I have also found that people who suffer from impostor syndrome will not accept a compliant. This may be about work, the way they look, the way they are, something they have done. They will always look for a way to distract from it or put it down, or worse put themselves down.
Imposter syndrome is a belief that you are inadequate or and incompetent, even though their will be evidence to prove otherwise.
I found an article that talks about 5 different types of impostor syndrome, click here to read.
- The perfectionist – often going hand in hand with impostor syndrome
- The supper women/man – believing they are phoney around work colleagues
- The natural genius – if it takes time to grasp something, you feel shame
- The soloist – asking for help reveals that you are a phoney
- The expert – will never know enough, fear of being exposed as inexperienced or unknowledgeable
This image I feel hits the nail on the head. Is this you? Do you feel like any of the above? Is impostor syndrome holding you back?
I have worked with impostor syndrome using an amazing therapy called BWRT® and it really does help.
Contact me if this is you, I can get you moving in the direction you want, feeling more confident in yourself and your own abilities.