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Is It Imposter Syndrome, or Does Your Company Suck?

Is It Imposter Syndrome, or Does Your Company Suck?

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It's Not You, It's Them

Imposter syndrome is a collection of thoughts and behaviors related to feeling like you are a fake or a fraud, despite your accomplishments.

Doubting your abilities, in spite of your accomplishments can create a considerable amount of anxiety, fear, and depression, and it ...

Although the solutions for overcoming imposter syndrome often focus on the individual experiencing it, the workplace environment also plays a critical role—especially given that it is most often seen in women and people of color, many of who may not have supportive mentors or col...

When the concept of imposter syndrome was first developed, it didn’t take into account the impact that a biased workplace can have on a person. Lacking this context, as well as the inclusion of a diverse set of participants in the original studies, the focus has been on fixing the individual

Another factor that makes a person susceptible to impostor syndrome is if they are either a pathbreaker or the first (or only) person of a race or gender to hold a position or ascend to a certain level within the company.

In this situation, not only are they are possibly navigating a bias...

The best solution for preventing imposter syndrome is for workplaces to become more inclusive. Until that happens, though, in addition to recognizing the role the work environment plays, there are a few strategies people can use to mitigate the effects.

If you can’t find the support yo...

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