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Impostor Phenomenon

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Impostor Phenomenon

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Description

Academic and professional prowess is a valuable asset in industrialized societies, particularly for those pursuing white-collar career paths (e.g., teachers, medical professionals, entrepreneurs). For some individuals, the path to gain expertise in their fields may be filled with pressures to succeed, emotional distress, and characteristics related to the impostor phenomenon (IP). Impostors, those who experience the IP, possess a strong sense of intellectual incompetence and believe that they are untalented and undeserving of their success and recognition. Impostors regularly worry about reproducing past successes and maintaining high expectations.

Format

Book Chapter

Book Title

Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

ISBN

978-3-319-28099-8

Publication Date

2-2019

Publisher

Springer Nature

Notes

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2332-1

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