Idea To Value with Nick Skillicorn

The 5 ways people experience Impostor Syndrome

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value Podcast, we talk about the Impostor Syndrome with one of the world’s leading experts, Dr Valerie Young.


This is something which millions of people from all occupations suffer from but may not understand the reasons for. Here, we discuss its causes, effects, and how you can deal with it.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • What the Impostor Syndrome is (03:00
  • Who it affects (04:30)
  • How entrepreneurs can get over the procrastination that comes with launching a new product (06:30)
  • The five different ways that people experience the Impostor Syndrome (09:00): The Perfectionist, The Expert, The Natural Genius, The Soloist/Rugged Individualist, Superman/Superwoman
  • How each person with any of the characteristics can overcome their unique challenges (13:00)
  • If you want to stop feeling like an Impostor, you need to stop thinking like an Impostor (18:00)
  • Feelings are the last things to change (19:30
  • Everyone needs to continue trying to improve themselves and learn new things throughout your life and career (21:00) Links mentioned in this episode: 
  • The Impostor Syndrome Website: https://impostorsyndrome.com 
  • Book: The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It http://amzn.to/2yAKi3W


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