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Beat Imposter Syndrome

Personal Experience:

Few months ago on "5th November 2019". I still can't forget this date because I was selected in a multinational company (I don't want to mention company name). This was luckiest day of my life and I was very happy during that time because it was my dream to work for a multinational company.

I have around 1.5 years of professional experience as "Software Engineer/Developer", I'm a newbie in the field of "Software Engineering", After my selection to that multinational company and within 1 month I faced alot of bullying and micro-management at first I thought this is normal because I'm from "Pakistan" and companies treat there employees like shi*t here but it was not normal at all.

So I said to myself that this is normal you should focus on your work, but things start getting very bad day by day because i was pressurized by my leaders because I was unable to do "quality work" according to them. I decided to work on this issue but I was unable to figure it out! because mentorship was missing in that office.

So things start getting weird day by day and I was feeling like a "fruad" and no confidence left in me to write code (I was unable to write code for 3 months) then after few months I fall into "depression" for around 2 months it effects my ability to think properly.

Then I learned about this term "Imposter Sydrome" unfortunately it was to late because when I learned about this term I switched from that office but it's great that I found out the problem and solved it by myself without need of any mentor.

Developers Nightmare (Imposter Syndrome):

"Imposter Sydrome" is most commonly occur disorder in developers so in this article we will discuss:

  1. What Is Imposter Sydrome
  2. Symptoms of Imposter Sydrome
  3. How To Beat Imposter Sydrome

1. What Is Imposter Sydrome:

"Impostor syndrome" refers to an internal experience of believing that you are not as competent as others perceive you to be. In other words "Imposter Syndrome" is the experience of feeling like a phony you feel as though at any moment you are going to be found out as a fraud like you don't belong where you are, and you only got there through dumb luck.

2. Symptoms of Imposter Syndrome:

Some of the common signs of "Imposter Syndrome" include:

  1. Self-doubt
  2. An inability to realistically assess your competence and skills
  3. Attributing your success to external factors
  4. Berating your performance
  5. Fear that you won't live up to expectations
  6. Overachieving
  7. Sabotaging your own success
  8. Self-doubt
  9. Setting very challenging goals and feeling disappointed when you fall short

3. How To Beat Imposter Syndrome:

  1. Reprogram how you feel about yourself
  2. Know that you're not alone
  3. Own your achievements
  4. Know the value you provide
  5. Talk to someone about it
  6. Stop comparing yourself to others

I hope this article will help you for overcoming "Imposter Syndrome" so don't forget to follow me for more article.

Discussion (2)

madilraza profile image

outstanding experince shared . Vivek anand Sharma is always a inspiration to me . you are a real hero bro . and you always very bold to say truth and share the real term stories .
Really you are Very Great asset for Pakistan . bhalee koi sandeep maheshwari ko follow karee humaraa toh bhayia Vivek ha

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Thankyou Adil .
So sweet of you