Afraid of Your Own Shadow

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To get easily frightened of even minor things or anything unknown

Etymology:

  • The word ‘shadow’ resembles the Latin word ‘umbra’ that means ‘ghost’. It is true that unknown things always bring fright and insecurity. Shadows also symbolize the fear of unknown and invisible things. Sometime we get frightened of several unknown things. However, in real life if someone is afraid of his/her own shadow, it demonstrates that this person is very much nervous and get panic immediately even because of minor things.
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When I was small, I was kind of person who afraid of her own shadow and always got panic attacks due to minor issues.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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