Imposter Syndrome is a Workplace Culture Problem
The term "imposter syndrome" was first coined in 1978 by psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in a study of professional women in a clinical setting. It refers to a persistent feeling of inadequacy despite evidence of competence and success. People suffering from imposter syndrome experience self-doubt and fear that others will discover they are not as smart or talented as they seem. They often credit any success they achieve to good luck and cannot internalize their accomplishments.