Top Ten Things That Scare People Most

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The Top Ten

1 Death

Why death? Are you not afraid of problems? Everyday you wake up and got to do your job like always. You worry that you might encounter a worst problem in life that would make you suffer a lot like, not eating food everyday, not having a descent house, not having a job to gain money, and being thirsty everyday. If your dead, what would you worry?

The scariest thing about death is that we don't know what happens. Do we go to a place like Heaven? Do we get reincarnated? Do we just not live again and lie down? There are so many questions still unanswered about death. - MasterHand

The most scary thing that could happen for me is to grow old and become weak. I want to be strong and young even before my death.

How DARE you
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This is not scary, it is inspirational. Whoever disagrees is the scary one

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2 The Dark

I used to be scared of the dark, until I learned that I shouldn't be scared of anything. - MasterHand

I used to be afraid of the dark - ElSherlock

I used to have to sleep with the lights on till, I finally got over that and turned the lights off, but I'm still afraid. I'm afraid the lights will be off, I'll be asleep and a robber will come through my window. I'm pathetic. I'm also scared of death though. - Luckys

I'd rather be scared of this than be christian

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3 Justin Bieber's Music

This is very scary. This should be #1 because I almost couldn't sleep! - MasterHand

This not-even-music is my sleep paralysis demon

When I hear that music I burn my house down

Yes. SO scary. So scary that I can't sleep after listening to them. - Misfire

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4 The Unknown

Does megalodons count - AwesomeJawson

Even if you are biologically death and you feels nothingness, the nothingness itself still a feelings and that makes you feels alive. What makes people's really death is when they are forgotten or the existence is erased. Yet the most scariest thing is the unknown of what will happen and what will it cause. Like, thinking about how will you die is scarier than how death feels like. The unknown also will squirming inside in our head with 'What if? ', which is uncountable possibilities...

This should be in the top ten. Mostly people are only scared of the dark because what might come out is unknown. It's simply a terrifying thing, as you have no control or power over what happens. Therefore, people tend to be scared of things like the dark or their future because it is all unknown.

When something is unknown to us we see it as sinister and horrifying: What lies hidden in the dark, what others may think of us, when we don't know how what we do will turn out for example. People are always afraid of what they do not understand.

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5 Not Going to Heaven

Not getting to go to heaven would be terrible.
Think like this:
Essentially, you, say, do things like drugs, getting drunk, abusing people, being really evil.
What do you get for it? A trial, where EVERYBODY who you insulted, abused or harmed would go against you.
Think of it like a normal trial, but about fifty to one hundred prosecutors, no defense, and a judge who had informed you, all throughout your life, about the inevitable trial he would judge you in.

And at the end?
When all is said and done?
"Lucifer, we have another one for you."

Out of the depths of hell comes satan himself.
Picking you up, he carries you back down to hell, where you will forever suffer.
As you are being taken away, you scream "YOUR HONOUR! How could you be so merciless? "
"What are you on about? I gave you ALL my mercy, yet you threw it aside.
You laughed in my face, saying death would never come, that you would not be sent to hell.
Good bye..."

I agree the but the last words from What to bye who is saying that Lucifer or God or an angel just tell me who is saying it

If you believe in it that is - blackflower

Not real in my opinion. - PhoenixAura81

No one knows if heaven exists - ElSherlock

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6 Being Sexually Assaulted

I for one, have this as my biggest fear, simply because it has already happened to me, I am a 16 year old girl, and at the age of 15 I was molested by a 42 year old man that happened to be my dad's so called "best friend" nobody should have to go through this, at all, no kids, teenagers, adults, nobody.

I feel bad for you. That man needs to know better. Wish you luck on your recovery. The National Sexual Assault hotline is 1.800.656.HOPE - ethanmeinster

I was sexually assaulted by my step grandpa I was only 10 and he was like only 74 by he went to jail

The world is full of sick and evil people. Adults try to sexually assault children, especially tween and teenage girls. No one ever deserves to be sexually abused and assaulted, ever.

