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Results for impostor syndrome
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This is a question generally in decision making. Is a balance between the Dunning-Kruger effect and the impostor syndrome possible for students? As a student one is generally graded on a regular …
asked May 22 '15 by Nox
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Question: The impostor syndrome seems to be common in academia and there are quite a few questions about it. I wonder if there is something like the inverse impostor syndrome. I'm not referring to … everybody speaks about how big, moist and delicious their slices are and how knowledgeable they are about cakes. To me, everybody feels like an impostor. (And everything feels like a lie) Is there a name …
asked Aug 7 '14 by Trylks
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I started graduate school recently. A professor was talking about impostor syndrome and said that everyone goes through it. They made a joke saying that if you don't feel like an impostor, something … is wrong. Well, I certainly don't feel like an impostor. I'm doing well in my studies and a professor even said that I'm doing "outstanding". So, is there something wrong with me that I feel confident in my abilities? …
asked Nov 3 '16 by user41631
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following. I struggle with "impostor syndrome", so I always think that I know nothing. This leads me to the thought that it's not worth meeting with my advisor, because I am afraid of saying stupid things …
asked Jan 11 '17 by NoIdeaAboutName
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telling myself that maybe it's just the impostor syndrome talking isn't helpful – maybe I'm really an impostor, too... Of couse I can ask my advisor from time to time, but if I start asking every month … with discouragement as a graduate student?, “I've somehow convinced everyone that I'm actually good at this” - how to effectively deal with Imposter Syndrome) and they've been helpful, but simply …
asked Jan 6 '16 by user47050
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convinces Freddie to learn on the job. Notwithstanding the impostor syndrome, Freddie accepts, being between jobs and enjoying the opportunity to broaden skills if successful. The risks for Sasha …
asked Jan 9 by gerrit
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You don't "have" impostor syndrome - it's a trait, not a disorder. It sounds like you suffer with anxiety, which can lead to experiencing impostor syndrome, but you also have misunderstood the term … probably showing arrogance. The fact that you've essentially disregarded this advice only confirms it the case. And to be honest, if you were suffering from impostor syndrome you already be displaying …
answered Jan 12 '17 by TehJake
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Don't worry - your doubts are normal and you are going to be fine. See Impostor syndrome: "Impostor syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts his accomplishments and has a …
answered Apr 18 by lordy
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After a couple of years in a decent grad school, passing quals, many times thinking about quitting (the usual: impostor syndrome, stress etc), and one paper. I feel like I have a clear head to make …
asked May 8 '15 by Fire
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excessive impostor syndrome. Then I went to an internship to a nice university. I asked the grads there about their plans after PhD. Most of them did not have thoughts reaching that far, as if PhD was a …
asked Jun 27 '18 by Mr. Student
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to be at best, not helping, or worse - exacerbating the negative emotions that are associated with depression. Let me rephrase that - I have not felt 'impostor syndrome', and I do not feel it now …
asked Oct 3 '17 by Sovm
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Clearly you should ask your advisor what he means by being "more modest" for three reasons: One, nobody here seems to really know what your advisor means. Two, because impostor syndrome and being not … modest doesn't seem to fit together well; I would expect that someone with impostor syndrome would appear too modest to others. Three, because I can't see "modesty" as something that is a positive …
answered Jan 15 '17 by gnasher729
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realize how awesome they are, and downplays themselves. When you see that you are smarter and more aware than those around you, but choose to not see this, that is exactly what impostor syndrome is … . From Wikipedia: The impostor syndrome (also spelled imposter syndrome), sometimes called impostor phenomenon or fraud syndrome, is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to …
answered Aug 9 '14 by Michael Gazonda
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When documenting your progress, err on the side of leaving a bit too much detail or explanation. This will increase the amount of time you can pick up and understand a document. You might be experiencing Impostor syndrome, in which case, remember to "fake it 'til you make it". …
answered May 26 '17 by Aaron Brick
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called 'impostor syndrome': A more or less constant but unfounded thought that your success (in education) is just a matter of luck and has nothing to do with your intelligence or hard work or both. In … fear of having (involuntarily) cheated fits the bill. After all, if you are affected by impostor syndrome, you think you're cheating all the time. But of course, if you are the kind of person who …
answered Jun 10 '17 by henning

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