Reading:
Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Other Insecurities

Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Other Insecurities

retro
November 19, 2018
Navigating Imposter Syndrome image of red brick wall against a blue sky

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.

Join our newsletter

Get articles, podcast episodes, and event announcements sent straight to your inbox

    Our privacy policy

    Related Stories

    How to Write a Letter of Recommendation - Stack of handwritten letters
    April 11, 2017

    How to Write a Letter of Recommendation for a Student

    How to write a letter of recommendation for a student, including where to begin, what to include, and how to follow up.

    Tools and Apps for Organizing Research Materials - Close up of a computer motherboard
    October 25, 2016

    Tools and Apps for Organizing Research Materials

    Academics accumulate tons of documents, articles, books, pdfs, videos, images, and audio files during our research. Here's how to keep track of it all.

    Logo for International Podcast Day against a black background. Logo has a grey microphone and the text "International Podcast Day, September 30"
    September 27, 2018

    International Podcast Day 2018: How We’re Celebrating

    Celebrate International Podcast Day by listening to your favorite episodes of the Imagine Otherwise podcast!

    Arrow-up