I once read in a book that all humans are born with three innate fears:
- The fear of darkness
- The fear of heights/falling
- The fear of reptiles
Now, this was a fiction title so I cannot verify the validity of the statement. But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. Because while we may grow out of these fears, but I have not yet come across one person who never feared these things as a young child.
Can any of my readers refute this statement? For instance, can anyone remember ever not being fearful of snakes?
Can anyone who has experience in psychology confirm or disprove this theory?