What Causes Impostor Syndrome?

What Causes Impostor Syndrome?

Do you have a nagging feeling that you’re not as smart as everyone thinks you are?  Are you pretty sure your gifted label is just a house of cards, ready to collapse as soon as everyone else catches on that you’re a fraud?  That’s called Impostor Syndrome, when you’re...
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon that affects many gifted adults, causing us to doubt our accomplishments and fear that we are not as competent as others perceive us to be. It often stems from our exceptionally high standards and the tendency to...
Underachievement in Gifted Adults

Underachievement in Gifted Adults

Does the term “gifted” make you cringe?  Have you been trying to convince yourself and everyone around you that you’re not, in fact, gifted, because you don’t want to be associated with the negative connotations of the word?  If this sounds...
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