If someone displays these 7 behaviors, they suffer from imposter syndrome


1. Setting unrealistic expectation

While high expectations can drive personal growth, unrealistic ones can lead to disappointment, intensify feelings of inadequacy, and diminish motivation.

2. Self doubt

Stepping out of our comfort zone can initially create discomfort that fosters growth, but when it transforms into self-doubt and imposter syndrome, it can paralyze us and hinder progress.

3. Fear of failure

Another behavior seen in imposter syndrome is letting the fear of failure hinder the initiation of new projects, which, while normal, should not paralyze us entirely, as it can impede progress and achievement.

4. Burnout

The stress of a new role, coupled with self-limiting thoughts, can lead to mental exhaustion, pushing you beyond your limits and potentially resulting in burnout, marked by poor sleep, difficulty waking up, lack of motivation, decreased enjoyment of hobbies, and strained relationships, reminding us that work should not solely define our identity and emotions.

5. Undervaluing contribution

You might often doubt the value of your contributions, attributing any praise to external factors, which can lead to rejecting opportunities and feeling like a burden to others.

6. Self-sabotage

Continuing these negative thoughts can lead to self-sabotage, becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy that hinders your performance, potentially affecting opportunities and eroding trust from others.

7. Afraid of what people think of you

Do you constantly doubt others' perceptions of your competence, even when receiving compliments and base your self-worth on their expectations, leading to a shaky identity and confidence?

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