Imposter syndrome is the psychological pattern in which an individual believes that their own accomplishments came about as a result of having been lucky or having manipulated other people's impressions—not through hard work or genuine ability.
Many people with ADHD feel like they are imposters. One of the reasons for this is that you hide your struggles from the general public.
People, such as your boss and coworkers, know that you are smart and get results. But you know you have to work more hours than anyone else at the office to get those results. You meet deadlines by pulling all-nighters and by making personal sacrifices, such as less time with your family.
This episode takes a light swim on the surface of what imposter syndrome is, why people with ADHD often struggle and suffer from it, and tips and tricks to help alleviate the frustration you deal with while struggling with Imposter Syndrome.
Information on imposter syndrome:
Book Metioned: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. Written by, Dr. Valerie Youn.
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