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Top 10 fears people have

People are scared of many things, but here is the top 10 fears of others.

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Bugs, snakes, other animals.

Bugs, snakes, other animals.

According to the Washington Post, the number one fear in America is the fear of snakes, spiders etc.

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Heights

Heights

The fear of heights is called Acrophobia. Fear of heights or Acrophobia is a debilitating anxiety disorder that affects nearly 1 in every 20 adults. They feel nervous, dizzy, extremely scared and more.

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Open or Crowded Spaces

Open or Crowded Spaces

This one you might not have seen coming, agoraphobia. Agoraphobia is the fear of having a panic (or anxiety) attack in a place that may be difficult to escape from, or a open or crowded space. The symptoms of this fear can be different. Some people prefer to be with others, and are afraid to be alone, some people are the total opposite and hate being around others.

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Fear of Small Spaces

Fear of Small Spaces

The fear of small spaces, also known as claustrophobia. This fear is very common. Its being afraid of tight or small spaces. For example, being in elevators.

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Fear of germs

Fear of germs

Germophobia is the fear of germs. To sum it up, people just can't stand the idea of being around germs, or being contaminated by germs. These people are constantly cleaning, showering, washing their hands etc.

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Fear of flying

Fear of flying

The fear of flying also known as Aerophobia, effects 25% of Americans. The physical symptoms include sweating, trembling, increased heart rate and many more.

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Fear of Public Speaking

Fear of Public Speaking

Glossophobia, also known as the fear of public speaking is also very common.
Many people experience some degree of stage anxiety before speaking/performing at events; however most manage to get over it no matter how unpleasant they may find it.

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Fear of Failure Phobia

Fear of Failure Phobia

The fear of failure aka Atychiphobia, is a fear many people have and they might not even know it. The idea of failure scares them to the point where everything they do must be perfect.

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Fear of Needles Phobia

Fear of Needles Phobia

This fear is also a fear that is very well known. Everyone from infants to the elderly either have this fear, or have had this fear. Trypanophobia. Trypanophobia is a very real phobia affecting nearly 3.5 to 10% of the world’s population.

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Fear of Commitment

Fear of Commitment

I guess you could say this fear is more for the adults. Gamophobia, or the fear of commitment. To sum it up, its basically the fear of marriage. What's crazy is, studies show that a person might be afraid of getting married but he/she might still remain committed to a single partner for life.