That is disgusting and rude too sexually assult any age girls,i t has never happened to me because I'm a 14 year old girl and I'm glad my parents protect me from stuff.
Bless my parents

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7 Being Embarrassing In Front of a Huge Amount of People

I farted loudly in front of my classroom and everyone was laughing. - MasterHand

Ah yes, this reminds me of an interesting story. there are many days in my life, and there are few that are more memorable than this. so I was at a rather large hotel, but the T.V. 's had only one channel. So I was watching a film about some rugby players being stranded in Antarctica after there plane crashed, and so I thought to my self "hey, rugby players are awfull at survival! They're all just a bunch of cowards! " unfortunately, I realised this was not a thought, but a shout, and not only that, but my door was open. I was also afraid by the fact that the loud music from downstairs had Stopped, and that they were celebrating there most recent win in, you guest it, rugby. so since I was terrified by the shouting from them, trying to find out who said it, I hid under my bed and I was under there for so long I fell asleep. I never stayed at a premier inn again, and probably never will.

This has to be number, my cousins and my friends siblings are still making fun of us over something that happened years ago and even have pictures, they'll never let us forget

It happened to me and I was so embarrassed...lucky its forgotten...but if you'll want to know my embarrassing event just let me know

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8 Loved Ones Dying

If death didn't exist, hitler and like, a million other serial killers would still be alive. There is one question that no one can ever decide from... would you rather know WHEN you died, or HOW you died?

I used to get worried everyday because of this. - MasterHand

Yes, this scares me very much. - Userguy44

Like a family member - ElSherlock

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9 Pain

Physical pain to me is more painful than emotional pain. - Luckys

It hurts - ElSherlock

I worry more about physical pain than emotional pain.

I can handle physical pain. What I'm really scared about is emotional pain. It's happened to me. I've had to cry for hours at end, all alone. Believe me, no one wants this to happen to them. It feels like death. All you want is death when it happens. It is death.
It's been really hard for me. Imagine people teasing you just because you like different things. Imagine that all you want is to be treated equally and for someone to love you, but you get hate instead. This is part of my everyday life. I blame my gym teacher. I'm just that bad at sports, okay? Leave me alone! You're embarrassing me.
Sorry, that last part was unnecessary. But it's just because I'm bullied for being bad at sports.

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10 Being Hurt by the Person You Love

This has happen to me I lost someone that hurt me a they thought I was a punching bag

I have never fallen in love but just imagining the one I love doing something to hurt me is heartbreaking.

I'm scared of loving, at all. I feel like when someone says he loves me, it's just a joke. Or if it is real, someday sometime, he's gonna get bored of me and leave. It's so scary investing feelings and growing so attached to that person that you may even forget yourself when you leave. Ick! scary!

That's pretty sad. I have zero interest in dating, and this is one of the reasons why. I mean, your crush hating you sounds really bad. - Powerfulgirl10

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The Contenders

11 Failing

Especially at a school exam - ElSherlock

Although death may be the end of our lives and that most of us don't want that to happen already, we all know that it will happen in the future. We all dislike failure. We feel annoyed and frightened when you didn't achieve your goal. Whether the failure was losing your team and feeling hated, working hard/ spending money for nothing, or losing a partner/failing him or her, we fear it more than death. We know we can stop it or not make it happen (unlike death), but we feel so horrible in making that mistake that changed your life/ or won't ever forget for all your life. This is the #1 fear human has.

I know this is just bad but I really do hate getting a B in my report- I just really hate failing.

I'm Asian and if I fail my classes my parents are going to DISOWN ME!

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Worst thing happening to anyone.

13 Getting Arrested When You Don't Break the Law

A man in my area was thrown behind bars for a murder that he didn't commit. He was sentenced to life, but got out in 22 years time.

Yep, a lot of people are thrown into jail, prosecuted, and treated unfair mostly based on their race, gender,and skin color. I myself haven't been to lucky having a person threaten to call the cops on me since I lied and joked about being "Russian"

14 Getting an Injury That Will Permanently Disable You

I'm getting spinal surgery this August (2019). One mistake, and I could be paralyzed. I'm kinda nervous about that, but I trust the doctor. - galaxyfox

For her person who was born with eye conditions, just know that I car, God cares, and me and him and pray others are praying for you

I was born with multiple eye conditions so I am partly blind. I can't have any surgery to fix it. I won't ever be able to drive, and my mom won't even support me in trying to train myself to read signs. I've been shoved down many staircases and bleachers. Went through depression. So I'm extremely scared of getting further disabled. Also, mom says she wants to look into signs of insomnia for me. Almost died in a car crash. Witnessed my step-dad (at the time) beat my mom with a hammer in front of my younger siblings. Been to 5 different schools in my life. And was threatened to be sent to Juvie by my mom. Sorry, none of you probably care anyway.

