Atychiphobia-Fear Of Failure

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Atychipobia, the fear of failure, is often one of the most paralyzing phobias. Atychiphobia, as with all phobias, is a persistent, excessive, unrealistic fear of an object, person, animal, activity, or in this case, a situation that can keep someone from enjoying some aspects of life. Sometimes people with atychiphobia are so concerned about failing that they will not attempt a particular activity that that person wants to try. Other times our fear of failure is so strong we subconsciously undermine our own efforts so we do not have to continue to try. People avoid things that trigger the fear or they endure it with great anxiety. Atychiphobia is created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism. Though a variety of potent drugs are often prescribed for atychiphobia, side effects and/or withdrawal symptoms can be severe. Moreover, drugs do not "cure" atychiphobia or any other phobia. At best they temporarily suppress the symptoms through chemical interaction. The good news is that the modern, fast, drug-free processes of The CTRN Phobia Clinic will train your mind to feel completely different about failure, eliminating the fear so it never haunts you again. At some point in one’s past, there was likely an event that caused failure and emotional trauma, it can also be linked with an early life cause like demeaning parents, siblings, or embarrassing events as a result of some minor failure. Afterwards, the fear keeps building as the failures and embarrassment add up over childhood. Too many organizations today have cultures of perfection: a set of beliefs that any failure is unacceptable. It does not help that our culture seems to imply that perfection can be achieved in looks, relationships, careers, etc. Only pure, untainted success will do. Perfection is an illusion, but the person with atychiphobia will not try until perfection is assured. The actual
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