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IMPOSTOR SYNDROME
AM I SUFFERING ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT IT?
DEV REL & FRONTEND DEV @9ELEMENTS
RUHRJS CONFERENCE ORGANISER
TWITTER: @MAGGYSCHE
MADELEINE NEUMANN
IMPORTANT NOTE!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
IMPORTANT NOTE!
‣ I am not a psychologist
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
IMPORTANT NOTE!
‣ I am not a psychologist
‣ It’s the way I discovered for myself
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
STEPS THROUGH MY LIFE
MY STORY
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
SCHOOL
THE CREEPY LONER AT SCHOOL
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
WHAT IS WRONG WITH
ME?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
WHAT DID I WRONG?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
MY BEHAVIOUR MUST
BE WRONG!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
WORK
THE NICE WOMAN - BUT NOT A REAL PART OF THE GROUP
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
OPENTECHSCHOOL
YOU BELONG HERE!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FRONTEND DEVELOPER
PROGRAMM ALL THE THINGS!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FRONTEND DEVELOPER
Time
Things I've learnead
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FRONTEND DEVELOPER
Time
Things I've learnead
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FRONTEND DEVELOPER
„I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING!“
„I DO NOT BELONG HERE!“
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FRONTEND DEVELOPER
WORK HARDER
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FRIENDS
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest - picture: @artbymoga
FRIENDS
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest - picture: @artbymoga
IMPOSTOR SYNDROME
DISCOVER THE
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
DOES EVERYONE
OVERESTIMATE YOU?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
DO YOU TEND TO
DISCUSS YOURSELF?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
YOU COMPARE YOUR ABILITY TO THOSE
AROUND YOU AND THINK THEY’RE
MORE INTELLIGENT THAN YOU ARE?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
DOES THE FEAR OF
FAILURE FREAKS YOU
OUT?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
DO YOU DECLINE
YOUR OWN SUCCESS?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
SOMETIMES YOU’RE AFRAID
OTHERS WILL DISCOVER HOW MUCH
KNOWLEDGE YOU REALLY LACK?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
YOU ARE ONLY SUCCESSFUL,
BECAUSE YOU WERE ON THE
RIGHT TIME AT THE RIGHT PLACE?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND
THE COMPLIMENTS YOU
RECEIVE?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
YOU FEEL BAD WHEN
YOU’RE NOT „THE BEST“ OR
AT LEAST „VERY SPECIAL“?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
YOU AVOID EVALUATIONS IF
POSSIBLE AND HAVE A DREAD
OF OTHERS EVALUATING YOU?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
DO YOU FOCUS MORE ON
WHAT YOU HAVEN’T DONE?
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
10 POINTS
TO GRYFFINDOR!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
SABOTAGE!
I SABOTAGE MYSELF!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
I AM NOT WORTH IT
I AVOID TO ASK FOR A RAISE
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
WORK WORK WORK
WORK HARD
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
TL:DL
TL:DL
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
THE IMPOSTER ZONE
HOW DO I ESCAPE
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
THE REASON WE STRUGGLE WITH
INSECURITY IS BECAUSE WE COMPARE
OUR BEHIND THE SCENES WITH
EVERYONE ELSE’S HIGHLIGHT REEL
@ma...
STOP STOP STOP
YOU AREN'T BORN TO LIVE A LIFE OF ANOTHER PERSON
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
HEADACHE
EVERYTHING IS ONLY IN YOUR HEAD!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
HEALTHY
LEARN TO BE A HEALTHY PERFECTIONIST
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
ASK YOURSELF
“WHAT WOULD I DO, IF I WAS NOT AFRAID?”
