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How to Combat Nagging Self-Doubt: Ask the Experts

How to Combat Nagging Self-Doubt: Ask the Experts

As most high achievers know all too well, self-doubt can spark dastardly effects in the success of one’s career. What if I’m not good enough? What if my boss discovers I’m a fraud? These questions and feelings of inadequacy are more commonly known as imposter syndrome, which was first coined in 1978 by two American psychologists, Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes, to describe high-performing but inwardly anxious women. An estimated 70 percent of people grapple with impostor syndrome at some…

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