These Illustrated Phobia Facts Probably Won’t Hurt You

Don’t be Afraid of these Phobia Facts. Be Very Afraid.

Whether it’s spiders, public speaking, or public speaking to spiders, there’s always something that scares the crap out of anybody. For some, it’s not haha oh you got me funny, phobias can be downright terrifying. Luckily, these following facts aren’t, unless you’re scared of cartoon clowns. Which is most people. Sorry.

1. Movie Night.

Phobia Facts: Watching a horror movie could burn off 6 cups of popcorn.

2. Leap of faith!

Phobia Facts:Exposure therapy, a treatment using voluntary, gradual encounters with the source of the phobias to overcome fear, has a success rate of up to 90%.

3. Public Speaking / Shaming.

Phobia Facts: 25.3% of adults have Glossophobia, The fear of public speaking. Only 7.6% have Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns.

4. Gone in 3 seconds.

Phobia Facts: The instant our senses detect danger, our brains rev up the adrenal glands. We’re sweating, breathing faster, our pupils have dilated, and our digestion stopped, all within 3 seconds.

5. Road Trips.

Phobia Facts: Up to 5% of the U.S. population suffers from claustrophobia.

6. Thanks Mom, Thanks Dad

Phobia Facts: Phobias may be passed down through generations VIA D.N.A.

7. Lie Down and Tell Me Everything.

Phobia Facts: According to the psychiatry handbook, there are 3 Phobia types.

8. Alot of top Fears in 1 image.

Phobia Facts: A Chapman University study found that our #1 fear is walking alone at night.

9. If only it didn’t seem so true…

Phobia Facts: #4 - Being the victim of a mass/random shooting.

10. Cheers!

Phobia Facts:If seeing an empty beer glass causes you to shudder involuntarily, you probably have Cenosillicaphobia.


Full text for these Illustrated Phobia Facts Won’t Hurt You:

1. Movie Night.

Watching a horror movie could burn off 6 cups of popcorn. A U. of Westminster study showed watching a SCARY movie burns up to 184 calories due to increased heart rate and metabolism.

2. Geronimo!

Exposure therapy, a treatment using voluntary, gradual encounters with the source of the phobias to overcome fear, has a success rate of up to 90%.

3. Public Speaking.

25.3% of adults have Glossophobia, The fear of public speaking. Only 7.6% have Coulrophobia, the fear of clowns.

4. Gone in 3 seconds.

The instant our senses detect danger, our brains rev up the adrenal glands. We’re sweating, breathing faster, our pupils have dilated, and our digestion stopped, all within 3 seconds.

5. Road Trips.

Up to 5% of the U.S. population suffers from claustrophobia.
In a study requiring an MRI diagnosis, 13% of the patients reported having a panic attack during the procedure.

6. Thanks Mom, Thanks Dad

Phobias may be passed down through generations VIA D.N.A. according to Emory University Researchers, mice passed on traumatic experiences to offspring through genetic switches.

7. Lie Down and Tell Me Everything.

According to the psychiatry handbook, there are 3 Phobia types:
Specific Phobia: Fear caused by a specific thing or situation
Social Phobia: Fear of how people will react to you
Agoraphobia: Fear of stressful situations

8. Alot of top Fears in 1 image.

A Chapman University study found that our #1 fear is walking alone at night. At #2 – becoming the victim of identity theft.

9. If only it didn’t seem so true…

Coming in right above our #5 fear of public speaking is #4 – Being the victim of a mass/random shooting.

10. Cheers!

If seeing an empty beer glass causes you to shudder involuntarily, you probably have Cenosillicaphobia.