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Are you worried your life or success might actually be a fraud? You just might be suffering from impostor syndrome!
A study from BYU found that 1 in 5 people deal with this condition and define it as "a phenomenon that manifests when people feel like frauds even if they are actually capable and well-qualified, [which] affects people both in the workplace and in the classroom."
ER physician Dr. Travis Stork and plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon joke that when they first began hosting The Doctors they felt like frauds becasue neither of them had any previous experience hosting a talk show.
Neuroscientist Don Vaughn says this condition can lead to high levels of stress and anxiety, and even possibly depression. In order to address this feeling, he suggests reaching out to loved ones (outside of the environment where you are feeling unsure about) for support and reassurance. For instance, if you feel like a fraud at work, seek guidance from someone who is not a co-worker.
Ironically, people who have this syndrome reportedly tend to perform at the same level as people who do not feel like a fraud. Also, people who have impostor syndrome also tend to be perfectionists and have super high expectations of themselves.