How imposter syndrome and racism overlap

Workplace attitudes to race and lack of role models mean BAME individuals are more susceptible to imposter syndrome

At some point you have probably come across the term ‘imposter syndrome’. If not, it is the belief that you are less capable than those around you, that your success is the result of luck or other external factors, and that you will be discovered as a fraudster.

The workplace impact of these beliefs can be significant. To overcome their feelings of inadequacy people struggling with imposter syndrome might overwork themselves or develop a harmful tendency towards perfectionism. They will find it difficult to recover from setbacks, and in the long term their career development will begin to wane as they will hold themselves back from pursuing personal ambitions or opportunities to progress.

Read the full article by Binna on HR Magazine.

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