5 Types of Impostor Syndrome and How to Stop Them - Deepstash

It is a psychological phenomenon that reflects the belief that you’re an inadequate and incompetent failure despite evidence that indicates you’re skilled and quite successful.

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5 Types of Impostor Syndrome and How to Stop Them

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The Perfectionist

They set the bar excessively high for themselves and when they fail to reach their goals, they experience major self-doubt. For this type, success is rarely satisfying because they...

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The Superwoman/man

Impostor workaholics are actually addicted to the validation that comes from working, not to the work itself. They push themselves to work harder, to measure up with their colleagues.

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The Natural Genius

They judge their competences based on ease and speed as opposed to their efforts. If they take a long time to master something, they feel shame. 

To move past this, try seeing you...

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The Soloist

Soloists feel as though asking for help will reveal that they're a fraud.

It’s OK to be independent, but not to the extent that you refuse assistance so that you can prove your worth.

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The Expert

Experts measure their competence based on “how much” they know or can do. Believing they will never know enough, they fear being exposed as inexperienced or unknowledgeable.

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