Anxiety & Depression The Best Way to Combat Imposter Syndrome By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Published on April 22, 2022 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 162 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Follow Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Friday Fix: Episode 162 Imposter syndrome is that uncomfortable feeling you experience when you think you’re unqualified and incompetent. You might look around and assume everyone knows what they’re doing except you. And if you achieve something good, you’ll chalk your accomplishments up to “good luck.” Almost everyone experiences imposter syndrome at one point or another. For some people, it’s a small problem. For others though, it can be debilitating. If you have imposter syndrome, you might worry that someone is going to discover how inept you really are. You might cope by becoming an overachiever. Or, you might stop trying to reach your potential so you don’t disappoint anyone. Imposter syndrome isn’t just something that happens at work. You might struggle with it in your personal life too if you feel like an ineffective parent or you think you aren’t a good partner. Fortunately, imposter syndrome doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your life. On today’s episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I share my favorite science-backed strategy for overcoming imposter syndrome so you can live your best life–and feel effective while you’re doing it. More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Editor’s Note: Please be mindful that this transcript does not go through our standard editorial process and may contain inaccuracies and grammatical errors. Thank you. For media or public speaking inquiries, contact Amy here. Download the Transcript Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram. Check out Amy’s books on mental strength. If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: How to Find the Courage to Be Yourself With TV Personality Craig Conover Friday Fix: How to Respond to Unhelpful Thoughts How to Survive a Toxic Workplace With Bestselling Author Heather Monahan ADHD and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.