Ouch! This is the Number One Biggest Fear of People in Idaho
I don’t get scared easily. I laugh through haunted houses and love watching scary movies, but I’m not immune to fear. I’m a true scaredy-cat when it comes to spiders and I’m terrified of heights. But when it comes to the biggest fear of the average Idahoan, I don’t even flinch.
What Is The Biggest Fear Of Idahoans
In a story that I wrote back in 2018, I found that the most common fear for people in Idaho was spiders. I get that since those eight-legged creatures are the worst. All it takes is seeing a spider or walking through an errant string of webbing and I automatically feel like the spider is now on me somewhere. But the times have changed and spiders are no longer the fear that haunts our dreams in Idaho. The new biggest fear is needles.
What Do Idahoans Fear The Most
Needles, to me, are an odd thing to be afraid of. When I get shots or donate blood I usually watch as the needle stabs my skin. It sounds creepy, but it doesn’t gross me out or make me want to run away. If shots were administered by spider bite it would be a totally different story.
The fear of needles is called ‘trypanophobia’ which I found out in an article on the Your Local Security website. They went through Google data to find what each state is searching for when it comes to fear. Alaska, Vermont, and the Dakotas share our fear of pointy objects. Do you agree that needles are scary or do you have a different fear - like public speaking, clowns, or being alone?