The link between imposter syndrome and racism and three ways to tackle it

It’s a term that has been growing in both awareness and understanding over the past few years. In fact, according to Google trends, the term itself hit peak popularity for searches at the end of June this year.

Imposter syndrome can affect us in all areas of our life, but the workplace impact of these beliefs can be significant. For example, people struggling with imposter syndrome might overwork themselves or develop a harmful tendency towards perfectionism in an attempt to overcome their feelings of inadequacy. 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.

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