Tag: 28 tricks for a fearless grade 6

Who’s Afraid of Confined Spaces? (Fearless February Day 9)

Claustrophobia. The fear of being in a confined space. Most statistics claim that upwards of 10% of people are claustrophobic. If you’re not one of them, you might think this is a fear of small spaces. But it’s more complicated. It’s an irrational fear… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Confined Spaces? (Fearless February Day 9)”

Who’s Afraid of Horses? (Fearless February Day 8)

Equinophobia. AKA Hippophobia. The fear of horses. Okay, so maybe the answer to the question, “Who’s afraid of horses?” is “Almost nobody.” But if horses were as commonly kept as dogs, this phobia would skyrocket. Horses are big scary herbivores. And they bite. I know this… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Horses? (Fearless February Day 8)”

Who’s Afraid of Blood? (Fearless February Day 7)

Hemophobia. Fear of blood. Hemophobics are easy to spot in grade school: they’re the ones screaming and crying when the nurse comes around. They simply cannot stand the sight of blood — their own or anyone else’s. Like most phobics, they experience anxiety, dread… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Blood? (Fearless February Day 7)”

Who’s Afraid of Being Alone (Fearless February Day 6)

Autophobia. AKA Monophobia. The fear of being alone. Table for one? Few of us relish the idea of going out to eat alone. You need a book or a tablet to keep you company. Going to bars alone? Ew.  Being home alone? Bring it… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Being Alone (Fearless February Day 6)”

Who’s Afraid of Vomiting? (Fearless February Day 5)

Emetophobia. Fear of Vomit. I’ll spare you the photos and make it brief. There are some people so afraid of vomit that they won’t eat out in case of food poisoning. If there’s a flu going round, these folks are calling in sick. Some… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Vomiting? (Fearless February Day 5)”

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