"The Empress Has No Clothes:" Understanding Imposter Syndrome

Oct 14, 2013

Even people who enjoy great success at work and in other facets of life can feel a few doubts about themselves. 

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When the doubts become greater in number and magnitude, the doubter may be experiencing "imposter syndrome," a feeling that success was obtained fraudulently.

Joyce Roché, the CEO of Girls, Inc., writes of the syndrome and how to deal with it in her book The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success.