BLOGMAS DAY FOURTEEN: Let’s Talk About Imposter Syndrome

blogmas 2020, Mental Health

Monday, December 14, 2020

Imposter syndrome is something that I just recently discovered. It is a phenomenon in which you feel like a fraud. You feel like you can’t do anything because you don’t know anything.

“A psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize their accomplishments.” – Psychology Today

The first time I felt like this was in college.

In college, I always wondered why they accepted me. I was not as good as everyone else; I was not as talented as they were. I felt out of place.

It only got worse as I started applying to jobs.

I see job descriptions and immediately determine I am not qualified for the job because I don’t think I know anything.

I never felt like I accomplish anything in college. I graduate, and EVERYONE is congratulating me. I didn’t feel like I deserved it. I didn’t achieve anything.

But in time, I learned that I had achieved so much, and I am cable of these things; I need to stop comparing myself to others, which is easier said than done.

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