It takes a lot of self belief to start your own business and make it into a success. However, it’s fair to say that there are many times that this belief is tested severely and has to be manufactured to inspire the confidence of others. There’s a name for these times when we feel like frauds whose inadequacies will soon be found out and it’s ‘imposter syndrome’. So how do you know when you are suffering from it?
Here’s a guide to finding out if imposter syndrome affects you, and if you answer ‘yes’ to most of the questions, then it certainly is. It will also help you determine what category you fall into, so you’ll see if you’re The Perfectionist, The Expert, The Soloist or The Superman/Woman and if any of them seem very familiar you’ll be happy to see that there are ways you can start to win that battle.
So here’s everything you need to know about imposter syndrome and how to stop feeling like a fraud: