Many suffer from arachnophobia. Fear from the small spider they could easily smash. True, there are some spiders that grow to be a size larger than your hand, but, they’re more common in a South American, Asian, or African jungle or desert, than an urbanized neighborhood in the U. S. A fear sparked from a traumatic experience as a kid? Or a natural instinct to avoid that which can harm you, such as the threat from the bite of a brown recluse?
There are many in my generation who suffer from coulrophobia, “fear of clowns.” Does its origins lie from a traumatic experience as a child? such as being held by one as a toddler? Or most likely, the of watching Stephan King’s It at an age too young. With the Joker being a reinforcement of the distrust of those with face make-up and red noses. Continue reading