The Impostor Syndrome

Video and Discussion on The Impostor Syndrome

Two out of five successful people consider themselves frauds.


Despite external evidence of their competence, those with Impostor Syndrome remain convinced that they are frauds and do not deserve the success they have achieved. Proof of success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are more intelligent and competent than they believe themselves to be. Notably, impostor syndrome is particularly common among high-achieving women. Even Albert Einstein suffered from the syndrome near the end of his life; reportedly confiding in a friend: “the exaggerated esteem in which my lifework is held makes me very ill at ease. I feel compelled to think of myself as an involuntary swindler”. It is not considered a psychological disorder but it has been the topic of research for many psychologists.

WHEN: Thurs 18th June 2015, 12:00 – 13:30 pm

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