Impostor Syndrome

The impostor syndrome, sometimes called impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome, is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments. Despite external evidence of their competence, those with the syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be.
Posts about Impostor Syndrome
  • 18 Areas of Knowledge Every SEO Must Possess

    … As SEOs, we need to know a lot of stuff. It can be absolutely overwhelming. Many SEOs experience the impostor syndrome — the feeling that we’re in our industry or job by virtue of luck or chance, and certainly not on account of the knowledge that is necessary. It’s kind of like this: When we feel that way, we do ourselves a serious disservice…

    Neil Patel/ Search Engine Journalin SEO- 14 readers -
  • Impostor Syndrome: How I finally learned I was smart

    … with a nagging fear of being “found out” as not being as smart or talented or experienced as people think is called Impostor Syndrome. And I had it. BAD. Impostor Syndrome ruled my life I’m the founder of an Internet marketing company. For eight years I consistently delivered insanely good results for my clients. I’m completely self-taught and I loved my…

    {grow}in Twitter How To's- 5 readers -