It's also a sign of laziness
Fear is an easy emotion to make. It feeds itself. It takes hard work to accept and to dismiss fears.
Succinct and correct analysis!
Barbara you might this post I did years ago. I came up with the idea when looking at a shampoo bottle in the shower. It speaks to what you're getting at.
Hmm... too male, too pale, too stale... sounds like I'm obsolete.