Impostor Syndrome

I like to know how to name psychological effects, and I just learned a new one: Impostor syndrome.

This one adds to two others I like: Dunning-Kruger effect and the Bystander effect.

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:

  1. You are a high-achiever, so you deserve it, so you are cured from the impostor syndrome; or
  2. You projected a false high-expectation from others towards yourself, so you are not a high-achiever, but noone was expecting that anyway; or
  3. 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.


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