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Do you ever feel out of place at work or like you’re not good enough to be there?
This is known as imposter syndrome - a sense of extreme self-doubt that can make you feel like a failure or a fraud.
Dr. Valerie Young developed 5 imposter syndrome types to explain how people experience imposter syndrome differently. Each of these imposter syndrome types come with their own self-imposed barriers that can stop you from succeeding in the workplace.
But there are ways you can combat them.
ENTJs are notoriously decisive, direct, individualistic and driven. That doesn’t change just because they’re working in teams.
An ENTJ will always naturally take the lead in a team setting, even if they’re not the ones technically in charge. They can’t help but put themselves at the front of the pack, and they’re most engaged when they have the power to direct their team and be a key decision-maker.
On the flip side, they’re not the best at deferring to other people. This is where ENTJs can quickly get frustrated.
Personality type plays an important role in helping someone understand why they are dissatisfied with their current career and the kind of work they would enjoy instead. And sometimes it doesn't even have to be over complicated – for some, learning they are an Introvert or an Intuitive and understanding what that means can be life changing.
Highly sensitive people
(HSPs) have an accommodating temperament combined with a quiet confidence that makes them ideal for most leadership positions. They are sensitive to the needs of others and transparent in their concern for everyone’s welfare. This helps them elicit support and cooperation from people of diverse backgrounds and personalities, who come to trust them implicitly.
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