I like to know how to name psychological effects, and I just learned a new one: Impostor syndrome.
The impostor syndrome is kind of funny, tough. If you recognize that you had passed by an episode of it, then you understand either that:
- You are a high-achiever, so you deserve it, so you are cured from the impostor syndrome; or
- You projected a false high-expectation from others towards yourself, so you are not a high-achiever, but noone was expecting that anyway; or
- You are a fraud.
The only way to figure it out is to really put you up the test. Too bad when you miss an opportunity to burn that feeling.