Category Archives: imposter syndrome

Fake it til you make it. Really?

I was talking about the imposter syndrome to a group at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand recently. One of the questions that came up was should you fake it till you make it? Now while it’s a catchy phrase … Continue reading

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The imposter cycle

The diagram below shows you how a person can feel like an imposter but still be very successful. Imagine you are about to start a new project or prepare for a presentation. Start at number 1 and work your way … Continue reading

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Are you an Imposter?

How do you know if you’re an imposter or not? After all imposters do exist. We regularly read in the media about con-men who defraud people, people who impersonate doctors, students who get accepted into prestigious colleges without any qualifications. … Continue reading

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Feel like a fraud?

What do Meryl Streep (Academy award winner), Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer of Facebook) and Gabriel García Márquez (Nobel Prize winner) have in common? At various stages, they have all felt like frauds or imposters, that they don’t have the … Continue reading

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