Why are some people scared of riding elevators?

The lowdown on taking the lift

Stars Insider

13/06/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Psychology

According to National Elevator Industry, Inc., elevators in the United States make 20.6 billion passenger trips per year. Furthermore, leading manufacturer TK Elevators claims that more than 245 million Americans use an elevator daily. But there are those for whom taking a lift means confronting some of their worst phobias.

Indeed, for some, riding an elevator provokes fear and panic. In fact, just the thought of entering one can induce an overwhelming sense of dread. But why is this so, and are there any rational explanations as to why such an everyday mode of transport can trigger such nervousness?

Click through for the lowdown on riding an elevator.

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