Conquering Imposter Syndrome

Name it and shame it

“It’s imposter syndrome is rearing its ugly head again!” Just simply saying that out loud can help make you feel a little bit better. Write it down too. Hearing yourself and seeing yourself labelling the negative self-talk and self-doubt is more impactful than just thinking about it.

Think back to your hard work and successes

Maybe you’ve made a mistake or two, but think about how much you got right to get to where you are today. No matter how big or small, think back to all of the times you’ve gotten out of bed, helped a friend out, and gave that fantastic presentation.

Power pose!

Amy Cuddy, an American social psychologist, shares her personal experience with imposter syndrome and how she beats it with her evidence-based model of power posing. It may feel a bit silly at first, but it does make a difference. Learn more about it from her TED talk.

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Laura

Laura

Social worker turned UX researcher.