Young, successful, ambitious - and plagued by imposter syndrome

Verena is only 27 years old, but professionally, she is thriving, with a long list of achievements under her belt: She works as a professional photographer, winning prizes and much in demand, excelled at school and had a professional sports career. But despite all that, her problem is that she fears she isn’t able to do all that she claims, she says. Hearing her speak, you might imagine Verena is a cheater – but she suffers from imposter syndrome. “We’re talking about people who are demonstrably successful but who cannot internalize that fact,” says Mirjam Zanchetta, a researcher who studies i…

Read More

HEDGE accordingly