The Imposter Phenomenon: Overcoming the Fear That Haunts Your Success Hardcover – 1 Apr 1985
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The Impostor Syndrome is what 'fake it till you make it' becomes when there has been noteable success
Do you feel like your success has been down to luck, help from others or just being in the right place at the right time? Do you appear confident to others but secretly fear that you're going to be exposed any minute as a fraud? Do you even sometimes end up sabotaging opportunities for yourself out of fear that you might fail?
If so then this book is for you.
I haven't read many (in fact any other) self help manuals of this kind so I don't know how it compares but I found it a fairly easy exposition of the phenomenon Pauline Rose Clance identified and named. It was helpful to me for three reasons. Firstly, to know that I am not losing the plot when I feel the "symptoms" coming on, and that is documented and understandable (and Clance does a good job at identifying contributory factors, several of which I recognised). Secondly, it was comforting to realise that in terms of severity of affliction, I was pretty well off (I realise not all readers will be in that happy position, but still, it did help me!). And lastly, like many self help manuals, this book has some good and pragmatic steps to take when IP strikes - not only for the sufferers, but also for their friends and family.
So, though it may not be a read for everyone, if the subject matter strikes a chord with you because of your own feelings or the behaviour of a loved one, then it's well worth getting hold of.