Wednesday, February 28

when you feel that everything is too big for you

yesDo you think you haven’t finished the race? Do you have repeated nightmares in which you repeat an exam? What begins as a simple symptom of insecurity can trigger impostor syndrome, a psychological disorder that has multiplied due to the versatile profiles that are claimed in jobs andn increasingly competitive labor market. The minds of those who suffer from it do not rest with recurrent thoughts such as “I do not deserve what I have” or “they are going to catch me, they are going to realize that I am a fraud”. And they are not thoughts that haunt people who ‘really’ are a fraud or are not qualified, but those who are more demanding with themselves.

Famous people such as Michelle Obama or Kate Winslet have recognized that they suffer from this syndrome that affects 7 out of 10 people at some point in their lives, according to the study ‘The impostor phenomenon’, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Science. Even Neil Armstrong, the first human being to set foot on the Moon, aerospace engineer, war pilot and university professor, confessed at a convention with scientists and explorers that, being surrounded by such a display of talent, he felt ‘little’: « I look at all these people and think, ‘What the hell am I doing here? They have all done amazing things. I just went where they sent me.

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