Sunday, February 12, 2012

Kakorrhaphiophobia: The Fear of Failure or Defeat

Kakorrhaphiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of failure or of defeat.  Those who suffer from this phobia are afraid of and avoid taking risks in order to avoid failure.  Kakorrhaphiophobia is also known as Atychiphobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Kakorrhaphiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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