Does anyone feel the same? Just now I had to quickly turn off the shower and lights to run back into my bedroom because this spider thought it would be cool to wake up and move around. At first I just saw this big black dot in the corner of the bathroom and decided to watch it out of fascination and fear. Then legs started to spread out and the spider began to glide on it's web. Obviously I freaked out. I wish I didn't have this fear since its so illogical, something that is so insignificant and is more afraid of me is the reason why I can't take a nice shower. I've recently seen the news about that lady who jumped out of a moving car over a spider being on her shoulder which risked her son having severe head injuries from the crash. I don't want to be like that in the future.
Most Helpful Guy
Yea i never really understood that fear. Like for me spiders dont scare me at all. And there isn't anything really to worry about. They usually just do their own thing and dont bother you. But somehow people get freaked out when theyre just crawling around. Sure there are some dangerous ones but even then they dont chase you or anything. It is an irrational fear so i hope you get over it. Its better to realise it for how it is and not overeact.1
Most Helpful Girl
The psychology behind it makes more sense.
Conditioning is where we learn from a repeated behaviour we've seen, based on the outcome.
So.. what has caused most people to be afraid of spiders is the conditioning when we were younger.
In school when a spider showed up in class, everyone would have ran away from the spider screaming right? We then learn from that behaviour that a spider is something we have to stay away from, and in the future when we see one it's been conditioned into us to be scared of it because everyone kept away from it.
So yeah it defeats logic but it's hard to re-train your brain.
I too am absolutely terrified of spiders. Although it's not just spiders, it's all insects. I scream pretty loudly it's very embarrassing haha.1