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TED@OBM: How You Can Use Imposter Syndrome to Your Benefit (March 2020)

Mike Cannon-Brookes: How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit | TED Talk

Have you ever doubted your abilities, feared you were going to be discovered as a "fraud"? That's called "impostor syndrome," and you're definitely not alone in feeling it, says entrepreneur and CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. In this funny, relatable talk, he shares how his own experiences of impostor syndrome helped pave the way to his success -- and shows how you can use it to your advantage, too.

Elizabeth Cox: What is imposter syndrome and how can you combat it? | TED Talk

Even after writing eleven books and winning several awards, Maya Angelou couldn't escape the doubt that she hadn't earned her accomplishments. This feeling of fraudulence is extremely common. Why can't so many of us shake feelings that our ideas and skills aren't worthy of others' attention? Elizabeth Cox describes the psychology behind the imposter syndrome, and what you can do to combat it. [TED-Ed Animation by Sharon Coleman].

6 TED Talks on fighting impostor syndrome

You deserve much more than you think -- that job you’ve been eyeing, the raise you want. It’s time that you convinced yourself. Let these talks help.

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, impostorism, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a psychological pattern in which one doubts one's accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud".

Learning to Deal With the Impostor Syndrome - The New York Times

The syndrome is described as a feeling of “phoniness in people who believe that they are not intelligent, capable or creative despite evidence of high achievement.”

Many of us share a shameful little secret: deep down we feel like complete frauds and are convinced that our accomplishments are the result of luck rather than skill. This is a psychological phenomenon known as 'Imposter Syndrome'.

Why Imposter Syndrome Affects the Most Successful People

A recent study found that an estimated 70% of the US population suffer from imposter syndrome — a general feeling of not being good enough or smart enough for what you do.

5 Impostor Syndrome Types: Which one describes you? | Sara Jane Lowry

Explore your own Impostor Syndrome type. Behind all impostor syndrome's symptoms is the struggle to identify the difference between being competent and being perfect along with a fear of failure.Understanding your type helps you change your habits of mind.

Imposter Syndrome Is The Real Fraud: Here's How To Stop It

When I was a kid, I thought I could do anything. I was going to be the next Nadia Comaneci when I did gymnastics, the next Chris Evert when I played tennis and the next Vivian Leigh when I watched old movies with my sister.

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