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
HELP
ASK FOR HELP
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
TEACH
MENTOR PEOPLE IN WHAT YOU’RE DOING
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
YOU KNOW NOTHING…
IT’S A GOOD THING TO KNOW, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
TALK TALK TALK
TALK ABOUT IT
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS
BRIBE YOUR FRIENDS
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FAKE FAKE FAKE
BEING WRONG, DOESN’T MAKE YOU A FRAUD
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FOCUS
FOCUS ON PROVIDING VALUE AND WRITE IT DOWN
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
COMPLIMENTS - AGAIN
KEEP A FILE OF NICE THINGS SOMEONE WAS SAYING ABOUT YOU
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
ACCEPTANCE
STOP COMMENTING COMPLIMENTS
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
QUALITY TIME
TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
QUALITY TIME
TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
TO BE AN IMPOSTOR
SOMETIMES IT’S NOT THAT BAD
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
OVERACHIEVER
OVERACHIEVING
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
SURPRISE
SURPRISE PEOPLE WITH YOUR TALENT
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
WHAT TO DO?
I THINK MY FRIEND SUFFERS FROM IT
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
DON’T!
DO NOT TELL THEM!
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FEEDBACK
FEEDBACK MATTERS
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
FEARS
TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN FEARS
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
WE ARE ALL THE SAME
EVERYONE SUFFERS FROM IT FROM TIME TO TIME
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
WE ARE ALL THE SAME
TO BE AN IMPOSTOR IS NOT THE EXCEPTION, IT’S A RULE
AND EVERYONE SUFFERS FROM IT FROM TIME TO TIME
@ma...
Thank you
@maggysche - JSConf Budapest
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JSConf Budapest - Impostor Syndrome, am I suffering enough to talk about it?

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Did you ever thought: “Am I doing this right? Is this the right way I am going? Do I deserve what I get at the moment? Should I ask for a raise?” Then this talk is especially for you. I will give a brief introduction to the imposter syndrome and some techniques to escape the impostor zone.

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JSConf Budapest - Impostor Syndrome, am I suffering enough to talk about it?

  1. 1. IMPOSTOR SYNDROME AM I SUFFERING ENOUGH TO TALK ABOUT IT?
  2. 2. DEV REL & FRONTEND DEV @9ELEMENTS RUHRJS CONFERENCE ORGANISER TWITTER: @MAGGYSCHE MADELEINE NEUMANN
  3. 3. IMPORTANT NOTE! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  4. 4. IMPORTANT NOTE! ‣ I am not a psychologist @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  5. 5. IMPORTANT NOTE! ‣ I am not a psychologist ‣ It’s the way I discovered for myself @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  6. 6. STEPS THROUGH MY LIFE MY STORY @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  7. 7. SCHOOL THE CREEPY LONER AT SCHOOL @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  8. 8. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  9. 9. WHAT DID I WRONG? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  10. 10. MY BEHAVIOUR MUST BE WRONG! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  11. 11. WORK THE NICE WOMAN - BUT NOT A REAL PART OF THE GROUP @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  12. 12. OPENTECHSCHOOL YOU BELONG HERE! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  13. 13. FRONTEND DEVELOPER PROGRAMM ALL THE THINGS! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  14. 14. FRONTEND DEVELOPER Time Things I've learnead @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  15. 15. FRONTEND DEVELOPER Time Things I've learnead @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  16. 16. FRONTEND DEVELOPER „I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING!“ „I DO NOT BELONG HERE!“ @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  17. 17. FRONTEND DEVELOPER WORK HARDER @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  18. 18. FRIENDS EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest - picture: @artbymoga
  19. 19. FRIENDS EVERYTHING IS AWESOME! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest - picture: @artbymoga
