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This Study Confirmed That Imposter Syndrome Is Real And Can Be Detrimental To Mental Health

“A healthy amount of reflection and self-doubt can protect a person from acting rash,” Brauer said.

Nonetheless, being plagued by these feelings can cause people to inaccurately recognize their determination and success. Additionally, people may suffer an irrational fear of being “exposed” for being less than or incapable.

Understandably, this weight of feeling inadequate can lead to worsening mental health.

“The imposter phenomenon is not defined as a mental illness. However, people who suffer from it show a higher susceptibility to depression,” Bauer explained.

In turn, if you recognize yourself falling into similar self-deprecating patterns, it is best to seek help to improve your self-esteem.

And because of this new research, Bauer and his colleagues hope interventions and customized training programs could help curb these irrational feelings.

To read the complete study published in Science Direct, visit the link here.

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