5 Tips to rid yourself of imposter syndrome at work
Originally published: 28/04/2020 13:33
Publication number: ELQ-59988-1
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5 Tips to rid yourself of imposter syndrome at work

If you are a victim to the imposter syndrome, also known as the fraud syndrome, it can become detrimental to your work.

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This Best Practice gives you 5 tips to rid yourself of imposter syndrome at work.

The syndrome was discovered in the late 70's by two American psychology professors, Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes. The imposter syndrome is a form of excessive self-deprecation which can affect all individuals at work. Signs that you may suffer from the imposter syndrome are (1) constantly doubting your work, (2) claiming your success to be a result of luck/your client being in a good mood or (3) believing you are incapable of completing tasks or at worst incapable of doing your job.

The imposter syndrome can significantly affect individuals work by preventing them from going for job opportunities and promotions as a result of their self-doubt. This Best Practice outlines 8 signs that show you are suffering from the imposter syndrome as well as it's potential consequences. This includes an description of two imposter syndrome personality types. Lastly, this Best Practice concludes with 5 top tips on how you can rid yourself from feeling like an imposter by regaining your self-esteem.These include accepting your suffering, speaking to people around you, stopping comparing yourself to others, accepting perfection doesn't exist and learning how to accept compliments.

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