Almost every person has his own phobias, which are a pronounced compulsive fear, and they manifest themselves in various life situations. Sometimes phobias disappear, and sometimes worsen. 10 years ago, science knew no more than 300 phobias, and today their number has exceeded 1000.
If you are embarrassed to admit that you are afraid of the dark and fall asleep alone in the light of a night lamp, then know: there is nothing shameful in your fear. Contrary to popular belief, not only children can have this phobia.
Many adults living around the world have this phobia. By the way, this is one of the top 10 most common human phobias. If the fear of something has taken the form of a pronounced intrusive phobia, the person will try to avoid contact with an object, living being or phenomenon that makes him so nervous because of panic by all means.
It is interesting that most fears do not lend themselves to a logical explanation, and people sometimes do not understand why the phobia appeared in their minds. We are used to the fact that many people are afraid of snakes, spiders or heights, and this is even understandable.
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However, sometimes there are very strange fears - like fear of buttons or beards, which do not seem so funny to those who suffer from them. Let’s look at the 10 most common human phobias, many of which can be a serious disorder and cause great problems:
#1. The dentist. About 9-20% of people have this phobia and avoid going to the dentist.
#2. Dogs. A dog is a friend not for everyone. Fear of these animals is manifested especially in those who were attacked by a dog at least once in the childhood.
#3. Frightful flight. Many people are perfectly normal to have flights. However, there are those who panic before or during the flight. Agree, this is not a very pleasant picture: you are pale and with trembling hands go on board. Of course, this condition will affect the rest of the passengers. The dilated pupils, the fear of stepping into the airport and hysterics at the sight of the plane already say that you have aerophobia. If you just feel discomfort, it is just an instinct for self-preservation. Even the most experienced pilots can be a bit nervous during flights.
#4. Thunder and lightning. Some people even can change their place of living in order to avoid thunder and lightning.
#5. The dark. There are people who are so much afraid of the dark that they sleep with the light on, and when the light turns off, then they all seem to have different shapes. Vivid imagination begins to draw pictures, which in reality does not exist, but the person, even realizing all the strangeness of the fantasies arising in the head, still continues to fall asleep with the light turned on.
#6. Harrowing heights. In the course of the survey, it turned out that many people are afraid of heights. At a high altitude, any normal person may get dizzy, but those who suffer from this phobia stay away from any elevations, not even very high. For example, a person who is at the height of the tenth floor of an apartment building understands that he is ill: the head is spinning, there is a sense of fear, as well as a desire to grab for anything, in order not to fall down.
#7. Other people. This fear is a real scourge of modern times. It is hard to find a person who is not afraid of the scene. There are not many of them. Experts argue that, despite the absence of obvious manifestations of this phobia, it affects about 96% of the world's population. Such person, as a rule, is very afraid of going on stage, speaking to many people and even taking an exam or passing an interview. Before or during the critical moment, he begins to get nervous, panics, feels dry in his mouth, trembles, and his legs become motionless.
#8. Scary spaces. Another common phobia. A person in a confined space begins to feel that he is going to suffocate and die. He unbuttons his shirt, tie, takes off the sweater to breathe. This can happen in an elevator, in a small room, and even in crowded public transport. This is one of the spatial phobias, which include the fear of height, depth, darkness and open spaces.
#9. Creepy crawlies. This is the most common fear. Most often girls and women are afraid of spiders and mice. Some people are afraid even of images of insects. However, some psychologists believe that most of all these creatures do not frighten, but cause disgust, against which a person panics, wrinkles his face and even starts screaming.
#10. Slithering snakes. People who feel uncontrollable fear of snakes, are afraid not only to be bitten by them - they are afraid to meet snakes not only in reality, but also turn away, even seeing those on TV or in the picture. There are the following reasons for the development of this phobia: the snake's bite, its menacing hiss, the horrible sight of a person who has been the victim of a snake bite, various films showing these reptiles as a true evil.
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