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I have this thing that when someone holds something out into air from the high places i think of it dropping. Whenever someone hold their phone out from the 3ed floor for example i start panicking. I CANT LOOK. it can be anything. A water bottle, a rock or maybe if they just slightly Lean against the railing... What is this?? A phobia?

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batophobia wiktionary

> The fear of high objects or of high objects falling down

Who knew? lol It likely mean to fall down upon one's self though.

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Many people are afraid of heights but the term acrophobia is used to mean rather more - the body starts to react physically. But you are not at a height yourself.

This page: Health Check: why are some people afraid of heights? says:

When faced with heights or anticipating them, their sympathetic nervous system is aroused, as if preparing the body for an emergency. This arousal helps either approach or escape from a threat (commonly known as the fight-or-flight response).

In your case it seems to be the anticipation of the danger and not the danger itself, so the term acrophobia may well apply to your experience.

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