your heart slows down, you don't feel a thing.

Waking up from near death is hell though.  


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Necrophobia or the fear of dead things (usually dead animals/humans) is probably not all that common. Usually people experience more disgust when confronted with corpses than they do fear.

I guess there is some rational to being affraid of dead things. It reminds us of our biological destiny. It reminds us that we will all end up as inanimate piles of matter in the end.

We will no longer have a personality and no longer have the cognitive abilities that made us. 

 

Thanatophobia or the fear of death is probably way more common than necrophobia. 

Most people fear the void in the end, and most people can't really wrap their head around non-existence as a concept and that probably scares us. 

This is probably also why the vast majority of people in this world holds to beliefs that involves some sort of afterlife. 

When we are confronted with our own mortality we simply make up stories, that will have us live forever.

 

Personally, I'm quite the opposite you @KarateHottie93. I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with death. 

I have a bunch of taxidermied animals, animals in glass cages and I even own a human skull. I just have a very mordbid curiosity.

My musical career has also revolved around death metal, so most of the song I have written have been pure snuff movie material. 

I have also been very close to dying a couple of times, so I know that death feels like nothing. When your heart slows down, you don't feel a thing.

Waking up from near death is hell though.

Damn bro that's pretty deep. I OD'd on a meth/morphine speedball back when I used to be on dope hardcore and woke up vomiting all over myself in an ambulance so I know the feeling. I also have a deer head mounted over my bed. It's simply just anything involving dead humans and things that have to do with funerals and graveyards. It's weird. It really just freaks me out in the weirdest way.


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Personally I've never seen someone afraid of death. I guess that's because of the culture here as death is normal and is bound to happen so everyone accepts it.


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Hmm I would imagine that its one of the least rare phobias. Everybody is afraid of dying.

 

I feel pretty opposite in terms of your fear of caskets and funerals. They kinda provide me with peace. Funerals are an important part of letting go of your sorrow. I always feel much better after a funeral despite being an atheist. 

 

 

Necrophobia or the fear of dead things (usually dead animals/humans) is probably not all that common. Usually people experience more disgust when confronted with corpses than they do fear.

I guess there is some rational to being affraid of dead things. It reminds us of our biological destiny. It reminds us that we will all end up as inanimate piles of matter in the end.

We will no longer have a personality and no longer have the cognitive abilities that made us. 

 

Thanatophobia or the fear of death is probably way more common than necrophobia. 

Most people fear the void in the end, and most people can't really wrap their head around non-existence as a concept and that probably scares us. 

This is probably also why the vast majority of people in this world holds to beliefs that involves some sort of afterlife. 

When we are confronted with our own mortality we simply make up stories, that will have us live forever.

 

Personally, I'm quite the opposite you @KarateHottie93. I have a borderline unhealthy obsession with death. 

I have a bunch of taxidermied animals, animals in glass cages and I even own a human skull. I just have a very mordbid curiosity.

My musical career has also revolved around death metal, so most of the song I have written have been pure snuff movie material. 

I have also been very close to dying a couple of times, so I know that death feels like nothing. When your heart slows down, you don't feel a thing.

Waking up from near death is hell though.  

 

 

You own a real human skull? How the fuck is that not illegal? 


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Damn bro that's pretty deep. I OD'd on a meth/morphine speedball back when I used to be on dope hardcore and woke up vomiting all over myself in an ambulance so I know the feeling. I also have a deer head mounted over my bed. It's simply just anything involving dead humans and things that have to do with funerals and graveyards. It's weird. It really just freaks me out in the weirdest way.

Unfortunatly, I'm probably not smart enough to help you overcome your phobia. People hold phobias for a varity of reasons and very few has the same reason.

Death, and especially dead people, are kinda tabu in the modern western world. I guess that's why most people have a negative reaction towards it. 

Most likely that is also why I have jumped into the opposite camp and made death a part of my life in many ways.

 

I am also beginning to doubt my own seperation of necrophobia and thanatophobia. It probably isn't correct.

The more I think about it, the more it becomes clear that they probably describe the same fear. They just identify through different things.

Necorphobia identifies itself through dead bodies and thanatophobia identifies itself through the abstract concept of death.

 

Coincidentally, OD'ing was also the way I came close to death. Although, I only overdosed on heroin. I never touched meth, and I never had any plans to.

And the first time, the paramedics were closer to killing me than the drugs were. But obviously they did their very best, since I'm still here. 

 

 

You own a real human skull? How the fuck is that not illegal? 

Owning a human skull is not currently against Danish law. 

Obtaining things like human skulls usually is. But as far as I know, the skull that I have is legally obtaine.

It might be weird, and maybe even a bit unethical, but it's not illegal per se to own a human skull..


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