The hidden upside of imposter syndrome - BBC Worklife Article
Finally - someone verbalized some of my thoughts (usually considered contrarian). Positive emotions - confidence - are a bit over-rated. And negative emotions - self-doubt - are a bit under-rated. 😉
In my view: healthy self-doubt, overthinking, perfectionism (and even cynicism) are forces for good. No need for meta-emotions of guilt about self-doubt. Because self-doubt signals something - most negative emotions do. They teach us where we want to/can be - clarifying our goals and potential. Just that self-doubt needs to be healthy - i.e., in doses that dont tyrranize ourselves into inaction and dont affect others/outcomes negatively.
Would love to know all your views.