Fear of the dark is usually not fear of darkness itself, but fear of possible or imagined dangers concealed by darkness. Some degree of fear of the dark is natural, especially as a phase of child development. Fear of the dark is just because of color it provides to our eyes. When in dark color our mind starts seeing on his own. Hence, a person starts imagining various things around and assumes different things which lead to the emergence of fear.
10 such things are:
1.Fearing Crime In Darkness
Mind relates various criminal activities like somebody trying to kill us, that can happen around us, especially when things are not visible to us.
2.Hearing Different Sounds
All sounds that are occurring, even at distant, is related to negative and fear of unknown curtails.
In a fully dark room even a slight light can provide shadows, the mind starts relating them unmindfully without going deep in logic.
4.Imagining Someone Around
Since you cannot see so, you start assuming someone near you and that is very obvious in dark.
5.Relating Darkness With Paranormal Activities
As seen in horror movies or read in horror thriller books that paranormal activities happen in dark rooms. So mind starts developing in that direction in darkness too.
6.Relating To Enclosed Environment
The full dark room can lead to a feeling of being trapped in enclosed room. Since we cannot see walls, space or anything so, being trapped feeling is there.
Fear of dark and fear of not being able to do anything makes us feel helpless.
8.Relating Dark Room With Insects And Rodents
Smallest touch of anything can be related to flying roaches, mosquitoes or rats around, so fear arises.
9.Vulnerability Of Hurting Ourselves Increases
Darkroom infuses fear of being hurt by tripping over or getting hit by something since black color to eyes doesn’t help us to keep you safe.
10.Relating Dark Room To Blindness
Feeling own self as blind is like being handicapped. Till we don’t find the white light again, the mind is not relieved.
While we start relating many things in the dark room altogether, just increasing our fear. So the solution to this is controlling the mind in such a situation and keeping calm. Try to be more logical and divert your mind.