Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for Kakorrhaphiophobia


kakorrhaphiophobia

kak·or·rhaph·io·pho·bia

  noun 

\ˌkak-ə-ˌraf-ē-ə-ˈfō-bē-ə\ 

An abnormal fear of failure

9 comments:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Something all perfectionists have. ☺ Excellent 'K' word. Happy Thursday!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I'm glad you wrote how to pronouce that word. Great K word though I never heard of it before.

Yvonne.

Stephen Tremp said...

I've never heard of this word. I've learned something new today. Doubt I'll remember how to pronounce it tomorrow though.

Ian said...

I thought I was winning until I saw that word, then I realized that I was mistaken.

Petra said...

That's what you call it? I think I have touch.

Stacy Jensen said...

I think I have a healthy fear of failure. No one wants to believe they are "abnormal." Great K word.

Diane said...

Interesting. I wonder at what point one crosses over from a "normal" fear of failure to this?

Linda Fischer said...

I think you made that up! :)

Awesome word!!


L

Shannon Lawrence said...

That's a great word! I hazard to say that those who suffer it would not be reassured in trying to pronounce it, which would only result in failure.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse, co-host of the 2012 #atozchallenge! Twitter: @AprilA2Z