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The idea of no longer existing is more than just "fear of death". It arouses a primary existential anxiety in all normal humans.
The fear of heights or falling is basically the fear of extinction.
The fear of being immobilized, restricted, overwhelmed, entrapped, smothered, or otherwise controlled by circumstances beyond our control.
Fear of intimacy, or "fear of commitment," is basically fear of losing one's autonomy.
The fear of abandonment, rejection, loss of connectedness, unwanted, disrespected or devalued.
The "silent treatment," when imposed by a group, can have a devastating effect on its target.
The fear of humiliation, shame, or any other mechanism of profound self-disapproval.
The fear of failure or rejection can be read as fear of ego-death. Shame and guilt express the fear of separation and even ego-death. The same is true for embarrassment and humiliation.
The best way to conquer a fear is to face your fears head-on in a healthy manner that helps you move past the fear rather than in a way that traumatizes you.