What is the difference between fear and phobia?

What is the difference between fear and phobia?

Liked this question? Tell your friends about it


javascript:mctmp(0);Fear is a normal reaction to a potentially dangerous situation. Fear is a mechanism that protects us from harm, and is deeply ingrained in our subconscious mind. An example of normal fear is not going in the water when you know sharks are present. 

Phobia is irrational fear. An example is feeling nauseous, dizzy headed, and hyperventilating at an image of a shark...

I hope this helps you,

Mike from




Related Questions

Other people asked questions on similar topics, check out the answers they received:

Asked: Education University

My daughter is going to complete her higher secondary education. I want her to pursue her higher education in a well-recognized international university. Can someone guide me how and where to join my ...

Asked: US Navy race relations education specialists I ...

US Navy race relations education specialists I am looking for Graduates of the Navy's race relations school located at the Boca Chica Naval Air Station.

Asked: Benefits of distance education ?

What is the benefits of distance education for the all kind of students like working professional, students etc.

Be The First To Answer

Other people asked questions on various topics, and are still waiting for answer. Would be great if you can take a sec and answer them

More Questions


codeine content

The cult of fear.

There are cults of Greed: casinos. Lust: brothels. Envy: expensive clothiers. Pride: atheist indoctrination. Gluttony: expensive restaurants. Wrath: troublemaker shows on TV. Sloth: indolent leftists. Fear: terrorist cells. Superstition: spiritualist advisors. Hate: the person who calls everyone ...

Does the tendency to develop phobias have any hereditary aspects?

My daughter has paranoid schizophrenia, and we do have a history of it in our family; but it appears that it runs along the maternal side. I was also told by our doctor that her children have an 89% chance of developing it in their lifetime, and her brother has a 50% chance, although the other cases ...

Fighting Phobias

right now I'm having a phobia of a raging typhoon and flood cause of what happened in our country. I'm fighting my phobia right now by staying calm and quiet. I'm also using EFT training to lessen my phobia and other phobia's that I had.