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According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, Imposter Syndrome is defined as a psychological condition that is characterized by persistent doubt concerning one’s abilities or accomplishments accompanied by the fear of being exposed as a fraud despite evidence of one’s ongoing success. Some of the effects include self doubt and fear. If it is not treated properly, it might lead to worse effects on a working woman’s life.
Although it’s not easy, there are ways in which one can overcome imposter syndrome. Some of them are:
1) Tell yourself that it’s okay and that you did not cheat your way to the top. You got to this position with your hard work. It wasn’t sheer luck, it was your hard work which got you to this position.
2) Tell your struggles to your friends and colleagues. You never know, they might be facing the same problem. Be there for them. Get constructive criticism from them and improve your skills and knowledge. Bottling it up will make it worse.
3) Prove to yourself that you can do it by practicing and improving your skills. Keep trying until you think you’re perfect at it.
4) Many people might have different opinions about you and the success you reached, but that is just their opinion. It need not be reality. Prove to them that you’re good at this and prove them wrong. It will help you.
These are just a few steps to help you overcome or cope with imposter syndrome. If this still doesn’t work, they should seek further help so that they can cope and be better.