Rita Clifton: Imposter Syndrome

September 25, 2020

Rita Clifton

Imposter syndrome was first identified in 1978 by psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes. In their paper, they theorized that women were uniquely affected by imposter syndrome. Since then, research has shown that both men and women experience imposter feelings, and Clance published a later paper acknowledging that impostor syndrome is not limited to women.

On this episode, Rita Clifton, author of “Love Your Imposter: Be Your Best Self, Flaws and All” will tackle the myth that you need to ‘fake it until you make it’, arguing that being yourself is your greatest weapon and why workplaces need authenticity more than employees do.