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Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Fears to Manage

Fear is: An anxious feeling, caused by our anticipation of some imagined event or experience.
Fear is an emotion that protects us from the threats in our surroundings, and which has evolved to become more complex; with our fears extending from the weird to the plain absurd, there are certain fears that the great majority of human beings share. I was searching around and found a lot of lists with common phobias and their explanations, but none where these types of fears were discussed. This is a list of 10 of the human fears that every member of a society deals with throughout their life

There are only five basic fears, out of which almost all of our other so-called fears are manufactured. These are:
1.  Extinction—the fear of annihilation, of ceasing to exist. This is a more fundamental way to express it than just calling it "fear of death."
2.  Mutilation—the fear of losing any part of our of any organ, body part, or natural function. Anxiety about animals, such as bugs, spiders, snakes, and other creepy things arises from fear of mutilation.
3.  Loss of Autonomy—the fear of being immobilized, paralyzed, restricted, enveloped, overwhelmed, entrapped, imprisoned, smothered, or otherwise controlled by circumstances beyond our control..
4.  Separation—the fear of abandonment, rejection, and loss of connectedness; of becoming a non-person—not wanted, respected, or valued by anyone else
5.  Ego-death—the fear of humiliation, shame, or any other mechanism of profound self-disapproval that threatens the loss of integrity of the Self; the fear of the shattering or disintegration of one's constructed sense of lovability, capability, and worthiness.
6.  Disappointment : The fear of disappointment is part of the reason we avoid the unknown, disappointment is that feeling of dissatisfaction when our expectations do not match what actually happened. It is obvious that we make our best effort to avoid that, and, like pain, disappointment is a negative feeling
Pain hurts and extreme pain is excruciating. Pain is designed to protect the body by making us take care of physical damage to ourselves. This can become unhelpful when we have got the message yet the pain continues. We might also consider that high levels of pain are unnecessary.
7.  Pain can be psychological as well as physical.. Most fear is felt this way, which is why we may fear fear itself.  that sometimes is followed by regret, in which a person wonders if their choices contributed to the outcome
Fear of failure
A worry is that we will react unthinkingly, getting angry or excited and do things we will later regret. Failing to have sufficient self-control is a big issue for some people. A more common fear is that we will fail at a task due to a lack of skills, making silly mistakes, being unable to influence others, or any of the many other reasons that things go wrong for us.
But with more than 100,000 commercial flights around the world each day, the chances of being struck by lightning are higher than dying in a plane crash.



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