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Tuesday August 16th 2005
By Lucy Bowen
Did you just get a promotion, a pay rise or even a completely new job but you’re beset by fears that you’re not quite up to it? It may be that you have ‘impostor syndrome’, a term coined by clinical psychologist Dr Pauline Clance to describe doubt in your own abilities and a fear of not maintaining your success. Here are some ways to beat those insecurities:
As a solution, she suggests putting yourself in the shoes of the people promoting you. They’re not going to do it unless they think you’re up to it. After all, their reputation depends on it too.
Answer the following questions to discover whether you have the impostor syndrome:
If you said yes to any of the above – join the club. We’ve all been there.
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