Imposter syndrome is essentially the feeling that regardless of how successful you are, or how much you deserve to be in your current position, you simply don’t feel like you belong. Many individuals that suffer from imposter syndrome say that the feel like they’re fooling everyone and that they spend the majority of their time worrying that they’ll be ‘found out’.
“People with imposter syndrome have a sense of inadequacy, dismiss their achievements and are very critical of themselves,” Dr. Pei-Han Cheng, a Psychologist at the Centre for Counselling and Consultation at St. John’s University in New York City, told Monster.
“Most of the time, they don’t have an accurate understanding of how competent they actually are because their mind is clouded by this belief that they are a fraud,” he added.
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