Learn to befriend thoughts typical of imposter syndrome, says Chetna Bhatt

At a wellbeing conference I hosted with the Law Society, I recall somebody describing themselves as suffering with imposter syndrome. I invited others to put up their hand if they could relate. Nearly every hand went up.

Imposter syndrome is the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills.

Several lawyer clients have reported feelings of inadequacy despite evident success; and carry a fear of being ‘found out’. No one is immune and it appears at all levels of seniority. 

While imposter syndrome may be a thought train travelled on more regularly by some than others, it is universal to us. As Maya A...

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