Imposter Syndrome – Breakdown

Feeling a Fraud.

I am struggling with this topic because it is one syndrome I have not suffered from mainly because I haven’t had the courage to get out there in the first place. As I cannot really comment I have done a lot of work on finding ways to help you understand the levels, I think, that make up Imposter Syndrome.

Feeling like a fraud is when you can’t understand why people admire you when you feel like it was just a lucky break. Below are a selection of links to explain about feeling like a fraud and how to overcome this.

Psychology Today – Why Do I feel Like a Fraud

Psychology Today – Do you sometimes feel like a fraud

Very Well Mind has a good article on Imposter Syndrome

Helping Yourself

Here is a tapping script for releasing Feeling like a fraud

We all need to trust ourselves more then perhaps the feeling of being a fraud will be released.

Psychology Today has put out this post -Self Trust and how to build it.

We are moving away from Feeling like a fraud and moving towards some of the reasons behind this notion of feeling like a fraud. Low self esteem could be a good link to this syndrome.

Imposter Syndrome could also be covered by Fear of Rejection

Imposter Syndrome could also be Fear of Failure

The Inner Critic – Wiki

The inner critic or “critical inner voice” is a concept used in popular psychology and psychotherapy to refer to a subpersonality that judges and demeans a person.[1]

A concept similar in many ways to the Freudian superego as inhibiting censor,[2] or the negative Jungian animus,[3] the inner critic is usually experienced as an inner voice attacking a person, saying that they are bad, wrong, inadequate, worthless, guilty, and so on. The inner critic often produces feelings of shame, deficiency, low self-esteem, and depression.[4][page needed] It may also cause self-doubt and undermine self-confidence. It is common for people to have a harsh inner critic that is debilitating.[5]

Below is a link to a post _ The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.

My inner critic is working now, well it never stops. It’s saying that this post is rubbish, no ones going to read it, it’s just a load of information, boring and flat. But then the information will be important to someone out there, so I carry on. Information in the form of Psychology Today on how to say goodbye to your inner critic is below.

Link to a very good article from The Guardian about our inner critic. Hope it helps.

I am going to close the topic of inner critic with this you tube animated sketch. It is brill

And finally perfectionism. A perfectionist is someone who has a personality that strives for flawlessness. This is often accomplished through fixating on imperfections, trying to control situations, working hard, and/or being critical of the self or others.


As usual you must take full responsibility for your own health if you choose to act on any of my experiences.

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