English Personal Essay - Phobias

735 WordsFeb 18, 20183 Pages
Everyone has a fear of something. Even those who seem like they can face the entire world on their own. However, those fears do not tend to haunt them every single moment of their day. For those with a phobia, it feels like you can not escape it. Their phobia seems to follow them every single day, even if it is a simple thought at the back of their mind or face-to-face with your fear. Phobia’s are more than a small fear that you can avoid. In fact, for those who have one, it can get as bad where they put themselves in danger just to avoid that one thing that scares them. My personal phobia is known as Aichmophobia which is the phobia of sharp objects. However, my phobia seems to focus more on medical needles (Trypanophobia) rather than knifes etc. My phobia is actually very common with around 20% of people suffering with a fear of sharp objects and around 10% of people with a specific fear of needles. However, there are many other kinds of phobias that are known and can be very strange for those who may not understand. Some of the most common phobias known are Acrophobia (fear of heights), Arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and also Astraphobia (fear of thunder and lighting). Phobias can begin to develop at an incredibly young age due to dramatic experiences that the person may have went through. A child may also be influenced to have a phobia if another member of their family has one as they may see that they have a fear and so that causes them to become scared also.
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