posted on Nov, 17 2011 @ 11:22 PM
I have met people who were afraid of the sky and also of depth - incorrectly referred to as "fear of heights" - notably of dark water. I should think
the connection between the two is obvious.
It has nothing to do with actual threats, or even with feelings of "smallness". Like agoraphobia, it stems from separation anxiety. And reasoning is
powerless against it (although proper cognitive therapy can be effective long-term).
Fear of Fear??
Yes, fear of fear is a very real fear.
I happen to know this fear personally. It runs in the family.
It is perhaps the worst kind of fear.
It is not debilitating, like many other fears, but the damage it can inflict is much deeper.
edit on 17-11-2011 by AdAstra because: (no reason given)