How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

Jennifer McDougall
4 min readNov 8, 2021

These are some pointers on how to get out of your own way and take charge of your achievement.

How to Deal with Impostor Syndrome

Have you ever felt that you weren’t qualified for the job you were recruited for — and that your supervisor would discover it out at any moment? Perhaps you’ve thought that you’re merely pretending to be an adult capable of purchasing a home or raising a human kid, even though everyone else you know seems to have it all sorted out.

The majority of other people have felt the same way.

Many believe we aren’t as capable or knowledgeable as others think, regardless of how much proof we are effectively navigating our lives, professions, and relationships. Imposter syndrome, also known as the imposter phenomenon, is a psychological condition in which people think they’re not who they say they are.

It is a habit of thinking that can lead to self-doubt, negative self-talk, and lost opportunities rather than a diagnostic or a physical ailment.

“It’s the impression that everyone else understands precisely what they’re doing, but you don’t,” says Susan Albers, PsyD, a psychologist. “You’re afraid that the people around you will find out you don’t know what you’re talking about and expose you as a phony.”



Jennifer McDougall

Lifestyle & Wellness Blogger. Tune into my podcast LIFE REFINED: The Art of Personal Development