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Here’s how toxic workplaces feed the ‘impostor syndrome’

Research suggests that around 70% of people will experience an illogical sense of being a phoney at work at some point in their careers. It’s called the impostor phenomenon (also known, erroneously, as a syndrome). These impostor feelings typically manifest as a fear of failure, fear of success, a sometimes […]
Here’s how toxic workplaces feed the ‘impostor syndrome’
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A startup CEO who was turned down 100 times before raising $5 million says he suffers from ‘impostor syndrome’ — and he hopes it never goes away

“Impostor syndrome” is the phenomenon in which people don’t think they deserve their success and fear being exposed as frauds. Johnny Reinsch, CEO of fintech startup Qwil, said he’s had impostor syndrome since he cofounded his company in 2015. Reinsch said he hopes his impostor syndrome never goes away because […]
A startup CEO who was turned down 100 times before raising $5 million says he suffers from ‘impostor syndrome’ — and he hopes it never goes away