Imposter Syndrome- What It Is And How To Beat It. -

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The Imposter Syndrome Cycle

What is Imposter Syndrome?

  • Perceived Fraudulence is common among high achievers
  • Imposture Syndrome is often observed in highly competitive environments
  • Imposter Syndrome is not limited to people who are highly successful
  • Anyone can view themselves as an impostor if they fail to internalize their success
  • It is estimated that 70% of people will experience at least one episode of this Impostor Phenomenon in their lives (Gravois, 2007).
  • Anyone can be an impostor when they display a façade or present a public self that is different from their private self, in order to meet social expectations (Kets de Vries’s 2005)
  • (1) The belief that he/she has fooled other people
  • (2) Fear of being exposed as an impostor, and
  • (3) Inability to attribute own achievement to internal qualities such as ability, intelligence, or skills.
  • Fraudulent ideation
  • Self-criticism
  • Achievement pressures
  • Negative emotions

Imposter Syndrome Is A Normal Part Of The Human Experience:

How To Beat Imposter Syndrome

Reference: Primary Resource Article On Imposter Syndrome

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Patrick Martin L.C.S.W.

A therapist on a mission to equip you with valuable and effective coping skills and clinical interventions, to improve your mood and be more productive.