People who are less confident at work were rated as having better interpersonal skills, suggesting there may be upsides to impostor syndrome
14 November 2021
People with “impostor syndrome”, who feel underqualified for their jobs, tend to make better employees because they compensate by striving to be likeable, empathetic and collaborative, new research suggests.
The term impostor syndrome was coined in 1978 by two psychologists who studied women with illustrious careers. These women still believed they were “really not bright” and thought they had risen to their distinguished positions through luck or error.
These impostor thoughts have since been found to …