I’ve Got Coulrophobia. I’ll Say It. How About You? We Women Are More Likely to…
If you prefer to avoid clowns, you’re not alone. A new survey indicates that 53.5% of us – more than half – are scared of clowns to some degree. And women are more at risk of experiencing coulrophobia. Mind you, there’s a difference between a fear and a phobia. Phobia is the real deal.
I’ve got it, for sure. I’ve always had it. I wouldn’t even sit on Santa’s lap… too fake for me, just like clowns. It’s like: “Why are you hiding behind all this makeup and these weird clothes?” Or: What are you afraid we’ll see? Why won’t you be real? Why can’t we know you? [Plus, wigs and makeup are stinky and messy.]
Of 987 adults surveyed, 5% said they were extremely afraid of clowns… But the fear generally decreased with age.
Of the 53.5% who reported some degree of fear, reasons included an “eerie,” uncanny feeling, exaggerated facial features, clowns’ unpredictable behavior, and negative portrayals of clowns in popular culture.
I think clown artwork is creepy, too. So, if you do, you are not alone.
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