How Golden Agers Can Overcome Imposter Syndrome

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The 5 steps to overcome imposter syndrome forever
 

To overcome imposter syndrome should be something for all people. Researches show that around 70% of the population suffers from it. That should be reason enough to take it seriously to overcome imposter syndrome.

But what is imposter syndrome?

Without going into the scientific definition, in a nutshell, imposter syndrome is the experience of feeling like a phony. It's like feeling that you don't belong where you are and that you got there due to pure luck. You're scared that people at any moment will reveal you as a fraud.

Pretty scary!

It affects anyone in society, no matter social status, background, gender, level of skills, or degree of expertise. So, welcome to this vast and silent group. 

Imposter syndrome is something relatively new, and it wasn't identified until 1979 by the psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes.

Like all syndromes or addictions, there are methods to overcome imposter syndrome. As always, the first step is to recognize that you are a victim of the syndrome. You don't have to feel ashamed. Remember, you are only one out of 70% of the people around you.

 

55+ citizens and imposter syndrome

When you come up to the golden age and time for retirement, the risk is high to fall into the trap of imposter syndrome. You "lose the foothold" from the working environment you have been accustomed to for decades. Loneliness and the feeling of being "expelled" from a group community can even lead to depression.

The reality that most retired people have to face a lower income than during their active working life is another source of anxiety and lower self-esteem. Add to this that you are physically getting older, something nobody can avoid.

The so-called ball effect rapidly pushes you into a mode of "I'm done; I'm worth nothing" or anything else with the same negative touch. Imposter syndrome is getting a firm grip!... Continue reading!>>

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