Do You Have Impostor Syndrome?
Take our Quiz to find out
If you answer 'yes' to most of these questions, Dr Young says that you're being held back by this condition.
•Do you secretly worry others will discover you're not as bright and capable as they think you are?
•Do you sometimes shy away from challenges because of nagging self-doubt?
•Do you tend to chalk your accomplishments up to being a "fluke," "no big deal" or the fact that people just "like" you?
•Do you hate making a single mistake, being less than fully prepared or not doing things perfectly?
•Do you tend to feel crushed by even constructive criticism, seeing it as evidence of your "ineptness?"
•When you do succeed, do you think, "Phew, I fooled 'em this time but I may not be so lucky next time"?
•Do you believe that other people (students, colleagues, competitors) are smarter and more capable than you are?
•Do you live in fear of being found out, discovered, unmasked?