is effectively the binary opposite of a fear of failure, where the individual will fear succeeding at a specific project or subject (at an educational institution) due to the accolade that comes with that success.

FEAR OF SUCCESS: "A small amount of children and adults in the work place will have a fear of success and as a result restrict their contributions despite their skills."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FEAR OF SUCCESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fear-of-success/ (accessed October 21, 2021).