No one is average, and no one’s problems are the same. Being unsure of yourself is a healthy attitude.

I know that I am intelligent because I know nothing.”Socrates

Most of us deal with common problems. Most of these are not as common as they appear, and they’ll have uncommon solutions. Our uncommon solutions will be particular to us. They won’t be well known or understood, and we won’t find much help with them. People come to counselors like me with their uncommon problems.

Given that no one is average, but many problems are common, and given that the more capable you are, the more circumspect you will be. Imposter syndrome should not only be expected, it should be required!

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Common versus Average

Imposter Syndrome Can Be A Good Thing

True Imposters Are Something Else

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