- Explain the reality of imposter syndrome in the professional realm.
- Define imposter syndrome.
- Recognize the causes of imposter syndrome.
- Examine at what potential times imposter syndrome can occur.
- Determine the impact imposter syndrome can have on a person’s job performance.
- Identify the different types of imposter syndrome.
- Explain how collecting the facts can be a strategy of dealing with imposter syndrome.
- Examine how reframing negative thoughts can be a strategy for dealing with imposter syndrome.
- Recognize why having conversations about the impact imposter syndrome can have in the professional realm is important.
Skill Level Beginner
- Do you sometimes think you don't deserve your accomplishments? Are you afraid people will find out you're faking it? That you're not as skilled or talented as you've led others to believe? For many people, these persistent thoughts are a dirty little secret. But they're actually very common. Research summarized in the International Journal of Behavioral Science in 2011 notes that 70% of us have felt like an imposter at some point. If these thoughts come to your regularly, you're experiencing imposter syndrome. I'm Carolyn. Despite having a master's degree, a PHD, and more than 30 years training and consulting experience, I feel imposter syndrome too. I have lots of awards in my office at a prestigious university, but every so often I doubt my intelligence and obsess over mistakes. This course will help you understand imposter feelings in yourself, or in other people you care about. We'll explore types of imposter syndrome, and identify situations most likely to trigger it. You'll complete exercises to personalize the content to your own situation. So let's work on this together. By the end of this course, you'll know how to stop feeling like a fraud and start embracing your unique talents and capabilities.