We have now clarified that fear and phobia do not represent the same thing, but it should be noted that there is a thin line between these two categories. So, what are phobias?
A phobia is an irrational, intense and exaggerated fear of the consequences of contact with a particular object or situation.
People who suffer from phobias are aware that their fear is unrealistic and unfounded, but they cannot resist it. Neither can they control and overcome it. Therefore, the basic characteristic of phobia is that the fear someone feels is not proportionate to the actual danger of an object or situation.