As a culture, we have a slight tendency to exaggerate. We don’t just love PSLs — we’re obsessed. We aren’t just neat and tidy — we Kondo.
Another term we like to throw around (regardless of its clinical definition
) is “phobia.” But just because you don’t like being around antique furniture (as Billy Bob Thornton
has mentioned) doesn’t necessarily mean it triggers a severe sense of dread or anxiety. Phobic disorders
, as experts call them, include social anxiety disorder (essentially a fear of interacting with others), as well as specific phobias
, like an overwhelming and irrational fear of spiders. These fears can be the result of general anxiety disorders, past experiences
, or they can be simply inexplicable. And they’re not to be taken lightly — they can really interfere with a person’s life.
That said, everyone has a fear of something, whether they constitute true phobias or not — even celebrities. After all, they’re just like us.
Ahead, 10 celebrities who’ve opened up about the things that scare them the most.