A Closer Look at Impostor Syndrome
What is Impostor Syndrome? In this case, we are not discussing a diagnosable mental illness. Impostor Syndrome a common feeling people describe in the course of their work or social life. Automatic thoughts experienced by people with Impostor Syndrome include, "I don't belong here", "I'm not qualified to do this", "I was let in to this program or team by mistake", and "Everyone else is feeling secure and I am the only one struggling in this situation". What is the cause of Impostor Syndrome and what are some first steps in pushing back against these automatic assumptions when these assumptions are not supported by facts or evidence? Dr. Kaz and George share the basics of this commonly experienced phenomenon!