This post is dedicated to my sister – the moon.
In the spirit of Halloween, dressing up and pretending to be others, we’ll be discussing the Impostor Syndrome today.
The Impostor Syndrome
“is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. The term was coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes. Despite external evidence of their competence, those exhibiting the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved“
(Impostor syndrome. (2017, October 9). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 13:24, October 30, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Impostor_syndrome&oldid=804470881)
The Impostor Syndrome is the belief that your abilities are grossly exaggerated and that you actually do not deliver quality work (even when everyone who has worked with you says you do). It’s like you’re in a room full of Gucci and you swear you’re Gussi and it won’t take long for people to find out.