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Imposter Syndrome is Among Us Episode 12

Imposter Syndrome is Among Us

Worried you are going to get exposed as a fraud at work? Imposter syndrome can affect us regardless of skill or experience and we want you to be prepared the next time it strikes. Join us as we confront imposter syndrome head on and talk about the rough feelings it can leave us with, and how to lessen it's power over time.

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Get prepared for a deep episode today as Andrew and Julie dive into imposter syndrome and how it affects us personally. We discuss what imposter syndrome is, how we both experience it, whether social media makes it worse, and the effect it has had on our careers this far. Julie mentions that her imposter syndrome got a lot worse following a promotion and why that may be. Andrew compares it to spiraling out of control where one thought leads to another until you're worried you are about to be fired. The pair also discuss how comparing yourself to others often leads to increases in feeling imposter syndrome.

If you experience imposter syndrome, don't worry because we do our best to give some actionable advice. Learn to recognize it for what it is, get feedback from managers and friends, get out of your own head and give yourself a break. Andrew mentions that forgetting your wins and focusing on the negatives will make it worse. Record your wins so you can refer back to them. Julie notes that you should compare yourself with your past self, not those around you. Regardless of the approach, confront it head on and ask for help from those around you.

Good luck!

Links
Imposter Syndrome Wikipedia
Imposter Syndrome: What It Is and How to Overcome It at Work

Creators and Guests

Andrew Mason
Host
Andrew Mason
Senior Product Developer at Podia, co-host of the Remote Ruby podcast, and co-editor of the Ruby Radar newsletter
Julie J
Host
Julie J
Software developer at Codecademy

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