Do you go to great lengths to avoid a particular object or situation because of an extreme fear?
You’re not alone: 13% of the population experiences a phobia of some sort.
One phobia in particular affects an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the U.S. alone – Friday the 13th. But the most feared date on the calendar is only one out of hundreds of phobias.
Lots of people suffer from some of the most common phobias:
|Common Phobias||Definition||% of people affected|
|Acrophobia||Fear of Heights|
|Arachnophobia||Fear of Spiders|
|Aerophobia||Fear of Flying|
|Astraphobia||Fear of Thunder & lightning|
|Dentophobia||Fear of Dentist|
So while occasions like Friday the 13th may seem frightening, you and millions of others really have nothing to fear.