Definition Essay: What Is A Phobia?

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Phobia is the fear or irritation one has towards some things, objects or activities, which results to one totally avoiding them or trip off on sighting them.

While fear, a survival mechanism, is normal, as a reaction to potential danger, such as the reaction (often in first timers) when an airplane is taking-off or landing. Phobia on the other hand is an acute fear towards some illogical and unreasonable things, that barely pose any threat. Such as the fear of butterflies, fear of crowd, etc.

However, it is to be noted that irrational fear is not necessarily a phobia. For instance, someone that fell while trying to climb a tree and since then avoid it for fear that he may fall again (but may later, after some time, attempt it again). It is
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