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I don't think that's entirely fair to say. I've experienced it to some extent before and never told anyone about it. I've grown up with humbleness being taught to me as a very valuable virtue and it sometimes ends up impacting me negatively. For example, I struggle with selling my accomplishments on self-assessments. So much so that my manager has had to work with me on a plan that better makes my accomplishments visible.

When I get recognized and promoted, sure, I'm very grateful about it but it can occasionally give me anxiety of what those below me in their career ladder think about me. I have ways of dealing with anxiety but telling them I have imposter syndrome is not remotely one of them.




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