As pressure in the corporate world increases large numbers of people feel that they are not good enough. Their greatest fear is that someone of importance will find out that they are intellectual imposters. This article discusses what is imposter syndrome and how to alleviate it.
Imposter syndrome is not a disorder; It is something that people experience at a lesser or greater extent at certain times in their life. It is not a fixed trait but something that exists on a continuum which about 70% of people experience at some time. Sufferers believe that they are the only ones that feel this way and that everyone else is confident.
People with Imposter Syndrome believe that their compliments and achievements are unearned. Even if they receive recognition, promotion, awards etc. they believe it is luck, charm, their connections that have nothing to do with their ability.