The Secret is Out: Exposing the Imposter Phenomenon

Imagine this: after months and months of hard work, you have been accepted into the incredibly competitive graduate program you’ve applied to. Or, after countless applications and draining interviews, you’ve landed your absolute dream job with a prominent and influential company. You’re thrilled – what a relief! You can’t wait to get started. All’s well that ends well, right? But before long, a troubling suspicion starts to enter your mind: “I don’t really deserve this”. Or, “There has to have been a mistake – this is just a fluke”. You start to feel less relief, and instead more anxiety. And when you actually start your new position, you are convinced that you don’t belong there, and that everyone around you… read more →