Topics: Person, Mistake, Stereotype Pages: 2 (509 words) Published: April 22, 2013


Marina Cecilia García Contreras
Rodrigo Hernández Martínez
Ilse Navarrete Salazar
Diego Rodríguez Castro
Why we chose this problem?

People too often become victims of Atelophobia in other words 'fear of imperfection'. But one should always remember that mistakes are eye openers. They add to a person's experience. Mistakes are very normal. Till the time, you do not try to do a thing that you have never done before, you cannot do it. Any kind of fear of failure in doing that task perfectly is just a blocker. 

In my point of view I can say there are many things that this phobia makes you very insecure one is that you learn from mistakes , if I want to be perfect how can I make a mistake ?


We think that atelophobia exists because all the influence of the media. Nowadays televisión, radio, magazines and many others, try to make people think that they should have an specific profile; they tell them they should be skinny, beautiful, tall, white and many others stereotypes that make people afraid of not being good enough and try to do many things to be perfect, but this can’t happen and many people have terrible consequences because of this.


Atelophobia is the fear of not being good enough. This is such a common problem that many people suffer and it’s getting bigger and bigger everytime because of the influence of the media and because people believe in all it says. It happens principally in teenagers because they are more involved in social pressure and many times they don’t accept themselves because of this. The worst part is that this can cause many others problems in them such as anorexia, bulimia, bullying and many other physic and psychologic problems.


What we learn about this problem is that it is psychological, but in a big amount it is caused by society, we are often influence by the things people says and considers it is...
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