Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Smell of fear

  1. #1
    nelson is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Yellow Belt
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    4,693
    Thanked 2,052 Times in 1,333 Posts

    Default Smell of fear

    Does fear have a smell? We hear about the smell of fear in a dangerous situation. Is there any truth to this or is it an old wives tale?

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to nelson For This Useful Post:

    KirkS (02-11-2019)

  3. #2
    Crouching Tiger is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Orange Belt
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    106
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked 59 Times in 40 Posts

    Default Re: Smell of fear

    I've never seen or read anything on the subject.

    But I wouldn't doubt if your body puts out a hormone or something when confronted by a fearful situation and it has a certain smell to it.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to Crouching Tiger For This Useful Post:

    KirkS (02-11-2019)

  5. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    My own private Idaho
    Posts
    5,294
    Thanks
    4,905
    Thanked 3,583 Times in 2,189 Posts

    Default Re: Smell of fear

    Quote Originally Posted by Crouching Tiger View Post
    I've never seen or read anything on the subject.

    But I wouldn't doubt if your body puts out a hormone or something when confronted by a fearful situation and it has a certain smell to it.
    This is what that saying refers too. There are different pheromones exuded in a fear response.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Be careful what you say, some may take it the wrong way.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to jdinca For This Useful Post:

    KirkS (02-11-2019)

  7. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    West Michigan
    Posts
    1,909
    Thanks
    1,652
    Thanked 2,813 Times in 1,248 Posts

    Default Re: Smell of fear

    I quick google search revealed that science does support the idea that we can smell fear.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...arch-pheromone
    "For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer."

    Romans 13:4

  8. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to punisher73 For This Useful Post:

    KirkS (02-11-2019),nelson (02-11-2019)

  9. #5
    nelson is offline
    KenpoTalk
    Adv. Yellow Belt
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    4,693
    Thanked 2,052 Times in 1,333 Posts

    Default Re: Smell of fear

    When a man is frightened badly his bowels may open along with the bladder
    This is where the expression comes from to beat the crap out of someone.

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. No ego no fear?
    By nelson in forum General Martial Arts
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-22-2014, 07:44 PM
  2. The smell of fear
    By nelson in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-12-2012, 01:22 PM
  3. Fear
    By nelson in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-15-2011, 05:16 PM
  4. The "smell" of fear
    By nelson in forum General Martial Arts
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-19-2008, 07:53 PM