I have written 11 books, but each time I think, “uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they are going to find me out.”Maya Angelou
Wonder why a poet, memoirist and civil rights activist – basically an all-rounder felt like this? She suffered from a condition called the imposter syndrome.
What is the imposter syndrome?
Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. People who suffer from this syndrome have chronic self doubt and feel like they don’t really deserve their accomplishments. Atleast 75% of people experience the imposter syndrome in episodes.continue reading