What is Fear?

Emotions play an important part in our daily lives and fear is one such emotion. It is an unpleasant emotion caused by a perceived threat and is pre-programmed into all animals and people as an instinctive response to potential danger.

Biologically speaking, when a person experiences fear, certain areas in their brain take control causing physical reactions such as:

* Rapid heart rate
* Increased blood pressure
* Tightening of muscles
* Increased sweating

All these are protective mechanisms to increase our chances of survival.

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