posted on Jan, 19 2011 @ 03:27 PM
There is healthy fear (evolutionary fear such as a fear of snakes, fire, heights) and there is unhealthy fear (fear of black cats, spilled salt,
speaking in public, etc). Evolutionary fears have kept humans alive and are 'smart' fears. The unhealthy fears are already labeled by the DSM-IV.
(Psychology book .. check it out online sometime).
Lots of fears are labeled - phobias and disorders etc.