• We are born afraid of only two things falling and loud noises. All our other
fears are learned and influenced by
our environments and cultures.
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    • That is not true. Evolution has taught you to fear snakes insects predators, even the dark. Falling actually is one that you actually learn. There's a specific stage of a baby's development where the leant not to crawl off edges
      B8Rater 2 aug
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    • Actually the one thing literally everyone is afraid of (EVEN people who don’t have a sense of fear) is having a second party deprive them of oxygen
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    • Suffocation is actually number one. You and your body panick no matter how cool you are
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    • Except that's not true at all, all people, even people unable to fell fear from medical conditions, experience terror when they start to run out of breathable air
      usa_no_1 2 aug
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    • So introduce guns and bungee jumping to your children as early as possible so they can be fearless.
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    • All Fear is based around Death
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    • I'm horrified by spiders and have no idea why
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    • That's fucking dumb as hell and not true, we have innate aversions/fears of objects, creatures, locations, and even other humans because our amygdala recognizes danger before we do
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    • They are the only things my dogs are scared of now I think of it
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    • Ummm.....no.
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    • We’re also naturally scared of the dark (some people are scared more or less than others but the dark at least makes us all slightly on edge). And it’s theorized that phobias of predatory animals are also innate. There’s more than one possible reasons why that is.
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    • Not true. Kids initially don't have a fear of heights before 4 months old IIRC
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    • I fucking hate the dark. I just can’t fathom it. Anything could be in the dark. But it’s not as bad as I’m older now but still.
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    • Actually the only thing that everyone is afraid of regardless of being blind or deaf, is being suffocated/feeling like you can't breathe
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    • That’s total bullshit. There’s a hundred other ways to scare a newborn baby that don’t involve either of those two things.
      _Godless 2 aug
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    • This is not true at all. We are born with many fears. Fear of strange animals, fears of others outside of our social group, and fear of general situations we are unsure of. Fear played a huge part in evolution and kept us alive. What you mean to say, is you don’t have to let your fear control you.
      Heron 3 aug
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    • Humans kind of have natural self preservation instincts. So I don't totally buy that
      Grada 2 aug
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    • We're also afraid of the dark, and snakes I think.
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    • I’m pretty sure suffocating/drowning too.
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    • Thats not true i was born afraid of black people
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    • Spiders are scary as shit and none of these lies will detract from that fact
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    • I’m scared of jumping into a body of water and landing on a fish. Freaks me out.
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    • Im afraid of zombies. So afraid all my nightmares are about zombies and me surviving. And my family being eaten. Me, alone in the world.
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    • This is probably false but that's besides the point now quick story about me. I'm actually afraid of being sucked up to the sky I dont know why but I used to have nightmares were I would be pulled by something and I would always hear a beel whenever I couldn't hold on to whatever I was holding on
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    • I'm scared of females, what does that make me
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    • For the arachnophobia people
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    • Spiders are the one physical thing I am undeniably afraid of with no given reason whatsoever. FUCK. SPIDERS.
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    • Too simple to be true...
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    • Drowning? Burning alive? Anyone?
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    • Idk why I’m so deathly afraid of open water and the ocean then
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    • Why do you think toddlers want night lights? It’s bc we used to sleep next to fire, that alone disproves this. Children tend to be afraid of the dark.
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    • I’m scared of anything small flying. A fly, a bee, a moth, even a butterfly, I’m freaked out from it all
      Shadic_ 2 aug
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    • If you dont blink when you watch a hammer slam down your a god
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    • I just had a baby and she does not react to loud noises but she loves hearing her name
      Edgin 5 aug
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    • If you're scared of loud noises you're actually a baby. Like holy shit my dogs are braver than you.
      Krauser 3 aug
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    • I'm also deathly afraid of dying
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    • Everyone is afraid of something, people who say they aren’t afraid of anything are obviously trying to act like a badass because they watch too many cartoons.
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    • There's a lot of ignorant people on this app unaware of the Moro reflex.
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    • Sharks
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    • This is just a very incorrect post
      Jozi_ 2 aug
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    • Play Grounded and you wont be afraid of spiders
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    • I’m not really afraid of anything. Like not in a false-macho way. I don’t really get scared. Like a couple weeks ago I was in a cabin in some pretty dense forest with my friends in the middle of nowhere and a pack of Grey wolves ended up “stalking” us so I ran back to my car, grabbed my shotgun(1/2)
      The_FSM 2 aug
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    • We arent born afraid of anything. We can comprehend all our senses before birth. We are born with implanted instincts, like the comprehension of repetitive patterns to detect predators. However those dont develop till we have a mental awareness of danger from predators. In alot of people with say
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    • But I'm not afraid of falling?
      Bakubroz 2 aug
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    • I saw a theory that Mobiles work because they trigger a primal instinct of birds of prey circling, so the baby quits crying for its safety. Baby ain’t learn that from nobody.
