In Latin is where we find the etymological origin of the term dread. Specifically, it derives from the cultism “dread, dread”, which can be translated as “fright” or “terror”. It must also be stated that this Latin word was formed from the verb “pavere”, which means “to be scared”.

The dread is the feeling that one suffers person when is terrified. The term is used synonymously with afraid or fear, usually if the individual in question is frightened or altered with a situation. For instance: “The entrance of the masked man caused fear among those present”, “When I saw the car speeding in our direction, I was terrified”, “The explosion caused fear in the town, although there were injuries”.

DreadFrom the dread, the person suffers a change in your mood. This alteration is produced by the perception of a potential danger or hurt, which can be real or be in the imagination of the subject. What dread does is place the person in a state of alert, which can serve as a Defense mechanism.

We cannot forget the existence of what is known as night dread. This is a sleep disorder that young children often experience, specifically between the ages of 3 and 12, and it causes them to wake up sweating, hyperventilating and even suffering from tachycardia.

The choice of the term dread, fear, fear, terror, or the like usually depends on the context. The most common designation for the state of distress of this class is afraid. The terror is usually an exacerbated fear, unlike the fear which is a little intense fear. The dreadInstead, it is generally associated with something sudden, which is experienced suddenly and with great intensity.

A person, in this sense, may comment that he is afraid of rats or to darkness. If you wake up one day and suddenly find a rat on your bed, you are likely to be dreading the situation. Dread usually includes reactions such as screaming, crying and trying to run away from what causes it.

We cannot ignore either that there is a military doctrine that is precisely related to the term we are dealing with. We are referring to the one called Shock and Dread, called in English “Shock and Awe”, which aims to destroy the enemy’s will to fight.

How do you achieve that purpose? Through different resources, highlighting in a special way what are the demonstrations of force that are totally spectacular or carrying out maneuvers that come to be dominant. In this way, what is achieved is not only to paralyze the rival, in terms of perception of what is happening on the battlefield, but also the aforementioned destruction of their ability or will to fight.

Examples of the application of this type of military doctrine are found in important historical events such as the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or even during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.