Studies show that 85% of working adults feel inadequate or incompetent at work and 70% of people experience ‘imposter syndrome’ at some point in their career.
Imposter syndrome is the name given to a pattern of behavior where people doubt their success and accomplishments despite strong evidence to the contrary. Impostor syndrome often begins with an accomplishment, like a new job, completion of a degree or another competency or milestone.
One or more of these workplace indicators suggest that team members are prone to imposter syndrome:
1. Being a workaholic – working longer hours than everyone else, not taking time off, struggling to relax.
2. Being a perfectionist – never satisfied with anything less than perfection, struggling to delegate or micromanaging.
3. Being strong – never asking for help, being independent, not fully working with the team.
4. Being the expert – needing to know everything yet never knowing enough, constantly seeking more knowledge and facts.
Source: Training Journal