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
Date Written: October 23, 2017
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
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