He fear (from Latin timor) is a passion of the mood that leads a subject to try to escape from what you consider risky, dangerous or harmful for your person . Fear, therefore, is a presumption, suspicion or suspicion of future harm .
For example: “I feel fear for what may happen to me”, "Fear led Adriana to lock herself in her house", "The blue-haired man caused a great fear to the neighbors of the neighborhood for his violent attitudes and his contempt for life".
Fear is used as a synonym for fear , the anguishing emotion for an imaginary or real risk. It is an unpleasant sensation that arises from natural aversion to threats.
Being a primary emotion , it can be said that fear is part of the adaptive scheme of human beings and animals, since it represents a mechanism of survival and defending . Thanks to fear, an individual can respond quickly to an adverse situation.
All human beings at some time in their lives have felt fear and that is that this is a painful emotion, a common instinct, that takes place when a certain event that is to be avoided is going to occur in the near future.
In the same way, the fact that we all felt fear at some point also brings with it that many of the situations or decisions that we have before us avoid them and do not start making them simply for fear of the consequences they may bring.
All this without forgetting that there is also what is known as irrational fear. This is that kind of fear that is fundamentally identified because it is not supported by anything, it is totally imaginary, but nevertheless it has the strength to prevent someone from doing something concrete. A clear example of this is that many people drive in fear because they think they are going to have an accident.
Fear, moreover, it is important that we be clear that it can become a phobia. As a general rule that is absolutely illogical, there is no circumstance that makes it understood. Thus, there are phobias of spiders, dark places, birds ...
In everyday language, there is a hypothetical scale that places fear as an emotion lighter than fear, and at a level lower than terror . A threatening but tied dog can generate fear; an aggressive and loose dog, fear; Finally, a pack of rabid and exalted dogs is in a position to cause terror.
Fear can also mutate a entertainment form . That is the case of horror stories or films of the same genre, which generate fear but can be enjoyed since they do not pose a specific danger.
However, we must not overlook the existence of what is known as fear of God. It is about respect and fear that you have to have in God. But that term is also used to refer to the desire that every human being has to achieve the wisdom that God possesses in regard to good and evil.