From the many tweets and articles I've read about this infamous imposter since I started coding, one thing has become pretty clear. There are a lot of people struggling with this, myself included. But oftentimes I've wondered what it really is, beyond this awful thing we just want to get away from, you know?
So, for those of you that have also been wondering or have always found it with great difficulty to "get out of it" when the dreaded imposter makes its visit, then this short series is for you. I'll be aiming to demystify some of the root causes and characteristics of this unwelcome visitor and in doing so hopefully, provide some clarity and perhaps a fresh perspective on how to better approach this inevitable feeling when it comes.
This coming week, I'll be kicking the series off by exploring some of the factors that can trigger these feelings in us, followed by looking at the ways in which we can overcome them, so stay tuned for that!
Till then, I'd like to leave you with a question:
- What are the key triggers that bring up feelings of Imposter Syndrome for you?
Let's discuss in the comments, I'd love to get a better understanding of other people's experience with this!