      BigOmy 5 aug
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    • I just assumed we were born with the fear of falling because of how our ancestors lived in trees
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    • Shit needs to stop influencing me.
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    • I'm calling BS. I've never been bitten by a snake, and I'm not afraid of them, but an unexpected one startles me occasionally. I think humans instinctually have an aversion to serpents from them being a danger to us even before we descended from the trees. Just a theory though.
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    • Just don't be scared lol
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    • That is absolutely not true. You're telling me it's not instinct to be afraid of walking towards a tornado or getting in the open ocean with a great white shark? There are probably thousands of things we're naturally afraid of and anyone who isn't are the outliers
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    • Not true. We're born with an aversion to snakes. I'd imagine there are more
      Cacaonut 4 aug
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    • Skydove, so no
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    • Snakes
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    • But loud noises don't scare me
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    • I like the feeling falling gives me.
      _AD_ 2 aug
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    • Bull shit dronwing is not influenced
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    • Also snakes
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    • needles, i fucking hate needles
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    • We also have a fear of shadows moving in our peripheral vision... among others.
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    • Then Why the hell do I have Trypophobia
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    • I mean, have you seen the shit in the deep ocean. It's a pretty reasonable fear
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    • I can’t imagine being afraid of snakes. They’re fucking sick
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    • I hate spiders. I think it originated from a book about spiders I had as a kid
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    • We also have an instinct to protect our head/ neck area. Which is why when people get scared they always shrug their shoulders and put their hands over their head or face
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    • I love loud noises fuck yeah
      bam0217 2 aug
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    • First again again you know
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    • I like my music loud, so this is fake
      kanep0e 3 aug
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    • I feel like this is wrong, because I've never been afraid of either. In fact falling is one of my favorite things. And with the fact that we can't actually test on children like that since the 60s, I highly doubt this is backed by anything significant
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    • Sometimes you go through so much shit u become desensitized to fear entirely. Im only scared of cuts and blood and nothing else. If i get a broken arm or Punched super hard. Couldnt give a shit. If i get a tiny ass cut with blood. I will nearly throw up and blackout
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    • I’m not scared of anything tbh. I don’t want to die but I don’t fear even death. It’s funny to pretend to be scared though cause sometimes you believe yourself. Like the run from the bathroom to your room to escape the “demon” chasing you.
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    • Heights?
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    • Go fuck yourself
      KRIEG 5 aug
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    • I've read about a natural fear most humans have of insects or creatures that crawl, like spiders and centipedes. Its an ew factor we've developed
      0ronny0 5 aug
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    • I have an irrational fear of midgets and clothed birds
      moldydog 5 aug
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    • But baby’s aren’t afraid of falling? Have you ever seen a kid just learning the crawl? You DO NOT put that kid on a couch or bed because they will crawl like there is no end and bust their head open. They only learn after they have done it couple times. My daughter is definitelnot afraid of falling.
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    • People sky dive and blast music real loud its culture that made you think those are fears
      Jft69 5 aug
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    • Genetic play a big tole too, that's why some people are afraid of cats
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    • Yall should look up Trypophobia pics, that shit is disgusting af
      Tyler15 5 aug
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    • The Democrat party wouldn't exist without fear.
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    • Fear of the unknown is definitely one, loud noises falls under it
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    • When my cousin was 1 year old he picked up a corner spider and ate it.
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    • I still think phobias should be based of your reaction to the stimulus. Im scared of spiders, i know they could hurt me. But i dont have arachnophobia.
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    • So if theirs a big ass burning fire you aint scared of the huge heat? I beg to differ
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    • I’m not scared of anything except knowing I’ll probably never be good enough
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    • iFunny said fuck you spider haters
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    • Ummm how about the OCEAN?!
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    • I love snakes, most reptiles & wasps etc but I will scream my head off if I saw a butterfly or a moth
      Txmmy 5 aug
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    • is that Freddie Benson
      chasemi 5 aug
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    • We naturally fear things we do not understand. Many things, we learn about and no longer fear them. Other things, we learn about and fear them more.
      _Wrecks 5 aug
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    • Fo not fear the big spiders, fear alot of small one at the same time
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    • I like loud sounds, I love sounds that are so loud you feel it, fuckin awesome
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    • False, I watch Vsauce.
      Squid42 5 aug
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    • Fear of a supreme being is the worst thing to put in your kids head.
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    • Not true lol
      Jackdaws 5 aug
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    • Sorry but no, the studies needed to substantiate these kind of claims are considered cruel, and have never been allowed nor ever will.. it's a theory, sure, with SOME evidence that has more than an something% likelihood of supporting the theory, but still has another something% that it doesn't
      AMTURN 5 aug
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    • The fear of n*groes is a natural one
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    • I'm absolutely terrified of spiders and I blame it on a nightmare I had when I was a kid where I was eaten alive by a swarm of them
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    • Explain trypophobia cuz I fucking can't
      Aakgak 5 aug
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