This is a fascinating piece. Imposter syndrome is something that almost everyone feels and as such doesn’t meet the criteria for a ‘syndrome’ but, more importantly, is not something that uniquely affects women. If that’s the case then I think we need to ask much deeper questions about our society. It’s bad enough to think that half the population is walking around thinking they don’t deserve their success, but it seems that almost the entire population is walking around thinking that.
However, it’s all about the framing and I really like this framing of the issue,
‘maybe we should stop calling people who experience impostor syndrome “people who experience impostor syndrome” and start calling people who don’t experience impostor syndrome “overconfident weirdos.”’