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Who Has a Positive Opinion of You?

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If you had to describe yourself through the eyes of someone who thinks highly of you, what would they say about you as a coder?

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Saurabh Rai

My Mom ๐Ÿ’–

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Dumebi Okolo

So sweet.

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Jean-Michel (jmfayard.dev) • Edited

Who Has a Positive Opinion of You as a Dev?

Myself should be your go-to answer here.

You already are a real developer if you like this job enough that you are willing to continue to practice and improve

Imposter syndrome is a lying bitch.
Self-love and self-compassion are far more effective.

Now unfortunately imposter syndrome is really widespread among devs, with no correlation whatsover with their actual level.
So when your co-worker do something cool, remember to tell him so explicitly.
External validation may mean the world for her.

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Retiago Drago

The last line reminds me of this screenshot I took from a website.

self-esteem is an inside job

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Jean-Michel (jmfayard.dev)

That's right, and the most important thing is to realize you don't need to do anything in particular to become worthy, you already are, it's your birth right.

Imagine a little baby smiling and you will understand why.

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Dumebi Okolo

My partner. ๐Ÿ˜Š
The most supportive person ever!

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Mike Stemle

You response is beautiful to me.

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Dumebi Okolo

Thank you so much. โค๏ธ

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Retiago Drago

It is surprisingly simple but hard question for me. Why? It is because I've already spent almost 2 years after my graduation working and learning as coder and the person who can think about me as a coder holistically is just me. I would not just think the highly of me but also the lowly of me. I don't think my college friend would catch up with I've been doing these past 2 years and just recall where I was from the last 2 years ago. Do you know what I'm saying? ๐Ÿฅบ

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Mike Stemle

I'm sure there is a positive answer out there, but most of the time I feel like there isn't a person out there who thinks highly of me.

In my own mind, frequently, I am a massive disappointment.

Is it true? Of course not... but it's hard to get out of that type of thinking. I'm still learning how to be kind to myself, and I'm not learning that new skill anywhere near quick enough.

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Dumebi Okolo

Be easy on yourself. Remember that there are people you don't even know who are rooting for you. โค๏ธ

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Mike Stemle

Thank you

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Matt Ellen

Me, but only after I succeed at my assigned task. Up until that point I am the worst dev to ever walk the planet.