Managing imposter syndrome: Opinion

November 23, 2020

A recent article from the University of Alberta says that not only do around 70% of people experience imposter syndrome, but that it is even more common in grad students. The article says that acknowledging feelings of imposter syndrome is an important first step to understanding its impacts, and that finding others in similar positions to share these feelings with can help alleviate imposter syndrome through building community and support networks. Other strategies the article suggests include asking for professional help, resisting comparing oneself to others, and documenting positive feelings and accomplishments to review during future moments of imposter syndrome. Medium (International)