Who Is Your Impostor?
One of the obstacles that prevents us from going after what we really want and keep rising is the impostor syndrome.
We all suffer from it, both men and women.
The term was coined by clinical psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978, when they found that despite having adequate external evidence of accomplishments, people with imposter syndrome remained convinced that they don’t deserve the success they have.
Dr Valerie Young has identified 5 types of impostor syndrome. Which type are you?
The perfectionist: I should deliver a perfect performance 100% percent of the time.
The Superman/Superwoman: if I were competent, I would be able to do it all.
The Natural Genius: if I were competent, this should be effortless.
The Soloist: if I were competent, I could do everything myself.
The Expert: if I were competent, I should know everything that is to know. Before I can put myself out there, I need in depth education training and experience.