So where am I now?

One of the effects on me of imposter syndrome is procrastination – I dance around the point, I find reasons to do something else, I put things off.  The first few posts I have written I have written from outside myself – treating myself as a case study or something, trying to intellectualise what is […]

So how do others see me?

My first real post was about how thoughts and feelings I typically experience when doing a project or completing a task.  It occurred to me afterwards that that was probably not the best way to start – that I should start with how other people see me, how I appear to the world.  The best […]

The Angel and the Devil

So what is it like – a typical experience (for me at least) of imposters syndrome?  Maybe I can illustrate best by describing the setting up of this blog and it’s attendant thoughts and feelings. I think a good mental image of imposters syndrome is the old “devil on one shoulder and angel on the […]

Welcome and introduction

Welcome to The Imposters diary.   This is a blog written by someone (me) who suffers from “imposter syndrome”  to hopefully be both therapeutic for myself and informative for others – and maybe just maybe will prove to be a foundation for a community where those with the same problem can share stories and support each […]


So who am I – the writer of this blog? I am a woman in her mid-40s. I am a mother of 4. Long divorced from the father of my children and just coming out of a second long relationship. 14 years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia which forced me to take medical redundancy […]