How to fight imposter syndrome in your friendships:
Open up to your least judgemental friend.
Our friends celebrate our milestones and pick up the pieces when we fall apart. But sometimes, we may feel left out, not welcomed, or otherwise disconnected from our closest confidants. This could be due to growing apart, or it could be a byproduct of imposter syndrome. In other words: your own insecurities could be pulling your friendships apart. To overcome this, start with your most trusted, least judgmental friend and talk about how you’re feeling; recommends licensed psychologist Dr. Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. “Confide about your fear of imperfection, and then remain as open as you can to their reaction,” she says. “It may end up being a win-win situation because you can learn to see yourself more accurately through the eyes of a more objective party while also becoming a more ‘human’ and relatable person to your friend.”
Yvonne Thomas, Ph.D. is a Los Angeles Therapist. To read the full article “How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome In Every Area Of Your Life” visit edit.sundayriley.com