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Imposter Syndrome

Fake It 'Til You Make It: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Brett Murphy Hunt | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Brett Murphy Hunt

As women grow up, society tumbles us and shapes us. We are supposed to be thin, but not too thin; smart, but not too smart; maternal, but sexy. Impostor syndrome is the result. You end up feeling that you don't, actually, belong anywhere. The first step to remedying this issue is recognizing it.

4 Slam-Dunk Strategies to Boost Your Confidence

Carol Egan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol Egan

Hands-down, I am fully confident that these real-deal, no icing-on-a-mud-pie strategies will boost your confidence in a lasting ways when practiced daily. Flex your confidence muscles and claim your big life now!

What 'The Daily Show''s Jessica Williams Can Teach People With Impostor Syndrome

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 03.05.2015 | TV
Dr. Valerie Young

I believe everyone has a powerful inner desire to succeed. And given where she sits at just 25 years old, Jessica Williams would seem to be no exception.

Some Small Truths About Brian Williams' Big Lie

Michael J. Formica | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

While Mr. Williams' didn't really do anything differently than what we apparently all do every day, his cultural standing amplifies his indiscretion, making his actions seemingly all the more egregious.

Inside the Fears of a Go-Getter Girl

Shinjini Das | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Shinjini Das

Captivating. Engaging. Riveting. A go-getter girl captures our imaginations, spirits, hearts, and minds. She was born to rule the universe and reign in her own quintessential style.

Impostor Syndrome: How to Feel Confident When You're Out of Your League

Jenn Lederer | Posted 01.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jenn Lederer

* You're the newest hire on the team...and you're getting the biggest pay check. * You've been hired to speak at a seriously high-powered event. * Y...

How To Kick The Feeling That You're Not Good Enough

Susie Wolbe | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Wolbe

Facing impostor feelings can be challenging, but speaking with mentors, recognizing your personal expertise, using strategies to replace current negative habits with more positive, beneficial patterns will bring you to a more optimistic experience so you can enjoy your well-earned successes.

Why You Need to Brag More and 3 Ways to Do It

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Taking accountability for yourself and your work means accepting the good along with the bad. If you own up to your mistakes, why shouldn't you own up to your victories? Here's how to start getting over the fear of healthy self-promotion.

Tough Love: The Choices Successful Women Need to Make

Debra Walton | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Debra Walton

If you never get that "impostor" feeling, you are not trying hard enough. And believe me, your boss has had that feeling at some point in his or her career, likely more than once.

Do You Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

I remember a client I had many years ago -- an executive in a large aerospace firm -- who complained about a little voice in his head that was constan...

Why You Need to Brag More (And How to Do It)

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.06.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Think hard: When's the last time you took credit -- really took credit -- for a job well done? Without giving props to others, shying away from praise or otherwise shifting the recognition to anyone but yourself?

Valerie Young: Are There Downsides to Success? The Third Metric

Dr. Valerie Young | Posted 08.01.2013 | Women
Dr. Valerie Young

What is it about the pursuit of success that gives so many women pause? Are there aspects of success itself that may be causing women to pull back?

Ditch the Inner Scrooge

Rob White | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Give your inner Scrooge the boot and give yourself the gift of honoring yourself by upgrading your model of reality, whether it's a better relationship, better health, better anything that you deserve. That's a gift that truly keeps on giving.

WATCH: Feeling Like A Fraud? Fearlessly Embrace And Own All The Good!

Terri Cole | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Have you ever thought: They made a mistake and actually confused me with someone else much more qualified? Or had the feeling that even if they meant you, it will only be a matter of time before they realize you are a fraud?

WATCH: How Do I Know If I'm Being Self-Critical or Just Realistic?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 10.30.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

There is a simple and fast way to tell whether you are hearing from the voice of your inner critic and the voice of realistic thinking. Here's how!

Don't Let Impostor Syndrome Sabotage Your Career

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.04.2012 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Have you ever experienced a moment of panic before you got ready to pitch a proposal or convene a meeting? Completely stopped in your tracks from self-doubt? If so, you're in good company.

Do You Suffer From Impostor Syndrome?

Olivia Fox Cabane | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Olivia Fox Cabane

Have you ever had the feeling that you didn't really know what you were doing, and it was just a matter of time before someone realized it and exposed you as a fraud?

How To SIlence Your Inner Critic

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 03.21.2012 | Women
Tara Sophia Mohr

You can recognize your critic by how it speaks to you. Good, realistic, sound thinking examines the situation with a light heart and a focus on solutions. Feel the difference!

How To Stop Feeling Like An Impostor

ForbesWoman | Posted 12.08.2011 | Women

The "impostor" syndrome - feelings of self-doubt, that you've flown under the radar or somehow "fooled them" - plagues more successful women than men,...

When Women Feel Like Frauds They Fuel Their Own Failures

Forbes Women | Posted 12.20.2011 | Women

Tina Fey once confessed that she sometimes screams inside her head, "I'm a fraud! They're on to me!" Sheryl Sandberg attended a Harvard University spe...

Meghan Neal

6 Workplace Skills Women Can Learn From Men

HuffingtonPost.com | Meghan Neal | Posted 02.16.2012 | Women

When it comes to workplace equality, we've come a long way -- long enough for some to say men are on the decline. Statistics show more women than men ...

Are Women The Only Impostors?

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Often high achieving women refuse to accept their intellectual abilities and demonstrated success, instead preferring to assign themselves the role of the impostor.

Are You Living Life As An Impostor?

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

What if you hold that fear of success, that fear of being relied upon? What if you are afraid of letting others down? What if you afraid of being found out?

How To Build Your Confidence

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

How does a low level of confidence affect us? What changes in our lives when we gain confidence? What is confidence anyway? Where does it come from? Why do some people have more of it than others?

Do You Have the Imposter Syndrome?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.

No, there's not really a recognized condition called "the imposter syndrome." But it's a handy label to describe the self-doubt that many people, particularly high achievers, experience.