All About Imposter Syndrome: Definition, Health Effects, and Coping

Source: APA PsycPORT™: Psychology Newswire

In 1978, two psychologists defined something called “impostor phenomenon” as an experience of feeling like an intellectual phony. The phenomenon is marked by persistent self-doubt and, often, a fear of being exposed as a fraud or imposter—even though, in reality, you’ve been successful in the very field where you feel like a fraud, according to researchers who study the topic. If this sounds like you, here are some tips that may help.

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