Through my life I've had 5 phobias/fears, but one of those is fire/fireworks, which I'd say was a pretty normal fear anyway!
The other 4 don't really affect my life, as it's not often I come across swimming pools with no water in but I do have to turn away if there's one on TV, and have only ever come across one face to face while on holiday, I thought I was going to collapse
The high collar/anything round the neck thing doesn't affect me at all, as I just don't wear anything like that.
The other is small people , I mean I'm not tall myself, I'm only 5ft, but I mean really small people - I'm not 100% certain where it came from, but I do think it came from a visit to a circus when I was about 3yrs old! That can be a difficult one, and I could slap myself round the face, as there is no way I could ever forgive myself if I were to offend anyone. One time I was in the supermarket, and there was a small lady, with her daughter who was also small - she asked my OH if he would reach something for her, I did my best to keep calm, and breathe slowly, but the shakes and sweating started pretty quick, I go pale as well, so my husband just told her I had a tummy virus. Thank God that's my only encounter up to now.
But the last one I know for certain where it came from, and I have got much better - I have a fear of wings flapping round my head! When I was about 2yrs old (and I remember it like it was yesterday), I was in my pushchair, and a huge Rook swooped down and we think tried to grab the clips I had in my hair, it got it's talons caught up in my hair, and was flapping like a gooden - so my Mother and my Mothers Aunt decided to batter it with their handbags, but were also hitting me around the head
Having all the birds come in our garden to be fed has helped a lot with that, although my skin does still prickle when a Crow or any Jackdaws swoop down!