Sunday, August 24, 2008

Failure is for winners

Atychiphobia is:
a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of failure created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism. At some point in one's past, there was likely an event linking failure and emotional trauma. Whilst the original catalyst may have been a real-life scare of some kind, the condition can also be triggered by myriad, benign events like movies, TV, or perhaps seeing someone else experience trauma.