Arachnophobia the fear of spiders

In truth arachnophobia is the fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions but many people only fear spiders. Now I have to say this really depends on where you live in the world.

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If like me you live in Ireland and you see a spider you can simple pick it up and move it. There could be the extreme case where a neighbour has lost a dangerous one or maybe a pet shop that keeps dangerous spiders.

I had to add that last bit in, just in case!

Now if you live in a country where a spider’s bite can do damage or even kill then being vigilant is prudent. It all comes down to, is the fear unreasonable or is there real grounds for it.

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It may be that you came from a country were the threat was real to now living in a country with no dangerous spiders. Where being vigilant is now redundant but the habit is so ingrained that you can’t stop jumping when you see a spider.

Other possible reasons for your fear of spiders!

Maybe you had a spider crawl over your face when you were very young and as a baby you couldn’t get it off. This does happen and when you think about how many spiders are around its bound to happen. I know if you’re reading this that may not be a pleasant thought but it depends on the threat factor.

Another common way to pick up this fear is, as a young child (under 7) you see a parent or guardian scream at the sight of a spider and jump away or even pull you away and your subconscious makes a connection. A protector, a care giver, someone you depend on for your safety is scared of these things then they must be dangerous.

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