We thank Ee Chien Chua, Kai Ning Lim and Serene Cai for sharing about Imposter Syndrome and for sharing your stories and validating our worries as well as the solutions we can take to solve the issue in case we feel the same way too.
Here are some takeaways we received from the event:
1) The imposter Syndrome is not here to stay; it will eventually go away. Learn how to validate your own feelings by talking to yourself like how you would talk to a friend. Always keep the end goal in mind so you can ignore what others say about you so you can push forward and do your best.
2) Open up to people you respect and trust. When differentiating your own feelings, ask yourself “if I were to be put into a different situation, would I feel more comfortable?”. From there, learn to differentiate if those feelings happened at that moment or were you really uncomfortable. Learn how to organise our own thoughts and points
3) Look out for possible signs like behaviour difference, feeling powerless/voiceless and burnout. Nevertheless, don’t forget to be kind to yourself and empower others.