According to the study, “Imposter Syndromes can stem from a variety of factors, including personal, familial and social experiences, stereotypes and labels, corporate culture and workforce dynamics.”
Basically, no one is immune. The study found that 75% of women who hold executive positions have felt Imposter Syndrome at some point in their careers. It isn’t something some people are born with and others aren’t. Rather, it is a learned behavior. And though overcoming the insecurities associated with Imposter Syndrome can be difficult, if a behavior can be learned, it can be unlearned.
But before we can learn how to beat Imposter Syndrome, we have to first understand the common causes.