Impostor Syndrome: A Source Of Stress - page 2

Although the impostor syndrome is not an officially recognized diagnosis, many educated professionals have experienced the conflicting feelings and distressing emotions that accompany this... Read More

  1. by   GitanoRN
    Quote from marycarney
    excellent article. this is exactly how i have felt at many times in my career. like today!
    just to let you know that you're not alone on this i send you a hug from across the miles ......aloha~
  2. by   danggirl16
    Awesome! I know it's an older post but I'm so happy to have found it...that it has a name (I always said it is my 'Superwoman syndrome) and that others have similar experiences. I've been a nurse for 18 years and it has never gone away. The cool thing (lol to me) is once my scrubs go on, I turn into a completely different person. I believe I've always had a bit of social phobia and definitely low confidence/self-esteem. Scrubs on, I'm perfectly confident in my nursing abilities, have zero problem engaging others, can make on the spot decisions etc. Scrubs come off, I'm lucky if I can manage even a second of eye contact in Walgreens after spending 30 minutes in a state of indecision over a toothbrush! At those times I cannot believe I'm really a nurse. People can compliment me or comment on my skill/intelligence...not only do I not believe them, I almost feel guilty...scared they will find out I've been faking it all these years! I'm grateful for the Superwoman scrub phenomenon or there's no way I could actually be a nurse!
  3. by   Havin' A Party!
    Liked it. Thanks.