The definition of fear is having an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. There are many types of fear and and can rage from small to extreme. Phobia is a word used to describe a fear, some phobias are irrational and can be very extreme, such as dacrophobia, this phobia is the fear of making decisions, you think that if you make a decision it can cause horrible things to happen. more common phobias include claustrophobia or arachnophobia.
There are a few different ways to deal with fears, or phobias. Going to counselling, talking to a therapist, or sometimes trying to face those fears can help get rid of them or lower the fear level. Avoiding it is not a good idea if you are trying to get rid of your fears because makes you more fearful and anxious about it. If you don’t face your fears it will turn into a bigger problem making it harder to resolve.
If you want to help a friend with a fear you need to be supportive and stay calm. Everyone has different fears and different ways to cope with them. As a friend you can ask them if they want to go see theripsit because they might be able to offer more help using things like exposure therapy, or talking it out. if they would like your help you can start to slowly introduce them into the fear. You can also talk about the fear can also help a lot. Never force it on a person it can make the fear worse.
Fear can make you act out irrationally, it can cause anxiety attacks, can play with your mind and make you do things that you don’t want to. The feeling of fear can change your metabolic, organ functions, and behavior. Constantly having fear can cause relationships to change, being always scared and not doing things your friends would want to do can decrease the amount of time spent together which can decrease the level of friendship or relationship you have. It can cause eating disorders, if you are scared to make decisions, to not eat, to eat, or being scared of certain types of food can either increase your mount of consumption or decrease it which is not good.
I deal with my own fears by trying to face them, though sometimes it can be hard in the long run I know it will be beneficial to try to face them. I am terrified of the dentist, when we drive past the dentist I begin to cry even if were not going there. When we go to the dentist my body tenses up, but I have gotten a lot better though I used to lock my self in the car and refuse to go in. facing fears is way better then hiding from them, Its scary when you fist try to face them but as you continually do it it can get better.