Fear of failure (atychiphobia)

The fear of failure is a common problem that can occur at any age. Typically, it occurs in people who are young and inexperienced, but adults can be affected by this too. This fear affects your confidence and as a result you may think negative thoughts about yourself or your ability which, over time, can develop into low self-esteem.

Fear of failure


Chronic stress

Poor sleep

Overall lack of quality life

What is fear of failure?

Fear of failure can be really overwhelming and can affect your life in many ways. It can lead to anxiety and make every task seem difficult. At its worst, fear of failure can prevent you from pursuing opportunities that might otherwise lead to success. Fear of failure is also related to chronic stress, which can lead to illness, poor sleep, and an overall lack of quality life. Fear of failure may seem like an insurmountable problem, but it is possible to improve your outlook on life.

Positive and negative fail of failure

Fear of failure can be positive, but often it's not. The fear often leads to avoiding challenging situations and hinders the achievement of performance goals. Fear of failure is more prevalent than most people think, even among those who are highly successful professionally and have an interest in working on themselves.

Fear of failure is a common reaction to highly stressful situations or difficult tasks. When you feel threatened by something, it can create strong emotions and make your body feel tense.

Fear of failure is the fear of not being able to complete a task or reaching a goal. It can also mean not being able to reach the level of success expected. Fear of failure can have a major impact on life and can cause serious mental health problems.

Variations of fear of failure:

  • Cognitive fear of failure
  • Social fear of failure
  • Emotional fear of failure

Characteristics and symptoms of fear of failure

The degree and severity of the complaints are different for everyone. The following complaints can arise:

  • Fearfulness
  • Nervousness
  • Anxiety
  • Inability to concentrate and think clearly
  • Upset stomach
  • Other physical symptoms.

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Fear of failure is a serious and common health condition, which can affect anyone at any age. If you would like to register a teenager or young adult (aged 18-25) for a treatment at The Grange Youth Clinic, please complete our intake form and we will contact you to schedule a personal intake interview. Our therapists have experience working with individuals from all walks of life and will help you overcome your problems and find hope for the future.

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