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This is a completely anonymous survey about Imposter Syndrome. Your answers will help Clare Josa with her research to understand more about how it affects us and what we can do about it.
When Imposter Syndrome strikes, what are the most common phrases you say to yourself?
What if they find me out?
I feel like a fraud
Who am I, to...?
What if they find out I don't belong here?
I only got here through hard work / luck
What if they find out I'm faking it?
How does Imposter Syndrome get in the way of what you want to achieve or create?
How can you tell when Imposter Syndrome has kicked in?
Which of the following have you done, as a result of Imposter Syndrome?
Turned down an opportunity I secretly wanted
Not applied for a job / contract
Not taken credit for my success / claimed it was a team thing
Put my success down to luck
Not put myself forward for promotions / awards
Kept quiet when I knew I had the answers
Not started projects that were important to me
Discounting my rates without being asked / not asking for a payrise I know I have earned
Not completed projects I have started, so I don't have to launch them
What have you tried, to kick Imposter Syndrome? What worked / didn't?
Complete this statement: "I can't ditch Imposter Syndrome, because..."
How big an impact does Imposter Syndrome have on your career or business?
Major - it's with me every day
Big - I regularly find it gets in the way
Not too often - it's more when a change comes up
Never / almost never - I've got it sorted
And a bit about you: how would you describe your working situation?
Employed in a junior role
Employed in a senior role
Setting up my own business
Established in running my business
Not currently employed
Is there anything else you'd like to say to Clare about Imposter Syndrome?
What is your age?
Would you describe yourself as:
Prefer not to say
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