Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Neil Gaiman on Impostor Syndrome

Ever get the feeling that you're not really all that good at whatever you do? That people who praise you are just being nice, or they don't really get you, and when they figure out how ordinary you are they'll be angry and start sneering?

I feel like that sometimes. I think most people who've found some success do. Neil Gaiman does, and he talks about it in a really excellent Tumblr post. Check it out.



Charles Gramlich said...

Yep, it's not an uncommon feeling. I've certainly had it plenty of times.

Angie said...

Charles -- it seems to be one of those things that can grab you even when you know what it is and that it's bogus. Very annoying. :/