This Is What Your Fears Say About Your Personality
Nerve-wracking phobias are not exactly irrational and that’s why they reveal something about inherent character. A phobia isn’t born overnight, it is cultivated and is deep-rooted within one’s psyche as a result of a continuous or singular negative and traumatic experience one may have experienced as a child. In fact, common problems such as childhood insecurities could give rise to phobias interpreted through symbolism in the human mind. And since everyone is unique, thus individualistic phobias are associated with that type of personality which has the potential to create it. This is how a phobia can reveal your personality.
1 Fear of clowns: It means you value sincerity and honesty
A fear of clowns means you value honesty and sincerity. If you know about the movie “It”, did you watch it? I’m sure not because it would have made your heart skip a beat. Fear of clowns or coulrophobia isn’t uncommon. Studies at the University of Sheffield found how the majority of 250 children admitted that clowns terrified them. Clowns are depicted as tricksters and according to Carlin Flora a psychologist “Because reading facial expressions has long been a key to survival, our inability to discern a clown’s expressions (and true intentions) underneath what covers their face raises automatic suspicions.”
Clowns to some people are unknowable and hence to be feared
Thus, those who fear clowns value their own honesty and transparency and will expect that people around them to do the same. This is why to such people, a clown is something unknowable and thus to be feared. However, do not allow your logical nature to keep yourself from clowning around once in a while.
2The fear of blood: You are a calm person
A fear of blood is called homophobia and includes injuries, injections, etc. Looking at blood seeping from a wound would instantly put you on the defensive, increase your blood pressure and your heart rate in the same manner as a panic attack. Neuroscientist Jordan Gaines says that “fainting at the sight of blood may be a primitive reflex buried deep in our brain.” You subconsciously associate blood with negativity and something gone wrong.
You are also strong and protective
A fear of blood means you’re calm and collected which signals your brain of impending danger. This means that you are strong and protective. You also are a calm and collective person who values and appreciates your own body which is why you try your best to look after it. Utilize your beautifully focused Zen to help other stressful colleagues to remain calm and composed.
3A fear of snakes: You stand up for others
A slimy slithering serpent sends a chill down anyone’s spine but you especially may have a deep fear of snakes and cannot stand the sight of one. This also means that this fear is a result of your own protective instinct towards those close to you. According to psychology today, a scientific theory states that “humans and other primates are predisposed to acquire fears of critters that once threatened our ancestors’ lives.” Where you are concerned, you value relationships and will never be neutral in an argument standing up for one who is right. You are a loyal friend who stands their ground but don’t allow your quick temper to become an obstacle. Keep the balance in relationships and learn to make compromises when necessary.