What is Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome

Do you ever feel like you're a total fraud, secretly waiting for everyone to realise that you're not as smart or capable as they think you are? That's Impostor Syndrome! It's that nagging feeling that you don't deserve your success and it's all just a matter of time before you're "found out."

Impostor syndrome convinces you that your achievements are due to luck, good timing, or charming others – not your actual skills or hard work. It's incredibly common, especially among high achievers!

And the challenge is the more you achieve and the more successful you become, the more vulnerable you can feel about being "found out."

Key signs of impostor syndrome:

  • Dismissing your success as "just luck"
  • Intense fear of being exposed as a fake
  • Feeling like you don't belong
  • Fear of failure
  • Setting impossible standards for yourself
  • Constantly comparing yourself to others

Impostor syndrome can hurt your confidence and hold you back. Stay tuned for tips on how to effectively handle those feelings of inadequacy!

Information on Impostor Syndrome

Further Information on  Impostor Syndrome including more details about what it is, how it is not recognised as a diagnosis, and helpful ways of working with it.

Impostor Syndrome is not a recognised diagnosis

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Signs & Symptoms of Impostor Syndrome

What are the signs and symptoms of Impostor Syndrome?

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

How to overcome Impostor Syndrome.

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