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Different types of impostor

  • The Anxious Impostor has negative views of themselves that are unjustified.
  • The Hustling Impostor engages in a deliberate form of self-presentation to achieve ends that may otherwise not be possible. "Fake it till you make it."
  • The Lazy Impostor. They tell themselves that they are not up to the task because they don't really want to do it.
  • The Modest Impostor. They sincerely doubt that they are as important as others claim, but also don't want to be seen as considering themselves as superior.
  • The Wise Impostor. They acknowledge that most people have to fake it a bit, including themselves.

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The impostor syndrome is the sense that our accomplishments are in some way underserved, no matter how consistent the evidence is to the contrary.

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There are several reasons why the impostor syndrome seems to have become an epidemic.

  • We have given the phenomenon a name.
  • Our preoccupation with it is the result of profound social change. Many people work in the service economy, where we create impressions rather than tangible items. 
  • Professional life today leaves us straining to redefine ourselves; we sometimes promise things we don't yet know how to do. 
  • We are no longer born into a role.
  • We can constantly compare our experiences to those of others online.
  • We can create an outward persona we know to be untrue.

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In order for you to believe in yourself, you need to convince someone else to believe in you. Once they believe in you, you feel more confident to believe in yourself.

When you're an impostor, you expect to be exposed at any time. You feel that at some point, someone might appear and see you for the fraud you think you are.

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In parenting, we pretend that we know what's best for our children without really knowing. Even if our guidance makes sense, it's just guessing. Realizing this, we at first judge, and later forgive our own parents for it.

With others, we often presume that we know what other people think of our work. We should rather listen to their feedback.

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Impostorism is not altogether a bad thing. Successful people should have both enough self-awareness and enough self-doubt to question themselves.

The strange thing is that the more expert you become in a field, the stronger your feeling of impostorism.

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LET GO OF PERFECTIONISM

Perfection can hold you back and prevent you from trying new things or developing existing skills all because of the fear that the results won’t be perfect the first time we attempt something different.

Practice pushing aside perfectionism in favour of developing your skills and abilities.

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Two possibilities With Achievements

1: If we set goals and achieve them.

  • This sounds great but in reality feeling of success, achievement or fulfilment is very short lived
  • We have to set the next bigger goal because we may not feel the way that we thought we would when we ‘arrive’.
  • This is not healthy or sensible

2: If we set goals and fail.

  • It will lead to pain, guilt and unhealthy self talk and beliefs
  • Often it occurs due to the reasons that we actually couldn’t even control.
  • We give our own well being over the the fate of a business or financial outcome.
  • This too is not healthy nor is it sensible.

it’s a never ending cycl

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Is a psychological phenomenon that reflects the core belief that you are an inadequate, incompetent, and a failure, despite evidence that indicates you're skilled and successful.

Impostor Syndrome makes people feel like an intellectual fraud, rendering them unable to internalize -- let alone celebrate -- their achievements.

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