fear

Abe's Glog
The pyramid of intimidation -- Excitement

Similar to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, I can recount going through stages with different levels of intimidation when confronting software. In the beginning, any thought of code intimidated me. Any mention of apps, the command line, or even HTML websites struck the feeling of imposterhood deep into me.

Excitement It wasn't...
Trauma
Thanks for sharing. I agree with the proverb
phaidenbauer
shared.

When it comes to
trauma
, we
fear
  the ones that will haunt us. But I think the deepest are the ones we aren't aware of. They affect our everyday behavior and are essential ingredients to our
personality
 

I do not think there is a risk free way to confront and conquer trauma. I kind of see trauma like a wedged in arrow. If you remove it there must be a plan to do some type of recovery. Otherwise leaving it in will be better. 

Abraham Kim