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Date: 2013-01-10 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlstrecker
When I was in grad school, I went to see a talk by the leading self-help-writer and seminar-giver on impostor syndrome. She told us that the key to recovery was -- to change the way we thought about ourselves. Until now, pretty much everything I've read and heard about impostor syndrome (mostly from people giving career advice to women in computing) has concurred: Imposter syndrome is a thing women have, and they have it because well that's just how they were raised, and the solution is for each woman to learn to judge her own ability more rationally.

And here you come and challenge all that. "Changing the environment and not just changing the person."

(And here comes Wikipedia saying, "The impostor syndrome was once thought to be particularly common among women who are successful in their given careers, but has since been shown to occur for an equal number of men.")

Hurray. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
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