Approval Rate: 49%
It depends on the situation and how high up. When I worked on aerial lifts, boom lifts and scissor lifts, the lowest lift height was 12 feet and the tallest I worked on was a 130 feet working height. Inside, or next to, a building I was ok but in the middle of a parking lot I was a little more nervous. I always pictured myself hanging by the end of my harness and spinning after some failure (I had to test the units during check-in and field repairs). Plus I worked with some clowns who would shut off the main power and leave me stuck in the air, as a joke, while they went on break.
i used to be scarde of heights but then i started to climb trees :)
Acrophobia (fear of heights) and claustrophobia are both largely mental. Through intense concentration and focus, you can eliminate those fears. At least that's how I do it. Take control of your mind, don't let it control you. Dizziness, nausea, sweating, etc. are all caused by the "fight or flight" trigger zones in the brain. The symptoms are a result of the adrenaline being pumped into the system. This is the same in all anxiety-related disorders. Most of the time, there is absolutely nothing to fear.
Shaq and the guy who played Jaws in the Roger Moore Bond films frighten me, if that's what you are asking.
It wierd that the older I get the more scared I get. I dont get sick on my stomach,but if I look around while Im high up i get dizzy.
It's all fun and games until someone pushes you off the observation deck.
I get suicidel thoughts when I'm at the top of the stairs looking down, I want to fall forward......... weird, right?
I only like it if I know I won't fall.
It's not the height that scares me, but the fall. I can handle them and I will be the first to volunteer to climb to the top of a construction area (I do this part time) so long as I know there is someway I can catch myself if I fall.
It really depends what posisiton I am in. If I am in a posistion where I feel like I might fall, I get a little scared. When I was younger I didn't like stairs that weren't covered around the edges [like if you look down you can see through the stairs] but I am fine with it now. heights aren't a huge deal to me, but sometimes I may feel a little uncomfortable.
i like heights to a certain point
i have a phobia about height. very scary
It's not so much the height as it is the potential to fall. Seriously. I can look out the window in a tall building or out the window of an airplane and I'm fine. I get past the third step on a ladder and my knees start shaking.
Yes! Especially if its way high up and their is no guard or hand railing ect. Gives me the willies.
i used to be, not anymore
heights are cool
I have a fear of heights to the point of gettting vertigo. When climbing a mountain this has proven to be a bit of a problem (I managed to cling to the ledge with my face to the wall long enough for it to pass - then didn't look down anymore). I nearly toppled off the second story when building my house (a friend pulled me away from the edge). And for all the slams against the movie "Titanic"... that shot off the bow of the boat when she was clinging on backwards and threatening to jump... also gave me vertigo. Basically, what we have here is a fatal combination of passing out at high altitude... the outcome does not look promising. (I also avoid high heels... there's no sense in taking any chances)
i fell when i was little
I do have a slight problem with heights. I not sure if it's the possiblity of falling, or that one day I will list to that little voice that says, "Go on, jump!!!"
yea i never really liked hights
Suspecting that sudden STOP!
Sometimes I realize that I am scared of heights and the rest of the time I live in denial that I'm not scared, which really helps when I'm faced with them.
love rollor coasters the higher the better
I like roller coasters and stuff but anything else high freaks me out!
yeah its scares me unfortinately
I never used to be afraid of heights, but once I went on this hot air balloon that goes over Singapore and once we cleared the tops of the buildings around us it did get a little scary. It was more the fun kind of scary, like being on a rollercoaster.
Nope. Used to climb scaffolding for a contractor while working underage when I was 14- I never 'learned' to be scared of heights. But I must admit that was only the experience of being 3-4 stories above ground looking straight down- I don't have the experience of window-washing outside of a skyscraper. . .
is there a wall or railing?
I'm particularly terrified of them. I let my wife have the window seat when we fly, which isn't often.
i don't want to get out of my comfort zone not high enough that if I jump I can feel the pressure all the way up my body
I NEVER BEEN THAT HIGH OFF THE GROUND.
not really the height, but the fear of falling from it.
I am not a fan of heights. I fly in planes frequently and that is no problem to me, however littler things like open mall escalators or glass siding on a second floor sometimes get to me. I dont go bonkers, but I still get a bit antsy.
As long as i have a railing thats strong, or a sense of control over the situation, than heights are great, its when I feel not protected or out of my element that heights are scary
Oh God! I HATE HEIGHTS!
not scary, I have a good sense of balance and I don't throw myself over the edge of things.
I'm not scared on roller coasters, just when i'm climbing something high up.
I don't like heights!