When does imposter syndrome go away?

The day after retirement. It keeps you continuously learning. Good luck with your treatment until retirement

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The day after retirement. It keeps you continuously learning. Good luck with your treatment until retirement
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Impostor syndrome is best transformed to a quiet coincidence and humility. It is a matter of changing how you see yourself. It’s not about having all the answers but about (1) having a foundation, (2) being open to learning, (3) taking ownership of challenges, and (4) having the commitment to see things through. When you accept this as part of your identity, you are confident in your ability to deliver and humble in that your confidence is built in a willingness to rise to the occasion through learning and growth.
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It never should. Gives an opportunity to continually learn and grow. If you feel really confident about the role you are currently doing, then it is time to move on to a bigger and better challenge.
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Anonymous Author
Embrace it to a degree. I am more concerned with those that don’t believe in imposter syndrome. Random self-doubt means you acknowledge you don’t know everything. And that’s a great thing.
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Never to some extent. It is always a voice in the back of your head. You have to quiet the voices in your head and own your superpowers! No one has all the answers or is ever really ready. Take risks.
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Its something I feel on a regular basis and it can be hard to cope with.   Surrounding myself with facts and constantly reinforcing the value I bring is the best coping mechanism I have found
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I just listened to a great podcast with Adam Grant who touched on the fact that Imposter Syndrome could be a good thing.  This is based on the premise that it acts as a motivator and prevents complacency.
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I'd venture to say that it never really goes away if you are in IT/Security space. The technologies are always changing and evolving and you always feel like you are a step behind because someone else is already running whatever latest/greatest shiny product. Best way to deal with it has been reading for me personally and trying to understand how new technology functions/operates at least a high level.
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Much of the anxiety can be remedied by being honest towards yourself and your colleagues by just stating "I don't know" when you don't. Faking it is what makes you an impostor and potentially keep you in a bad loop of building up more and more sand-castles. Channel the energy of wanting to match your colleagues knowledge into something positive and keep competitive.
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