My parents in a nutshell

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15 Spiders

I have been scared of spiders for as long as I can remember! It got to a breaking point when my cousin tricked me that there were such things as invisible spiders which can kill you. I spent the night sleeping with my grandparents. I was only seven at the time. Now I cry at the sight of spiders. (But I now know better than to believe that there are invisible spiders.)

These things aren't scary and they also get rid of insects like mosquitos which give diseases - ElSherlock

Spiders are the scariest things ever! Last year (In fourth grade) I went on a field trip with my P.A.C. (Program for academic challenge) friends, and we were going on a nature walk. We were picking things off the trail, and putting them in little containers so we could look at them through microscopes. So, my friend Emma (Who like isn't afraid of anything) picks up this spider, and wants me to hold the container open so she could put it in. I thought she might just leave it because I was obviously like 'no way! ' but she didn't. She found someone else, and got the spider in the container. Then, when we got back from our 'nature walk' we got microscopes. Emma put the spider under the microscope, and for some reason, I was brave enough to look at it. IT TOTALLY FREAKED ME OUT. There were huge eyes, so many legs, and it was hairy! The spider even blinked! It was the scariest thing I've ever seen. (Sorry my story was kind of long)

Spiders are sooo gross

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16 Vomiting

I have vomited before - ElSherlock

I don't think I've ever vomited/thrown up/barf before. Maybe when I was a baby. - Luckys

When he was little my cousin constantly pukes. Whenever I hear him retch I would jump, and now whenever I feel like I will puke or I see/hear others puke, I will get nervous.

Thanks, little because, for giving me a mild case of emetophobia.

I hate this so much, but I'm not scared of it. It's literally food (or something else) coming out of your throat. It's especially embarrassing if it happens in public or in class (It happened to me in preschool once.) - Powerfulgirl10

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17 Poverty

I think u could be more explaintive!

18 Xbox One

It watches me sleep. - Cyri

Bloody scary

I know ps4 is better but still

Xbox is always online

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19 Scary Spaces

Haunted houses can be scary but actually in some country"s they banned haunted houses woo hoo good for them but if your wondering why they got banned well I'll tell you because it is startling and it can give old people heart attacks. In 2011 in those country's people protested for haunted houses to open back up.

I've honestly never been a scary-stuff fan. So, I don't really know what its like to enjoy horror, but I know I despise it very much.


20 Clowns

Pennywise - ElSherlock

Clowns are terrifying. If I ever saw a clown that look like Penny Wise I would freak so bad.

Clowns have paint on their faces you have no idea who the crap they are. And like their red cheeks are the scariest. Ronald McDonald scared the crap out of me when I was younger...

I absolutely hate clowns, but I'm not afraid of them. They literally wear weird clothes, face paint, and wigs. Plus they frighten people. Whoever invented clowns must not like kids. - Powerfulgirl10

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21 Angry Parents

My dad's fury is TERRIFYING!

You don't want to see my mom get mad...

22 Puberty

Acne, sucks. I got my period last period, it sucks.
Hey let's look at the good side, bigger bust, more guys.
K sorry. - Luckys

Let me grab some newspaper for the restroom. What the flip? Where the fudge this blood come from?

Pimples. I don't have any. (YAY) but my friend has a lot and said she got them when she was twelve. So far her past has predicted my life- size, period. so I'm super scared of what comes next. - AnonymousChick

Because it comes for you

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23 Asteroid Hitting the Earth

BUT WHY though

I’m scared when it’s really going to happen. We just never know if it will really ever happpen somewhere in the future. - Userguy44

24 Being Left

I still have dreams of being left or lost... not sure why but during my travels I tend to be careful not to loose travelling companion

25 Hearing Voices

The feeling when you are home alone, but you hear somebody calling your name.

If it's voices in your head...I always listen to it...

But if it's a ghostly like one that everyone can hear, scream like you've never scream before :/

I guess what I'm truly scared of is losing a grip on reality. It's a scary prospect for me, but it may be why I'm so fascinated by the mind. - keycha1n

Here's a funny story about this... Once my sister's English teacher was at home alone and she heard some one spelling her name out. - AnonymousChick

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26 Earthquakes

These destroy everything - ElSherlock

The big one that will destroy California has to come yet. It's just a matter of time.

These literally wipe out animals, people, and towns. - Powerfulgirl10

We have seen in 2005

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27 Making other people sad/scared because of you

Being scared of people being scared of you and then making them they walk out of your life it's the worst


28 War

War is one of the scariest and most awful things ever. People die in brutally ways. - Userguy44

This kills people - ElSherlock

This should be first... Currently Death is first place but isn't War what causes so many deaths in this current world? I believe it must be the most hurtful, most unfair and scariest way to die and live.

