5 Signs You Suffer from Imposter Syndrome (and How to Overcome It)

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Everybody feels inadequate on occasion. But if you constantly feel like a fraud or a fake at work, you may face imposter syndrome. Impostor syndrome is when you feel like a fraud and doubt your abilities. It can occur among high achievers who cannot internalize and accept their success.

Telltale signs of imposter syndrome

1. You minimize your effort when others acknowledge it

Minimization usually shows up in your response to praise. For example, you might say, “I had tons of help on this,” “It was nothing,” or “I just lucked out,” or you point to outside factors as an explanation for

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