Do you ever become worried about being labeled a “fraud”? You’re not the only one who feels this way. It’s not uncommon for folks to feel that they’re imposters. In fact, almost 70% of people claim to have experienced imposter syndrome at some point in their lives, with 87 percent of respondents saying they have encountered it on Twitter. Imposter syndrome affects even successful and well-known persons like Tom Hanks, Howard Schultz, and Natalie Portman. But, what is imposter syndrome, basically? And, more critically, how can you put a stop to it? The term “impostor syndrome,” established in 1978 by psychologists Pauline Rose Clance, Ph.D., ABPP, and Suzanne Imes, Ph.D., explains characteristics such as an inability to integrate accomplishments and a fear of being discovered as a fraud.
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