Imposter syndrome in high achieving women

Women are more likely to self-doubt and undermine the capability to achieve success. Women often consider success as “In was the right place at the right time” and occasionally believe that she did not deserve success. Also occasionally women feel that it’s just a matter of time when everyone will find out that her success is hollow and fake.

Every woman doubt herself and in result she is not dare to follow her dreams. Lifestyle “fake it until you make it” is more about men than about women. Both genders experience imposter syndrome but women prefer to worry too much about every tiny mistake. Imposter syndrome including 5 main categories that you can check on picture below.

Since school students are thought that teacher will find even a smallest mistake . This fear develops in imposter syndrome. In order to avoid mistakes women prefer not to take responsibilities avoid life changing projects. Feelings of inadequacy, duplicity and unworthiness destroy women’s potential. The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

Here’s a simple and short list of questions that will help you to identify imposter syndrome. All questions from

Do you chalk your success up to luck, timing, or computer error?

Do you believe “If I can do it, anybody can”?

Do you agonize over the smallest flaws in your work?

Are you crushed by even constructive criticism, seeing it as evidence of your ineptness?

When you do succeed, do you secretly feel like you fooled them again?

Do you worry that it’s a matter of time before you’re “found out”?

If you answered yes to any of this questions than you must work on your imposter syndrome to overcome it. One of the best work on imposter syndrome called “The Impostor Phenomenon in High Achieving Women” (available online pdf free of cost).

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