I'd never sleep knowing there's a spider living in my house trying to come and get me. It's enough I have these unwelcome visitors in my house most days but to invite one in to stay indefinitely. No way.
Hmm, so far the spider doesn't seem to have many friends. I'm OK with spiders, except for those which are actually able to kill me or make me very ill. In Australia, there are a few kinds of spiders that can do this - funnel web spider, redback spider and white tail spider. If I saw one of those in or around my house, I'd kill it.
I don't like the look of spiders. I am not scared of them, since I am at least a million times the size of them. The kids are more scared of them than I am. The only spiders we have around here are huntsman's. As long as they stay in their corner and don't bother me. My husband usually captures them in a jar and takes them outside. They rarely come inside. They seem to like the wheel well of the car or the passenger door. I wouldn't keep them as a pet because the kids don't like them. They will scream the house down if they see one.
If I don't take huntsman spiders outside, my husband or son will kill them. I don't like to kill things, if I don't have to, so I will always catch and release huntsman spiders. I use a dustpan and brush for this. I'm certainly not scared of spiders, and I will only kill those that are invading my territory and are dangerous spiders, like redback spiders.