Fear is a vital emotion. Psychology claims that ‘fear’ is necessary in terms of protecting ourselves from potentially harmful situations. Fear is needed to run the country. If people won’t be scared of imprisonments, they wouldn’t follow the laws. Extend this fear beyond the point of rationality and it becomes a phobia.
Following is the list of things and events that are feared the most. Which one is the reason behind your nightmares?
Fear of death is mandatory for one’s survival. It is the fear that makes the prey run for its life after spotting its predator. Extend this a little more and it’s no more healthy, the technical term being: Necrophobia.
7. Social Situations
Fearing interactions with others till an extent that you start ignoring it defines social phobia. Feeling conscious of our own self is normal but when those butterflies in stomach turn into scorpions you know your fear has turned to phobia.
As kids, we all were scared of it. But if you don’t let go of it even after growing up it’s called Nyctophobia.
9. Confined Places
No elevators! Well using stairs every time, surely works well with your diet plan but it is not very time saving, though. Claustrophobia can make you very uncomfortable and can cause anxiety attacks to hit.
Along with humans, even indoor pets face this, Dogs mainly. Remember the cartoon depictions of dogs running to hide under the bed and shutting their eyes with their ears? Those were astraphobic ones!