21 Feb 2016
What is the Imposter Phenomenon?
The imposter phenomenon is characterised by:
1) A belief that one is a fraud who is not as competent as they appear
2) Fear that one will eventually fail and be discovered as a fraud[1,2]
3) Difficultly taking credit for accomplishments or attribute success to oneself, as success is considered to be due to external factors (e.g., luck) and undeserved[2,3,4]