I've been thinking a lot about impostor syndrome lately - when I got started in web development, I was sure once, I just knew more / had more experience / figured out that one problem, it would magically go away.
Well. Of course, it didn't 🤷🏻♀️
Many days, I'm doing fine and I found ways to live with it. Other days I feel like I'm stuck waist-deep in a puddle of misery and am very sure I will get fired any second now - as people are bound to find out that I have absolutely no clue what I am doing.
What situations trigger your impostor syndrome? Have you identified patterns?
For me, anything that remotely (very remotely!) questions my job security definitely sparks lots of anxiety. And, unfortunately, being confronted with new tasks or problems. I am exceptional at convincing myself I should undoubtedly know this - and that not meeting this expectation makes me less of a developer / an imposter.
How about you?