  20. 20. IMPOSTOR SYNDROME DISCOVER THE @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  21. 21. DOES EVERYONE OVERESTIMATE YOU? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  22. 22. DO YOU TEND TO DISCUSS YOURSELF? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  23. 23. YOU COMPARE YOUR ABILITY TO THOSE AROUND YOU AND THINK THEY’RE MORE INTELLIGENT THAN YOU ARE? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  24. 24. DOES THE FEAR OF FAILURE FREAKS YOU OUT? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  25. 25. DO YOU DECLINE YOUR OWN SUCCESS? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  26. 26. SOMETIMES YOU’RE AFRAID OTHERS WILL DISCOVER HOW MUCH KNOWLEDGE YOU REALLY LACK? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  27. 27. YOU ARE ONLY SUCCESSFUL, BECAUSE YOU WERE ON THE RIGHT TIME AT THE RIGHT PLACE? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  28. 28. YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE COMPLIMENTS YOU RECEIVE? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  29. 29. YOU FEEL BAD WHEN YOU’RE NOT „THE BEST“ OR AT LEAST „VERY SPECIAL“? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  30. 30. YOU AVOID EVALUATIONS IF POSSIBLE AND HAVE A DREAD OF OTHERS EVALUATING YOU? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  31. 31. DO YOU FOCUS MORE ON WHAT YOU HAVEN’T DONE? @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  32. 32. 10 POINTS TO GRYFFINDOR! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  33. 33. SABOTAGE! I SABOTAGE MYSELF! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  34. 34. I AM NOT WORTH IT I AVOID TO ASK FOR A RAISE @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  35. 35. WORK WORK WORK WORK HARD @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  36. 36. TL:DL TL:DL @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  37. 37. THE IMPOSTER ZONE HOW DO I ESCAPE @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  38. 38. THE REASON WE STRUGGLE WITH INSECURITY IS BECAUSE WE COMPARE OUR BEHIND THE SCENES WITH EVERYONE ELSE’S HIGHLIGHT REEL @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  39. 39. STOP STOP STOP YOU AREN'T BORN TO LIVE A LIFE OF ANOTHER PERSON @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  40. 40. HEADACHE EVERYTHING IS ONLY IN YOUR HEAD! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  41. 41. HEALTHY LEARN TO BE A HEALTHY PERFECTIONIST @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  42. 42. ASK YOURSELF “WHAT WOULD I DO, IF I WAS NOT AFRAID?” @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  43. 43. HELP ASK FOR HELP @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  44. 44. TEACH MENTOR PEOPLE IN WHAT YOU’RE DOING @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  45. 45. YOU KNOW NOTHING… IT’S A GOOD THING TO KNOW, WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  46. 46. TALK TALK TALK TALK ABOUT IT @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  47. 47. IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS BRIBE YOUR FRIENDS @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  48. 48. FAKE FAKE FAKE BEING WRONG, DOESN’T MAKE YOU A FRAUD @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  49. 49. FOCUS FOCUS ON PROVIDING VALUE AND WRITE IT DOWN @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  50. 50. COMPLIMENTS - AGAIN KEEP A FILE OF NICE THINGS SOMEONE WAS SAYING ABOUT YOU @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  51. 51. ACCEPTANCE STOP COMMENTING COMPLIMENTS @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  52. 52. QUALITY TIME TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  53. 53. QUALITY TIME TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  54. 54. TO BE AN IMPOSTOR SOMETIMES IT’S NOT THAT BAD @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  55. 55. OVERACHIEVER OVERACHIEVING @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  56. 56. SURPRISE SURPRISE PEOPLE WITH YOUR TALENT @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  57. 57. WHAT TO DO? I THINK MY FRIEND SUFFERS FROM IT @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  58. 58. DON’T! DO NOT TELL THEM! @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  59. 59. FEEDBACK FEEDBACK MATTERS @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  60. 60. FEARS TALK ABOUT YOUR OWN FEARS @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  61. 61. @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  62. 62. WE ARE ALL THE SAME EVERYONE SUFFERS FROM IT FROM TIME TO TIME @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  63. 63. WE ARE ALL THE SAME TO BE AN IMPOSTOR IS NOT THE EXCEPTION, IT’S A RULE AND EVERYONE SUFFERS FROM IT FROM TIME TO TIME @maggysche - JSConf Budapest
  64. 64. Thank you @maggysche - JSConf Budapest

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