IF YOU’VE EXPERIENCED success – or achieved something impressive by most people’s standards – yet somehow you still feel like you’ve got there by luck, rather than hard work or talent, you’re not alone.
‘Imposter syndrome’ is the feeling of being a bit of a fraud – and the fear of other people realising it – even if, in reality, you absolutely deserve all the success you have.
It can affect even the most high-achieving of people. Meryl Streep famously said: “You think, ‘Why would anyone want to see me again in a movie? And I don’t know how to act anyway, so why am I doing this?’”