Thank you for the answer. But I'll still not sure which one to use in what type of situation.1) I'm scared of picturing myself bald
— Not idiomatic. Seems to suggest you think something bad will happen to you if you do that.
2) I'm scared to picture myself bald
— Idiomatic, meaning the very thought of being bald fills you with horror
Please tell if I got it:Well, perhaps that’s not a very good example. And perhaps I didn’t explain it very well either!
Perhaps a few more typical examples of usage might help?
The child got halfway up the climbing frame but was too frightened to go right up to the top.The incident left the old lady afraid to use her cooker in case she accidentally left the gas on again.He was scared of slipping on the ice.My aunt is scared of driving at night because of the glare from oncoming headlights.I have always been terrified of being stung by a bee.
Please tell if I got it:
1) Scared of- a dog/ghost that might harm you.
2) Scared to- do something.
I am scared to <verb>
I am scared to sleep/run/go, etc.
I am scared of <noun or noun-equivalent>
I am scared of lions/tigers/the ocean
I am scared of going/sleeping/running (Note that that 'sleeping' is a gerund. A gerund acts grammatically as a noun)