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quote:Originally posted by The ChiefHi Everyone,Could any of you possibly offer a definition as to the cause of the following:1. Fear2. Anxiety3. PhobiaIf at all possible could you give seperate answers and be general and non technical please. I look forward to hearing from you.Regards,The Chief.
quote:but one of the consequences of fear is that one tends to switch into automatic reaction mode, and switch out of rational thought mode.
quote:Phobia is an endemic and unjustified fear of a very specific situation. I do not mean that it is unjustifiable, only that the person who labels the fear as a phobia believes it to be unjustified
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyThey may not be acting rationally but a cause, a given circumstance can make an irrationally act reasonable and therefore rational, and that would of course be dependent on the level of fear. And of course the level of fear which would cause someone to switch into the automatic reaction mode (flight or fight) or cause someone's thinking process to shutdown would be at the most extreme end of the scale where even the most well trained person can on occasions react unwisely. Most levels of fear which you or I will experience would cause you to stop and think before you act. And therefore thinking is a main consequence of fear
quote:quote:Phobia is an endemic and unjustified fear of a very specific situation. I do not mean that it is unjustifiable, only that the person who labels the fear as a phobia believes it to be unjustified. Which doesn’t make it unjustified because one persons personal thoughts on a given situation cannot be used to label it for others.
quote:Originally posted by ukmickyChief do fears really cause accidents. I would have thought the reverse would be a truer statement as the lack of fears etc takes away the thinking factor from our driving, autopilot takes over and we drive carelessly.
quote:I can tell you all that the EU parliament is passing legislature that will mean that everyone will have their driving reassessed at 5 yearly intervals, so that means I'd better brush up a bit too.