Phobias... A common phobia is the fear of heights. If this sounds like you, I can definitely relate. My fear of heights also known as acrophobia started as far back as I can remember. This is congruent with research, that tells us "phobias can happen in early childhood. But they are often first seen between ages 15 and 20" (Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2021).
Phobias are uncontrollable, and have multiple factors involved in it's development. These factors include biological factors such as genetics, and environmental factors such as a terrible first experience with heights. Although known as a "fear of heights" it is not actually the height the causes the reaction to such situations, instead it is the fear of falling. Phobias are usually linked with an extreme reaction, such as panic attacks, and actions taken to far lengths, to steer clear of heights. It is also common for people to have more than one phobia, do you have any?