The Impostor Syndrome [A.K.A. 'Fake It Until You Make It']: A Case Study

Robert W. McGee: The Autobiography of an Outlier, Forthcoming

22 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2017

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Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: October 23, 2017

Abstract

Individuals who have the impostor syndrome have an inability to internalize their achievements, and live in fear of being exposed as a fraud. This paper provides an overview of the syndrome and discusses a case study of an individual who has the syndrome.

Keywords: biography, autobiography, impostor, phenomenon, syndrome, self-esteem, high achievers, case study, accounting, taxation, consulting

JEL Classification: D01, D87, I12, I19

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., The Impostor Syndrome [A.K.A. 'Fake It Until You Make It']: A Case Study (October 23, 2017). Robert W. McGee: The Autobiography of an Outlier, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3057496

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://robertwmcgee.com

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