Different forms of anxiety – 42 categories/examples so far! – NOTE

Here are some of the anxiety types that come to mind:

  • Financial anxiety – Fear of not having enough money
  • Income anxiety – same
  • Material anxiety – fear of not being able to provide house or food
  • Romantic anxiety – fear not finding a partner
  • Emotional anxiety – Feeling anxious without even really knowing why
  • Professional anxiety – Overwhelm and stress at work
  • Physical threat – any form of danger, crime, nature, etc.
  • Health anxiety – Fear of disease and body decay
  • Death/Loss anxiety – Related with losing a family member, or friend
  • Divorce/Breakup anxiety – loss of lover and partner
  • Sexual anxiety – fear associated with sex like STD’s, sexual performance, rape threat, etc
  • School anxiety – grades, performance, threat from teachers, bullying, etc
  • Food anxiety – afraid of not making the right choices, negative impact, bad foods, etc
  • Life choices/Destiny anxiety – not knowing where to go, what to do with your life
  • Technological anxiety – Technological overwhelm, feeling of not being able to cope with new technologies
  • Shopping anxiety – choices, bargains, discounts, scams
  • Crime anxiety – urban insecurity
  • Parenting anxiety – feeling of inadequacy as a parent – fears of insecurity concerning your kids – Fears of lack of achievement for your kids
  • Pollution/Toxins/Germs/EMF (electro magnetic fields) anxiety – Fears of the impact that those have on your body
  • Home loss / Home less anxiety – Fear of not having a roof on your head, fear of loss of social status, fear of discomfort and lack of physical and emotional security
  • Job loss anxiety
  • Assets anxiety – Fear of having your car scratched or stolen
  • Body image anxiety – fear of not looking good enough
  • Performance anxiety – Sports – Sex – School – Job – Dating – Etc
  • Relationship anxiety – Fear of not being loved, betrayal, cheating
  • Dating anxiety – Fear of rejection, inadequacy, etc
  • Natural disaster anxiety – fear of hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption
  • Environmental anxiety / Environmental disaster anxiety – fear that we are destroying our environment – fear of human activity related catastrophic impact
  • Epidemic anxiety
  • Government/Totalitarian anxiety – Fear that the government removes your civil rights, abuses, etc.
  • Corporate abuse anxiety – fear that the corporations you trusted turn against you, banking, frauds, etc.
  • Conspiracies anxiety / insecurity
  • Internet anxiety / insecurity – fear of loss of personal freedom and privacy, not being able to deal with the information overwhelm, etc.
  • Alien invasion
  • Time management anxiety – Feeling of overwhelm no matter how hard you and how efficiently you work – Feeling that you run out of time
  • Transfered anxiety / compassionate anxiety / care giver anxiety /  – Feeling anxiety for the threat on someone or something else – Children, Loved ones, Third world, disinherited, animals, trees, environments
  • Laws and regulations anxiety – Feeling threatened by given laws
  • Taxes anxiety
  • National security anxiety – fear of invasion or aggression by another country, religious or political entity
  • Military threat anxiety – fear as national security threat + threat on individual from own military power
  • Police threat – same
  • economic invasion anxiety – fear that the economy of another country will take over your country’s one
In just a couple hours brainstorming on this topic, I already have 42 categories! That’s LOTS of potential anxiety sources!
I know… Some of them are repeated and the list is raw and not too logical but you get the picture, right?