fear

The Emotional Curve

Many experts define an emotion as a subjective state that has an overwhelming or intense affective load. While it’s difficult to explicitly describe emotions, everyone can describe these subjective states in a clear way. For example, you can describe a…

Anticipatory Anxiety

People who live with anticipatory anxiety deal with uncertainty and worry that make it hard to breathe. They’re victims of their harried minds, always imagining the worst. There are few experiences worse than feeling trapped by permanent angst, your body and…

Humans and Mortality

Humans are the only species that understand that there’s a finite end to life. Humans even created an entire discipline to study the finite nature of man, called philosophy. We spend a lot of time reflecting on death. It seems…

Can You Be Too Trusting?

Has anyone ever accused you of being too trusting? Many people are under the impression that trusting other people is a bad thing. However, are others allowed to call you “naive” for placing your trust in people? The answer is…

The Fear of Taking the First Step

The fear of taking the first step is the main thing that sabotages your dreams, both big and small. It’s precisely in that first step where most people get stuck because fear takes a hold of you. However, if you…

Is it Possible to Live without Fear?

You’ve probably wished it were possible to live without fear. However, fear is a basic human emotion that keeps you safe from danger. Unfortunately, it’s also an emotion that likes to take control. This makes it hard sometimes to tell whether…

Why Do People Lie?

Why do people lie? You’ve probably asked yourself this question at some point in your life. In general, people lie because they’re afraid of what’ll happen if the truth comes out. They don’t want people to know what they did,…

Aquaphobia: The Fear of Water

Water is an absolutely necessary part of life for most living creatures. Not being in frequent contact with it in some way or another is tricky, and a big problem for anyone with aquaphobia, or the fear of water. Aquaphobia is…

Why Do We Like To Experience Fear?

Scary movies continue to gain followers as time goes by. Haunted houses, survival zombies, and scary experiences overall are now more fashionable than ever. And yet, if someone were to ask us why we like to experience fear, we simply…

Being Paralyzed by Fear: Why it Happens

Today, we’ll talk about why we’re paralyzed by fear instead of actively reacting to certain stressful situations. Why do our muscles shut down, keeping us from moving, when the logical thing instead would be to either fight or flight? We…

Enthusiastic People: Traits and Values

Some people are just irresistible. They’re the kind of people you feel completely at ease with, and they never seem to be making much of an effort. The common denominator of these people is enthusiasm. Do you want to be…

Taking Action When You’re Full of Fears

We’ve all had a fear that kept us from taking action. For example, now you may be afraid that your partner will leave you, that you’ll lose your job, or even that you’ll have an accident. And several hidden attitudes…

The Fear of Being Alone

The fear of being alone is inherent to human beings. As social beings, we need to have other people around us to feel fulfilled. In fact, many of our abilities are linked to other people. The bonds you develop with…

Deferred Happiness Syndrome

Deferred happiness syndrome arises as a result of bad time management. This is when you delay your desires time and time again due to various responsibilities that come up in your life. These delays are relentless and come one after…

I Want to Be a Mom, but I’m Afraid

Times have changed so much, and so has our understanding of motherhood. In some ways it has changed for the better, but with those changes come some myths that make some women feel intimidated. Even some women who want children decide…

The Body Language of Fear

Although feeling scared is normal and perfectly valid, there are situations in which making it obvious isn’t in our best interest. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you see it), the body language of fear may sometimes reveal how we’re feeling…