2013-01-01 09:51 pm (UTC)
I really appreciate this series on impostor syndrome. I first come across the term "impostor syndrome" two years ago, and thought that I have a set of symptoms that is associated with it. I have been struggling to overcome it since I started grad school in PL. In my first year, I thought that I was the dumbest person at the institute. That was partly true since I had even no idea what lambda calculus was. I even shared my experiences with the fellow students (I was the only female by then), and no one really cared. Asking for help is a good start, but what do you do if people don't help you out, or they just ignore you? I think I have a problem of realizing that other people also have fears or insecurities like me. I don't think it is because I am female, it is just that I care too much about what other people think about me.
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