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Career Success Means Standing Up to Impostor Syndrome

Career Success Means Standing Up to Impostor Syndrome

Coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne Imes, Impostor Syndrome refers to high-achievers who are unable to genuinely accept their accomplishments, attributing them instead to luck, coincidence or some other intangible. It’s a pressure that particularly bears down on the technology community. In this interview, Senior UX Designer Kim Harris explores this surprisingly common syndrome, her personal experience with it, and helpful advice for conquering it.