Many of our reactions to the world are learned. We aren’t born with a fear of needles; we learned from experience that needles are painful. After doing so, some of us developed some level of fear towards needles/syringes. However, we can also unlearn our fears. Throughout our lives, we commonly unlearn fears such as the fear of riding roller coasters, dealing with the opposite sex, sleeping without our parents in the same room/bed (as a little child), etc. etc.