What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
I think that what scares me the most remains anything to do with heights and falling, I can't think of anything that would make me, in my sane frame of mind, go against keeping myself as far away from anything height related and falling.
Note that I said sane frame of mind. The only scenario that I can imagine that would make me eschew my own personal safety or what I perceive to be my safety in terms of my phobia would be to save my children. Those two would be the only bargaining chip that would succeed in getting me onto a ledge, near the edge of a cliff or anything like that. I can't even imagine situations too realistically without giving myself the sensation of vertigo.
It is hard to describe how powerful a phobia is, there doesn't seem to be any logic to it or even common sense, it just is. But I do have to say that there is a good reason for my phobia, I have fallen off garage roofs, fallen out of trees and fallen out of ceiling height cabinets when I was young and fearless, so I am way too familiar with that horrible sensation of falling, I am convinced that my phobia is my subconscious standing up to my waking mind and saying enough is enough with the falling out of things, it hurts!
The human mind has a wonderful gift for self-preservation, doesn't it?