“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!
Does Intellect Make You Smart?
The Dunning-Kruger Effect
Can You Test Yourself With Problems?
Common versus Average
Imposter Syndrome Can Be A Good Thing
True Imposters Are Something Else
The Special Danger of Religion
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