Imposter syndrome sucks. So many people suffer from it in silence without any help. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
@wignallnick is a clinical psychologist who publishes a newsletter with over 50,000 readers.
In September 2020, he published an article with his top insights on imposter syndrome he’s learned over many years. I made this sketchnote summary of his article as I thought it was so fantastic.
Here are some key points.
- Imposter syndrome is the feeling that you will be found out as a fraud even though you logically know it not to be true.
- Imposter syndrome has initial and maintaining causes
- There are different types of imposter syndrome.
- Most maintaining causes come from negative self talk
- Ending imposter syndrome involves being vulnerable and retraining your self talk.
I hope you find it useful (and perhaps you’d like to share it in your stories to help someone else?)