Fear can be loosely described as the believe that there is something that is out there that is going to get you and there’s nothing you can do to stop it.
Fear can represent itself in different ways such as worry, panic, hopelessness, nervousness, stress, etc.
In most cases fear can spring in your life from variety of sources. Perhaps you are experiencing fear as a result of trying to conceal mistakes / imperfections. Or you perhaps you are ashamed of something you have done in the past and you fear that it will come to light one day.
Or if you are like me, you are experiencing fear because as a result of trying to control too many things in your life.
Fear and anxiety usually go hand in hand.
Fear often serves to prepare people for a perceived future threat and find potential solutions to problems, however worrying itself can become compulsive and people can develop a sense of lack of control or over their worrying, which may constitute a disorder.
Let’s have a look at the difference responses between fear anxiety: