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How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They Think You Are: Why Smart People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It

  • Do you chalk accomplishments up to luck, timing, or other external factors?
  • Do you agonize over even the smallest flaws in your work?
  • Are you crushed by constructive criticism?
  • Do you wonder if you’re really smart enough to be here?
  • When you do well, do you secretly think, “fooled them again”?

These thoughts may come with a nagging feeling in the back of your mind that eventually you will be found out, and everyone will know that you are the one who doesn’t belong.

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