In this episode we talk about Impostor Syndrome.
“Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”.”
We start off talking about the pressure to prove yourself when first start a job. We talk about perceiving yourself as not good enough despite your experience and proven track record. Job hunting can be soul crushing and we talk about how that can erode your sense of self worth. We also talk about the feeling of equipment inferiority and how not feeling that you can “talk the talk” can make you feel that you don’t quite fit in. While black does not crack there are drawbacks to looking younger than you actually are and we talk about how that can contribute to the out of place feeling.