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How do I overcome my phobia of being assassinated?

Asked by truecomedian (3932points) October 5th, 2010

I seriously have this problem. I think it could stem from an out of whack sense of importance in this world. It really sucks though, it’s a horrible feeling. I am tired of living my life being afraid someone is going to kill me. What should I do to remedy this feeling?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

This sounds like an excellent question for your doctor. I’m not trying to make light of it. I’m being serious.

TexasDude's avatar

Are you famous? Are you a world leader?

If you answered no to both of those questions, than you should have no fear of being assassinated…. only murdered, in which case you shouldn’t fret, because your odds of being murdered are about 18000 to 1.

Oh, and you should follow @hawaii_jake‘s advice and see a doctor. These feelings you are having aren’t healthy and they can be taken care of with proper attention.

iamthemob's avatar

I’m with @hawaii_jake on this one. You need to talk to a professional about that. That’s, and I’m not making light either, a classic example of a paranoid delusion, which is often associated with schizophrenia.

I say that only so that you know that I’m NOT kidding, and if this is a fear that you you truly hold, and it is interfering with your life, then you really might need medication.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

How long have you felt this way?

thekoukoureport's avatar

Stop standing on lecturns and podiums. waving at people.

truecomedian's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer
I have felt this way for years, I am currently having an episode.
Took my pills, told my doc
@Fiddle_Playing_Creole_Bastard
Good point thanks

CMaz's avatar

Here is my advice…

STOP IT! Slap yourself in the face every time you think of it.

The only assassin is you.

marinelife's avatar

You really need to work with a phobia specialist to rid yourself of this phobia.

ucme's avatar

What, character assassination you mean? Hey that’s almost a gimme on here…..allegedly!! :¬)

GladysMensch's avatar

I know that it’s a phobia, and reason has little to do with phobias, but you really aren’t in danger; especially not from strangers. You’re infinitely more likely to be killed in a car accident, or slip in the bathroom than you are being assassinated. You’re also considerably more likely to be killed by someone you know, rather than by a stranger. So, you have little to fear unless your friends/family are Mexican drug gang members, hyper-jealous controlling jerks, or psychopaths.

theichibun's avatar

If someone really wanted you dead, you’d be dead right now. So stop worrying because you’re not important enough to anyone for them to want you dead.

CMaz's avatar

And I wont be in town till the weekend.

flutherother's avatar

This may be because of some deep rooted insecurity from your childhood. It certainly is not a rational fear and that makes it all the harder to deal with.

YARNLADY's avatar

You probably could learn to simply live with it. Many people live with the daily fear of being assassinated for real, and they manage to get out of bed every day and go about their daily life. You can do the same thing.

Jabe73's avatar

Ha ha this is funny (but I needed it). You’re most likely not a celebrity or high profile politician so I wouldn’t be too worried about it. You probally have a better chance dying in a traffic accident or some illness.

truecomedian's avatar

Let’s just suppose that it is possible to have this your reality, assassassination. When I’m inside the house it’s “I’m gonna get stabbed” when I’m outside it’s “I’m going to get sniped” Odd, so fucking odd. I do stand out in a crowd, maybe that’s part of it, I don’t exactly blend in, I’m tall and decent looking, average. Makes me self concious I guess, how that translates into my life being in danger. It’s true we are always in some degree of danger, some of these answers made me realize this, and I just have to deal with it as my reality. I’m wary of the person that insists bad things dont happen, find that odd because they do, to good and mostly good people too. Thanks for the sympathy even if it was wrapped in a misunderstanding.

mattbrowne's avatar

Statistics. It’s 10,000 times more likely to get killed crossing a street.

Otherwise, go see a doctor who will recommend a suitable phobia treatment plan.

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