mental health


Question by  ajith44 (16)

What is atelophobia?

My boyfriend says I have it, but I don't know what it is.


Answer by  lgk (2426)

Fear of imperfection and it can drive other people nuts. Symptoms include being hyper critical of everything and everyone, including yourself, stressing over even the little things having to be just right, and chronic worrying that nothing is good enough to be the best.


Answer by  meggles83 (20)

Atelophobia is the fear of failing to achieve perfection in all aspects of life. Your boyfriend is trying to tell you that you're a perfectionist and perhaps even a little controlling.


Answer by  IreneBallengee (112)

A person with atelophobia in simplest terms is a perfectionist to the extreme. They have an irrational fear of failure or any type of imperfection in their life. They are very critical of themselves.


Answer by  CEEFORINA (784)

I think you may be being told that you are a perfectionist as this is a condition in which the sufferer has an extreme fear of failure to achieve perfection in all aspects of their life. This leads to them setting harder and harder goals for themselves, and may become obsessional.More balance and less self criticism needed in your life?


Answer by  starrgazerlily (119)

Atelophobia is a fear of being imperfect. It can also cause feelings of fear and panic and manafest itself physically through rapid heart rate and breathing.

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