Although imposter syndrome is not an official psychiatric diagnosis, the impact is widely recognized by psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors who assist people who believe that they are imposters in their own lives.People with imposter syndrome are riddled with unfounded feelings of self-doubt, insecurity, incompetence, and shame.
They wear a metaphorical mask and live in fear of being found out. Even as they grow weary of their need to be people pleasers and workaholics, and their compulsion to appear invincible, their mask is so tightly affixed that it blinds them to the fact that their thoughts are distorted and their brains have tricked them into believing that they lack skills, talents, and worth.
The condition is pervasive. An estimated 70 percent of all people suffer from imposter syndrome at some point in their lives.Read more on addicted2success.com