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    Early onset impostor syndrome

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    Re: Early onset impostor syndrome

    stealth brag thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncompromisable View Post
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    Just a first generation graduate student wondering if I have what it takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmac3 View Post
    Just a first generation graduate student wondering if I have what it takes.
    "Impostor syndrome, or feelings of inadequacy It is quite common tofeel like you are the only one not understanding the material, even when your
    colleagues impress upon you that their difficulties are significant as well. If you
    are struggling with feelings that you are an impostor, that you do not deserve
    or are not prepared enough to be here, remember that the admissions process
    works, and you are here for a reason. The impostor feelings will only derail
    your understanding, because if you begin to feel that you are not capable of
    understanding the material, your study habits will begin to reflect this belief
    creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. I know of no other cure for these feelings that
    remembering that many successful grad students before you have felt the same
    way. If you are struggling in this area, talk to a friend or mentor for reassurance.
    Often these feelings come from fear of success as much as fear of failure."

    Source: https://law.vanderbilt.edu/phd/How_t...e_1st_Year.pdf

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    Re: Early onset impostor syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmac3 View Post
    Just a first generation graduate student wondering if I have what it takes.

    Impostor syndrome, or feelings of inadequacy: It is quite common to
    feel like you are the only one not understanding the material, even when your
    colleagues impress upon you that their difficulties are significant as well. If you
    are struggling with feelings that you are an impostor, that you do not deserve
    or are not prepared enough to be here, remember that the admissions process
    works, and you are here for a reason. The impostor feelings will only derail
    your understanding, because if you begin to feel that you are not capable of
    understanding the material, your study habits will begin to reflect this belief
    creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. I know of no other cure for these feelings that
    remembering that many successful grad students before you have felt the same
    way. If you are struggling in this area, talk to a friend or mentor for reassurance.
    Often these feelings come from fear of success as much as fear of failure.

    Source: How to survive your first year of graduate school in economicsby Matthew Pearson

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