What if I told you that feeling like a fraud is not just reserved for failed heists or undercover agents? Nope, it’s an all-too-common phenomenon called “Impostor Syndrome,” and it affects even the most accomplished among us.
During this episode of FOMO Sapiens, Patrick invites the brilliant and introspective Jill Stoddard, psychologist extraordinaire, to dissect the raw truth behind this sneaky mindset.
Are you plagued by self-doubt and the fear of being found out as an imposter, even when you’ve got the goods to back it up? Well, prepare to find solace in your struggle as Patrick and Jill dive deep into the psychology behind Impostor Syndrome. They’ll strip away the masks we wear and explore the fundamental torment of feeling like an imposter in roles we genuinely care about.
Jill, with her expert insights, guides listeners through the labyrinth of impostor thoughts and the mind-traps they create. She unearths the various subtypes of impostors, from “The Expert” who can never know enough to “The Superhuman” who believes they must juggle everything flawlessly. As they discuss these subtypes, Patrick and Jill share personal anecdotes and relatable stories that will make you feel like part of the conversation.
From the psychological underpinnings of Impostor Syndrome to practical strategies for managing its grip, this episode unpacks it all.
Listen in as the profound concept of “psychological flexibility” comes to life, empowering you to make choices aligned with your values, even in the face of fear. Get ready as they debunk the idea that Impostor Syndrome is solely an individual problem, highlighting the role of culture, bias, and discrimination in perpetuating these feelings.
Buckle up for a roller coaster ride of realization, as Patrick and Jill provide you with the tools to outsmart your inner impostor and step into your greatness. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this mind-expanding conversation.
Meet our guest:
Jill Stoddard, PhD, is passionate about sharing science-backed ideas from psychology to help people thrive. She is a psychologist, TEDx speaker, award-winning teacher, peer-reviewed ACT trainer, and co-host of the popular Psychologists Off the Clock podcast. Dr. Stoddard is the author of two other books: Be Mighty: A Woman’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance and The Big Book of ACT Metaphors: A Practitioner’s Guide to Experiential Exercises and Metaphors in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Her writing has also appeared in Psychology Today, Scary Mommy, Thrive Global, The Good Men Project, and Mindful Return. She regularly appears on podcasts and as an expert source for various media outlets. She lives in Newburyport, MA with her husband, two kids, and a disobedient French Bulldog.
If you want to learn more, check out Jill’s web page: https://jillstoddard.com/