YOUR IMPOSTER TYPE IS:
There’s no doubt you’re dedicated. You’re brilliant and many people are in awe of what you’ve accomplished in your life.
The only problem? You haven’t internalised this success. And the thought of uttering those three little words - ‘I don’t know’ - is enough to make you break out in a cold sweat.
Somewhere along the way, you became convinced that your self-worth is linked to the amount of knowledge you possess.
Learning as you go? No way! You prefer to have all the answers before you even start. And if you come across a question you can't answer, shame bubbles up and you either throw yourself into hibernation, too ashamed to face your peers, or you spend your time anxiously Googling, trying to equip yourself with the right answer so you never need to feel vulnerable again.
Your desire for more knowledge has held you back in your life. For example, that time you shied away from applying for that job because you didn’t meet every single criteria on the listing. Or you find yourself addicted to shiny objects, tacking on another year of post-grad, or gobbling up new training and certifications… even though you know from your lived experience that no amount of extra learning or prep can fill this gnawing hunger you have to feel confident and worthy.
I see you, Expert, because I’ve been exactly where you are right now, gaining accolade after accolade, yet always feeling uneasy and empty inside.
But guess what? Your being here means you’re ready for change. You don’t need to let an outdated fear of not measuring up stop you from claiming your space and celebrating just how far you’ve come.
Let’s lovingly thank your Expert Imposter for keeping you safe (after all, that’s what they have been trying to do all this time). It’s time to let go of the pressure to ‘know everything’ and embrace constructive self-compassion.
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