Do you doubt you live up to people's expectations of you?
Do you tend to belittle your own successes?
Welcome to the club of many.
Sometimes we call it modesty, sometimes we speak in the name of realism, sometimes we claim to acknowledge the support of others.
But frankly: oftentimes we simply cannot accept our own greatness.
In this episode, we unpack the so-called IMPOSTER SYNDROME – a psychological phenomenon that has people feeling like they are a fraud. It disproportionately affects high-achieving individuals, who find it difficult to acknowledge their accomplishments.
We also speak about STEREOTYPE THREAT– a rather nasty psychological effect that gives stereotypes a self-fulfilling power: If your environment puts a label on your forehead and you really want to disprove the negative stereotypes around it, this can weaken your performance and leave you even more doubtful of your capabilities.
And we look at THINKING PATTERNS that encourage doubt in one’s own abilities, how these patterns negatively affect our health and our lives – and what we can do to unlearn them.
A must listen if any of this reminds you of yourself.
You owe yourself the respect you think you do not deserve!