We’ve all experienced self-doubt at some point in our lives… well, fine, many times… but what happens when this self-doubt is chronic and just doesn’t go away? Or leads you to see yourself as a fraud? Psychologists have started to pay closer attention to this phenomenon, dubbing it the Imposter Syndrome. As the name implies, it leaves those afflicted (women, more overwhelmingly) feeling like a fake.
While it’s not yet an official diagnosis, perfectionists and people who are often looked to as experts, seem to be more vulnerable to this condition. If you see yourself in these common signs, you too may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome (and here’s what you can do about it).