Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: 5 Things You Need to Know
by PRP Group, on 04/19/2022
For most of my professional career, I have worked in the high-tech industry with predominantly male leadership.
I continue to be appreciative of the mentorship I’ve received over the years, but I would often follow that with self-comparison. They seemed so confident and self-assured while I felt like I was faking my way through my career. For a long time, it caused me to become risk-averse for fear of looking stupid. I thought for sure these feelings would go away as I climbed the corporate ladder but to my dismay, those feelings only intensified.
Then, one day, several years ago, I read a message from an employee who needed advice for overcoming “imposter syndrome.” I had never heard of this affliction and was intrigued. As I googled, I learned many high-achieving individuals doubt their own competence and feel like they are essentially an imposter in their own lives. It filled me with relief to learn my feelings had a name and other people also felt it.
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