If you’ve ever feared being “found out” as a fraud at work, then you are no stranger to imposter syndrome. And you are certainly not alone.
Some estimates have suggested imposter syndrome affects a staggering 70 percent of people. Those struggling with it suffer from a nagging internal voice telling them “you’re not good enough for the job; you were lucky to get it; and you don’t actually deserve to be here.” Many fear they will be exposed as a fraud at any moment. While it can affect men and women, research suggests women are more likely to see it impact their career growth.