Poll: do you suffer from imposter syndrome?

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Imposter syndrome is defined as a psychological pattern which causes chronic self-doubt and overwhelming feelings of inadequacy, often despite repeated success and accomplishments.

Celebrities such as Serena Williams, Natalie Portman and Nicola Sturgeon have said they all suffer from imposter syndrome.

And a new survey has suggested that feelings of self-doubt are rife within the charity sector.

So that's why we're asking: do you suffer from imposter syndrome?

Get involved by registering your vote and posting your comment below. 

28th August 2019 by Gareth Jones 3 Comments

Do you suffer from imposter syndrome?

Poll results (total votes: 168)

Do you suffer from imposter syndrome?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
129
Ratio:
76.79%
Answer:
No
Votes:
39
Ratio:
23.21%

28th August 2019 by Arts and Charity Project Manager, Scotland

In the third sector we are responsible for such heavy workloads and competing priorities. The pressure of applying for funding and reporting on grants is huge and often we don't have enough time to work to deadlines. I have also found a lack of processes and procedures, continued professional development, and strong leadship from board members to be an issue within the sector. We aren't supported properly and often feel ill-equipped so naturally feeling an imposter goes hand in hand.

2nd September 2019 by Theresa

Usually when I have a lot to do. Quite often when I'm at critical stages of a project and feel overwhelmed. I keep expecting people to find out I have been winging it all along.

3rd September 2019 by Jackie

I'd be interested to know the gender split in these results