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Germophobia

Discussion in 'Konoha Country Club' started by Polaris, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. Polaris Sagittarius Sun/Aquarius Ascendant

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    This basically translates to a pathological fear of germs and contamination. Everyone is afraid of germs to some degree, since we’re instinctively aware that bad bacteria can make us sick. However, some people go to great lengths to keep themselves from coming into contact with germs and dirt, that it interferes with their life and decreases their life quality.

    How strong is your germophobia on a scale of one to ten? What preventative measures do you take in order to not become contaminated/sick? Do you wash your hands often and etc.?
     
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    I wouldn't say we're instinctively aware that bad bacteria can make us sick. A few centuries ago we thought bad smells were the cause of illness.

    I'm not particularly worried about germs, so I guess 3/10. Though I do take normal measures like cleaning my hands after going to the toilet, etc.
     
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    Usually if a surface at least looks or smells clean I don’t think about it too much

    And yes I wash my hands after going to the bathroom, picking something up etc
     
  4. Polaris Sagittarius Sun/Aquarius Ascendant

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    Yes we are, that’s why we find people who poke their noses gross and are wary of coming into contact with other people’s body fluids, for example.
     
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    taught != instinctive
     
  6. Polaris Sagittarius Sun/Aquarius Ascendant

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    People don't have to be taught that, "poking your nose is bad" in order to find it disgusting.
     
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  7. cobe42 i really need to clean myself up

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    i have lived with family members who have questionable hygiene which has somewhat rubbed off on me a little. { pun intended }i don't wash my hair often or even take bath/showers everyday unless i am going out or work. 3/10
     
  8. White Wolf the defeated Super Moderator

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    That seems rather inconclusive by all means. I really couldn't give a hoot if someone picks their nose and I doubt that I'm an anomaly in that regard, and "wary of coming into contact with other people's body fluids" is questionable at best. A big part of dating is swapping all sorts of body fluids!

    Hell, you have fetishists who incorporate even the more questionable body fluids on a day to day basis.


    Anyways, not particularly germaphobic. Most I get is paranoid of pet hair which makes me wash my hands more often after playing with my dogs, but outside of that not too bothered.
     
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    I always wash my hands. I don't feel correct if I touch something and just leave it like that.

    How about you @DemonDragonJ ?
     
  10. Polaris Sagittarius Sun/Aquarius Ascendant

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    Well yes, humans are less susceptible to feeling disgusted of someone’s body fluids when they’re attracted to the person in question or are aroused. But it’s a different story when it comes to body fluid’s belonging to strangers or acquaintances.

    Also, that’s just one example.

    If someone coughed in your face, would you not find it repulsive?

    Would you use someone else’s dirty Q-tip to clean your ears with?

    Could you touch someone else’s vomit without feeling disgusted?
     
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    Not really, no.
    Maybe depends how gunky it is if there was any logical merit in getting any usage out of it.
    I mean bare handed I wouldn't even want to touch my own? But again not much of an issue after raising so many dogs and living rural shit like that is not something that triggers me.

    I clean up entire pools of blood at times so piss and vomit and earwax feels pretty lacking in comparison.
     
  12. Polaris Sagittarius Sun/Aquarius Ascendant

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    We’re like day and night when it comes to this. I pull down my sleeves whenever I take the bus, so that my skin won’t come into contact with anything that hundreds of strangers have touched and neurotically wash clean cutlery before using it since I fear that it isn’t clean enough. :hoho
     
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    I very much believe that a fondness for being clean is a trait that makes us humans so unique and special, so I was my hands many times every day, I wash every part of my body whenever I shower or bathe, I wash my dishes every time after I have finished with them, and I wash my clothing every time that I wear it, as well.
     
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    Always after I come back inside or touch my pets. Or touching something that I think is contaminated, like door handles, objects, money, etc.
     
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    Where do people poking their noses come from then?
     
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    I'm about 6/10 in terms of germophobia. I'll eat a chip if it falls on a fairly clean floor at home, but if someone sick starts sneezing around me I feel very unsettled and gross.
     
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    Stop making up bullshit. None of this has to do with distal psychology.

    Cell theory is barely centuries old and health standards being remotely were they are now are also relatively new.
     
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    Im bad when it comes to germs. I wash my hands like 50 times a day plus other things.
     
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    i can't open a door unless i find a tissue ^^'
     
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    Worked in microbiology lab without problems. I respect the dangers though.
     
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