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This personality type is the most susceptible to impostor syndrome post-pandemic

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04.06.2021

As life starts to return to a new version of normal, many of us will reemerge as different people. Fifteen months of isolation and virtual connections can take a toll, especially for those who tend to be more sensitive than others.

Melody Wilding, author of Trust Yourself: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work, says the group that may be impacted the most are those she calls “sensitive strivers,” empathetic, driven individuals who often put a lot of career pressure on themselves.

“In executive leadership and the C-suite, these qualities are highly an asset,” she says. “Because they’re empathetic and observant, sensitive strivers are great at conflict and crisis communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. But they’re not without their downsides.”

Under normal circumstances, this group is more prone to impostor syndrome, and the pandemic may heighten the response.

“The depth of processing makes these people highly self-aware, and they can become self-conscious........

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