Atychiphobia, a phobia of failing. I just figured out that I have it.
I started school a month ago. I’m taking a chemistry class and it is very difficult for me. The mid-term exam is coming up and I have such a fear of failing it that I have a headache and symptoms of anxiety. I want to completely quit school because I am so afraid of failing classes.
My father told me in the past that I have a fear of failure and I didmissed it. “I don’t have that.” I thought.
The anxiety I am having over this class and college is too exaggerated so I decided to look up this fear of failure. I looked up an article on Psychology Today titled 10 Signs that you might have a fear of failure. It really describes me.
I know that I can’t let this exaggerated fear overcome me. It has ruled my life for too long. I will talk with my psychologist about this issue and work it out.
I have posted the Psychology Today article for you to look at.
Remember, it does get better.
-More than Mental