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Discussion on: Even Senior Developers Have Imposter Syndrome

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Aaron

This a great article man! I am not a software developer/engineer at a company. I work in IT security. However, I do find myself dealing with imposter syndrome when I seek to write some code to solve a problem on the job, personal projects (I have a gazillion I fished projects), or when I am talking to experienced developers about their code or reading it (always true to read the code to be informed and understand the complete picture)

I really liked when you said don’t compare yourself to other. This is huge. In one of my previous roles I was comparing myself to a guy who had been writing bash scripts for decades. And man let me tell the affect was crippling. I was struggling to write code I knew I could right.

This article puts everything into perspective and it make me feel human! Thanks again man!

P.S. To all the developers who will read this comment, as a IT Security guy, I want to say I have tremendous amount of respect for you guys and the work you guys do.

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Kevin Hicks Author

Thank you. I'm really glad this helped you. Not comparing yourself to others is really hard not to do, but I think it's one of the most important things. It definitely has been one of my biggest struggles with imposter syndrome. We all have our own strengths and weaknesses. It's best to just learn from each other and work together.

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Aaron

I agree, it’s def important not to compare yourself to others. If you discover any tips on not comparing yourself to others let me know, I will be glad to hear them. Take care

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