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Imposter syndrome is a condition that has generated a lot of debate and discourse online, but a new study aims to test the phenomena in actual settings.

According to a PsyPost study, the term “rare illness” has recently gained notoriety on the internet. People use it to express how they feel unworthy despite their accomplishments.

Imposter syndrome associated with anxiety 

The Imposter Phenomenon, which is another name for Imposter Syndrome, is the idea that a person’s views of his abilities—or lack thereof—are inadequate for his level of achievement. Some individuals believe that achievements are dishonest and unearned, despite evidence to the contrary, including education, education, and experience. This syndrome is linked to higher levels of anxiety, higher levels of sadness, and lower job satisfaction. 

According to the study that was published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, an outside attribution may be “blaming chance or fate,” whereas an inner attribution is basically placing responsibility on one’s talent or character.

However, those with higher rates of impostor syndrome would not ascribe their perceived success to their capacities and abilities but rather to chance and luck. The findings of their test demonstrated that imposter syndrome wasn’t really associated with performance in such activities.

Such a connection could illustrate why impostor syndrome is linked to sadness and anxiety, as attitudinal styles are connected to psychological health and depression.

Although this research made progress toward a greater understanding of the disease, it also had certain restrictions. One such restriction is that the population was limited to college students who spoke German, which may have limited its generalizability.

How to avoid imposter syndrome 

Imposter syndrome is not caused by one specific factor. Instead, a number of elements probably work in concert to produce or trigger them. The best part is that the disorder can be avoided.

According to Healthline, “trying harder to accomplish better” may not help a person who feels like a phony transform his self-image. Taking responsibility for one’s sentiments can help the situation. Identifying these feelings and putting them into the open can serve a number of purposes.