Tuesday 3 April 2018 at 11:27am

Impostor phenomenon: 4 ways to overcome self-doubt and feeling like a fraud

Self-doubt is normal when approaching something new or unfamiliar.  When one questions capabilities to achieve something not done before, a normal period of nervousness or fear might ensue.  This is easily overcome and that doubt is dispelled once the initial fear of the new has passed. Impostor phenomenon however, can be a crippling on-going sense of intellectual phoniness.  It is a genuinely held belief in the total incapacity to achieve in a new role or when doing a new task/project.  It delivers a constant fear of being found out and that the apparent confidence others have in one’s abilities is …