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Students’ Phobias as a Result of Education


How often can we hear that a student is not allowed to take the exam or is banned from performing publicly only because of his social anxiety? Apparently, it's impossible. However, students are actually afraid of many things. Which exactly? We tried to find out.

Exam Phobia

The results of studies and experiments show that about 96% of students suffer from fear of exams. It occurs when you have to make quick decisions, to prove someone your social value, material wealth, physical health or intelligence. All students have met with symptoms of this fear - the sleepless nights, anxious thoughts, loss of appetite, rapid pulse, trembling. To overcome the fear, or at least to reduce its impact, melancholic and choleric students should reduce exam stress and think about it before the day of the test. Sanguine and phlegmatic students need to use a pretty useful approach to mobilize: get angry or scared. Only under such conditions they can calm the emotions, concentrate on tasks and pass an exam.

Do Not Laugh Over Me!


Common phobia among students is a fear of being humiliated. People who have this inherent fear, often have a good sense of humor and are able to accurately make fun of others. However, they are afraid to be the subject of ridicule. These students over-idealize themselves, they are extremely self-critical and demanding to their appearance, always try to mask their imperfections. These people should be treated with caution, because they always feel like a "black sheep". Therefore, peers and teachers should think twice before making a joke, because it may affect sensitive individuals.


Social phobia is a disease of young people associated with the fear of the different social situations or performances. Individuals have “friendly relationships” with the fear of examinations (even if they’re confident in their knowledge), new acquaintances, public speeches, talking on the phone and even correspondence. Also, there is a fear associated with a reluctance to take decisions. It only affects the resolution of serious cases, because meanwhile a person can easily determine the daily dilemmas (what to wear, what to order, where to rest). The today's youth reluctance of making decisions, taking responsibility can be considered as immaturity, infantilism. However, there’s no need to once again remind them about it as it strongly affects them and bothers them every single day.

Remember that no matter how absurd the object of fear seems, suffering is always real and painful for those who have such fears. A misunderstanding from the peers and teachers can decrease its action, develop depression and cause an appearance of serious problems with learning. Therefore, you should always be careful to what you say and how you treat others.

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