According to a new study, millennials are more fearful of having no Wi-Fi (24%) than they are of snakes (16%). The study suggests that 21st-century fears that are taking over young people’s lives.
Almost 31% of millennials are frightened by their phone running out of battery, while a quarter (24%) fear to have no Wi-Fi. In correlation, only 1 of every 17 individuals over 55 (6%) fear to have no Wi-Fi and just 1 out of 13 of the more older generation stress over their telephone battery dying (8%). Even additionally concerning is that these advanced fears of creeping are sneaking into youngsters’ social lives, with a fifth (20%) of millennials saying they fear social circumstance.
However, with just about 2 of every 5 millennials (37%) confessing to suffering from arachnophobia – double the extent of the more than 55s (19%).
The data also demonstrate that this blend of fears can frequently detrimentally affect millennial’s connections and prosperity. Just under a quarter of millennials admitted to losing friends due to their fears (24%) and a fifth said it has destroyed relationships (20%).
Significantly all the more astonishing is that Netflix binges are in risk, with over a fifth of millennials admitting to watching a film or documentary featuring their dread (21%).
More than 7 of every 10 twenty in 10 millenials said they have no less than one traditional or modern fear (71%), which is more than double that of the more than multi year olds (30%).
Be that as it may, with more than four fifths (84%) of youngsters with fears conceding that they need to conquer them, the BHF is asking individuals to handle their fear this July by joining to Face a Fear and fund-raising for essential heart examine.
Elena Touroni, Clinic Director at The Chelsea Psychology Clinic, said: “Fears and phobias are clearly having an impact on the younger generation – they are scared of more things and they are getting the better of them in their day-to-day lives. But whatever your age, the British Heart Foundation’s Face a Fear challenge is a great first step in tackling your biggest fears and is an ideal challenge if you want to step out of your comfort zone this summer.”
Adrian Adams, Head of Face a Fear at the British Heart Foundation, added: “With millennials being the most scared generation, losing friends, saying no to social situations and even having their relationships destroyed, it’s time the nation’s young people looked fear in eye and said – no more. We are encouraging people to take a small step, or giant leap, in conquering their fears. Whatever the nail-biting experience is, by signing up to Face a Fear, you will be helping the BHF to beat heartbreak forever. Each year, over 150,000 lives are cut short by heart and circulatory disease – that’s one death every three minutes, so we urgently need your support to keep more hearts beating.”
Top 10 millennial modern and traditional fears:
- Spiders (37%)
- Phone running out of battery (31%)
- Fear of sending a text to the wrong person (26%)
- Missing a flight (24%)
- Having no Wi-Fi (24%)
- Heights (24%)
- Bees/wasps (23%)
- Missing a train (22%)
- Deep water (20%)
- Social situations (20%)
- Having my photo taken from a bad angle (19%)