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8 Ways Imposter Syndrome Shows Up in Life With Chronic Illness

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Like any second now, your friends or workmates will discover that you are a fraud? Do you ever think your successes are attributed to luck, rather than your own skills or qualifications? Or, do you try to keep more and more balls juggling in the air, always trying to maintain impossibly high standards, and with each success you achieve, the greater the feeling that you aren’t enough?

If so, you’ve probably experienced imposter syndrome, right along with an estimated 70% of the population.

Imposter syndrome was first described back in the late 1970s by psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes who recognized that this imposter phenomenon was particularly prevalent amongst a select group of

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