Millions of people die over dramatic reasons. - Powerfulgirl10

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29 Other People

I'm afraid of crowds, does that count? - Cyri

Not necesarrily ever other people, but criminals, terrorists, serial killers, rapists and pedos. Yeah, these ones are definitely scary. - Userguy44

They created SCARY MOVIES that will get you to hope you make it to daylight. - booklover1

Humans are the scariest thing on Earth. Pretty much anyone could kill you in a hundred ways at any given moment because they feel like it. Humans are capable of a lot of horrible things.

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30 Being Physically Tortured

PTHC Hurtcore for the win!

31 The Ocean

You can't see them, but they know you are there. Sharks and other scary creatures. Thalassophobia is a thing.

32 Noises In the Woods

I'll start up my car in his forest...
(Cries of terror) - Cyri

What if the noises come from some animals? - ElSherlock

There's a woods quite near to my house. In the Summer, me and my friends take our bikes up to the woods and eat our picnic in this little clearing. It doesn't seem to bother my friends, but all the noises in there really creep me out and I often end up leaving before them!

My house is in the wood and it scares me because you can hear someone walking outside when there is no one out there

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33 Demons Watching You

These things aren't real - ElSherlock

"Whom shall I fear? I know who goes before me, I know who stands behind. The God of angel armies is always by my side. The One who reigns forever, He is a friend of mine. The God of angel armies is always by my side." -Whom Shall Fear, Chris Tomlin

A song that always gets me through thoughts like these - keycha1n

Demons being any kind of scary monster that appears in my dreams... Hell yeah.

I'm not afraid of this to be honest. Because I know God is watching over me. I know Jesus is scaring the demons off and my guardian angel is with me. No reason to be scared of them if Jesus is with you.

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34 Thunder and Lightning

Thunderbolt and lightning, very very frightening me. - galaxyfox

They look so freak ing bad@ss, but getting near can be pretty terrifying. A lightning struck right in front of me one time. I'm lucky I'm inside my house - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

I'm really tall this tearfys me

35 Harrowing Heights

I'm not scared of heights, but it makes me paranoid when I hear someone falls off a high place or when people are at buildings and lean over glass railings or whatever they're called. If it's just the height of a house or when you're swinging it's okay, but a skyscraper or mountain might freak people out. - Powerfulgirl10

I hate being really high up. No thank you. I have a fear because if I stand near an edge, I'm afraid someone's going to push me. - Pegasister12

I love standing on top of mountains, looking down and thinking "I'm going to die." - AnonymousChick

I faint when I see heights... Literally.

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36 Loneliness

Eh. - Luckys

I'm not scared of this, but I do hate it. I'm pretty much the only girl in fifth grade who gets into fights with the other girls over a pointless game they play (where they run around and scream their heads off) and the Vice principal calling my parents. I'm not even trying to be mean, I'm just stating my opinion (but I might be doing it wrong since I sound mean when doing it.) - Powerfulgirl10

" true, I get scared of everything. I feel things around me, People think I'm crazy. But I see things passing by me. ( Well everyone. )

"So lonely, so lonely, so loneleey! " - The Police - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

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37 Donald Trump Running for President

His supporters are a bunch of nasty disgusting bugs that need to be exterminated!

Are you serious? - ElSherlock

He's very irrational.

Too bad. - Luckys

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38 Creepy Crawlies

Spiders terrify me. Maybe it's the eyes or the legs but if I see a spider I will scream my head off.

Kids call me retarded for not brushing off house spiders. Actually sliders rarely bite Pepe unless they feel threatened. Nobody can call me stupid for not killing an animal who's just trying to get by. I am a weird kid because I love anything that freaks people out.

They freak the crap out of me mainly because of the legs they are long and freaky but when they crawl on you it feels weird I have had an arachnid climb on me it was a tick

I'm really afraid of these things. Even worse, when people are talking about them! That causes my ANXIETY. So yea, creepy crawlers just bug me. - MusicalPony

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39 Anonymous

Please don't think I'm weird, but I think the anonymous masks are HILARIOUS. The moustache, the eyes, and those cheekbones though! Sorry, but these people are pretty funny.

40 Jeff the Killer Jeff the Killer Jeff the Killer is a creepypasta usually accompanied by a picture of a white face looking in to the camera smiling in an unsettling manner. The creepypasta is also usually accompanied by the term "Go to sleep".

