What Are Your Greatest Fears? Here Are America’s Top 10
Everyone has fears, some may seem irrational to people who don't share them. Many are commonplace. Some people are afraid of spiders, heights, rats, and the list goes on. I just strolled through the building & asked a few coworkers about their greatest fears. The one that really struck me was a coworker who said hers was fear of losing loved ones. I've lost two siblings to cancer, so I can empathize. That's not my greatest fear, however. A recent study, published by SWNS, listed America's top 10 common fears. I found #10 a little surprising. A reported 5% are afraid of birds.
Here's the rest:
#9 fear of flying (14%)
#8 the dark (15%)
#7 Fear of public speaking (17%) Sorry, I can't relate to that one.
#6 18% of us are afraid of clowns
#5 & #4 are a tie. Claustrophobia & fear of needles (21%)
#3, at 23%, fear of going to the dentist.
#2 38% of us are afraid of heights
What's America's #1 fear?...
51% of us are afraid of snakes.
Three of mine are on the list. I'm telling which ones. That way no one can use them against me. Does that sound paranoid?