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Poll: do you suffer from imposter syndrome?

This poll is almost 2 years old
 

Imposter syndrome is defined as a psychological pattern which causes chronic self-doubt and overwhelming feelings of inadequacy, often despite repeated success and accomplishments.

Celebrities such as Serena Williams, Natalie Portman and Nicola Sturgeon have said they all suffer from imposter syndrome.

And a new survey has suggested that feelings of self-doubt are rife within the charity sector.

So that's why we're asking: do you suffer from imposter syndrome?

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Do you suffer from imposter syndrome?

Yes
129
No
39
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Arts and Charity Project Manager, Scotland
almost 2 years ago
In the third sector we are responsible for such heavy workloads and competing priorities. The pressure of applying for funding and reporting on grants is huge and often we don't have enough time to work to deadlines. I have also found a lack of processes and procedures, continued professional development, and strong leadship from board members to be an issue within the sector. We aren't supported properly and often feel ill-equipped so naturally feeling an imposter goes hand in hand.
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Theresa
almost 2 years ago
Usually when I have a lot to do. Quite often when I'm at critical stages of a project and feel overwhelmed. I keep expecting people to find out I have been winging it all along.
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Jackie
almost 2 years ago
I'd be interested to know the gender split in these results