Tag: imposter syndrome
I am an engineer with spacecraft in orbit and on Mars, and am a parent to two wonderful kids. I have designed some really crazy stuff as an engineer, and still spend a lot of time doing activities with my kids. So, why then do I feel like a failure at work and at home? Shouldn’t I be proud of all that I’ve done? I have Impostor Syndrome, a feeling of persistent incompetence and fear of being found out as a fraud. It makes you feel like you don’t deserve your role, in spite of being highly qualified and prepared for what you do. All of this is a cognitive misperception, but feels very real. I experience Impostor Syndrome as both a parent and as an engineer.