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Imposter Syndrome: 70% of us have it

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This episode is an exploration of 'Imposter Syndrome' and the effects it can have for many people on their professional and personal lives. I reflect on personal experience and ways to move beyond perfectionism and self-doubt, towards more realistic, healthier expectations of ourselves.


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05:00 Five personality types associated with imposter syndrome

10:02 The effect of imposter syndrome on personal injury professionals

11:23 Learning to feel comfortable in the discomfort

12:38 Talking to people you trust

13:31 Remind yourself of your accomplishments

14:16 Reframe your thinking

15:29 Good enough is good enough

18:20 Speaking your truth


“Research shows that imposter syndrome can be especially prolific in the helping professions.”

“The insecurity and doubt that you feel are in fact reflections that you are normal and human

There is no perfect method for this game called life.”

“If you’re always striving for 100%, you need to turn it down a notch or so.”

Presenter: Dr Shabnam Berry-Khan, Director of PsychWorks Associates

Editor: Emily Crosby Media