“Imposter Syndrome”

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I remember the first time I experienced imposter syndrome, after finishing my honours degree and embarking on the next step of post-graduate study.  At the time I didn’t know it was a common experience, and thought it was unique to me.  When I eventually came across the term it was a big relief to realise it was actually a ‘thing’ and that I was not alone in feeling like that.

This realisation, however, didn’t prevent the feelings from recurring – and if anyone has a cure, please let me know!

 

Imposter Syndrome:  “a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist even in face of information that indicates that the opposite is true. It is experienced internally as chronic self-doubt, and feelings of intellectual fraudulence.”

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