Sunday, April 3, 2011

Impostor Syndrome -- more on confidence

Do you sometimes think you don't really belong in school? Or when you get a good grade, do you ever think "the teacher was just being nice?" Do you ever wonder if those around you will "find out" that you aren't as smart as they think you are? If you have any of these thoughts, see the link below, you may be experiencing the Impostor Syndrome.

Along with the strategies that are suggested in the article, I suggest you also monitor your self talk. When you hear yourself thinking things that are manifestations of the Impostor Syndrome, try to acknowledge your thoughts and then correct yourself. "Oh, this is my Impostor Syndrome speaking... I really did earn that A."

Cheering you on in your work!

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