Let’s talk impostor syndrome. Some of us know what it is, but I bet all of us are dealing with it at some level.
Just so we’re all on the same page, here’s a good working definition of impostor syndrome:
Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome) is a concept describing high-achieving individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”
Among our community, we are typically very driven people. We try hard, knowledge is hard-won, and we challenge ourselves daily. Yet somehow, many of us feel like we are in a place where others will discover that we are a fraud. That we haven’t rightfully earned the position we are in.
With that, let’s open up the discussion: How do you see it in our community? In yourself? How do you deal with it?