Imposter Syndrome

What is imposter syndrome?

Imposter syndrome refers to a psychological phenomenon where an individual doubts their achievements, feels like a fraud, and fears being exposed as incompetent, despite evidence of their success.

What causes imposter syndrome?

Various factors contribute to imposter syndrome, including perfectionism, societal expectations, a competitive work environment, and internalized self-doubt. Personal experiences and upbringing can also play a role.

Can imposter syndrome be overcome?

Yes, overcoming imposter syndrome is absolutely possible through self-awareness, seeking support, reframing negative thoughts, and acknowledging and internalizing one's accomplishments.

Goodwin’s Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program incorporates imposter syndrome in its curriculum — equipping students with the necessary knowledge and skills to overcome their feelings of inadequacy and fight against imposter syndrome in their personal and professional lives.

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