Please answer the following:
1.Do you think you deserve what you have?
Imposter Syndrome is a very common and normal experience for both men and women, usually experienced as persistent self-doubt about one's achievements. The typical thoughts that characterise this condition could be: “I am not as bright as people think I am”, or “I am not as talented or smart as people think I am”. Consequently, people can be convinced that they are frauds and fear that others are about to expose them as imposters in any moment. This fear remains despite evidence to the contrary. It can damage one’s well-being and mental health and can, in extreme cases, prevent individuals from fully engaging with life and work.
Research has suggested some possible mechanisms that may be responsible for the condition, and several potential treatments.
In my clinical work I have specialised in Imposter Syndrome and successfully worked with many people experiencing it. With dedicated work positive change is possible.