The Real Solution to Impostor Syndrome

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

Kathleen Smith
Forge
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2 min readMar 19, 2021

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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…

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Kathleen Smith
Forge
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Kathleen Smith is a therapist and author of the books Everything Isn’t Terrible and True to You. She writes about anxiety, relationships, and Bowen theory.