Imposter syndrome is unsurprisingly rife in a hypercompetitive society such as ours. How do we address it in our personal lives?
For most of my life, I have been a slave to perfectionism. If I can’t do something well, I might as well not do it. That’s how I, and undoubtedly many others, have been raised.
But over the years, I began to realise I was chasing something that did not even exist.
For years, I struggled to figure out what was wrong. It was just not in my nature to confidently volunteer my thoughts in front of a crowd, or cheerfully banter with groups of people I was unfamiliar with.
Why are extroverts more preferred, and how can introverts find their place in a world that largely favours those who talk more?