We're all afraid of something; sometimes we have completely rational or irrational fears (being afraid of something that would almost NEVER happen...I know I have them) and it's perfectly natural. And of course we have many things in Texas to be afraid of...

What is the biggest fear that Texans have?

Well there are many things to choose from like tornadoes,

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needles,

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clowns,

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or just being afraid of the dark.

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But according to a study done by E-Conolight, that took a look at the most common phobias in every state, the most common fear in Texas is philophobia. Aka the fear of...

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Yes. Apparently the biggest fear we face in the Lone Star State is... love.

Is Texas afraid of love?

When you first think of that question, you probably think "no of course not! I love my state, I love my family, my friends". But the study is talking more about the fear of committed relationships.

This is a very interesting statement because Texas ranks in the bottom 20 states of divorce rates; we had a 10.5 percent divorce rate statewide. However, the amount of domestic violence cases IN the state of Texas has gone up since 2017; resulting in over 500 deaths in 2021. Which, to be fair, is VERY scary to think about.

Despite all of this, Texas ranks #11 amongst the states with the happiest couples in relationships, so the idea that Texas is truly afraid of love is interesting to say the least.

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This is the "REAL" biggest phobia in Texas

There was another survey done earlier this month where 2,500 Texans gave their biggest fear. The result found the acrophobia, or the fear of heights, is the most common fear amongst Texans. Many people are inclined to believe that this is the TRUE biggest phobia in the state of Texas.

Personally I would fall in that category myself. I definitely have a huge distaste of heights...and falling... and spiders...

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