According to YouGov, A new survey on PHOBIAS asked people about what fears they have . . . how intense they are . . . and how irrational and invasive they seem. They asked about more than 30 phobias . . . and 83% of people had at least one.
30% said they are afraid of snakes . . . 28% are scared of heights . . . 24% said spiders . . . 23% have a fear of public speaking . . . and 21% are afraid of disease.
There was also some strange things included too… 6% said they have a fear of dogs, which is understandable and not strange because people get bit when they’re little. Some are big and aggressive. But 3% said they’re afraid of cats- which puzzles me. Another 3% said they’re scared of animals in general- I can’t imagine being scared of a puppy or kitten.
3% said they have a fear of bright lights . . .(remeniscing my astigmatism days) 2% have a FOOT phobia . . . and another 2% are deathly afraid of DIRT. (???) 6% are afraid of the dark (my sister) . . . and 16% claim they don’t have any fears. So they’re literally FEARLESS- (i say that’s lie)
When asked for the intensity . . . out of all the fears, the people afraid of snakes were the most crazy about it. Fear of flying was the next most intense . . . followed fear of fire, cats, and fear of “large bodies of water.” Large bodies of water… and me in it, in the big blue? Yes, but I also throw my self into situations that I’m afraid of….