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Essential facts about the causes of Ophidiophobia and the causes of Zoophobia

Fear as we all know all know, is the act of being incessantly scared about something that causes us distress. While this can be caused by a lot of other reasons, there are some people in our lives whose reason for fear is because of the causes of ophidiophobia or the causes of zoophobia. For people who are ophiophobic, they are the kind of people that are always on the edge when they get to see snakes, and this is because ophidiophobia is all about the fear of snakes and this mental state of mind is often with an over heightened amount of fear that makes people all around those people to panic. On the other hand, people who are zoophobic are the ones who get scared of almost any kind of animals. There are people who from time to time say that they do not want to visit those places where animals are at, these kind of people can be said to be zoophobic because they are constantly traumatized when they have to deal with the fact that they are facing a particular animal alone.


The first and major cause of ophidiophobia is as a result of the fact that those who are scared of reptiles have often times being seeing reptiles before and they never really envisaged that the animals could in any way harm them or their loved ones. However, one of those days when they felt like they are free to exercise their discretion as regards such animals, the animal ends up biting one of their loved ones. Reptiles come in different sizes and shapes and sometimes depending on how deep one’s phobia is for snakes, it might be the size of the snake that makes them incessantly scared.

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On the other hand, one other reason why people are zoophobic is because of the fact that they have at one point or the other being attacked by the animals that they are scared of, or such people have imagined in their mind that if they get too close to a particular animal, it is likely that the animal hurts them. Sometimes for some people, it is not then danger that the animal poses that causes them fear but the idea that they hold strongly in their minds about the imminent danger that such animal could pose. While so many people do understand that there are some snakes that actually do not hurt people, the people who are ophiophobic always feel that no matter how harmless a snake can be, it is likely that such a snake would harm them.


In times past, some people have felt that the best way in which people can overcome these kinds of mental condition is for such people who fear such animals to be around those animals, but this hasn’t proven to be effective because of the way that such people respond when they see the animals that they fear.