Deep Water...not knowing what lurks below the surface.
Sinkholes and Earthquakes...destructive, unexpected, physically harmful events...unpredictable.
Insects...that I am not able to identify 100%. Not knowing if they bite, sting, are poisonous or naught.
Animals with teeth...all of them, cats, dogs, horses, mice, rats, pigs. Any animals with teeth have the potential to bite me unless I know them to be tame, friendly and docile.
Walking into new buildings. Afraid I'll get lost and not be able to get back out.
Driving to new cities, districts, areas. Not knowing the appropriate traffic rules, regulations, afraid I'll go down wrong way on a one way street, searching for traffic lights and hidden stop signs.
Food. Anything I haven't cooked myself. Will it make me sick? A severe allergic or gluten reaction? Undercooked? Spicy?
A Big One...I hesitate and am quite fearful of Opening Closed Doors. Is this the right room? Is someone nefarious lurking? An ambush? Will I get locked in?
Quite succinctly, I am afraid of The Unknown. Anything, anywhere or anyone that I have not had previous experience with scares me.
I am comfortable around the known and the familiar. I am an introvert, a damn good recluse and happy as I am. I revel in absence of fear.