Most phobias fall into two categories: Fear from experience or fear from instinct. The ones brought about by a single event or association are the simplest to work out. Watched Stephen King’s ‘IT’ as a kid? Clowns are terrifying. Had a big spider thrown at you one Halloween? Spiders are terrifying. It’s easy.
Some of the instinctive ones are simple too. Heights, snakes, sudden loud noises; these are all survival tactics.
But feet? Seriously? Read the rest of this entry »