Published in


The Real Solution to Impostor Syndrome

A therapist explains why it’s not just about finding confidence

Photo: chee gin tan/Getty Images

One thing I can say with confidence about remote work: It does absolutely nothing to ease impostor syndrome. Over the past year, even as the world turned upside down, many of my therapy clients have continued to battle work-related worries: They don’t deserve a recent promotion; they aren’t…




A publication from Medium on personal development.

Recommended from Medium

Chief Encouragement Officer: Why Your Education Non-Profit Needs a Community-Centric Blog

The Jeff Bezos Meeting Method That Everyone Should Learn

Unconventional Recruiters

How to Conjure Your Team Magic with a few Stickies and the Playbook Exercise

5 Strategies to Avoid Unfair Course Refund Requests

A month of breakthroughs

Are You a Full Stack Creator?

The day when I decided to make a change

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the book Everything Isn’t Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down.

More from Medium

Why Unproductive Days at Work Are Necessary

Young woman resting in a hammock at home

Consider Making 2022 Your Year of the Undershare

Stop Trying To Figure Out Your Career Path

On the Restorative Magic of Taking a Break