well for you that could be perfectly rational...
for me, it depends on where I am... big f*cking spider in my room = scream the place down...
Big f*cking spider in a friends room = laugh my head off and get given a hoover to suck it up with because everyone is scared and running away lol...
a fear is has you opinionate it... not how anyone else opinionates it... if you think its a rational fear, then allow yourself to, my fear of them is deffinately irrational though... seeing as its an inconsistent fear lol
Rational. Have you seen those ****ing long spindly ******* legs?!
I think it is classed as an irrational fear, as its probably not likely to cause any harm or cause for being scared, but soo many people have fear of spiders of all sizes its kind of accepted
Rational... some spiders can kill you. Perhaps those in the UK cannot but our instincts do not differentiate between house and black widow spiders...
It's like asking is being scared of heights rational? Well it's not rational in the sense that you're unlikely to fall off something, but it's also rational in the sense that if you did fall you'd be dead.
It depends. If you see a spider, are you in control? Can you tell yourself, "this is just a spider, I'm bigger than it, I'm not afraid" or do you panic and start running around screaming?
If you can control it, I'd say it is rational.
I have a massive fear of wasps; I can't control it, as soon as I see one I go insane with fear, unable to tell myself that I'm bigger than it and that its just an insect that I can swat if necesary. Basically the fear takes control. And that I believe is irrational.
Obviously it's irrational, they can't hurt you. There are rational explanations for the fear though. Something to do with vicarious reinforcement when watching parents or siblings when you're young.
Technically, biologically and psychologically speaking, the fear of spiders is irrational. So it can be classed as a phobia.
The fear of being bitten by a poisonous spider is completely rational.
It's like how a fear of flying is irrational (so a phobia) but a fear of crashing makes complete sense.
Well they do bite, (I have been bitten 3 times now, my own fault for picking them up really) but unless they're poisonous it doesn't do much harm.
It's probably an instict left over from when we weren't civilized. In other parts of the world spiders CAN kill you.
But being scared of a silly little thing sat in a house in the UK - irrational.