There are three types of fear that we can experience. Are there any fears listed that you recognize?
An appropriate fear
This is a healthy fear that warns you to be careful. Por ejemplo: driving too fast on a slow road can cause a fear inside of us which tells us to slow down; noticing a weapon in your school and feeling a fear that causes you to report it. This fear is part of human instinct, and it can help protect your safety.
An innate fear
This is a fear that has been with you since birth. Por ejemplo: some people are afraid of reptiles or insects, and don’t know why. This fear can be overcome with support from a counselor or mentor.
An acquired fear
This is a fear that you have because of an experience that you had in life. Por ejemplo: you broke your leg when learning to snowboard and are now afraid to snowboard. This fear can be overcome by confronting it. Por ejemplo: going to a class with a trainer who can help you learn to snowboard.
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