5 Tools to Manage Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt as though you didn't deserve something in your life or that you are a "fraud"?

Maybe you feel that you just "blagged it" through the interview process and got a job that you shouldn't have been given. Maybe you believe that your partner hasn't seen the "real you" yet and that when they do they will leave you.

Maybe you think that you just aren't as good at your job as your colleagues and it is just a matter of time until your boss finds this out...


Imposter syndrome is something that many people experience. Someone experiencing imposter syndrome will often doubt their abilities and talents, feel as though they are a “fraud”, worry that others are better/more competent than they are and worry about getting “found out” for not being competent. Often very intelligent, successful and capable people struggle with imposter syndrome and it has nothing to do with how talented or capable someone is. Usually the only thing separating someone that has imposter syndrome from someone that doesn’t is the harsh, critical and doubtful voice in the mind of the person with imposter syndrome. This is where nurturing a kinder and more compassionate internal voice that is able to recognise and celebrate your successes and achievements can be very helpful in overcoming imposter syndrome. Here are 5 tools you can use to overcome imposter syndrome:

  1. Remind yourself that nobody is perfe