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- 15 readers -
  • Impostor Syndrome: How I finally learned I was smart

    … the light bulb go off. What an epiphany! What I loved was teaching. When I was teaching, I felt completely confident. There was no voice telling me I wasn’t smart. I re-built my life and my business around this core idea and now I’m a full-time marketing teacher and a coach. My students and clients are entrepreneurs who want to change their mindset…

    {grow}in Twitter How To's- 6 readers -
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