#53: Imposter Syndrome Part 1: What is Impostor Syndrome?

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Episode 53: Imposter Syndrome Part 1: What is Impostor Syndrome?

Join Josh and Garrett as they lay the groundwork for next week’s in-depth conversation around Imposter Syndrome! In order to have a more detailed chat, we all need to understand what exactly imposter syndrome is!

Top takeaways:

  1. The Dunning-Kruger effect - the relationship between confidence in a field and competence in a field. As you get smarter/more knowledgeable, confidence drops.
  2. Imposter syndrome comes in once someone has joined an enormous amount of knowledge in an area (such as doctoral degrees) and still feels like an imposter. It comes in when you can see how much you don’t know.
  3. Mount Stupid is a point early on where you know just enough to think you know a ton, but not enough to realize how much you don’t know.
  4. Media definition: “I have some knowledge, but I’m afraid to share it with people because it might not be enough or it might be wrong.” That’s about confidence around knowledge and building good boundaries around what you cover and what you don’t.

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