How To Stop Feeling Like An Impostor

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In this episode of The Upgrade, we’re discussing impostor syndrome, the psychological phenomenon wherein people question their successes and have an internalized fear of being discovered as a fraud.

We hear from Lifehacker US staff writer Nick Douglas, who explains why he keeps something called a “brag file.” We’ll also chat with clinical psychologist Jessamy Hibberd, author of the book The Impostor Cure. And our producer takes to the streets to find out how people deal with their own feelings of inadequacy (spoiler alert: some of them don’t have any).

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