People with impostor feelings not only doubt their abilities, but they live with the fear that others will discover that they are a "fraud."
Learn more about the popular term "impostor syndrome."
Insecure or Imposture?
The Insecure or Imposture video discusses the difference between feeling insecure and feeling like an impostor. Insecurity is a common feeling of self-doubt or uncertainty, while impostor syndrome is the belief that one is not qualified for their achievements and is a fraud.
We explain that while both can be detrimental to one's mental health, impostor syndrome can be especially insidious because it can cause high achievers to discount their accomplishments and live in constant fear of being exposed as a fraud. The video some tips for overcoming impostor syndrome, such as recognizing and owning one's accomplishments, reframing negative self-talk, and seeking support from others.
How can innerAssist Psychological Services help you?
innerAssist Psychological Services can help you overcome feelings of insecurity and impostor syndrome in several ways. First, we can work with you to identify the root causes of your feelings and help you develop a greater understanding of yourself and your patterns of thinking. Through therapy, you can learn to recognize negative thought patterns and replace them with more positive, constructive ways of thinking.
Additionally, innerAssist Psychological Services can provide you with tools and strategies to build your self-confidence and self-esteem. This may involve practicing assertiveness and self-advocacy, learning how to set boundaries, and developing a more positive self-image. We can also help you develop realistic and achievable goals that can boost your sense of accomplishment and help you feel more in control of your life.
Finally, we can offer support and validation as you work to overcome your feelings of insecurity and impostor syndrome. We will help you recognize that these feelings are common and normal, and that many successful people struggle with them.
Through therapy, you can learn to recognize your strengths and accomplishments and develop a more positive and confident outlook on yourself and your abilities.