June 7, 2022

Imposter syndrome, self-esteem, and being unapologetically you

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss imposter syndrome–its origins, the many ways it manifests, and what to do about it. If you know someone who struggles with this, then send them this episode.

(1:14) Imposter syndrome quiz
(2:32) Defining imposter syndrome
(4:07) Over-pathologizing
(6:26) Could imposter feelings be good for you?
(12:35) Reid helps Steve with his own imposter syndrome
(16:55) Your Life Without Ed, by Jenni Schaefer
(18:58) Societal impacts on imposter syndrome
(21:50) Can be worse for marginalized groups
(22:23) Self-esteem vs self-compassion
(26:48) Mindset, by Carol S. Dweck
(29:00) Imposter syndrome rating scale
(30:48) What to do about imposter syndrome
(34:27) Susan Cain on The Tim Ferriss Show
(36:20) Stages of human development

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