1.Interestingly, that phobias are rarely seen in the elderly. Even if they once were, elderly people «kill them». Phobias mostly originate in the age of 18-19 years and can be extended to 45-50.
More women than men are exposed to phobias, (ratio of 65% to 35%). Scientists believe that this is due to the influence of their hormonal status.
2.Psychological studies have shown that each person has its own personal set of different aspects of his life, about which he may experience manifestations of increased anxiety, fear.
This phobia like in its infancy.Set, that every person can have between 5 and 30 objects of anxiety, which consciously or unconsciously directed frightening person own thoughts, feelings, emotions. This kind of «base» for the formation of future phobias.
3.Phobias can cause some «strange» behavior of the person, causing inadequate reactions from others, from the ironically – to aggressively mocking – evil.
So phobic fears may be accompanied by rituals – often absurd from the standpoint of common sense actions that are relevant spells or entire ceremonies that are produced in order to protect against possible imaginary misfortunes.
4.More likely to occur following phobias:
Aerophobia – fear of flying.
Acrophobia – fear of heights.
Aquaphobia – fear of water, fear of depth.
Autophobia – fear of loneliness.
Claustrophobia – fear of enclosed space.
Nyctophobia – fear of the dark.
Thanatophobia – fear of death.
Toxiphobia – fear of poison.
Glossophobia – the fear of public speaking.
Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders.
5.As psychologists-researchers found, urban residents are more prone to phobias than inhabitants of rural areas, as well as they have many other anxiety disorders.
City’s citizens are afraid of many different things: the subway, streets, wide spaces and enclosed spaces, smells of cinnamon, a variety of colors bright light, or – on the contrary – the night of darkness, appliances, knives, height, depth, crowds, rodents, criminals, law enforcement representatives, women with an empty bucket, computers, germs, detergents and other chemicals, insects, vehicles, workers in yellow vests and many other things – the list is endless.
6.In the literature, there are references to the so-called «Gacy» – bans soldiers, as well as widely known taboos found in many places. It is a few different things, but they share one thing: you can not violate the ban.
For example, touch the sacred stone. If transgress taboos, the one who does it, waiting for a terrible punishment, or even death.
7.Fears sometimes develop into severe disorders that prevent a person to work, study, or simply go out and release him from his children and relatives.
Besides, phobia can be «contagious»: criticality level of perception to the words of loved ones, usually lowered, especially in children, and they start devide obsessive fears.
For example, from mothers to daughters passed the fear of drafts for newborns – the fear of having no sense in today’s conditions, when there are antibiotics and child, cares by common cold usually does not turn into a deadly, as a pneumonia a hundred years ago.
8.Worry, fear of challenge or real danger is perfectly normal. Fear becomes a phobia when the reaction to the situation or object being markedly exaggerated or unfounded.
Cockroach looks ugly, but it can not hurt you. If each form a dark spot or at the mere mention of the insect you start to panic – you definitely have a phobia.
9.All fears are «rational soil». We are not just afraid of heights, planes and snakes. Fearlessness may sadly end up falling from a balcony or a venomous bite, so do not strive to feel invulnerable superhero.
10.The most effective methods of struggle with phobias are gradual immersion into a frightening situation, the collision with his fear, and breathing techniques and muscle relaxation. These methods are best used in combination.
For the founder of psychoanalysis listed many oddities. Sigmund Freud panicked at number 62. He refused to book a hotel room with more than 62 rooms on me for fear of accidentally get a room with the number 62. He used cocaine, like many of his contemporaries.
Adolf Hitler was claustrophobic. Elevator in his estate was made of mirrors that greatly increased overlooked space.
Ernest Hemingway was not only an alcoholic and suicide, as everyone knows. Yet he had Glossophobia (fear of public speaking), moreover, he never believed even the most sincere praise his readers and admirers, even friends.
Soccer star David Beckham suffers from a rare misfortune – he is afraid of disorder. Each shirt in his wardrobe is strictly in accordance with the color and the bottle in the refrigerator built at attention.
King of Horror Stephen King is very afraid of the dark and ghosts: he has Nyctophobia.
Comment and tell what is your phobia