Imposter Syndrome (IS) is the belief that you are not to have self-doubt that you are not as good as others believe or see you as. While others will believe that you belong in that place or to be recognized in that manner you see yourself.
Some signs of Imposter Syndrome:
Sabotaging your own success.
Setting challenging goals and feeling disappointed in yourself when you don’t reach them all.
Constantly criticizing how you perform.
How does imposter syndrome tie into mental health?
Although (IS) is not an official diagnosis in the DSM it does give off serious and real mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. So, this will over time if you don’t seek out help will further escalate.
How can a therapist help you overcome imposter syndrome?
The therapist will help you by working on certain things such as teaching you how to set realistic goals, set limits, and boundaries to avoid overworking, define who are the most important people that you can really lean on as a support system, recognize the things that you are really good at and stay away from things that are toxic for you. The therapist is helping you to retrain the way you have an outlook on yourself to look at the good things in you.
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