Anxiety present when exposed to an identifiable and real threat or danger. This type of anxiety is founded in the normal human desire to survive and serves to garner the necessary resources to protect an individual from harm.

REALISTIC ANXIETY: "Anxiety when meeting a wild animal on the trail is realistic anxiety."
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