In the 1970s, a pair of clinical psychologists interviewed dozens of successful women and noticed something strange. Even though on paper, these people had achieved success, they admitted to a fear that they'd gotten there through luck or by mistake. The researchers named this feeling "impostor syndrome," and soon realized that didn't just affect prominent women, but people from all walks of life. Does this sound like something you experience? Learn about the symptoms and causes of impostor syndrome, then find a link to a quiz below.
The Masks We Wear
Written by Ashley Hamer May 10, 2019
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