Quiz: Answer These Questions and We’ll Guess What Your Most Irrational Fear Is
Answer These Questions and We’ll Guess What Your Most Irrational Fear Is
By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz

Did you know that having a diagnosed phobia is actually a mental illness? People can also be afraid of things without having a diagnosed phobia, and they can certainly hold onto fears without going on a talk show where the host brings that feared things on stage to torment the subject. Maybe bugs really creep you out and any time you see a bug, you freak out. That's totally normal.

When the word "irrational" is in front of your fear, it means that your fear doesn't exactly make sense. It is normal to be afraid of a giant, barking dog, but it is irrational to be afraid of a little poodle with a bow in its hair. This is where the difference in fears, phobias and irrational fears comes from. Because irrational fears don't make a ton of sense to people who don't suffer from them, it can be hard to determine where the fear came from and why it is still hanging around.

But with careful consideration, and carefully worded questions, it is possible to figure out what your irrational fears are. Based on how you handle other situations in life, react to things out of your control, and even a deep-dive into what you were like as a kid can all be hints as to where your fear originated. Answer these questions and we'll guess what your irrational fear is!

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If you were met with your deepest fear, do you think you could actually handle it?

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Do you ever feel worried about your ability to go about your daily life?

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Are you actually afraid of something, or are you afraid of the worst possible outcome of interacting with that thing?

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Is it possible that someone told you this particular thing was scary and that is why you fear it?

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Is there anything in your childhood or in your cultural consciousness that might explain your fear?

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If you had to pick the one thing you are most passionate about, what would it be?

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Who is the one person you'd want by your side in a time of crisis?

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Do you miss out on a lot of life activities because of your fear?

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When you are going through a rough time in general, how do you handle it?

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If you could change anything about yourself, aside from your fear, what would it be?

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Do you feel like you owe anyone an apology because of your fears?

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