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Offline Matt Emery

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The National Fear Survey - Take the Test!
« on: August 28, 2007, 04:12:57 AM »
To celebrate National Science Week (August 18-26) Australians are being asked to take part in the National Fear Survey.

The survey looks at what we are afraid of and how extensively fear and anxiety affects us. It is a self-evaluative survey that looks at the science behind fear and finds out what Australians fear the most.

Check it out here http://nationalfearsurvey.net.au/survey1.aspx

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Here are my results:

Part 2: Specific fears
Spiders
Snakes
Heights
Dogs
Enclosed Space
Sharks
Crocodiles
Natural Distaster
Surgery

Part 3: Common fears
Things that sometimes caused you concern were:
Getting to sleep
What you look like
Going to the dentist
Flying
Looking foolish

Things that often caused you concern were:
None

Part 4: World Concerns
You listed the following world concerns in part 4:
Cancer

Part 5: Facing Fears
Your best strengths in facing your fears in part 5 were:
Ability to think clearly and slowly through a situation

Part 6: Social Anxiety
In terms of social anxiety in part 6, you were Social butterfly.


Give it a go, and post your results!
"Be true to your biology"

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Re: The National Fear Survey - Take the Test!
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2007, 07:11:55 AM »
Okay, this is a great one for me!  ;D

Specific fears
Spiders
Ghosts
Sharks


Common fears
Things that sometimes caused you concern were:
Leaving the house
Losing a pet.. Most definitely, that would floor me  :'(
What you look like
Making mistakes in front of people

Things that often caused you concern were:
Speaking in front of strangers
Going to a party
Talking in front of your friends
Looking foolish


World Concerns
You listed the following world concerns in part 4:
None.. Geez, I sound real caring don't I  :o


Facing Fears
Your best strengths in facing your fears in part 5 were:
Strength of will


Social Anxiety
In terms of social anxiety in part 6, you were Brush up on your social skills. (Very true!)
Fear. Courage. Freedom

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Re: The National Fear Survey - Take the Test!
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007, 05:06:55 PM »
Very good link Matt. Very insightful.  ;)

Part 2: Specific fears
None


Part 3: Common fears
Things that sometimes caused you concern were:
Getting homework in on time
Getting to sleep

Things that often caused you concern were:
What you look like
Losing or keeping friends


Part 4: World Concerns
You listed the following world concerns in part 4:
AIDS
Climate change
Drought
Cancer
Diabetes
Deforestation
World poverty
The environment


Part 5: Facing Fears
Your best strengths in facing your fears in part 5 were:
Strength of will
Natural resilience
Ability to think clearly and slowly through a situation
Ability to face my fears


Part 6: Social Anxiety
In terms of social anxiety in part 6, you were Social butterfly.
While there's no 'I' in 'team'. There's 'me' in 'good times'.

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Re: The National Fear Survey - Take the Test!
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008, 11:02:06 PM »
Part 2: Specific fears

None
Part 3: Common fears

Things that sometimes caused you concern were:
Getting to sleep
Friends or family dying
Looking foolish

Things that often caused you concern were:
What you look like
Doing exams
Speaking in front of strangers
Part 4: World Concerns

You listed the following world concerns in part 4:
Cancer
Part 5: Facing Fears

Your best strengths in facing your fears in part 5 were:
Strength of will
Ability to run away quickly
Natural resilience
Ability to think clearly and slowly through a situation
Ability to face my fears
Part 6: Social Anxiety

In terms of social anxiety in part 6, you were Social butterfly.

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Re: The National Fear Survey - Take the Test!
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008, 11:37:02 PM »
Check out Alain De Botton's "Status Anxiety"... it's cathartic stuff; http://www.alaindebotton.com/status.asp
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