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Imposter Fears

feeling like a fraud

Imposter Fears: Feeling like a Fraud

  • Self-doubt
  • An inability to realistically assess your competence and skills
  • Attributing your success to external factors or luck
  • Berating your performanceFeat that you won’t live up to expectations
  • OverachievingSabotaging your own success
  • Setting very challenging goals and feeling disappointed when you fall short

coping with imposter fears

Imposter Fears: Feeling like a Fraud

  • Talk to mentors/supervisors
  • Open up to peers
  • Recognize your expertise 
  • Tutoring or teaching
  • Remember what you do well
  • Realize no one is perfect
  • Take baby steps
  • Seek professional help