Whether we admit it or not, most of us are scared of something. Sometimes, we grow out of it. When I was little, I hated the dark. I slept with a small nightlight on; my parents would switch it off when I had fallen asleep. Now, I can't get to sleep with a light on; I need it to be dark to fall asleep!
Like lots of people, I'm terrified of spiders. The fear of spiders is known as arachnophobia. I don't mind the little ones, as long as they're not too close to me. It's the spiders with long legs, or those with fat bodies, that scare me! Usually, I leave a jar or cup over the spider and ask my mum to get rid of it! When I was living in France this year, that wasn't an option. I almost screamed when I saw a spider on my toothpaste and had to remove it myself!
I am also scared of clowns. Although they are supposed to be funny, I find their painted faces very creepy and scary! When I was little, I would go to the circus with my family. I loved all the acrobatic tricks and the magic, but I couldn't watch the clowns.
Until this year, I had always loved flying. I still enjoy the take off and landing and going through the clouds. However, when I fly alone I often find myself feeling slightly petrified before the flight leaves. For some reason, I am scared that the plane will crash - even though statistics show that you are more likely to be in a car crash than a plane crash!
There are lots of courses you can take which will supposedly cure your fears. I don't know how effective they are, but I think time is the best cure. Even if you never lose your fear of something entirely, over time you may become more relaxed about it.
What are you scared of?