Fear of Lizards: Herpetophobia
A phobia of lizards is called Herpetophobia. Most people who develop this phobia live in countries where lizards are part of the wildlife. However, it doesn’t have to take a real lizard to create a lizard phobia.
I know of many people who develop phobias because someone (usually a brother) played a nasty trick with a toy when they were little. A young child could have simply been scared by a toy of a lizard to trigger the phobia. Or even watch a scary film, etc. that featured a lizard. The phobia can also be picked up by children through parents showing fear and anxiety towards lizards. As with most phobias, it is something usually developed in childhood when our brains are trying to decide what to believe about the world. We are more vulnerable to be frightened when we are younger and are still greatly influenced by the reality our parents teach us.
Lizards are incredibly fascinating creatures with many coming in many vibrant and bold
Lizards make great pets as well. Many do not
Having a fear of lizards can be inconvenient if you want to travel to exotic destinations, as lizards occupy every continent except Antarctica, so they are everywhere, especially warm climates where tourist like to visit. Also, lizards are great pets for children and it is a shame to not be able to allow a child to experience the wonder of such a pet if they have a keen interest. Having any fear of phobia that makes you feel out of control of your emotions with panic and anxiety is never good to have anyway. Once you cure your phobia of lizards, who knows what else you can overcome!
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