I. IDENTIFY YOUR FEARS

The three categories represented by the above photos are important factors assessing fears.   Fears are those things which alert us to the presence of danger, rather it be physical or psychological. Sometimes those dangers are real. Other times they are only perceived and not real. The primary causes of fear include trauma, biology, environmental factors, manipulation, overprotective parenting, and social factors.

The first photo regarding Personality Type is important because each person reacts to and solves fears in different ways.  Knowledge of the four Personality Types provides insights in handling these stresses.   Sigmund Freud divided the human personality into three parts, the id, ego and superego.  The id deals with instinctive or primitive urges and is controlled entirely by the subconscious.  The ego deals with real world actions and is controlled mostly by the conscious mind.  The superego deals with the imposition of morals by society. It is controlled by both the subconscious and conscious.  The superego is the main source for the feeling of guilt. 

The four typical responses to a perceived danger are: attack, run, analyze, and hide.  This seems incredibly consistent with the four personality types.  But there are insufficient scientific studies to prove that connection.  

The second photo covers a list of common fears.  Most people have several of these fears and in varying degrees. For example, 70 percent of the people are afraid of public speaking while only 11 percent have a fear of dogs. 

Fear is the general expression.  Phobia refers to an extreme amount of fear that interferes with the daily activities and quality of life.  In that regard, phobias are abnormal and usually requires professional help.   Since true phobias require treatment they will not be addressed herein.

The third photo relates to manipulation.  This is the cause of a very large portion of the Fears that exist.  Some manipulations may be obvious but the vast majority are hidden.  Emotions make finding them difficult.  This section discusses manipulation basics, how emotions play a large role, and how to recognize the signs. 

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