According to several sources, including the American Psychiatric Association, between 10- and 11-percent of people have a specific phobia, with approximately 4-percent of the population having arachnophobia.
Arachnophobia is the irrational fear of spiders.
This is an actual, legitimate medical term, not “I don’t like spiders, therefore I am self-diagnosing myself with arachnophobia.”
There’s a huge difference between not liking the little eight-legged creatures and being terrified to the point of paralysis because of them.
Let’s face it, most of us would fall into the former category.
One little guy is going to likely change how you feel about spiders, just like Charlotte did in Charlotte’s Web when you were younger – at least for a brief time, anyway.