Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Other Insecurities

Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Other Insecurities

November 19, 2018
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Imposter syndrome is a common and unwelcome partner for many academics. Those feelings that we are not good enough, that we don’t belong here, that people are going to find out the truth soon enough—they keep us from doing our best work and feeling good about it.

Imposter syndrome and other insecurities suck our time and our mental health, and they are lying to us. We belong here.

Rationally understanding that imposter syndrome is a liar doesn’t make it any easier to get out from under it, unfortunately. How can we acknowledge those feelings without being knuckled under by them? How do recognize we are not imposters when we worry, deep down, that we are?

In this webinar, Dr. Kate Drabinski offers tactics for navigating professional insecurities while taking back our confidence in a system that rarely encourages us to have any at all.

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