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How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome

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Do you feel like you just got away with something when you get a term paper back with an “A” on it? Do you sometimes hear yourself speak and think “UCH, I DON’T SOUND LIKE I KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!” Are you nervous that someone, somewhere will eventually leap out of the shadows, point to you, and cry “Imposter! J’accuse!!!”

You aren’t alone. In fact Imposter Syndrome is something that tons of super smart workaholics (who are also all cramming until one AM for the AP U.S. History final) constantly deal with. We’ve got just the slideshow to ease your overheated noggin. When you start feeling like you just aren’t enough, take a gander at these calming pictures by France Corbel and know that you aren’t fooling anyone… because you never needed to in the first place!