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Would like your opinion: What’s your pet CFA phobia?

  • This topic has 8 replies, 9 voices, and was last updated Oct-18 by googs1484.
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    • Anonymous
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      Hi all! Hopefully you enjoyed my post today (http://www.300hours.com/blog/cfa-comic-the-12-steps-to-answering-a-cfa-practice-question#.VG3TxlesUmw). I’ve got another idea kicking around for a post and would like to collect some opinions from you guys, if you don’t mind! 🙂
      I want to see what our top X CFA phobias (i.e. irrational fears) are like. Mine is fear of my calculator battery running out – so I always show up with a spare battery even though everyone keeps telling me their calculator power NEVER runs out. Please hit reply and let me know what your phobia(s) are!
    • fabian
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      I’m always afraid I’ll be late. I end up being really early and getting nervous by pacing in pace…

    • mattyc
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      Totall agree with @fabian, I end up getting there so early but I usually bring headphones as a distraction. A few others too: Afraid that by stretching or clearning my throat a proctor will think im somehow cheating through a sophisticated code. Fear of forgetting something really important like my passport or exam ticket. And of course the fear of failing but thats not exactly irrational.

    • WesMantooth
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      For level one I legitimately feared I might pee my pants rather than take a break because I was so rushed for time!

    • DigitalWizard
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      I find myself drinking too much water during mock exams, I am sure that three bathroom breaks will not only waste valuable time, but could also make the proctor suspicious and he’ll throw me out for excessive “leg bouncing”. (the trying-not-to-pee-while-you-are-sitting-at-a-desk kind of leg bouncing)

    • scarebaer
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      For sure calculator running out of batteries. It’s not like they are AA either. 

    • PaulAdaptPrep
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      Pet phobia? Cats of course. What’s why I’m hesitant to join the CFA (http://www.cfa.org/)

    • ensenmason
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      A calculator or battery failure. In my level one exam, I brought 2 to cover that risk. Then the guy in front of me brought an unapproved calculator and saw I had 2.  He asked to borrow one. I was mad. I couldn’t let him fail when I had the power to help. But I felt his poor planning put me at risk. When I went for level 2, I hid my second calculator until the exam started.

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      Being sick on exam day.  

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