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Feeling like a fraud. Holding yourself to an unreasonably high standard. Experiencing fear that you'll be "exposed" or "found out" for not being smart or deserving. An overwhelming feeling of anxiety, self-doubt, or inadequacy. Feeling depressed or shame. These are all traits associated with imposter syndrome.

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1. Parkman, A. (2016). The imposter phenomenon in higher education: incidence and impact. J Higher Educ Theory Pract. 2016;16(1):51.

2. Impostor syndrome. Wikipedia. Accessed January 5, 2017.

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