People are afraid of a lot of things. In fact, most people are afraid of something. I don’t trust anyone who says they aren’t afraid of anything, because then I’d just be waiting for the lighting bolt to strike them from above.
Let’s take a quick look of what scares most people – the top five most common phobias.
1. Acrophobia – Fear of heights.
Heights make me weak in the knees, but I force myself to look over the edge of wherever I happen to go to try to
overcome it. Doesn’t work. Cliffhanger gave me heart palpitations on the television for goodness sake. When I rode the Skyway at Great Adventure, I almost left bruises on my husband’s biceps. Heights are not for me.
2. Claustrophobia – Fear of Enclosed Spaces
If you have this, don’t ever watch The Descent.
3. Nyctophobia – Fear of the Dark
Keep a flashlight handy.
4. Arachnophobia – Fear of Spiders
Stay away from the movie of the same name. I can’t even watch it on network TV, it gives me the ever-loving creeps.
5. Ophidiophobia – Fear of Snakes
They’re very slithery, aren’t they?
So…what scares YOU?