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Mind-Killer: The Psychology of Fear

It is an established truth that fear has the potential to both strengthen and weaken us. This paper will attempt to explore how it does this, as well

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It is an established truth that fear has the potential to both strengthen and weaken us. This paper will attempt to explore how it does this, as well identify what other parts of psychology play a role in shaping our emotional response when we are frightened.

 

Fear has a way of affecting even the bravest person. Fear can be so daunting that it can make someone second-guess their actions, or worse, give up altogether on something they once loved doing for fear of failure. This is interesting because while greed may not necessarily motivate people to take action in life as much as fear does; there will always be those who are motivated by money and wealth to gain more power than anyone else holds - like an addiction drug addict needs his next fix just one more time before he quits forever!

 

Modern psychology, some analysts believe, all too often boils down to fear in some form or another. If this is to be believed, then fear might actually play a bigger role in shaping a person's psychology than any other intrinsic factors.

 

The Spartans were known for their fearlessness on the battlefield. However, this reputation was not deserved at all! The Spartan society was structured so any deviation from it would put one's place in that community in jeopardy and relationships with others could be threatened as well; therefore making everyone fearful of ostracism. Losing love is a difficult thing to accept, and when we grow up without feeling loved in the home environment it can be even harder. The fear of being unloved may have started as an infant who was afraid for his or her own safety due to parents' fighting; this idea that something bad could happen at any minute left them with perpetual anxiety about their surroundings. As they grew into adulthood, these feelings morphed into other psychological disorders including depression-caused by low self-esteem--and panic attacks which would result from those thoughts getting too loud in one's head.

 

In fact, people have a subconscious tendency to deny even the feeling of fear. Most people would prefer to shift their emotions to things like anger or depression, rather than accept their fears. This can be due to a number of factors, including environment, upbringing, and previous experiences. Most experts believe that the key to overcoming this problem is to recognize the fear as fear, rather than defining it as something that it appears similar to. People who have this problem often develop the fears they have during childhood, but rather than outgrow those fears, they have allowed them to remain rooted in their psyche. This may not necessarily damage mental health, but it can have some unwanted effects on how a a person interacts socially.

 

Of course, not everything about fear should be seen as a negative. It has been said that fear “is what separates heroes from the rest of us.” Fear also helps ensure the survival of the human race. Fear triggers many survival instincs that prevent us or cause us to avoidtaking too many unnecessary risks. Fear also triggers the body to enter survival mode when faced with extreme danger, pumping large amounts of adrenaline into the system to give ordinary humans the near-superhuman physical abilities needed to survive certain situations. Fear prevents people from taking unreasonable risks that could endanger their current status, whether the risk is social, physical, financial, or sexual.

 

It is only when people fail to acknowledge fear or acknowledge it too much that it becomes a problem. Of course, this is easier said than done. Despite being a natural and integral part of the human psyche and survival instinct, fear is often derided by modern society as something that is unwanted or should be faced down. Literature and culture are filled with references to larger-than-life figures that literally feared nothing and took insane risks, which are things that are well outside the grasp of the average Joe. While there are some fears that are unreasonable and people should make every effort possible to cast them out, it is a good idea to understand that being afraid is not always a negative thing.