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Fear Quiz Would you feel afraid if:1. You woke up in the middle of a nightmare?2. You were driving and narrowly escaped a fatal accident?3. You found yourself falling from a high window?4. You were going to lose your job?5. Your child was seriously ill?
If:6. A policeman stopped you and you didnt know what for?7. You were told that you had three months left to live?8. You came under fire for the first time?9. You were burgling a house?10. You had to go to consult a psychiatrist?
if11. You were coming up to retirement age?12. You were high in the mountains and you had to cross a raging torrent on a rope?13. You had to sleep in a haunted house alone?14. You had failed to do a job you had promised someone you would do.15. You had an appointment at the dentists in 10 minutes?16. The doctor said you needed an operation?
If:17. Your exams were coming up soon?18. You were walking down a dark city street and someone stepped out of the shadows in front of you?19. You were alone at home and suddenly you heard a loud noise in another room?20. A black cat crossed your path?21. Your boat was sinking?22. A dog ran at you in the street growling?23. You were in the middle of a forest alone at midnight?
What is fear?1. A feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence or imminence of danger.2. A feeling of distress, apprehension, or alarm caused by impending danger, pain, etc.3. An emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight).
What is Fear (2)?What is Fear?Emotions play an important part in our daily lives. Fear is one such emotion that is pre-programmed into all animals and people as an instinctual response to potential danger.As for what is fear biologically speaking, when a person experiences fear, certain areas in their brain such as the amygdala and the hypothalamus are immediately activated and appear to control the first physical response to fear. Chemicals such as adrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol are released into the blood stream causing certain physical reactions such as:
What is Fear (3)?• Rapid heart rate• Increased blood pressure• Tightening of muscles• Sharpened or redirected senses• Dilation of the pupils (to let in more light)• Increased sweating• People who have experienced this will often remember the moment when disaster stuck and how time seemed to slow down. They knew exactly what to do without consciously thinking about it, they had great strength (some have even been able to lift a car to save their trapped child) and they felt no pain. All these are protective mechanisms to increase our chances of survival.
Fear Words• 1. dread, horror, panic, terror, dismay, awe, fright, tremors, qualms, consternation, alarm, trepidation, timidity, fearfuln ess,blue funk (informal), apprehensiveness, cravenness I shivered with fear at the sound of gunfire.• 2. bugbear, bête noire, horror, nightmare, anxiety, terror, dread, spectre, ph obia, bogey, thing (informal) Flying was his greatest fear.• 3. anxiety, concern, worry, doubt, nerves (informal), distres s, suspicion, willies (informal), creeps (informal), butterflies (informal), funk (informal), angst, unease, apprehension, mi sgiving(s), nervousness, agitation, foreboding(s), uneasiness ,solicitude, blue funk (informal), heebie- jeebies (informal), collywobbles (informal), disquietude His fear might be groundless.
Common fears (1)According to surveys, some of the most common fears are of ghosts, the existence of evil powers, cockroaches, spiders, snakes, heights, water, enclosed spaces, tunnels, bridges, needles, social rejection, failure, examinations and public speaking.
Common fears (2)One top ten list of fears consisted of flying, heights, clowns, intimacy, death, rejecti on, people, snakes, failure, and driving.[
Common fears (3)The top ten fears: terrorist attacks, spiders, death, being a failure, war, heights, criminal or gang violence, being alone, the future, and nuclear war
Types of Human Fears1. Innate fears (the fears existing instinctively from the time of birth):a) Loud Noisesb) Falling
Men & WomenIn general, women are far more fearful than men. Twice as many were afraid of heights, insects, deep water, flying or driving in cars; three times as many were frightened of darkness and four times as many were frightened of elevators. They were also more fearful of dogs, getting sick and dying.
Overcoming Fears and Phobias1. Become aware of them.2. Don’t avoid them.3. Accept them4. Learn about them.5. Learn more about yourself.6. Confront them.7. Let go of them.8. Enjoy your life!9. Love this world!