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Impostor Syndrome

When you feel like a beetle in a sea of ladybugs

Updated on August 10
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Key Smash Notes In This Episode

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As one grows in their career and follower count on social media, it is exemplified through these things because of being watched more closely.

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Subconsciously, everyone can generally determine if they feel like they fit into a particular environment, such as a potential new workplace. One's subconscious lays the groundwork for what level of imposter syndrome they might feel.

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Even if the ratio of negative to positive comments is 1 to 200, a single negative comment can destroy morale. If a particular comment comes at an angle that is different than other negative feedback that has been received previously, it can be especially upsetting.

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They are often internalized and taken as a personal attack whereas positive comments are typically externalized and quickly forgotten.

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The way we phrase things, especially across the internet and cultures, can have a positive or a negative impact. How we deliver feedback requires thought and is so important.

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It does challenge individuals to be self-aware and to also keep others in mind. Imposter syndrome can be a motivator because it drives people to become better and better at their skills in an effort to build confidence.

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Acknowledging imposter syndrome gives way to vulnerability which allows for personal growth. Vulnerability also allows for connecting with others more personally because of increased empathy and understanding.

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Write them down, take screenshots, print them out, etc. Keep up with positivity, especially when having a bad day.

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Comparison to others always results in disappointment. This doesn't help with overcoming. Compare yourself today with yourself yesterday, and with no one else.

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