Everyone is afraid of something! Don't let those blowhards who claim otherwise fool you; everyone one has a fear living inside them somewhere. While your fear of spiders might indeed be a phobia, other folks are afraid of things like cotton balls! Let's dig into your psyche, and we'll take our best guess about the things you fear the most!
Throughout the quiz, we are going to try to freak you out a little. Please be prepared. To get to the bottom of your biggest fear, we need to know some things about you and the things that frighten you the most. We're not talking about the kind of scared you would be to take a shower in a horror movie. We're talking about the everyday fears that can cripple even the bravest of soldiers. Your responses will help us make our best guess. Once we point it out to you, consider it an opportunity to look your fears in the eye and say, "Not today!"
Whether you are afraid of clowns or the IRS, we're confident we can figure out what makes you want to listen to your fight or flight response. Share your most profound thoughts with us, and you'll be amazed at our ability to see to the heart of you. At least, we'll be able to see what makes you tremble like a scared puppy!
Do you like horror films?
Which category of phobias best fits your biggest fear?
Do you like riding on a Ferris wheel?
When was the last time you visited a doctor of any kind?
Which animal scares you the most?
Which is most likely to happen when you get very scared?
Do you enjoy the outdoors?
How do you prefer to travel?
How would you feel if you had to give a presentation to a big group?
Do you get nervous when you go up on one of those elevators where you can clearly see out?
Did you go to a haunted house this year?
Do you kind of enjoy the thrill of being scared?
Which of the following situations would be more frightening to you?
Have you ever made up an excuse to cancel a dentist appointment?
Do you take any pills or drink excessively when you fly on an airplane?
Which job sounds the least appealing to you?
How inconvenient is your biggest fear to your daily life?
Do you think your biggest fear hurts your job performance?
How much anxiety do you experience watching others doing a high-wire act?
Which sound is more disturbing to you?
Do you keep a nightlight on when you sleep?
What's your longest relationship?
How much time do you spend worrying about dying?
Which way of dying would be the worst for you?
Which is the closest to your worst nightmare?
What is your reaction to seeing a spider's web?
When a nurse draws blood from you, do you have to look away?
What's the longest you've ever spent alone?
What's your reaction to seeing a clown?
How often do you wash your hands?
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