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Imposter Syndrome : Extreme Egomania and a Self Doubting

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What is Imposter syndrome?

Imposter syndromecan bedefinedas a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. ‘Imposters‘ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence.

Impostor syndrome—the idea that you’ve only succeeded due to luck, and not because of your talent or qualifications—was first identified in 1978 by psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes. In theirpaper, they theorized that women were uniquely affected by impostor syndrome.

Since then,researchhas shown that both men and women experience impostor feelings, and Clance published a laterpaperacknowledging that impostor syndrome is not limited to women. (She also created animposter syndrome test.) Today, impostor syndrome can apply to anyone “who isn’t able to internalize and own their successes,” says psychologist Audrey Ervin.

Impostor syndrome expert Valerie Young, who is the author of a book…

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