Am i scared of heights or falling to my death?

I've always had a fear sof heights since I've been little but I can't tell if its the height itself or a fear of falling.
I love rollercoasters and will ride one if I have a chance but I hate being high up in that air if im able to see the ground. Where I live we have this building with bridges really high up in the air and you're able to see the ground. The bridges have really good supports but I'm still scared to be up there.There's no record of any deaths though so It must be safe. I've also crossed in many times but I still get scared whenever i'm there. So do I have a fear of Heights or Falling?

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  • I roofed for a while and im terrified of heights. It wasnt as bad as when I was the one carrying the shingles up the ladder tho

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  • I guess it could be either or both.

    I used to be deathly afraid of heights to a point when I was young I would lock-up, cry, and my brother or sister would be sent to get me from where ever I was.
    As I got older I started skydiving and the fall didn't have that effect I actually enjoy the peace and quiet freedom of being a bird.

    Funny I still get butterflies if I'm on top a tall building and look down or near the edge of a tall cliff.

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  • ive worked precarious heights to the pointa stupid complacency

    fear went from heights early on to splat which is still prevalent

    as long as i keep the splat in mind its served me well no matter what stupid dangerous shit im doin that day

    the splat wont get me but the fat will proly

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  • Good question... and it may not always be fear of falling.

    You need a good counselor to help you sort that out; and they may even be able to find out where the fear came from and help you at least minimize it if not totally overcome it.

    I wish you well with this,

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    • Why is that every phobia "needs to be checked out"? A lot of people are afraid of being on heights.

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      • The vast majority of phobias can be either significantly reduced or eliminated with a good counselor (which could even be one of the better life coaches as well).

        Also, the OP is unsure what the issue is. So many people who have responded assume that it's just a certain one. That may be 100% wrong.

        It's important to actually know what the phobia actually is so a person can better avoid triggering it.

        It virtually always takes a 2nd trained observer (a counselor, etc.) to be able to sort out what the actual phobia is.

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        • Hmm, okay.

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          • Not exactly; but I do see why most people feel that way.

            A reality is that it often takes 2-3 attempts to find a counselor that is a good match for a person in both personality and in the necessary knowledge and skill level that is needed to sort out issues.

            As an example, I've had the theoretical (textbook) training on how to identify the root cause of phobias and resolve them. I have never done it.

            It takes an average of 5 real life in person attempts at working through a type of personal issue resolution such as this before a person achieves even basic competence, and often about 25 cases to achieve good expertise... and they can only really practice on real people with real problems.

            Thus, inexperienced counselors in an area are often not effective... but they can only become effective by keep trying and figuring things out as they go. Much like many things in life. We all are often rather clumsy at our first learning attempts at anything.

            Have a great day!

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            • Yes exactly. Counselors just try to control you. Tell you how to think, how to feel, and how to act. Not only that, they don't even care for their patients they try to control. They only care for the money they get from just listening to people's stupid problems.

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  • Its always falling. I am comfortable with heights if theyre safe

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    • Same here. I remember when i was about 6-7 years old, me and my mom visited a lighthouse. Half way up i looked through a tiny window and when i realized it was the highest point i've ever been (height 32m, i was on about 16-18m), i cramped up and refused to move. Going up was out of question, going down was too scary. I don't remember exactly how it ended, but i've been told that the "rescue operation" involved firefighters from local voluntary fire department. After that i didn't participate in anything that had something to do with heights, for quite many years

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  • Falling to my death would suck.

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