Short Communication
Volume 9 Issue 9 - 2020
Impostor Syndrome: The Controversial Phenomenon of the Very Capable People
Margarita Oikonomakou*
Psychology, Università eCampus, Greece
*Corresponding Author: Margarita Oikonomakou, Psychology, Università eCampus, Greece.
Received: March 12, 2020; Published: August 29, 2020


Recently, it seems that a large amount people have been suffering from a psychological condition with a strange name: impostor syndrome.

The term refers to a set of emotions and behaviours, that are experienced by a highly or successful people, who have many doubts about their knowledge and skills. They feel somehow like «frauds” and are internally convinced that they got this position because of a random event or because those who hired them didn’t realise how inadequate their skills were. The main characteristic of the phenomenon is the constant anxiety experienced by the individual and fear to disclose their inadequacy in one area, even if the probability is in fact, minimal.


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Citation: Margarita Oikonomakou. “Impostor Syndrome: The Controversial Phenomenon of the Very Capable People”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.9 (2020): 17-20.

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