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Discussion on: My Imposter Cure

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Jennifer Bradford

My manager at my last job is amazing. She has so many awards she kicks most of them under her desk in a box. She still gets nervous in her own code base. I'm pretty sure I'm never going to fully shake imposter syndrome

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Jennifer, I agree that none of us will ever "fully shake imposter syndrome." It's an effect of being in an industry where the structure of what we do is constantly evolving. Because of this, even those of us with decades of experience are having to learn new things almost daily ... hence, Imposter Syndrome kicks in all over again.

I would use your previous manager as an example, only for the fact that we all get there ... make sure you're not comparing yourself to anyone else. Everything from skillset to how you handle pressure come in to play and we each handle the pressures differently.

Most of what I am getting at in the article, from my perspective, is that while Imposter Syndrome is always there, we can mitigate its impact and decrease our stress over time.