| ||Ask HN: How do you work with the fear of your own incompetence?|
51 points by DollarGuru 3 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 39 comments |
|If I make a mistake at work and people are aware of it I am afraid that it reflects negatively on me more than the good things I do reflect positively.|
That fear of making mistakes makes it difficult to appreciate constructive criticism. I do appreciate it on an intellectual level but on an emotional level I feel more fear than appreciation. That the risk is that making any mistake could cost me my livelihood.
I don't mean like imposter syndrome where someone doesn't believe they are capable at something they can do. I mean when someone makes a mistake that needs correcting and it could reflect poorly on their performance.
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