What causes that ‘imposter‘ feeling?
Have you ever felt like at any moment you’ll be exposed for actually not knowing anything? Have you ever convinced yourself that you must be a very talented actor or actress to have tricked people into thinking that you actually know something?
Yeah, same. I’ve been there.
This is a feeling often known as Imposter Syndrome. Something that I’ve talked about extensively over the years, with my first being on the radio. You can bet that before going live on the radio, I was very much feeling like an imposter with thoughts running through my mind like, “how did this happen? I have no idea what I’m doing. They’ll see right through me.”
Once my rational mind came back, I realised how silly I sounded because I was talking about that exact feeling that I’ve spent years attempting to put into words at the end of the day. But, in the end, it turned out to be a very relatable piece, and I received great feedback from it.
What an emotional rollercoaster… It’s wild how imposter syndrome causes a range of up and down emotions!
In this episode, I speak to Pratiksha and Sonia on this very topic. It was actually refreshing listening to them and discussing it at length, something that I haven’t done with others before. I totally related to them in different ways as they shared their stories and experiences all the way from childhood to how imposter syndrome affects them today.
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