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    Does anyone else get imposter syndrome at work?

    I am currently at a customer site for the next 7 days and I've so far fixed 5 things that were broken for months, it didn't take me long to do them either, mostly I just read a log file see an issue and correct the issue then it works, the customer thinks I'm some sort of computer wizard that is brilliant. I don't feel particularly brilliant as to me it was a relatively easy thing to do perhaps the most brilliant thing I did was attempt to fix it rather then ignoring the problem.

    Probably one of the negative outcomes of fixing a problem quickly is the manager then wants to know why it took his own team so long to not fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    Does anyone else get imposter syndrome at work?

    I am currently at a customer site for the next 7 days and I've so far fixed 5 things that were broken for months, it didn't take me long to do them either, mostly I just read a log file see an issue and correct the issue then it works, the customer thinks I'm some sort of computer wizard that is brilliant. I don't feel particularly brilliant as to me it was a relatively easy thing to do perhaps the most brilliant thing I did was attempt to fix it rather then ignoring the problem.

    Probably one of the negative outcomes of fixing a problem quickly is the manager then wants to know why it took his own team so long to not fix it.
    Meh... That is just the difference between somebody either with the experience to easily identify an issue quickly or it's a sign that your coworkers are those types of people that fill almost every job out there, being those who think doing as little as possible but still keep their jobs is considered success.

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    2/3 of proffesionals get that. You sound sus though

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    Seriously though, everyone has different strengths, so what is easy and obvious to you, isn't to others, and vice versa. That why it's so common to feel that way.

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    You're describing skills/experience being observed by someone without any (in that field). The imposter is the person who lets it go to their head.

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    Yeah, this seems normal for a skilled and experienced person who works around others who lack that specific skillset. Not quite what I'd call imposter syndrome. Although I haven't given that phrase of thought.
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    I didnt know it was called that - however what I learned was that if you had a 1 hour min bill time for eg. do not finish the job in 5 minutes even if you can as it can cause issues with other people (eg. some co worker tried to fix it and now feels bad).

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    what if your job is to be an imposter? what then?

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    I used to get this feeling from time to time, but when I took my GF for a tour around the plant it really put into perspective how much knowlege and experience Ive gained vs what the average person would have for this industry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzwasp View Post
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    Does anyone else get imposter syndrome at work?

    I am currently at a customer site for the next 7 days and I've so far fixed 5 things that were broken for months, it didn't take me long to do them either, mostly I just read a log file see an issue and correct the issue then it works, the customer thinks I'm some sort of computer wizard that is brilliant. I don't feel particularly brilliant as to me it was a relatively easy thing to do perhaps the most brilliant thing I did was attempt to fix it rather then ignoring the problem.

    Probably one of the negative outcomes of fixing a problem quickly is the manager then wants to know why it took his own team so long to not fix it.
    This is the opposite of impostor syndrome. You're confident in your abilities. Impostors doubt theirs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    what if your job is to be an imposter? what then?
    Then you would be a management/strategy consultant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    Then you would be a management/strategy consultant.
    I still swear I'd be awesome at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I still swear I'd be awesome at that.
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    I do know a guy.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I do know a guy.....
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    Indeed I do.
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    Imposter syndrome is when someone quite intelligent in their field feels like they don't know everything and ultimately will be 'outed' if someone finds out there is something they don't know. It's actually quite common in academia.

    I used to suffer from this years ago actually until I became comfortable and more confident despite knowing that I didn't know it all. Was a huge burden lifted. The thought pattern was that I didn't know everything, so I basically know nothing and everyone else knows it.

    What I read in the OP is a weird and awkward flex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msommers View Post
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    Imposter syndrome is when someone quite intelligent in their field feels like they don't know everything and ultimately will be 'outed' if someone finds out there is something they don't know. It's actually quite common in academia.

    I used to suffer from this years ago actually until I became comfortable and more confident despite knowing that I didn't know it all. Was a huge burden lifted. The thought pattern was that I didn't know everything, so I basically know nothing and everyone else knows it.

    What I read in the OP is a weird and awkward flex.
    This EXACTLY lol.

    OP doesn't even know what imposter syndrome is.
    Weird flex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disoblige View Post
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    This EXACTLY lol.

    OP doesn't even know what imposter syndrome is.
    Weird flex.
    Yes seems like ive learned maybe I dont have this.

    I do admit im quite awkward.

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    "Fake it till you make it" is tattooed across my forehead as a morning reminder that imposter syndrome is just my feelings trying to deny me a successful career.

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    Dunning kruger curve. You're somewhere past 'know nothing'.

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