There are people who are successful, but they don’t believe to deserve their success.
Despite evidence of their competence, they remain convinced that they are frauds, and do not deserve all they have achieved.
They can be executives, celebrities or everyday people. What they all have in common is they are achievers. However, they are just not comfortable with what they have achieved.
People with this complex perceive themselves to be an impostor, because they attribute their success to lucky circumstances, or interpret it as a result of deceiving others into thinking they are better than they perceive themselves to be.
When it comes to relationships, people affected by impostorism often feel they do not live up to the expectations of their friends or loved ones.
They can also feel they hold a position they are not qualified for.