035: Atychiphobia is not so rare - do you suffer from it?

Last Update: July 11, 2014


1. Do you suffer from this?

2. How bad do have it?

3. Does it influence your life?

4. Can you get rid of it?

The object of this post is information sharing but may also help you decide if any of the above questions from 1 to 4 are, (to any degree), are a part of your life - that then may or may not be an area of future focus!

In the comments here after

Remember to consider each other when commenting and re-commenting, - we are all individuals and many have different forms of struggles in life - none of us are perfect, though many are very blessed.

This definition is copied in full from the "definition" of the word from: Wikipedia

Atychiphobia (from the Greek phóbos, meaning "fear" or "morbid fear" and atyches meaning "unfortunate")[1] is the abnormal, unwarranted, and persistent fear of failure.[2]

As with many phobias, atychiphobia often leads to a constricted lifestyle,[3] and is particularly devastating for its effects on a person’s willingness to attempt certain activities. A person afflicted with atychiphobia considers the possibility of failure so intense that they choose not to take the risk. Often this person will subconsciously undermine their own efforts so that they no longer have to continue to try.[4]

Because effort is proportionate to the achievement of personal goals and fulfillment, this unwillingness to try that arises from the perceived inequality between the possibilities of success and failure holds the atychiphobic back from a life of meaning and the realization of potential.[5]

By definition, the anxiety of any particular phobia is understood to be disproportionate to reality, and the victim is typically aware that the fear is irrational, making the problem a largely subconscious one. For this reason there are no simple treatments for atychiphobia,[3] however there are several options available.

[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia].


Look at the chart below and say the COLOR of the word, not the word itself.

Why is it so difficult?


Because the right half of your brain is trying to say the color, while the left side of your brain is trying to say the word.

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KatieMac Premium
another great post though think there is something wrong with my brain for the question you asked, I thought neither I saw it has colours lol
OldMule Premium
If you read the word out loud - the brain tricks you to say the name of the color - or the other way around - try again, but say the words out aloud.
mburnett1975 Premium
I've never heard of that before but it sounds like someone very close to me. I will have to look into it more now that I know it's there. Best wishes and good luck.
OldMule Premium
All the best to you - thank you for your comments and share!
ar20746 Premium
I agree that on first place of our problems is Atychiphobia. But I'm afraid that very close is a laziness. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laziness
OldMule Premium
Ah yes - and a disease it is too! Thanks for sharing and the comments - as always, appreciated!
RobertFeld Premium
Sometimes. I sometimes feel that although I work hard, I'm not working hard enough.
OldMule Premium
Hi Robert - thanks for sharing.
Do you use a daily to do list - one that is acheivable? That way you can easily determine if you are actually doing enough - FOR YOU! These are your goals - do not compare to others, look to them to aspire - but not compare.
Any time you want to have a chat feel free - you are welcome to live talk with me free on Skype if you want too.
Bestie711 Premium
The bonus content task was simple for me, due to the fact that half my brain has been dormant for many years now. But seriously, that was TRICKY! Interesting post OldMule. Have a good day ;-)
OldMule Premium
Cheers Besti - as always - truly appreciated! As long as we can function - all good my friend! [I "almost" wish I had a reason to say why mine is half dormant most days!].
Appreciate the comments - cheers!
Godspeed - Oldmule