Get tips on how to overcome imposter syndrome from Owen O’Kane, a psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience in physical and mental health.
Whether we know it or not, many of us have experienced imposter syndrome at some point during our career. It can manifest as feelings of self-doubt, self-criticism, or critical comparisons to others that make us feel inadequate and out of place.
Imposter syndrome can be experienced differently by different people. You might feel like an imposter while others will tell themselves they are an imposter. However, if you’ve experienced any feelings like these, where despite a lack of evidence for it, you feel self-doubt, criticism, and inadequacy, you’ve likely experienced imposter syndrome.
But does everyone feel imposter syndrome, and if so, why? Is it something we can overcome? Do we have to live with it? Or can we learn from it?