Name for the fear you're doing something wrong but don't know what it is?
August 9, 2011 2:08 PM Subscribe
Is there a word for the fear that you're doing something wrong but don't know what it is?
posted by colinmarshall to Human Relations (20 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Though my searches reveal nothing, I believe there simply must be a name for the fear that you're doing something wrong that prevents you from succeeding (broadly defined), but don't or cannot know what that wrong thing is. Someone suffering from this condition might strongly suspect that they constantly commit and have always committed some social faux pas but also feel unable to identify that faux pas.
Know of any documentation of this psychological phenomenon or anything similar?