Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Atelophobia: The Fear of Imperfection

Atelophobia is the irrational fear of imperfection. An Atelophobics has an extreme fear of the inability to achieve perfection in anything that they do. They are highly critical of everything they do and they feel that their actions, ideas and beliefs are never good enough. Atelophobia can become an obsession that destroys their relationships and it can prevent their ability to function in society.

Atelophobics experience the basic symptoms of all other phobias and they may also experience a high degree of excitability, insomnia and an inability to relax. Atelophobia is sometimes manifested towards others.


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