It may not surprise you to know: we are our harshest critics. These negative thoughts can affect us in many ways, but they're especially harmful when we feel like an imposter in our own careers. This "imposter syndrome" often occurs among high achievers (especially accomplished women) who are unable to internalize and accept their success. These people often attribute "their accomplishments to luck rather than to ability, and fear that others will eventually unmask them as a fraud." In the following videos, learn more about this syndrome and how to overcome it.

Deciphering The Imposter Syndrome

We feel like imposters because we fail to imagine the flaws of people we admire.

Written by Curiosity Staff December 22, 2016

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