Still a lot easier on the eyes than Momo.

Just a creepypasta who should be blind by now. - Cyri

This thing isn't scary! It's awful - ElSherlock

Lol everyone is saying his story is scary when really it is a terrible cliched story. - XxembermasterxX

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41 Heartbreak

Seriously I thought this was one of the most feared things in the world and would be much higher.

I can not tell you how much I fear heartbreak. I fell in love with this guy, I can not tell you how bad he hurt me.. The things he did.. He was so cruel. God I hate him so.. Much. That is probably one of my biggest fears of all time.

42 Slithering Snakes

I have a toy snake its keep scare me and its made me jump very high

I actually got a chance to observe a snake when I was little because I found in it my house, but I was a coward back then, and I made my family kill that little guy. I don't think I'm gonna get another chance... - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

Not that I think so, but some people get so freaked out (I actually love snakes and animals and I simply can't understand why people get so scared)

Some are poisonous and cause a painful death... Avoiding them is just natural instinct! - VADERtheIMPALER

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43 Mirrors

Only if you look just like Momo.

Who is Bloody Mary? - Userguy44

I know totally! Mirrors are creepy! What if something's in there? What if Bloody Mary is real? You never know...

" I had a video camera, around my mirror on the hallway, and it feels very creepy seeing things move around. When no one there. "

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44 Having People Hate You

Humans are social creatures, we are not equipped to survive alone. Laws are meant to protect the individual but they are implemented by people. What if people hated you so much that they stopped thinking of you as human and not only refused to help you in any way but they felt justified in doing anything they liked to you?

My friends at school might be neutral to me because of the fights we get into, but I might be wrong. Most people n my class like me, but only a few people hate me. I do not want to be hated so much that people neglect me or don't care about me. Because that would be scary. - Powerfulgirl10

This one combines the worst of being hurt by people you love, failing and scary people!

I am so lucky that no one (I think) hates me.

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45 Cockroaches

Not only scary, but nasty too. The scariest thing about them is that they can run pretty quickly. - Userguy44

These things are disgusting - ElSherlock

I went to someone's house for a birthday party and it was FULL of roaches. Plus the house was old and disgusting. It's like the family didn't even give a crap about cleaning. - Powerfulgirl10

They will crawl on you like your their favorite pillow.

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46 Snakes Snakes Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes that can be distinguished from legless lizards by their lack of eyelids and external ears.

They look cool, but wait until you see one in real life very close to you. Like a king cobra. - Userguy44

They aren't scary - ElSherlock

There kinda cool in my opinion, but I understand how people could be scared of them. Kinda like spiders, some people think there cool, some people would like to rip their heads off. - SansTheComic

Snake are cool I remember when I was five years old I got to hold a milk snake that was six years ago

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47 Uncanny Valley

Eh. I've seen it enough to be unaffected. - Cyri

Especially Momo. And speaking of Momo, why isn't she already on this list?

You know. That feeling you get when you see something and realize it isn't human? It's pretty creepy. But no one knows what it's called.

48 Drowning

One of the scariest ways to die. You will slowly start to feel nothing anymore and you will stop breathing. - Userguy44

Drowning is painful - ElSherlock

One of the SCARIEST! Just imagine not being able to breathe and struggling

Losing air, suffering, and being stuck in water is pretty horrific. - Powerfulgirl10

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49 Teen Titans Go! Teen Titans Go! 'Teen Titans Go!' is an American animated television series produced by Cartoon Network. The show follows a superhero group called the Teen Titans, and shows what happens when they go home and have silly adventures. This show is Cartoon Network's revival of the popular 2003-2006 American animated television more.

I had to sleep with my parents scary show - TeamRocket747

The show isn't exactly that good in my eyes, but I don't see why you should be afraid of it - TuxIsAPerson

This show Sucks.

I think raven is wednesday addams' cousin...which is awesome

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50 Public Speaking

I've always been a really awkward. Public speaker, I'm even awkward just talking to one person I don't know well. I am good at English, but put me in front of a group of people and I suddenly become illiterate.

This isn't even scary because in all my life I never got shy, bashful, nervous, or etc. so I basically never get nervous or bashful or any of those feelings so it is easy to speak in public

My name is at the start of the alphabet so I always go first during presentations. It is the worst. - AnonymousChick

I can talk all day long! I have no problem with public speaking whatsoever! - RiverClanRocks

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