There is a fear for every verb and noun in the English language. A fear can be described as uncontrollable anxiety or terror of a possible event or situation. It causes an unpleasant feeling that can cause some people to become completely petrified. Everyone has some type of fear. It may be minute or it may be very obvious. It may be fear of a physical thing or it may be of an idea or belief. Fear can be used to control or manipulate a population of people. Fear is one of the most powerful emotions a person can experience. .
Alfred Hitchcock implemented fear as the main focus of his film, Vertigo. The main character, "Scottie", has a devout fear of falling, which caused him to experience vertigo. His fear ruled his everyday life and caused him to not be able to save the person he believed to be Madeleine. He was disgusted at the fact that he had lost the love of his life due to his fear. His life was turned upside down. Fear often causes one to become so sidetracked that the person doesn't understand why the fear is inflicting them.
The first time a fear is experienced is usually the memory that fuels the fear in the future. As long as that memory is evident in a person's mind, the fear will seem to be a realistic threat to them. In reality, the person is often overreacting to a small situation that reminds them of that initial incident.
Fears are categorized as phobias. A phobia is defined as a persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous. .
There are hundreds of types of phobias including acrophobia, the fear of .
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Fear can affect one's self image and detract from one's well being. It can make a person feel as is someone is out to get them. It can also make you feel like you are trapped in a situation. In fact, fear can make you experience a multitude of emotions.