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How Imposter Syndrome Makes Incredibly Successful People Feel Inferior

In a delphic Ted-Ed lesson written by educator Elizabeth Cox and animated by Gerta Xhelo, narrator Christina Greer talks about “Imposter Syndrome”, a crippling sense self-doubt that plagued even the most successful of people, such as Maya Angelou and Albert Einstein. In 2016, we wrote about the intense feeling of isolation when one succumbs to imposter syndrome. This part of the syndrome is known as pluralistic ignorance, another form of self-doubt that contributes to loneliness from being afraid to speak out when others have seemingly accepted a general conclusion.

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